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Parents bring the child care crisis to Sacramento at the 21st annual Stand for Children Day

Mary Ignatius, San Francisco Bay View, May 9 Sacramento – Anticipating the governor will maintain a conservative fiscal outlook and hesitate to keep previously promised budget commitments, 500 parents and children will rally tomorrow, May 10, at the state capitol and meet with their legislators to address policies that limit access to affordable child care. Parents are deeply concerned that failure to address 10-year-old outdated income eligibility criteria, coupled with increases to California’s minimum wage and high cost of living, forces thousands of parents out of the state subsidized child care system, threatening their ability to maintain their jobs and […]

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Parents in South San Francisco Skip Work, Brave the Elements in the Name of Affordable Child Care

Parents in South San Francisco Skip Work, Brave the Elements in the Name of Affordable Child Care

Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area, May 4, 2017 Taking time off work and spending the night out in the cold. That’s how far some parents in South San Francisco were willing to go Thursday to secure affordable child care. Parents starting pitching tents at 3:30 Thursday morning, forming a line of around the city building. They were braving the elements in the name of affordable child care. “A lot of parents like me work until 5 or 6, so it’s imperative after-school care is provided,” parent Espie Santiago said. South San Francisco Parks and Recreation offers that care for $399 […]

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The importance of early childhood education

The importance of early childhood education

Pasadena Now, May 1 Preschool is the foundation of a solid education and can foster a lifelong love of learning. The educators at the Pasadena Unified School District’s Early Childhood Education Centers understand the importance of their work and focus on their needs of their students with the Creative Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. This curriculum applies the latest theory and research on best practices in teaching and learning and the content standards developed by states and professional organizations. […]

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Calif. Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Rejects Gov. Brown’s Cuts to Child Care and Early Education Programs

By Christopher Simmons , California Newswire, Apr 4, 2017 SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance led a bipartisan effort today to reject Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to reduce support for state child care and preschool programs and voted to restore $527 million in critical child care and preschool funding. California families are typically eligible for subsidized child care if their household income is below 70 percent of the 2007-08 State Median Income (about $42,000 for a family of three), if the parents have a need […]

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California lags other states in total per-child spending on range of services

Mikhail Zinshteyn, EdSource, April 25 alifornia lags behind 40 other states in the amount it spends per child for a range of services including public education and healthcare, according to a new report. But aside from education spending, where California has for years spent less than other states, the state spends more than most others on other child-related services and supports, such as health care, child care, tax credits and maternal support that benefits children. California was the 12th-highest-spending state on health care for children, and seventh in spending on “income supports and social services.” The Urban Institute, a Washington D.C.-based research and policy […]

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