The Child Care for Working Families Act, introduced into the House and Senate last Thursday, offers comprehensive support to early care and education.  See the summary below.  Let us know your thoughts on what it has included: . How could the act support our ECE work on the  local, state, and federal level? We will be discussing the act, the Professional Development Systems Advisory Committee, and other topics important to our early care and education community at the SFCCPA monthly meeting, Monday, September 25 .

Have you reviewed the impact of federal budget cuts on your district? The California Budget & Policy Center has created fact sheets by district. See these, as well as the upcoming conferences, tours, late start classes, and job opportunities in this newsletter below.

Wishing you a great week ahead,

SFCCPASFCCPA monthly meeting

SFCCPA Monthly Meeting
September 25, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Children's Council of San Francisco, Room 120
445 Church Street, San Francisco

What's on the agenda?
  • SFCCPA annual events and activities
  • Local and state-wide ECE budget & policy gains
  • What's in the Child Care for Working Families Act?
  • The San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education has implemented Early Learning Scholarships
  • The Office of Early Care and Education is initiating a Professional Development System Advisory Council, Guest Speaker: Ashley Williams, Senior Quality & Workforce Analyst, SFOECE

A light meal will be served to keep you going at the end of a long day. Professional Development hours available to meeting participants. SFCCPA monthly meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of each month. Stay tuned for special meetings and events with SFCCPA's Events & Updates.

SFCCPA is currently sponsoring a creative ECE leadership group, ECECAN! Interested? Email

ChildCareActChild Care for Working Families Act

Comprehensive ECE Bill Introduced
Increases access, quality supports, and educator compensation

The Child Care for Working Families Act was introduced by Democrats in the House and Senate last Thursday. The comprehensive bill improves access, provides funds for quality supports, and provides workforce supports including addressing compensation as follows:
  • States must create a wage ladder for staff of eligible child care providers and ensure that payment rates of staff will support wages that are comparable to wages of elementary educators with similar credentials in the state and at a minimum provide a living wage for all staff of child care providers. 
See a detailed summary by the National Women's Law Center here.

Education Week article, Democratic Bill Aims to Make Child Care More Accessible, Beef Up Early Learning, states "the child-care bill could be a way for Scott (who also introduced that infrastructure bill), Murray, and other party leaders to probe President Donald Trump's willingness to work with them on issues where they believe they're on home turf." See full article here.

ImpactFactSheetImpact of Federal Budget Cuts on Your Congressional District
California Budget &  Policy Center
From California Budget & Policy Center: The Trump Administration and leaders in Congress have proposed deep cuts to various critical services and systems. If enacted, these cuts would harm millions of individuals and would be particularly damaging for certain populations, such as older adults, people with disabilities, and families struggling to make ends meet. Especially troubling is the fact that these spending reductions are being put forth alongside a set of tax cuts that would overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy and large corporations.

The California Budget & Policy Center has created a set of 53  Fact Sheets  - one for every congressional district in the state - that highlights the potential impact of proposed federal spending cuts, in terms of people served or levels of support. See all district fact sheets here. These new publications include figures on:
  • CalFresh food assistance participation
  • Rental assistance receipt
  • Medi-Cal enrollment
  • CalWORKs participation
  • Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) receipt
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) receipt
  • Supporting Effective Instruction (SEI) state grants
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants-4https://mlsvc01-

For a PDF version of the District 12 Fact sheet click here
WomensBuildingWomen's Building Open House

NBCDIConferenceNational Black Child Development Institute Conference

NBCDI's 47th Annual Conference
10/03/2017 9:00PM
Atlanta, Georgia

The NBCDI invites you to " Join our community of early educators, advocates, leaders, policymakers, professionals, parents and caregivers for the 47th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute. The four-day conference will feature dynamic keynote addresses and presentations from global leaders spanning a range of topics including early care and education, brain development, family engagement, child welfare, racial equity, literacy, health and wellness, fatherhood, workforce development, and public policy."

For more information and to register click here.

ZeroZero to Three Early Bird Registration
through September 19th

At ZERO TO THREE, we know how dedicated you are to creating bright futures for all babies and toddlers.

To help you SHINE in your work, we're putting together our best Annual Conference yet. Join us November 29-December 1, to get up to speed on the latest research, learn from top experts in the field, and connect with your all-star colleagues from around the world.

ZERO TO THREE's Annual Conference 2017 will inspire and energize you. Make plans today.

For more information and to register click here . Register before September 19th to capture Zero to Three's Early Bird registration.

NAEYCEarlyBirdNAEYC Early Bird Registration
through September 20th
Early bird registration for NAEYC's annual conference has been extended, now through September 20th, 2017. For more details and to register click here.  
CAAEYCCAAEYC 2018 Annual Conference
Call for Presentations

Share Your Knowledge!
The California Association for the Education of Young Children is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2018 CAAEYC Annual Conference & Expo to take place April 19-21, 2018 in Pasadena, California.
The theme this year is: 
Embracing Life-Long Exploration Starts Early

Workshop proposals must be submitted online by 5:00pm
 on Monday, September 25, 2017*

Important Information  
Please click and read  "Frequently Asked Questions"  on the CAAEYC website for an explanation of the submission process. The FAQs include a preview of the information required in the online submission form (PDF document) and links to the needed documents.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New Zealand Early Childhood Education Study Tour.

Additional information, applications, opportunities for donations, and links for direct contact with organizers are all available on the Hilltop Children's Center website.

CityCollegeCity College SF: Late Start Classes for FCC 

Click here for la te start classes as a PDF flyer.

HERE for our students!  City College is open, going strong and rated one of the best colleges! 

jobs Workforce Registry & Job Announcements
If your site has job postings, please share them with us! Email

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 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,, 415-343-4669. 

Jobs in the ECE Community
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