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Supporting HBCC Educators Whose Primary Language is Other than English
As noted throughout the BUILD’s Home-Based Child Care (HBCC) Webinar Series, HBCC is popular because many providers offer flexible schedules and are more affordable and familiar to families than child care centers. In addition, many families are able to find home-based providers with cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds similar to their own. In addition, nearly one-fifth of the ECE workforce are immigrants, with many educators speaking languages other than English and close to a quarter of all HBCC providers speaking Spanish. How can states and communities recognize and support this critical population of educators? Please join us for this session where we will hear promising approaches to supporting HBCC educators whose primary language is other than English.

Each webinar in this series is based on BUILD's core concepts on understanding home-based child care and how it meets a critical need for families; the goal of building a lasting infrastructure through systemic supports for home-based child care; and using networks as the strategy for developing this lasting infrastructure.

BUILD’s Home-Based Child Care Core Principles
• Family child care and family, friend, and neighbor care settings, whether licensed or license-exempt, should be considered as part of a mixed delivery system for early care and education.
• Strategies for working with providers in these family care settings should be responsive to their needs and should be developed to specifically reflect their modality of care.
• Home-based child care strategies and the system components supporting home-based child care settings should be resourced on par with center- and school-based strategies and settings.
• Family child care needs to be approached in a systemic way in order to fully leverage all the various federal initiatives and private funding opportunities.

Nov 16, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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