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Webinar: Data and Racial Equity in Early Childhood Policy Advocacy

Developing equity-focused, data-driven policies requires equity principles be applied to how we think about and use data. This includes what research and policy questions we ask, how we engage with stakeholders to interpret data, and how we communicate.

Join Carlise King and Esther Gross of Child Trends, along with some state voices, for a critical look at how to incorporate racial equity principles into the ways advocates use and communicate data.

Carlise King is Executive Director of the Early Childhood Data Collaborative at Child Trends. She leads ECDC’s national survey of states’ early care and education data systems and works closely with stakeholders on how coordinated data systems can answer key policy questions to support data-driven decision-making. Ms. King directs the delivery of policy consultation and strategic communications that promote the development, implementation, and use of early childhood data systems. The ECDC is committed to helping state policymakers and practitioners use data to advance equitable policies and combat racial inequities in early care and education related to access, quality, and compensation. Carlise has over 20 years of experience conducting state and national level research on early childhood issues and examining the impact of state and federal policies on parents’ access to child care services, licensed child care supply, child care costs, and the child care workforce.

Esther Gross is a racial equity technical assistance expert at Child Trends. Her work focuses on ensuring that social science research and evaluation are informed by the people they impact. For several years, she has led, designed, and facilitated conversations and trainings on equity. She brings a social justice lens to her work by placing findings in the context of systemic discrimination and inequality. Esther is proud to be a member of the 2020 cohort of the American Express Ngen Fellows leadership program. Her areas of expertise include child welfare policy and state-level implementation; infant and maternal mortality and morbidity; equitable facilitation; and operationalizing equity in data interpretation and communication.

Reserve your spot in this webinar and make sure your advocacy work is shaped by racial equity principles. 

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