Learning Community - Our Work - BUILD Initiative
Strong Foundations For Our Youngest Children

A Vibrant Learning Community

BUILD’s learning community serves dozens of states, at varying levels of intensity and depth. We offer “just-in-time” technical assistance. And we provide ongoing learning opportunities that bring state leaders, national content experts, federal leaders and funders together to support systemic change.

A wide variety of events – such as conferences, topical meetings, webinars, and learning tables – are scheduled each year. These activities are sometimes supported by research and policy briefs, and dissemination of cutting-edge information on early childhood systems. 

As a result the BUILD partner states, and other states working on early childhood systems, have the opportunity to:

  • Raise issues that present the biggest challenges to their success.
  • Learn in detail from other states engaged in similar work.
  • Draw on top expertise in the early childhood field.
  • Foster collaborative partnerships that enhance their work in both policy and practice.

Building on Strengths

BUILD’s QRIS National Learning Network brings together state implementers, technical assistance providers and national research organizations to advance quality rating and improvement systems in ways that truly meet the needs of our most at-risk child and family populations.

Through the learning community BUILD is able to work with states to articulate cutting edge issues and questions, support pilots that experiment with new strategies, and create practical tools to support sate efforts. By playing a coordinating and leveraging role, BUILD capitalizes on the unique strengths each of the national and state players brings to the work.