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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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.