Onward Neighborhood House is pleased to announce that it has hired Dr. Kimberly Thier for a newly created position as Director of Special Education and Quality Assurance, focusing on special education and related services to preschoolers and school age children with disabilities. This position will work with the rest of Onward House’s early childhood education staff to continually improve the overall quality of the early childhood education and youth services.
Onward House in Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago hosts CommunityHealth for new telehealth site in response to covid-19 pandemic.
Onward Neighborhood House joins a new employer-led early childhood education workforce partnership addressing teacher shortage, increasing educator diversity and compensation, and creating better career pathways. The newly formed employer-led workforce collaborative, Chicago Early Childhood Workforce Partnership, has announced its support of the Illinois General Assembly’s recently passed education component of the Illinois Black Caucus’s omnibus … Continue reading Chicago Early Childhood Employers Ready to Implement New State Education Bill
Now is the time for radical change to ensure our children have a better world than the one they are witnessing today.
As we rebuild from this pandemic and global recession amid a reignited civil rights movement, we recognize that physical safety is only part of what’s needed to open early childhood programs safely. It will take a significant public and private investment to erase the zip code disadvantage baked into our early childhood education system, when the burden of COVID-19 continues to weigh most heavily on communities already suffering from educational inequity.