Let's kick off the year with updates and a spotlight on Build Up for San Mateo County's Children's work on building facilities supply!

Join us in this members and partners meeting where we will feature the work of Build Up for San Mateo County’s Children on using cross-sector collaboration to identify locations, funding and additional solutions to the child care infrastructure problem.

We will also share updates and exchange information on:

  • The upcoming Request for Applications (RFA) for Repair & Renovation funds from the state’s Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program.
  • The 2022-23 State Budget and investments in child care infrastructure.
  • Other topics.

We hope to have you with us!

 

For more information about this event and our work, please visit www.buildupca.org or send us an email at info@buildupca.org.

 

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Roundtable 1 - Improving Child Care Facilities & Physical Spaces Using Federal Relief Dollars

Thursday, September 2, from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

With more than $50 billion in federal relief invested in the child care sector, along with additional resources for states and localities to respond to the pandemic, we have an unprecedented opportunity to create a more equitable, sustainable, comprehensive early care and education system. While investments in the workforce are the most critical driver of child care quality and supply, facilities are a key element of creating a high-quality child care experience in centers and family child care homes. Join us to discuss how these public investments can support child care providers and partners in addressing facility infrastructure needs, especially in providers in communities of color.

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Improving Child Care Facilities & Physical Spaces Using Federal Relief Dollars

September 2, 2021
12:00-1:00 P.M. (PT)

Roundtable 2 - Planning for Child Care Facilities

Thursday, September 9, from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

High-quality programming, business management, educator/caregiver workforce, and the facilities they operate all impact the availability and accessibility of child care in a community. Planning and support may come from local, state, or federal levels. Still, the physical facilities for child care centers and family child care homes are most impacted by local planning, land use policies and practices, and community development activity. Join us to learn how this community infrastructure component can be supported through local strategies, including supportive General Plans, developer incentives or impact fees, and co-location of child care with housing.

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Planning for Child Care Facilities

September 9, 2021
12:00-1:00 P.M. (PT)

Roundtable 3 - Financing Child Care Facilities

Thursday, September 16, from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of child care as essential to a thriving and equitable economy, leading to new federal and state funding for facilities improvement and development. Limited state funding targeted for ECE facilities has been available in the past, but housing, transportation, rural development, and other sources have been leveraged. Join us to discuss how funding partners—including community development financial institutions (CDFIs), public agencies, philanthropies, intermediaries, and banks—play different roles in leveraging grants, investments, and loan products to address child care facilities needs.

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Financing Child Care Facilities

September 16, 2021
12:00-1:00 P.M. (PT)

Roundtable 4 - Integrating Child Care into Housing and Other Community Facilities

Thursday, September 23, from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

Quality child care facilities are essential to equitable and sustainable development. In this webinar, we will explore how communities can work with developers and other stakeholders in innovative efforts to include child care facilities as a component of various projects to promote livable neighborhoods. Affordable early care and education services should be available for all, especially in lower-income communities and communities of color. Join us to discuss how we can achieve this goal together.

This webinar will feature examples of early learning and care centers and licensed family child care homes in affordable or market-rate housing, transit-oriented development, and commercial or mixed-use projects. Speakers will address benefits and challenges, incentives, and planning or financing resources. Join us to explore the intersection of child care and community development.

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Integrating Child Care into Housing and Other Community Facilities

September 23, 2021
12:00-1:00 P.M. (PT)

Roundtable 5 - How Elected Officials Can Lead the Expansion of Child Care Facilities

Thursday, September 30, from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

Join us to discuss how local elected officials—including city councils, county supervisors, school superintendents, and others—can promote and lead efforts to support the creation of new child care facilities and expand existing ones.  This roundtable will explore how officials can partner with child care leaders, use available data, direct resources, and leverage relationships with other agencies.

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How Elected Officials Can Lead the Expansion of Child Care Facilities

September 30, 2021
12:00-1:00 P.M. (PT)