California's Historic Investments in Early Care & Education Infrastructure!
CHILD CARE ADVOCATE NEWSLETTER
NEW FACILITY DEVELOPMENT
FOOTSTEPS AT REDWOOD CREEK
On Monday, July 12th Footsteps Child Care Inc. opened the doors to their newest site, Footsteps @ Redwood Creek. This new facility, licensed for 70+ children, accommodates families with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE: The Story of the San Mateo County Child Care Response Team
In March 2020, early care and education leaders in San Mateo County came together to form the San Mateo County COVID-19 Child Care Response Team (“Response Team”) to ensure a coordinated child care relief and recovery effort during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This national campaign centers the essential work of child care providers and the value of child care by shifting the narrative around care work from being a personal responsibility to public infrastructure.
The high price of child care has long been a burden for most families, rivaling the cost of college in states like California. The Center for American Progress has developed an interactive cost estimate tool to illustrate the economics of child care, estimate the true cost of care, and better understand why child care is out of reach for many families.