January Events & Updates
Saturday, January 30, 2021


Another moment to celebrate for our children, families, educators, and each of you who have been working hard to secure more funding for ECE—the California Appeals Court upheld the ruling of the First District Court of Appeals—favoring Prop C. While the November's passage of Prop F released collected funds as we await the decision—a victory in the courts will ensure an estimated $120M annually for SF ECE. Shout out for Prop C!

Should Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association, et. al. appeal again, as is expected, the next and last step will be the California Supreme Court. We are hopeful that the California Supreme Court will follow the action it took with Prop C on housing and homeless last fall, refuse to hear the appeal, and uphold the lower court decision. The final decision could be made in the next three to four months—bringing two and a half years of waiting since the June 2018 passage of Prop C for ECE—to victory.

Great to secure funds—let’s also ensure that the resources address the ECE community's priority needs. ECESF is dedicated to raising the voices of educators in collaboration with all ECE community voices—educators & caregivers, families, guardians, and children—to bring the expertise that comes from daily experience, relationship, and knowing a child, children, and child development to shape program and funding allocation. Stay in contact. Join us at ECESF, CPAC, and SF ECE Advocacy Coalition meetings, and input and oversight sessions with OECE & First 5 SF. Let us know what you are thinking as we keep you informed and connected with events—including the next CPAC General meeting in this newsletter.

We're pleased to highlight Teaching Behind the Mask, an ECE series featured in 48hills, vaccine information, resources for educators—including tax information, communities of practice, and a Green New Deal San Francisco Town Hall (en Español and in English).

Sara Hicks-Kilday
ECESF Director
48hills Early Care Educator Series
Teaching Behind the Mask
48hills"Teaching Behind the Mask is a series of voices from infant, toddler, and pre-school classrooms across San Francisco. It’s a collaboration between Barbra Blender, Eliana Elias, and the remarkable early-childhood education teachers who continue to serve children and families during the pandemic." Find links to the first three installments authored by ECEducators, Misa Okayama, Brian Crooks, and Vernee Davis in ECE in the News—read & comment!
Covid-19 Vaccine Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Presentation
January 27 Family Resource Center Coffee Chat
The full presentation is available on the ECESF website, along with additional resources.

Thanks to Shelli Rawlings-Fein, Family Support Program Officer, for compiling and sharing the presentation and follow-up information, as well as to Dr. Ruel and UCSF for agreeing to present at the FRC. As Shelli Rawlings-Fein reminds us, because this information “can shift and change in this era of scientific breakthroughs, [p]lease continue to check with your local, state and national public health agencies for the most recent and up to date information.”
Sign up for vaccinations
San Francisco Educators sign up
(Important: FCC should not check off the box that they are working at home. This is for educators working remotely—and will lowers the Tier to 1C.)

All San Francisco educators should visit http://sf.gov/vaccinenotify to sign up to get notified by text or email when you're eligible for a vaccination in San Francisco.
California sign up

California COVID-19 Vaccine Website. We are in Phase 1B now—which includes education and child care workforce. See the full list of eligibility priorities, and sign up for notification.
Resources for Educators
No or Low Cost Tax Resources

Free Workshop:
How Pandemic Payments May Impact 2020 Taxes
Tuesday, February 2
5:30-6:30 pm Pacific Time
RSVP by emailing admin@tax-aid.org
A zoom link will be provided after the RSVP

The workshop will cover:
  • Economic stimulus payments
  • Unemployment 
  • Tax law changes 
  • How the above may impact your tax liability
  • Tax-Aid's intake process for virtual tax prep for those that qualify for our free tax services
The San Francisco’s Office of Early Care & Education (OECE) website has additional Financial Advisor Resources in Chinese, English, and Spanish on their Early Educator page for CARES 2.0.
Child Development Permit Stipend

Effective January 4, 2021 stipends are available to cover the Child Development Permit application fee for all permit levels and types. Working with the PDP (Prof. Dev. Project) at City College to submit the applications is strongly suggested. This will reduce the error rate and prevent applications from being returned. Virtual appointments with PDP can be requested at CDEV@ccsf.edu

Those with permits expiring within the next 12 months, are encouraged to take advance of this. CDTC usually does not pay for the higher-level permits.
The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) Permit Stipend Program pays the child development permit application fee to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for eligible applicants. The 2020/21 CDTC permit stipend applications are available at www.childdevelopment.org.
This message was shared by Sheila Norman, MA, Instructor/CECMP & CDTC, Campus Coordinator
Housing Opportunity for FCC

Two affordable units with space to operate a Family Child Care Home Business at 1990 Folsom-Casa Adelante are available. Application packets are available in Chinese, English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Applications for these units will be accepted through a secure Dropbox at: https://tinyurl.com/1990-Folsom-FCC. Applications will be dated and time stamped and added to the waitlist in the order they are received. The application period for these units started on December 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Applicants will be contacted to lease in the order applications are received.

For any additional information contact the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation at 415-358-3941.
Book resource: Ashay By the Bay

The Largest Selection of African American & Multi-Cultural Children's Books! Bringing you the Best Collections for Your Home and School Libraries at the Best Price! January special—thru this weekend—buy great books and support a SF pre-school, a SFUSD public school, and a local Black owned business!

When making purchases please use our tracking code LAMAS21.  https://ashaybythebay.com/discount/LAMAS21

Ashay By The Bay, located in the East Bay, has everything from baby board books to adult chapter books. Through an online book fair, 90% of the total sales from this fundraiser will go toward our preschool Las Mañanitas Need Based Scholarship Fund. This year Las Mañanitas selected a first-grade class in Redding Elementary - a SFUSD school serving a diverse community - to receive 10% of the funds as book credit. 
Early Education Economic Recovery Plan
The City & County of San Francisco is working to minimize the impacts of the COVID Pandemic on our ECE programs and preserve family access to quality care and education through the Early Education Economic Recovery Program grants and loans. More details on eligibility and how to apply are on the OECE information page.
Next CPAC General Meeting
The next Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC) General meeting is scheduled for February 10, from 9:30-11:15 am, the 2nd Monday of every month. Details on ECESF Calendar Events page.

Next meeting: OECE Director, Ingrid Mezquita will be presenting on the OECE budget. Katie Dellamaria, SFDPH will give a COVID-19 health update.
Communities of Practice Through i3 Institute
San Francisco Green New Deal Town Hall
Ayuntamiento de San Francisco “Green New Deal”: Nuevo Trato Verde
A People’s Climate Justice & Just Recovery Platform

February 3rd & February 10th
5pm – 7pm each day
Zoom Virtual Event

Come together as communities of color, youth, immigrants, workers and union members to shape a visionary San Francisco Green New Deal & just recovery from the pandemic that will transform our city and set an example of what is possible for other cities around the country.
Join with PODER, Jobs with Justice San Francisco, Bayview Advocates, the Public Bank Coalition, United Educators of San Francisco, American Federation of Teachers 2121, SEIU United Services Workers West, SEIU 1021, SOMCAM, SF Rising, IFPTE Local 21, Senior and Disability Action, Reclaim Our Power: Utility Justice Campaign, Youth vs. Apocalypse, unions, environmental organizations and allies to craft a bold plan together.

From wildfire smoke that choked the lungs of San Francisco's residents for days, to record-breaking 100+ degree heat waves, the effects of climate change are here and significantly impacting life in San Francisco. While San Francisco has adopted a series of ambitious climate goals, including all renewable energy by 2030 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, we must ensure that these plans serve the needs of our communities.

As global climate chaos meets our local crisis of wealth disparity, an ambitious people’s agenda for climate justice and just transition catalyzing a San Francisco Green New Deal could address climate change alongside many of our city’s needs, from transit justice to green union jobs. With the city slated to release an updated Climate Action Plan in the coming year, the Green New Deal concept capturing the nation’s attention, and massive unemployment and rent debt crises impacting our communities, now is an ideal time to push an immigrant, communities of color and worker-led climate justice, just recovery and just transition agenda in San Francisco.

The goals of this gathering are to bring together workers and community members to learn about climate justice and give feedback so that we can co-create a vision for a Green New Deal in San Francisco. Please bring any and all of your members who want to learn more about climate justice and share ideas about what a just, green, economy can look like!

RSVP if you and your organization can attend. Captioning and Interpretation is available.



Una Plataforma de Justicia Climática Popular

Febrero 3 & Febrero 10
5pm – 7pm cada día
Evento virtual por Zoom

Unámonos como comunidades de color, jóvenes, inmigrantes, trabajadorxs y miembrxs de sindicatos para formar un “New Deal Verde” ó “Nuevo Trato Verde” visionario de San Francisco que transformará nuestra ciudad y dará un ejemplo de lo que es posible para otras ciudades del país.

Únete a PODER, Trabajos con Justicia San Francisco, Bayview Advocates, Coalición del Banco Público, Educadores Unidos de San Francisco, Federación Americana de Profesores 2121, SEIU United Services Workers West, SEIU 1021, SOMCAN, SF Rising, IFPTE Local 21, Reclama Nuestro Poder: Campaña de Justicia de Servicios Públicos, Acción para Personas Mayores y Discapacitados, sindicatos, organizaciones ambientales y aliados para elaborar juntos un plan audaz.

Desde el humo de los incendios forestales que ahogó los pulmones de los residentes de San Francisco durante días, hasta las olas de calor récord de más de 100 grados, los efectos del cambio climático están aquí y afectan significativamente la vida en San Francisco. Si bien San Francisco ha adoptado una serie de objetivos climáticos ambiciosos, incluyendo completamente energía renovable para 2030 y cero emisiones netas de gases de efecto invernadero para 2050, y debemos asegurarnos de que estos planes satisfagan las necesidades de nuestras comunidades.

A medida que el caos climático global se encuentra con nuestra crisis local de disparidad de riqueza, una agenda ambiciosa del pueblo para la Justicia Climática y la Transición Justa que catalice un Nuevo Trato Verde de San Francisco podría abordar el cambio climático junto con muchas de las necesidades de nuestra ciudad, desde la justicia de tránsito hasta los empleos verdes de sindicatos. Con la ciudad programada para lanzar un Plan de Acción Climática actualizado el próximo año y el concepto del Nuevo Trato Verde que está captando la atención de la nación, ahora es el momento ideal para impulsar una agenda de Transición Justa para inmigrantes, comunidades de color, trabajadores y justicia climática en San Francisco.

Los objetivos de esta reunión son reunir a los trabajadores y miembrxs de la comunidad para aprender sobre la justicia climática y dar retroalimentación para que podamos co-crear una visión para un Nuevo Trato Verde en San Francisco. ¡Traiga a todxs y cada unx de sus miembrxs que quieran aprender más sobre la justicia climática y compartir ideas sobre cómo puede verse una economía justa y verde!

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