Monday, March 21, 2022
ECE Funding Opportunities
CCDD Minor Renovations and Repair Grant Program Applications

Reminder: Last week to apply by Friday, March 25th!

If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact the Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) at or visit the Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program webpage.
CCPU Funding for FCCs

Child Care Providers United (CCPU) have secured critical funding to help stabilize family child care providers in California.

Eligibility criteria for the Child Care Provider Supplemental Rate Payment for FY2022:
Licensed family child care home providers who have cared for at least one subsidized child for three months between May and October 2021
Family, friend, and neighbor (i.e., license-exempt) providers who have cared for at least one subsidized child for all three months between August to October 2021
Pass SB 976 for truly Universal Preschool! 
Upcoming Events & Announcements
Are YOU or someone you know a champion for early childhood educators? Your local NAEYC Chapter is looking for leaders!

Deadline for nominations is this Friday, March 25, 2022!

The East Bay Chapter of California’s affiliate of NAEYC (CAAEYC) serves early childhood professionals in Alameda County, Contra Costa County and San Francisco County. They are managed by a nine member volunteer board of directors.

Any member of NAEYC qualifies to serve on the board to help plan professional development, networking, and advocacy opportunities for the Bay Area's early childhood workforce. 

They are now accepting nominations for five positions on the July 2022 to June 2024 Board.

Please fill out this survey to nominate yourself or another ECE professional by Friday, March 25!
21CSLA is hosting their next Research-Practice webinar on Leadership Lessons from Early UTK Implementers on March 23, 2022 from 3:30-5:00 pm.
On Tuesday, 3/29 from 3-4pm join Joseph Castro, Rhian Evans Alvin, and Meghan McCann as they discuss the role of higher education in preparing ­­­­­the early childhood education workforce. 
Expecting Justice FREE Summer 2022 Black Community Lactation Training Application

Expecting Justice is looking to train 30 community members who identify as Black or African American to become Certified Lactation Education Specialists. Participants should identify as Black and work and/or live in San Francisco. Please share widely and share with your networks. 

  • Training Dates: 5/24/22 - 6/28/22
  • Location: The training will take place virtually, via an online course and weekly zoom meetings
  • Online course details: Includes required weekly module work and discussion boards. Zoom meetings occur Tuesdays, 8:30am – 11:30am PST
  • Cost: FREE!

Application process:
Applications close on April 1st! Interviews begin mid-April. Click the Flyer to get started.
Job Openings
Chabot/Las Positas District is hiring a Mentor Program Analyst and an Account Technician under the CA Early Childhood Mentor program. They are seeking equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community.
Good Samaritan is hiring for Lead, Master and Associate Teachers as well as a Site Specialist. Check their website for more details about these job positions. If you or anyone you know is qualified and interested in the position, please send a resume

Please share these opportunities with your networks.
EdSource Article | 3/9/22
"Equity must be part of how we define quality in early learning."
Quality is a term that gets bandied about a lot in the national discourse about early learning programs, but there is little consensus on just what constitutes quality. Is it measured in test scores, joyful learning experiences or equitable access?
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