February 2018

We need our SF Supervisors to recognize early childhood educator compensation as our community's priority. Write in your supervisor's name. Add a message. And be sure to sign with your name, address, and zip code!

Use a message below, or create your own to complete the sentence on the card. Please support my efforts by:
  • Working to increase funding for early care and education, including educator wages!
  • Allowing funds that support early childhood educators to grow - we're building the future!

Download the valentine post cards here to print. You can also download the instructions and sample messages here.
Do you live in District 2 or 8?
Urgent request for letters: Supervisors Stefani (2) and Sheehy (8) have supported issues relating to young children before, but have not yet endorsed the ECE measure headed for the June ballot. Letters from you - their constituents are critical right now to inform their decision. Please send, and share with your community today.

Letter templates:
District 2
District 8

See you at the ECE Issues Breakfast, Feb. 15, SF Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rooms, 9 AM! Haven't registered yet? Register here!

Sara Hicks-Kilday
SFCCPA Director

Thursday, February 15
8:45-10:45 AM

Latino/Hispanic Community Rooms A&B
SF Public Library - Main
100 Larkin Street

Engage with local and state elected leaders to be sure they hear what is needed from ECE educators like you! This event is also a venue for networking with ECE leaders and organizations, as well as introducing emerging leaders to ECE issues, local ECE leaders, local and state elected leaders, and the SFCCPA.


Monday, February 26
6:15-8:30 PM

Children's Council,
Room 120
445 Church Street, SF

The San Francisco ECE Ballot Measure is moving forward. This initiative could add more than $100M to San Francisco ECE funding. Build a public and legislative will to use these funds to prioritize well-paid early care and education providers as a cornerstone of a quality ECE system. Come find out how you can help.


Tuesday, March 6
6:15-8:30 PM

Children's Council
Register for details
445 Church Street, SF

SFCCPA's ECE Creative Action Network workshop to plan & develop message. What's the best way to communicate our priorities? Come help create our message and event!

What Story Could You Share?

SFCCPA is collecting stories to build our message and advocate. Why?  Humans think in story. The most memorable appeals to leaders and our community is your story woven into an ECE picture.  Let our community and elected leaders know about what we need to provide quality care and education and why our children, families, and community need it.
  • What is a day in your life like? Let the SF community and leaders know what it's like to be a provider of early care and education.
  • Studies show that almost half of all child care educators were enrolled in public assistance (CHIP, SNAP-food stamps, EITC, or TANF). Many work two or more jobs. What do you need to do to make it on an early educator wages and benefits?
  • Are you able to afford a home in San Francisco? How? What are your living conditions like? If not, were you displaced? What is your commute like?
  • Being an educator of young children is transformative work. What inspires you? What impact have you seen your and/or your colleagues' work have on the children and families in your care?

Are you a 501(c)(3) - and want to know how to engage in public policy,  legislation, and ballot measures? Bolder Advocacy  has great resources. Here are some excerpts:

"Influencing legislation - or "lobbying" - is a key advocacy strategy that nonprofits can use to advance their cause. In fact, by not lobbying, many 501 (c)(3) organizations are not taking full advantage of their rights under federal tax laws, which set out generous lobbying limits."

"Ballot measures allow voters to propose and enact laws. They include ballot initiatives, constitutional amendments, bond measures, and referenda. 501(c)(3) organizations can proactively initiate ballot measures or react to ballot measures proposed by others. They can also support or oppose measures and encourage the public to vote accordingly."
Apply for a CDTC Education Stipend by 2/23!

This education stipend is for folks in San Francisco that are  1) working with children (in a child care center or family child care home) and  2) earning units toward a California Child Development Permit. 

Stipends of $20/unit will be awarded to students who successfully complete approved CDEV courses. If extra funds become available, more than one course may be reimbursed to a maximum of $120.

Application due February 23, 2018.

Early Learning Advocacy Day - March 1, 2018

Join Us in Advocating for Our
State's Youngest Learners!

Are you a center or FCC teacher? SFCCPA will sponsor the first 10 teachers' travel and fee for the day. For sponsorship, you must contact SFCCPA,  sara@ecesf.org, and also register below.

Event location: California District Attorneys Association
921 11th St #300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Click here  to find your State Senator and Assemblymember.
You will need this information to register.
New Zealand Early Childhood Study Tour

Registration now open for the 2018 New Zealand Study Tour!
March 18-25, 2018

You are certain to have a wonderful time in New Zealand participating in this focused professional learning opportunity that includes visits to a number of cutting-edge early childhood centers in and around Auckland. Participants enjoy an intellectually engaging and rewarding experience including multiple opportunities for self-reflection, critical thinking, and learning in dialogue.

2018 CAAEYC Annual Conference & Expo

Registration now open for the 2018 CAAEYC conference!
April 19-21, 2018
Pasadena, CA

California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAAEYC) is hosting its annual conference in Pasadena this April. Stay tuned to hear about the keynote presenters.

Workforce Registry & Job Announcements

If your site has job postings, please share them with us! Email info@ecesf.org.

For comprehensive ECE job information, check out the California ECE Workforce registry, a comprehensive ECE job source!
The Registry is a state, regional, and local collaboration tracking and promoting the education, training, and experience of the early care and education workforce, and piloted in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Visit www.caregistry.org to create your account, and post or search job listings. For assistance, contact the San Francisco Professional Development Project (PDP) in the Child Development and Family Studies Department at City College, 415-452-5605, or Mona Mala, mona@childrenscouncil.org, 415-343-4669.

Jobs in the ECE Community

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) is hiring a Head Teacher for their Child Development Preschool Program. Find the full job description here.

Wu Yee Children's Services has several job openings, including:
  • ERSEA Specialist
  • Family Advocate
  • Family Community Partnership Manager
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Floating Resource Teacher
  • Home Visitor
  • Preschool Associate Teacher
  • Preschool Lead Teacher
  • Resource Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher II

The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network is hiring a Trauma-Informed Care Training & Coaching Program Manager. Find the full job description here.

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