Recent Webinar – Watch the Recording! The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Low-wage Working Families – Wednesday, June 22, 1-2pm Eastern

Interested in deepening your understanding of how families have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Join the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) for a webinar in which Dr. Anna Gassman-Pines will present recent findings from her on-going study of low-wage working families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Fall 2019, Dr. Gassman-Pines launched a longitudinal study of hourly service workers with young children (age 2-7) with the goal of understanding the effect of unpredictable work schedules on family well-being and whether a local “schedule stability” law could improve work and family outcomes. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Dr. Gassman-Pines pivoted her study to focus on families’ experiences during the pandemic, in areas including: work, access to policy supports, income and material hardship, and family psychological well-being. During this webinar, Dr. Gassman-Pines will present the study background, including her venue-based recruitment approach, her innovative text-message-based data collection strategy, and findings related to families’ experiences during the pandemic.

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Recent Webinar – Watch the Recording! Early Childhood Policy: New Developments in Higher Education

Interested in developing an Early Childhood Policy (ECP) program at your university? Join the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) for a webinar that will describe the Early Childhood Policy in Institutions of Higher Education (ECPIHE) initiative being led by the National Center for Children & Families at Columbia University.  

The ECIPHE initiative aims to prepare students for leadership and policymaking roles in Early Childhood Policy (ECP) and establish a new field of inquiry in Early Childhood Policy. As part of this work, the initiative has created open access materials that provide a “blueprint” for creating new ECP undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates, as well as technical assistance supports. ECPIHE guides its work with an intentional eye towards equity and diversity; it seeks to engage diverse professionals and students, and equip future ECP leaders with knowledge about, and respect for, the diverse families that early childhood policies serve. 

This webinar will introduce participants to the ECPIHE initiative and available resources. This webinar is open to all and is geared towards higher education faculty and students. The webinar will conclude with an audience Q&A period.  


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