This annual conference brings early childhood system stakeholders together to learn, network, and deepen their community systems knowledge and skills. This year, the theme is Equity from the Start: Community Systems Development through a Racial Equity Lens. Dr. Aisha Ray, Professor Emerita of Child Development at Erikson Institute and Distinguished Fellow at BUILD Initiative, is presenting the afternoon plenary and will focus on how participants can embed a racial equity lens in their everyday practice. In addition, the conference will feature breakout sessions presented by organizations like Erikson Institute, Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University, the Ounce of Prevention, Greater Chicago Food Depository, and more.
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