Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice Corey Shdaimah, PhD, participated in an invitational roundtable hosted by the Washington Center for Equitable growth on future directions in research on child care policy.
The roundtable brought together experts from around the country in the area of early child care and education for wide-ranging discussion that included consideration of developmental, educational, workforce, and equity aspects of child care as well as the balance between access and quality. The roundtable reflected on how COVID-19 exposed and exacerbated concerns around child care and early education and created opportunities to move the national conversation forward. It also considered what combination of research methods and data would best enable sound decision-making in advocacy and policymaking arenas.
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth plans to use the roundtable discussion to inform their upcoming grant cycle and policy stance around child care and early education. Professor Shdaimah is co-author, with MSW/JD alumna Professor Elizabeth Palley (Adelphi University), of In our Hands: The Struggle for US Child Care Policy.