Come join for a FREE virtual colloquium hosted by the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) at University of Maryland College of Education. The topic is "Ensuring Equitable Learning Opportunities: Ensuring Justice in Early Childhood Education." We aim to foster conversations around creating equitable learning opportunities and ensuring justice in early childhood education with esteemed professor and author Dr. Iheoma Iruka.
Our country and state are still reeling from the dual pandemics - COVID-19 and racial reckoning. The third pandemic is the devastation of early childhood schools and a workforce shortage. To "build back better" does not mean returning to normal but creating a more equitable, fair, and just society. We must move beyond gap gazing by addressing root causes.
Attendees will be asked to join the journey or continue on the journey that threads the issues of history, equity, and liberation to ensure that children and families and those who care for and teach them are fully supported, valued, and rewarded.
Dr. Iheoma Iruka is a Public Policy Research Professor at UNC at Chapel Hill, a Fellow at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and the Founding Director of Equity Research Action Coalition at FPG.