The Child Care Resource Center will build on parent engagement efforts initiated through the PDG-I’s Parent Advisory Committee to establish and convene a Parent Consortium and engage a broader and more diverse group of parents. Parent Consortium participants will represent different geographic regions (urban, suburban, rural, etc.), with special attention paid to engaging linguistically diverse groups of parents, ESL parents, parents who are experiencing trauma including homelessness and disasters, and others. The Parent Consortium will convene virtually to gather feedback on the birth through five system, inform system reform efforts to meet family needs, and provide input and feedback to California’s Early Childhood Policy Council Parent Advisory Committee. The Parent Consortium will serve as a peer-to-peer network to develop parents’ leadership and advocacy skills, and connect parent leaders and advocates across the state.
Start Date: 01/01/2021