Febuary 2019 Events & Updates

This is a critical week for your voice to be heard. ECE has the opportunity to secure San
Francisco windfall funds! What can you do?
  • Speak out at this Wednesday: Budget & Finance Committee, February 6, 10 AM, City Hall, Room 120 – email us or sign up to let us know you’ll be there
  • Write a letter to your Supervisor and Mayor
  • Write a letter to the editor

See action steps and letter templates below.

Thanks for all you do for early care and education!
Sara Hicks-Kilday, Director
Early Care Educators of San Francisco
Budget & Finance Committee: Why is your public comment important?

There will be a lot of representatives from other groups seeking windfall funds at this
week’s Budget & Finance Committee meeting. ECESF is working with CPAC to rally at
least 20 ECE community supporters to make an impact at this meeting. Join us!
We know it is difficult to get to City Hall for public speak out — but this meeting is
critical. We encourage you to be creative about speaking for ECE (bring notes from other
teachers or families to read to the committee, bring children). If you are planning to
attend please  sign up and we can coordinate our advocacy efforts!
Conflict over use of windfall funds for education, homeless erupts in protest at city meeting
SF Examiner (Jan. 30)
Send a letter: action steps here

Send a letter to the mayor, your supervisor, and a newspaper today. CPAC sent out a
detailed email about how to send letters with ECESF’s sample letters and address links.

Submit Letters to the Editor

Personal stories from educators, parents, program administrators that highlight the importance of ECE and need for higher wages.

Deborah Petersen
Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Examiner

Highlights of ECESF’s January 25 ECE Issues Luncheon:

  • Read the press release from ECESF and Children's Council.
  • Featured presentation by Lea Austin, Co-director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employees.
  • Early educators speak to Supervisors Mandelman, Safai, Walton, President of the Board Yee, and Education Advisor to Mayor’s Office and Board of Education Commissioner, Jenny Lam, and representatives from Supervisors Ronen’s and Haney’s office.
  • Check the event page for photos & videos.

March 2 Leadership & Equity Summit

March 2, 2019
9 AM – 4 PM
Knuth Hall
Creative Arts Building
$10 admission
Breakfast & lunch included

SFCCPA is collaborating with EDvance & ECE community partners to bring you the  Leadership & Equity Summit – for early childhood education students, practitioners, & community members.