November Events & Updates, No 1

The early care & education community—teachers, parents, concerned residents, all—are sending  10,000 Thank You Postcards to Mayor London Breed to let her know we notice when ECE is funded—and there are a whole lot of us who care! See more information about the postcard campaign  including downloadable postcards.
I hope you’ve all heard about  CARES 2.0 by now, but just in case—in October Mayor Breed and Board President Yee announced the distribution of over $30 million for early care educators. See the full announcement . The funds are being distributed through a program called  CARES 2.0 to teachers at Family Child Care and center sites participating in San Francisco-funded Early Learning Scholarship or Preschool for All programs.  Who qualifies? See further information and eligibility requirements on San Francisco’s Office of Early Care & Education website .
Have you sent your  Thank You Postcard yet? Come join me, this Thursday night, November 7. We’ll be holding two community meetings one this Thursday, one next, to ask questions, share information, and get out the  10,000 Thank You Campaign Postcards . See details below.

Sara Hicks-Kilday
ECESF Director
ECESF Community Meeting
Thursday, November 7
ECE SF Community Meeting: Updates and Q&A
Children’s Council, Room 101 (behind the reception desk) 6-7:30 pm
Let me know you’ll be there— Register for November 7
Come hear updates on Prop C, ERAF Funds for CARES 2.0, strategy & next steps,  CARES 2.0 Thank You 10,000 Postcard Campaign This will be an informal agenda focused on getting out postcards, answering your questions, or pointing you in the right direction to find out. Come for 15 minutes or an hour and a half.

Thursday, November 14
ECE SF Community Meeting: Postcard Return and more!
Children’s Council, Room 102, 5:45-7:45 pm
Let me know you’ll be there— Register for November 14
Upcoming DCYF Family Summits
The next Family Summit is in District 10 this Saturday:

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.