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Helping educators strengthen the cultural competence of any health and nutrition education curriculum.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence (Initiative) released the Faith-Based and Community Leaders Early Learning Toolkit (Toolkit) in early October at the 46th Annual National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) Conference in Orlando, FL.

Child Health Talk provides information, advice and resources to parents and providers about children's health and well-being. Published three times per year with the support of State Farm and Walmart, CHT features articles, recipes, and activities that cover a range of topics, including literacy, safety, development, nutrition and physical activity. Download the newest issue here.

As we come together for this celebration of the 47th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute to honor the legacy of all who fought before us and the hard work you are doing today, we know that you stand ready to fan the flames of “The Movement: Reignited.” It is with the urgency of a burning fire that our children need us to do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes to help them actualize the brilliance they are endowed with. The torch has been passed. And our time to fight for our children, for our families, and for our communities, is now.

Download the preliminary program for the 47th Annual Conference to explore the incredible workshops, plenaries, and special events we have in store for you September 30-October 3 in Atlanta, GA.


Join our community of early educators, advocates, leaders, policymakers, professionals, parents and caregivers for the 47th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute. The four-day conference will feature dynamic keynote addresses and presentations from global leaders spanning a range of topics including early care and education, brain development, family engagement, child welfare, racial equity, literacy, health and wellness, fatherhood, workforce development, and public policy.