November Events & Updates, No 4

A couple of exciting events are coming up. On December 5, Silvia Federici will be speaking in Berkeley. Silvia Federici has added so much to my own thinking of how we value women, the work we define as traditionally women’s work, how this entwines with racism, and the impact of European hierarchies on our work and our lives today. I am excited to share the event with other early care educators. Join me on December 5 to hear her speak on her latest book and for informal conversation following the event. Details and registration below.

Also on December 5 EDvance is hosting two events on promising models for educator workforce development, and innovative practice-based teacher preparation, along with a reception at San Francisco State University. Please see details about these events, as well as other events and important deadlines below. 

CARES 2.0 10,000 Thank You Postcard Campaign Update
Almost 2,000 postcards have been sent to Mayor London Breed. To show how much you need funding for your program and the children you care for—who else could you ask to send a postcard?

Who in your community could help you collect postcards and deliver them to City Hall will to Mayor Breed how important funding ECE is to you, and your community. Collect postcards in your neighborhood and over Thanksgiving! See details on the  CARES 2.0 10,000 Thank You Postcard Campaign page  to find out how to get and send your postcards.

Have a healthy weekend,
Sara Hicks-Kilday
ECESF Director
Insights into Early Care & Education and "Women's Work"
We as Early Care Educators do foundational work that shapes our youngest, influencing who they will become. What shaped the essential work that we do and how it is valued? Come hear Silvia Federici speak about how women's reproductive activities—including child care and education—have been remolded. Understand the relationship between the lack of valuing and compensation our current society offers early care and education, and the new surge of interpersonal and institutional violence against women. Federici offers a powerful reminder that reconstructing the memory of the past is crucial for the struggles of the present.

A fundraiser for ECESF  and KPFA radio. Sliding scale, $5-25. After the event, join an informal group of educators for conversation at a nearby Berkeley location.

Witches, Witch-Hunting and Women 
Hosted by Sasha Lilley
Thursday, December 5, 7:30 pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Tickets are limited—please register in advance!
Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher and militant. In 1972 she was cofounder of the International Feminist Collective that launched the Wages for Housework campaign internationally. Her previous books include: Wages Against Housework, Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle, and Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons
EDvance hosted events
EDvance is excited to share two opportunities for involvement, collaboration, and transformation on  Thursday, December 5, 2019  at San Francisco State University’s library. Please join EDvance for the following events: 

Date:  Thursday, December 5, 2019

Where:  San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
J. Paul Leonard Library 

Please join EDvance at each of the events. See details and registration links on the flyer and below.

For more information, contact:
Learning Policy Institute (LPI) + EDvance host the Launch of the LPI Case Study: Preparing a Diverse, High-Quality Early Childhood Workforce in California- Promising Models

EDvance was part of a study conducted by LPI earlier this year on ECE teacher preparation programs along with 2 other programs in California. Join us for the launch and to learn more about LPI’s discoveries! It will be held on December 5 th  from 3:30-4:30 pm at SF State in Library Room 244. See the attached flyer for more information. You can register by clicking the following button.
EarlyEdU Alliance + EDvance host California Faculty Workshops
Workshops for faculty on Video Analysis and Collaborative Learning Online will be held at SF State on December 5 th  from 5-9 pm in Library Room 286. See the flyer for more details. Please register by clicking the following button
CSU deadline
CDE releases RFAs for CCTR and CSPP
The California Department of Education released RFAs for both California General Child Care and Development (CCTR) and California State Preschool Program (CSPP) for both current contractor expansion and also non-CDE agencies:

Both applications due December 10, 2019
Provider Information Notice Inclined infant sleep devices
The California Department of Social Services shares this Community Care Licensing Division Provider Information Notice (PIN) on use of inclined infant sleep devices. Please see details in the document  PIN 19-16-CCP . Intended for all child care facility licensees.
Upcoming DCYF Family Summits
The next Family Summit is November 23 for District 6:

The  We Are The City Family Summits  are places for San Francisco youth and families to make their voices heard. Families and educators of our youngest children are not heard from enough at these events. You’re voice is especially important – you are invited to share your personal stories, perspectives and experiences to help make San Francisco a great place to grow up. The  We Are The City Family Summits   are places for San Francisco youth and families to make their voices heard. What you share will play a critical role in our  five year planning process ,  ultimately guiding how the City will invest in programs and services for young people (ages 0-24). Food, childcare, interpretation & family fun will be provided. All Family Summits are open to all San Francisco residents.
See a  full list   of DCYF Family Summits.