Learning Table

Evidence-Based Approaches to Building Quality for Diverse Young Learners in State Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)

View a 2-page Overview of the Learning Table sessions and resources >

From March to August 2012, BUILD and the QRIS National Learning Network supported a sequence of professional development (PD) and planning related to building quality services and supports for young children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse and their families. The Learning Table was organized in six content segments (see below). Each segment included:

  • A Live Session (webinar) to facilitate learning about and discussion of evidence-based approaches to a specific aspect of supporting young children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse
  • Access to an electronic collection of resources related to the topic of each interactive event (known as a Landing Pad)
  • Access to a discussion area to support exchanges among state team members, Learning Table staff, and invited speakers.

Learning Table resources (Landing Pads, Live Session PowerPoints and recordings) may be accessed for each segment through the links below.

These resources were developed to assist states, regions, and communities in bringing an intentional emphasis on diversity into their early childhood quality efforts. The materials are also available to help leaders, administrators, professional development providers, and others to use evidence-based methods and models to increase the ways in which their work is reflective of and responsive to the needs of children who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse and their families. For additional information about the Learning Table, please contact Camille Catlett at (919) 966-6635 or camille.catlett@unc.edu.