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ELN Spring Webinar Series | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Lisa Knoche, Ph.D.Co-Director, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; Director, Nebraska Academy for Early Childhood Research; Research Associate Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Iheoma Iruka, Ph.D.Research Professor, Public Policy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Meghan McCormick, Ph.D.Research Associate, Family Well-Being and Children’s Development, MDRC

Early Childhood


Early care and education (ECE) programs are often pointed to as levers for addressing racial disparities in early learning. However, research consistently shows significant inequities in access to, experiences in, and outcomes from ECE and a general failure of ECE programs to promote equitable outcomes for children of color. Join two of the Early Learning Network’s research leaders to examine systemic and instructional factors that stand to promote more equitable opportunities and outcomes for children of color. Presenters will also share cross-network findings and approaches on centering racial equity in studies of young children and moving beyond a deficit perspective to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in the broader field of early care and education.


This webinar will help you:
Better understand how systemic factors affect equitable early learning experiences and outcomes.
Learn more about the types of practices that can support racial equity in early care and education.
Center racial equity in your practices, policymaking and research.