(Black PR Wire) SILVER SPRING, MD – With
one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time at the forefront – the
preschool-to-prison pipeline among young Black students -- the NBCDI, Inc.,
will host its annual National Black Child Development Week (NBCDW) from May 14
-18. Reaching communities across the nation, NBCDW 2018 is a time of
national awareness, collective action and community mobilization against the
most critical issues of the day for Black children.
Delivering on the
Promise, NBCDI’s national campaign to address
the rising rates of suspensions and expulsions in early childhood education,
serves as the centerpiece along with local Community of Practice covenings, the
worldwide premiere of our Delivering on the Promise video featuring
Senator Cory Booker and other local activities and events.
“National Black Child Development Week
is always an important time for us,” said Tobeka G. Green, NBCDI president
& CEO. “While we’re working tirelessly to advance our mission every
day, NBCDW is a unified moment in time when the entire country celebrates Black
children’s brilliance and resilience and mobilizes in lock-step to tackle the
most pressing issues impacting Black children’s educational attainment and
NBCDI WEEK IN FOCUS
Themed “The Movement Continues,” and
hosted during the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education each year, NBCDW
Monday, May 14 -- Delivering
on the Promise National Partners Launch:
NBCDI officially welcomes more than a dozen new and longstanding national
partners who are supporting NBCDW and have joined the Delivering on the
Promise Campaign to the fight for the elimination of suspensions and
expulsions in early childhood education. The worldwide premiere of NBCDI’s Delivering
on the Promise video featuring Senator Cory Booker is scheduled at Noon.
• Tuesday/Wednesday, May 15 & 16 -- Delivering on the
Promise National Days of Action:
NBCDI Delivering on the Promise Communities of Practice will host events
in cities across the country designed to mobilize their communities in
eliminating the preschool-to-prison pipeline. Look for town hall meetings,
legislative briefings, family engagement seminars and Facebook Live panels. To
attend or learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursday, May 17 -- NBCDI Think Babies™ Webinar: NBCDI will announce its partnership with ZERO TO THREE’s Think Babies™ campaign created to advance infant-toddler policy
priorities. Attendees will learn more about NBCDI’s commitment to ensuring
Black infants, toddlers and families have equitable access to effective and
practical resources needed for them to thrive from birth.
• Friday, May 18 -- Media Day: NBCDI takes over the Internet to amplify its programs and
policy initiatives that are improving and advancing the quality of life for
Black children and families through education and advocacy. Check for special
Blogs, Black Parenting Magazine Podcast, educational social media
infographics and more.
• Saturday, May 20 -- NBCDI National Affiliate Network
Community Day of Action:
Nationwide, Affiliates will culminate NBCDW by hosting activities customized to
the needs of Black children and families in their communities. Health fairs,
community fairs, book drives, Black fatherhood events and film screenings take
G. GREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA INTERVIEWS
ABOUT NATIONAL BLACK
CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, INC.
Established in 1970, the National Black
Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is a national nonprofit organization with a
mission “to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and
families through education and advocacy.” With our National Affiliate Network,
we develop and deliver strengths-based, culturally-relevant, evidence-based,
and trauma-informed curricula and programs focused on health and wellness,
family engagement, and early literacy. We also support increased access to
effective education by providing professional development scholarships to early
childhood educators. NBCDI, our National Affiliate Network, and our members
advocate for and inform education policies at the federal, state, and local
levels to ensure standards, regulations, and resource allocations support
equitable systems for Black children and families across the country.