Equity in the Early Years Webinar

On June 16, 2022, the DIEEC hosted a panel discussion and professional learning experience (PLE) on anti-bias education strategies in early childhood. Through a question and answer format, early childhood advocates discussed the film “Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years.”

This film demonstrates the importance of teacher reflection on identity, context, and practice in anti-bias education by featuring four early childhood professionals’ daily commitment to equity in diverse classrooms.  

Panelists included: Adam Foley (director of diversity education, assessment & outreach with the University of Delaware Office of Institutional Equity), Nneka Ibekwe-Okafor (research scientist, Center on the Ecology of Early Development at Boston University), and Jennifer Clement (director, Educere Institute and director, Delaware Center for Youth Development Children’s Beach House).

To access this recording, please complete the following form. Once completed, the recording link will become available below.

6.16.22 Webinar Recording

“Working with DIEEC” Information Sharing Sessions

Throughout the late winter and early spring of 2022, DIEEC held monthly information sessions for the early childhood professional community. These sessions to learn more about how we can support you in navigating the early childhood landscape.

We are excited to share our supports and services and how they work toward the state’s larger goals. We will walk you through what engaging with DIEEC can look like as we collaborate for the best possible outcomes for children and families.

The first of the three planned information sessions took place on March 9, where an overview of available supports was shared and discussed.

Key Takeaways from the March 9, 2022 Information Sharing Session

  • DIEEC has made some adjustments to intentionally align the services we’re offering with the needs of the early childhood professionals in Delaware and the state’s direction for the overarching early childhood system. 
  • New DIEEC teams are here to comprehensively support the needs of specific groups of professionals, including family child care professionals, program leaders and administrators, and classroom educators. 
  • DIEEC Technical Assistants are available now and are focused on supporting programs throughout their quality improvement cycle. TAs will support programs to evaluate their current practices, select which area(s) they would like to set goals for improvement, review and select available supports to work toward their goals, and evaluate their progress.
  • DIEEC is offering tailored Professional Learning Experiences (PLEs) to support early childhood professionals in their professional growth. In addition to a training portion, all PLEs include intentional follow-up to support professionals in implementation, translating their learning to their practice.

Information Sharing Session Q & A

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3.9.22 Session Recording


Working with DIEEC Information Sessions – April 2022

The second phase of information sharing sessions took place on April 12 (center-based programs) and April 13 (home-based programs). These sessions focused on walk-throughs of the quality improvement journey look like and getting started together.

To access the April 12 center-based recording, please complete the following form. Once completed, the recording link will become available below.

4.12.22 Session Recording

To access the April 13 home-based recording, please complete the following form. Once completed, the recording link will become available below.

4.13.22 Session Recording

Save the date and registration for May sessions coming soon.

We look forward to working with you through these DIEEC offerings.



Dialogues with DIEEC for Family Child Care Professionals: Session Information and Recordings

During February 2022, the DIEEC held two information sessions for family child care professionals. On February 9, the FCC community was invited to learn more about the “Build Back Better” legislation and family child care networks.  On February 24, a more in-depth conversation and focus group session was held to discuss the various benefits of FCC networks. We’ve included the respective slide decks and recordings here for your reference.

February 9 webinar slides here. To access this session’s recording, please complete the following form. Once completed, the recording link will become available below.

2.9.22 Session Recording


February 24 webinar slides here and notes here. To access this session’s recording, please complete the following form. Once completed, the recording link will become available below.

2.24.22 Session Recording


On March 24, DIEEC hosted Adrienne Briggs, an FCC provider participating in Philadelphia’s Pre-K program. Adrienne shared her experience with participating in a publicly funded program and took questions from attendees. To access this session’s recordings, please complete the following form. One completed, the link will become available below. Spanish transcription available here.

3.24.22 Session Recording


On April 28, our final interest session pertained to Family Child Care Network pilots and shared services.

4.28.22 Session Recording

If you have questions or thoughts to share about FCC Networks, please contact us here

If you are interested in more information about other family child care supports, please reach out to Kristy Smith here.