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Episode 14 - July 16, 2020

Our team is back this week with the 14th video in our series. In this episode, recognizing that the field of infant and early childhood mental health was built to address inequities for our youngest parents, families and children – we are continuing to delve into the data that grounds this work, and looking at another section of the a report recently published by the Children’s Defense Fund on The State of America’s Children 2020 on the cost of early care and education for families. This contributes to significant disparities in access and quality of care for families across our country.

Click the video below to watch and for some additional resources.

Here is the full brief of the Children’s Defense Fund’s 2020 Report https://www.childrensdefense.org/policy/resources/soac-2020-tables/ and more information on funding and cost breakdowns by the Economic Policy Institute: https://www.epi.org/child-care-costs-in-the-united-states/


Please reach out to piec@ssw.umaryland.edu (or in a comment below) with any questions, and share your resources as it relates to understanding and addressing racism and bias for our most at risk families, and our youngest students and clients. Please also use the comments to share any innovating things happening in your community to support food insecure families.


Be well and be in touch!

The PIEC Team

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