The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for increased access to quality affordable early childhood education. At the same time, the public health crisis is having a significant negative impact on educators, centers, families and kids. This panel discussed the benefits of quality early childhood education as well as the crisis-induced immediate needs and the long-term strategies to build a more equitable system.
Katie Kaufmann | Director, Ready by 21 St. Louis
Ellicia Lanier | Executive Director, Urban Sprouts
Gloria Nolan | Campaign Coordinator, Ready by Five
Joey Saunders | Director of Policy + Systems Change, WEPOWER
Gary Parker | Director, Clark-Fox Policy Institute
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