Wednesday, April 13, 2022

We wanted to be sure you knew that a great idea that came out of our ECESF community conversations and the CPAC Workforce Committee has taken fruit!

At our request, Supervisor Melgar put forward a resolution officially adopted by the full Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 5 during the Week of the Young Child!

The resolution recognizes the important work of early care educators, reaffirms the Board of Supervisors' commitment to the 2015 goal of wage parity with K3 educators, identifies the DEC Compensation Initiative of a $28/hour minimum living wage as an important next step toward the parity goal, and affirms that more funds will be needed to meet our goals.

We want to highlight one resolve in particular—and ask for you to take action. The Resolution states that "the Board of Supervisors join together in an ask to for community spaces, City museums, arts and cultural institutions, and businesses to recognize that early care educators are teachers too by offering discounts and benefits similar to those offered to SFUSD or K-12 educators, which will not only show appreciation, but also enrich their teaching practices.''

Please take 5 minutes to contact the supervisor where you work or live to appreciate their support (call, email, or write a letter), and find out what places in their district are extending discounts and benefits to enrich your practice as an early care educator.
This is an ongoing call to action–help spread the word. We hope to see an increasing number of community spaces expanding their benefits to ECE!

In solidarity,
Sara & Anna
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