BUILDing Strong Foundations

September 18, 2017

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We started our evacuation in a veritable clown car at the crack of dawn: Mom, Dad, a grumpy toddler strapped into a carseat, a dog who uses a wheelchair to get around, and three cats. We were prepared to make the 17-hour trip to NoVa as quickly as possible - we’d done it countless times before. The evacuation route for Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas is, unsurprisingly, straight up I-95. After hours of gridlock, and overnight stops in Savannah, GA and Florence, SC, we finally made it home - THREE days later. Thankfully, in the end, the storm was weaker than what we had prepared for and my parents’ home is relatively undamaged. The drive was really tough - especially for Dad and toddler - but we certainly survived. At no point did I feel that we should have just stayed in Miami.
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September 18, 2017

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Find out what we're reading at BUILD Initiative this week and catch up on your equity, health equity, early learning and QRIS news.
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September 18, 2017

Posted by: Build Initiative
Facilitating with an emphasis on community seems well-suited to early childhood professionals, whose work requires a focus on family. Throughout the year, my colleagues at BUILD, and all our external partners for that matter, facilitate or participate in countless meetings. Whether in person, by phone, or over the Web, we frequently find ourselves gathered around the shared belief that improvements must be made to the current early childhood system if all children are to receive the quality care and education they deserve and to enjoy healthy child development.
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