Early Childhood Coffee and Conversation: Vaccine Hesitancy

A Conversation for Early Education Leaders, Providers, Funders and Community Members

March 12, 2021

On March 12, 2021, early education leaders, grassroots leaders, health care providers and child care directors explored vaccine hesitancy and what it means for the education community. They covered historical and current trends, community resources and how to support those who need more information. A common thread among speakers was the need for institutions - especially those involved in vaccine distribution and information - to cultivate trust in their communities, particularly communities of color. Presenters and panelists included Elizabeth Pauley (Associate Vice President, Education to Career, The Boston Foundation), Pratima Patil (Senior Manager, Program and Policy, Boston Opportunity Agenda), Natanja Craig-Oquendo (Executive Director, Boston Women's Fund), Dr. Renee Boynton Jarrett (Founding Director, Vital Village), Donna Warner (Child Care Center Director, Boston Children's Hospital) and Josette Williams (Program Manager, Countdown to Kindergarten).

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