March 19, 2018

It's almost spring. While building community and coalitions to promote increased public funds for early care and education and other important community supports is important year round, this is a crucial time to be aware of budgets and legislation impacting our community - and to be active. What can you do?

What is the role of child care sites and those working at sites in advocating for increased funding? What atmosphere can we create so all feel safe? How can we build a movement for more public funds for essential services, and not feel we're pushing an agenda unethically at a work site and community place for children and families - or acting against funding guidelines? What impact can we have? Join us on March 22 for a training on these issues.

Come plan our annual rally, Walk Around the Block, on April 18 to let San Francisco's community and leaders know how important early care and education is. We're creating materials and want to include your story. Join us at our monthly meetings on March 26 and April 3, to plan the April 18 Walk Around the Block. See details below and share Next SFCCPA Meetings and Walk Around the Block flyers ( English and Spanish) at your site.

Defending and increasing funds for early care and education and essential human services is an important piece of moving toward equity - child care is a growing job sector, but at too low wages to sustain a workforce. Defending our colleagues is key - the attack on immigrants, destabilizes families, communities, and our ECE workforce, making it harder to attract early educators, and to organize to increase funds and wages. These issues are deeply connected. Read Trump's Attack on Immigrants is Breaking the Backbone of America's Child Care System.

Do your colleagues know about SFCCPA Event and Updates? Make sure. Use the link in the footer to forward this newsletter or find it here on our website.

Sara Hicks-Kilday
SFCCPA Director
SFCCPA Meetings & Events
Job Announcements
SFCCPA Monthly Meeting 

Monday, March 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, April 3
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!

SFCCPA's Walk Around the Block

Rally for Early Care & Education at City Hall

Wednesday, April 18
10 AM

SF City Hall Steps
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

SFCCPA calls for community wide action - make it clear ECE is a community priority!

Are you allowed to advocate at your child care site?

Join us for this training on what a child care site's role is in an early care & education ballot measure.

Thursday, March 22nd
12:45 - 3:00 pm
The California Endowment Conference Center
2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

San Francisco and Alameda Counties have ECE ballot measures before the electorate. The early care and education community - center & family child care educators, directors, owner/operators, site supervisors, and support staff - knows well how much additional funding is needed in our communities. But what is our role in advocating for it?

Margaret Brodkin invites you to join SFCCPA and the Alameda ECE community at a  Funding the Next Generation training exploring just that:
  • What are the best ways to engage?
  • What's appropriate at my workplace?
  • What's allowed for a 501(c)3 (non-profit)?
  • What's allowed for an agency receiving city funds?
  • What can I do?
This training will be held a block away from 19th St BART station in Oakland on Thursday, March 22 from 12:45 to 3:00 pm. If you have any questions or ideas, please e-mail or call Margaret Brodkin of Funding the Next Generation at 415-794-4963.

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 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?

You are invited to a party in your honor!

CPAC Early Educators Recognition Event
2nd Annual Pampered Brunch

Sunday, April 15th
1:00 - 4:00 pm
The Green Room - War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102


CPAC wants to recognize YOU for all of your hard work  in early care and education.

Please join us for food, drinks, socializing, pampering, and recognition at this party in honor of all that you do for the children and families of San Francisco!

You are invited to a reception and presentation to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of San Francisco State University's Marian Wright Edelman Institute for the Study of Children, Youth and Families,  featuring the nation's strongest voice for children and families,  Marian Wright Edelman!

We welcome you to mingle during the reception, learn about the Institute's current work and exciting new initiatives  and hear Mrs. Edelman's thoughts on improving early care and education for our most vulnerable children.

Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., official program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are complimentary

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.

Trump's Attack on Immigrants Is Breaking the Backbone of America's Child Care System

"If Congress pulls the Dream Act, I would lose seven staff members. It's huge."


Nancy is the director of a rural Midwestern Head Start center. Like many people across the country, she is concerned about the fate of nearly 800,000 young immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. Nancy's Head Start program employs seven teachers who are protected by DACA. She worries about how her program will continue to operate if she loses those teachers.

Waitlist for Affordable 2-Bedroom Apartment with Space to Operate a Child Care Unit

Carter Terrace Apartments now has a waitlist open from March 18, 2018 - April 18, 2018 for affordable 2-bedroom apartments with space to operate a child care unit. To apply, you must be a licensed day care provider and attach a copy of your current Day Care License along with the MOHCD San Francisco Affordable Housing Rental Lottery Application. All applicants must have a net income below the limits listed on the flyers.

Please see the flyer, available in English, Tagalog, Chinese, and Spanish for more information.
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

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

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) has openings for substitute School Aides at their Child Development lab schools. Follow the link to find the descriptions for the substitute School Aide positions, and click here to apply online.

Wu Yee Children's Services has  several job openings, including:
  • Center Manager
  • Family Advocate
  • Floating Resource Teacher
  • Interim Program Manager
  • Preschool Associate Teacher
  • Preschool Lead Teacher
  • Regional Manager
  • Resource Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher II

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