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Our Newsletters

December 2022

Apply today for the New Construction and Major Renovation Grant

The year is coming to a close and at Build Up California we will be taking time to rest, reflect and recharge for our work ahead. We wish you all a very warm holiday season and look forward to another year together!

November 2022

Available Funding Opportunity: New Construction and Major Renovation Grant

In closing Native American Heritage Month, we uplift the Tribal Child Care Council of California (TCCAC) that builds trust and partnerships to expand the access and quality of early learning and care for native children.

October 2022

Understanding how ECE Facilities, Climate Risk, and Housing are Related

Last month, the Department of Education announced major changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for a limited time due to the COVID-19 national emergency. Head Start, preschool and child care programs may now be eligible for the PSLF program through October 31, 202.

September 2022

Investments in ECE Facilities with Funds from California Department of Forestry

September 08, 2022 marked the wage gap for how far into the year mothers must work to earn what fathers did last year alone.  American mothers bring in 40 percent or more of their families’ income. This means that the wage gap impacts their entire households which rely heavily on their wages to make ends meet and build economic stability.

July 2022

California State Budget 2022-23' Historic Investments in Early Learning


The month of July celebrates Disability Pride and Awareness. The Center for American Progress (CAP) reports the child care crisis disproportionately affects children with disabilities. Click here to learn more and find solutions in this month’s Local Update.

June 2022

Child Care is NOT included in the Federal Reconciliation Package

As we close Pride Month, we hope we can all create child care and early learning environments in which all children and families can thrive all year long by showing appreciation and enthusiasm for supporting LGBTQ+ families and early childhood professionals and their needs! 

May 2022

A Day Without Child Care: National Day of Action

We join in solidarity with thousands of child care providers, parents, and families across the country in a National Day of Action: A Day Without Child Care to take action for:
1) Living wages for child care providers
2) An equitable child care system built on racial justice
3) Affordable child care for all families

April 2022

The Need for Investments in Early Care and Education Facilities Infrastructure

Celebrating Earth Day, we need to reduce the amount of pollution produced and tackle climate change in innovative ways! In April, we are mid-way through the budget season and as a reminder, the Governor’s proposed 2022-23 State Budget does not include funding for Early Care and Education Education (ECE) facilities’ infrastructure. 

March 2022

Best Practices for Repairs & Renovations of Center-Based & Home-Based ECE Facilities

Women’s History Month is celebrated every year during March to recognize the contributions and achievements women have made over the course of history. Invite your youngest learners to engage in the celebrations this month with 11 Kid-Friendly Activities and 8 Ways to Celebrate that teach and empower!

February 2022

Funding Opportunity for Licensed Child Care Facilities!

Center-based and home-based child care providers in California now have the opportunity to apply for grants to cover the costs of minor renovations and repairs of their facilities!