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Authentic family engagement in family-centric early childhood systems building: Conversation starters on building more equitable early childhood systems


There are many lessons to be learned from systems across the United States and there is a growing need to share resources and approaches for successfully implementing a family-centric approach to building state and local ECE systems. Several questions can guide this work: What does it take to move beyond merely gathering families’ input to instead fully center families’ experiences as hallmark of system operations and as the approach for defining a systems’ success? How does engaging families as systems builders or systems co-designers support the development of more equitable systems? In this piece, we highlight some lessons learned from systems that are working to center families’ voices and experiences as they build and improve their early childhood systems. (author abstract)

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