Please join me in welcoming Courtney Mercado to our Board of Child Care community!
Courtney is our first-ever Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) facilitator, and we are incredibly lucky to have her on the BCC team.
To engage more deeply in our EDI journey, we needed a professional who could provide guidance and help us develop new skills in this important area. The Executive Team at BCC created a meaningful job description to empower this position and advance our journey.
Including engagement, wellness, and belongingness responsibilities into the position seemed natural and supportive of the environment we strive to create, where staff can engage with joy and purpose! The position is part of the Human Resources Department and the Senior Leadership Team to amplify this critical strategy. Continue reading…
Bias, a tendency, inclination, or prejudice toward or against something or someone, is something we all have. It can be innate or learned, and while some biases are helpful (like avoiding someone who has purposely caused you harm), many are not. Continue reading…
A compass is a powerful tool. For centuries, it has helped people find their way through life’s adventures and journeys. It is a symbol of guidance and direction, even during uncertain times. It’s also a fitting name for our new blog, which we created to share our pursuit of an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment at BCC. An environment that we all – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, religious beliefs, disability, or age – can engage in with joy and purpose in our special work.
Through The BCC Compass, you will learn about some of our critical conversations and initiatives to support that environment, including our internal LGBTQ+ committee’s revolutionary work, our racism town halls, and our unconscious bias training.