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Justice from the Start

Exploring Racial Disparities in Access to Services for Babies and Toddlers

On October 18, 2016, the Shriver Center sponsored a convening of early childhood and civil rights advocates, state policy leaders, researchers, and community service providers to discuss new data on poverty and racial disparities in access to services for children age 0-3. Below are links to several materials discussed at the convening.  

Meeting Agenda

Watch this recording of the presentations on CAN-TV.

Fact Sheets:

Illinois Birth to Three Demographics Fact Sheet

Illinois All Kids Health Insurance

Illinois Early Intervention

Illinois Child Care Assistance Program

Illinois Home Visiting

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL-IN-WI Metro Area Child Opportunity Index Map Overview

Presentation Slides:

How Poverty, Injustice, and Disparity Affect Babies and Toddlers: Causes, Consequences, and Action
Olivia Golden, CLASP

Getting to Equity: Challenging Structural Racialization and Impact Bias in Early Childhood
Aisha Ray, Erikson Institute

A Statistical Portrait of Infants and Toddlers in Illinois
Carol Emig, Child Trends
Erin Flaherty Hardy, Brandeis University

A Snapshot of Illinois
Dawn V. Thomas, Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map

The Illinois Longitudinal Data System:
Addressing Key Questions on Early Childhood Service Delivery and Equity

Jonathan Furr, Education Systems Center at NIU

Latino Children and Families
Silvia Puente, Latino Policy Forum 



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