Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

NYU Metro Center Partners with Trust for Learning to Host Early Childhood Education Discussion

Photo of three young children

NYU Metro Center partnered with Trust for Learning, a philanthropic partnership dedicated to expanding ideal learning environments for underserved children, to host a wide-ranging discussion of Early Childhood Education. This online webinar entitled “Who gets to decide what quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) looks like?” endeavored to answer that very question.

Early childhood communities have numerous stakeholders such as young children and their families, the early childhood programs they attend, the providers of early childhood education, overarching advisory councils, countless academic researchers, as well as local, state, and federal policy makers to name a few. With so many distinct groups having a stake in early childhood education outcomes, whose voice should be centered when shaping a vision of quality at a center or school—whether on the state or national level? Who gets to decide what kind of evidence matters most?

NYU Metro Center and Trust for Learning convened a top-tier panel of early childhood stakeholders to share multiple perspectives on the implementation of evidence, voice, and power in ECE systems to create equity and access for underserved communities. This webinar was moderated by Fabienne Doucet, Executive Director at NYU Metro Center, and featured panelists: Ellicia Lanier, Founding Executive Director at Urban Sprouts Academy, Diana Limongi, Campaign Director, Early Learning at MomsRising, and Soyoung Park, Faculty in Early Childhood Special Education, at Bank Street College.

With more than 200 registrants for this ECE webinar, both NYU Metro Center and Trust for Learning continue toward their goal of emboldening both the formation and navigation of high-quality early childhood environments for our youth. The information shared by these early childhood education stakeholders during this discussion fosters the cultivation of responsive, equitable, and community informed ECE learning environments.

Watch the full webinar recording:

Who Gets to Decide What Quality Early Childhood Education Looks Like?