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Impact of COVID-19 on Child Care in Boston

This year the Birth to Eight Collaborative is replacing the annual State of Early Education and Care report with two research briefs on the impact of COVID-19 on child care in Boston. Join the Boston Opportunity Agenda for the release of the first brief which explores the changes in child care supply from 2017 - March 2020, demand and the impact of the pandemic through September 2020. 

Click here to watch the video of the webinar

Early Childhood Conversations Series

The Boston Opportunity Agenda launched a series of conversations for organizations serving children from Birth to Eight years old in Boston. Exploring most recent available data regarding child outcomes in Boston, these conversations center around current efforts that address the needs of young children and potential collective impact efforts to support infants, toddlers, young children and families throughout the city.

Save the date: Our next early education convening is scheduled for January 31, 2020, at 10 a.m., at the Boston Children's Museum. Be sure to register for the Early Ed Convening mailing list for updates and registration information when it becomes available.

We encourage anyone working with children and families to sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on collaborative meetings and surveys. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please sign up here

Register for the Early Education Convening mailing list to receive notifications for upcoming meetings.

Interested in serving on a Birth to Eight committee? Sign up here to let us know, and to find out more about the progress being made by each committee, download the latest committee update

The Boston Opportunity Agenda in the News:

November 28, 2020, CommonWealth Magazine, State leaders must invest in child care

November 17, 2020, Boston Business Journal, Child care supply, affordability worsened by pandemic, new report says

November 17, 2020, The Boston Globe, The COVID-19 pandemic has further cut into Boston’s childcare shortage

March 1, 2019, The Boston Globe, Study urges curriculum shift to aid Boston students’ success in college

February 7, 2017, The Boston Globe, By the numbers

July 29, 2015, Bay State Banner, Mayor cuts ribbon on Connection Center

July 29, 2015, Bay State Banner, Education chief envisions high schools of the future

July 27, 2015, The Boston Globe, New resource center helps city youths make career connections

July 13, 2015, The Boston Globe, Editorial, A needed redesign for Boston schools

May 13, 2015, Bay State Banner, School officials soliciting ideas for high schools of the future

May 12, 2015, Learning Lab, WBUR, Mixed Feelings As Boston Sets Out To Redesign High Schools  

May 10, 2015, Boston Business Journal, Out of work and school, Boston's youth have new place to go for help

May 3, 2015, The Boston Globe, Boston invites public to reimagine high schools

January 20, 2015, The Boston Globe, Boston public school grads exceed charter-school peers: Graduates of Hub’s public schools exceed peers at charter schools

January 16, 2015, CommonWealth, Striving for urban school excellence: Boston leaders mark gains, big challenges remaining