Learning Communities

Equity Learning and Networking Committee

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“All early childhood educators have a professional obligation to advance equity.” An excerpt from NAEYC’s position statement on Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education

The mission of the Austin Chapter TXAEYC Equity Learning Community is to foster conversations, community, education, and opportunities for all who care for young children so we can collaborate to create systems that facilitate equitable outcomes for children as “engaged learners and valued members of society.”(NAEYC Position Statement)

The ELNC aims to achieve their mission using a variety of methods including:

Data collection, Workshops, Lectures, Recreational events, Book clubs, Trainings, and whatever else proves to be important to our community.

The Austin Chapter of TXAEYC wants everyone’s story and expertise to be part of our direction so please join us, anyone and everyone including:

Parents, child development students, teachers, administrators, support staff & assistants, intervention specialist, professors, kitchen workers, and janitorial staff, public schools, private schools, preschools, child development centers. If you care for the lives of young children, then there is a place for you in this committee work.

How to get involved:

  • Join us for Austin Chapter meetings!
  • Contact chairs with ideas, information, or concerns for your community.
  • Propose ideas for events and content areas you would like to see addressed.
  • Share or identify locations available for events.

There are also tons of opportunities for leadership! Please read the following if you are interested in providing leadership for a current learning community or have an idea for a new one.

To receive information on upcoming events and activities, please enter your email address below.

Please feel free to contact the chairs of the committee directly to express any interest in any level of involvement.

Chinwe Onwujuba

Jenni Billingsley

p: 512-497-0552

jbilling@austincc.edu