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Read about The 9:30 Call in Boston Opportunity Agenda's brief What a Pandemic Reveals.

Strategies for Children has gone back to its roots and strengthened and re-imagined our role as a convener and connector in the early childhood space in Massachusetts by creating, organizing and hosting The 9:30 Call.

Launched in March 2020, and recently commemorating its 4th anniversary, our daily 9:30 Call continues to build community and serve as a unique venue for information sharing, knowledge building, networking, policy and political updates, and moral support for the field. 9:30 Call conversations help cultivate real-time feedback loops between local practitioners and state-level advocates, funders, and policymakers.

The Zoom call runs Monday–Thursday from 9:30–10:00 AM. Our 9:30 call community includes 1,400 people, and participation is between 75-100 on any given day. To include everyone, we added two night calls per month, with one in Spanish.

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Once you sign up, you are in the loop. We use the same Zoom link for the 9:30 call each day. If we do record the call, we’ll be sure to give you a heads up. If you miss the call live, you can always catch-up with the follow-up materials archived online.

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From Crisis to Enduring Community Action report 
A case study written by Minna Jung with support from the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation

Strategies for Children (SFC) released a case study on the origin, continued growth and evolution of The 9:30 Call—a daily, virtual check in for the early childhood community across the Commonwealth which began as a crisis response for advocates and leaders in the sector during the first few weeks of the COVID-19 lockdowns.

The case study is shared from both the perspectives of SFC staff and a wide range of call partic­ipants. Almost all interviewed for this piece shared how the call has become a unifying and inspirational force for a field that has been often challenged by chronic underfunding and underrepresented perspectives.

For funders, advocates, providers, and academics working either in the early childhood space in other places or on issues where greater alignment between stakeholders are needed in order to make meaningful gains, the story behind creating and evolving The 9:30 Call offers lessons about the collective power of a community to create momentum towards change. READ the report.


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