The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is creating a strategic roadmap for embedding equity, inclusion and belonging into every aspect of our work. This work includes a partnership with you. There are amazing practices happening in early childhood, libraries, K-12, community organizations, and post-secondary institutions.

PDE invites early childhood education (ECE) programs to consider submitting a promising practice describing an innovative way they are creating spaces for Equity-Inclusion-Belonging (EIB) and/or embedding EIB into the everyday work of their ECE program. (See the definitions of equity, inclusion and belonging to support EIB efforts.) There is a specific focus on those practices that influence leadership and systems change. Participation is optional and is not required.

The PDE team will review the submissions via a rubric and will accept as many practices as possible. Please know that if a submitted practice is not selected at this time, there may be other opportunities to highlight the work in upcoming events.

Submission deadline is May 31, 2022.

Click here to submit your EIB work.