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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!  

Upcoming Events

Best Practices Spotlight Webinars: Repairs & Renovations of Child Care Facilities

By increasing the quality of our child care facilities, we provide optimal environments for children, staff, and families — ones that foster relationships, nurture development, promote health and wellness, and facilitate learning.

December 2021

Our 2021 in Review

As 2021 draws to a close, we at Build Up California would like to wish our growing community a safe and happy holiday season! This year has been full of challenges but also hope and opportunity. 

November 2021

Build Back Better Update

The $1.75 trillion social spending package containing much of the Biden Administration’s economic agenda, also known as the Build Back Better (BBB) Act (H.R. 5376), could be voted on in the House of Representatives this week (November 15-19).

October 2021

Build Back Better: Invest in Child Care Facilities

Democrats are slashing the reconciliation bill from $3.5 trillion to up to $2 trillion to reach an agreement. We are very concerned about the fate of the requested $450 Billion investment in child care, including the proposed childcare facilities investments.

September 2021

Roundtable Series on Early Care and Education Facilities

As we get ready to commemorate Labor Day, we will launch tomorrow a series of weekly roundtables to discuss a critical element of our child care system that supports early childhood educators: quality facilities.

 

August 2021

Leadership Drives $250MM in Child Care Facilities

Last month, California Governor Gavin Newson signed the 2021-22 state budget deal, including $250 million for the Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program! A big thank you to our organizational partners who participated in the  #BuildChildCare4CA campaign, especially the providers who spoke about the need for quality child care facilities at every opportunity.