Reimagining Child Care: Insights and Ideas from the WeVision EarlyEd Initiative

Reimagining Child Care: Insights and Ideas from the WeVision EarlyEd Initiative

Wednesday, April 03, 2024, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

All MPN members are invited to join the Prenatal-to-Five (PN-5) Affinity Group for a conversation featuring the Bainum Family Foundation's WeVision EarlyEd Initiative, which is a catalyst for making the ideal child care real — as defined by those closest to the system: families, educators and administrators. This ideal system would feature appropriate and equitable funding; simple and streamlined processes; more consistent quality; and shared policy decision-making. It is grounded in the belief that children need enriching environments and experiences that help them develop cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally and that the Child Care System is a public good, supported with increased federal and local funding. WeVision EarlyEd is designed to guide necessary conversations and test ideal solutions — beginning with the District of Columbia and then influencing other communities across the nation.

Attendees will learn details about the initiative, insights and ideas captured thus far, the Foundation’s investments to begin to test ideal solutions, as well as future plans.

The Prenatal-to-Five (PN-5) Affinity Group was created to help funders who are interested in supporting expectant parents, and children from birth through age five and their families improve their grantmaking by learning more about initiatives, educational research, and best practices. 

Maryland Philanthropy Network members interested in attending for the first time are encouraged to reach out to Marlo Nash prior to attending a meeting.