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How Can $140 million in New Funding Help Families and Early Educators?

Early educators and families across Alameda County have spoken out about the lack of affordable, child care and how low pay does not reflect the important work early educators do.

Our County Supervisors listened, and a coalition of parents, early educators, advocates and elected officials are developing a potential ballot measure to raise $140 million in new child care funding for Alameda County. $140 million in new funds would double the amount of public funding in child care and early learning.

This could increase families’ access to affordable quality child care and increase pay and quality in child care and early learning settings.

Tell us how you think this new funding should be used. How can we best improve access to high quality early care and education and what is needed to better support early educators and teachers?

Together we can make sure this proposal reflects what Alameda County families need. Bring your coworkers, family and friends to one of the following meetings:

Wednesday, October 25th 6:30PM – 8:30PM SEIU Local 1021 Oakland Office 447 29th St, Oakland, CA 94609

Thursday, November 2nd 6:30PM – 8:30PM 4Cs of Alameda County Sunflower Room 22351 City Center Dr, Ste 150, Hayward, CA 94541

Tuesday, November 7th 6:30PM – 8:30PM Family Resource Center Millennium Room 39155 Liberty St, #A120, Fremont, CA 94648

Wednesday, November 29th 6:30PM – 8:30PM BANANAS Oakland Office 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

Please RSVP! Click any of the links above or contact Kim Droghn at 213-266-6129.

Please note that the meetings on 11/2 and 11/29 will focus on the experiences of Family Child Care Providers and the families they serve, while the meetings on 10/25 and 11/7 will focus on staff who work at child care centers and schools and the families they serve. But all are welcome at any session. We will provide light refreshments. If you need child care assistance, please contact Kim Droghn 213-266-6129.
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