Policy and Advocacy Work

Children’s Council has been at the heart of the child care system in San Francisco for over 40 years.

Beyond our core work with families and child care providers, we are committed to advocating with local and state policy-makers on a full range of budget and policy issues related to child care and early childhood education.

To stay informed on the latest child care and early childhood education issues facing our community, sign up for our budget and advocacy email alerts and engage with us on Facebook.

Policy and Advocacy Media & Blog Posts

City Supervisor Norman Yee and our Executive Director Sandee Blechman.

6/21/2018: Prop C — A Victory for our City 

6/6/2018: Bay Area ReporterChildren’s Council was a proponent of Proposition C.

5/26/2018: San Francisco Chronicle — Executive Director Sandee Blechman Letter to the Editor: “San Francisco has a well-thought-out plan and clear priorities for how to use funds generated by Prop. C”

5/17/2018: KQED Radio “Prop C Universal Childcare for San Francisco.”
Download an MP3. 

3/29/2018: Children’s Council Urges You to Vote YES on Prop C

1/24/2018: In response to New York Times: Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?

10/26/17: Child Care for Working Families Act in Congress Introduced

7/3/17: Three is the Magic Number for Child Care: Availability, Quality, Affordability

6/29/17: In response to San Francisco Chronicle: Changes to Child Care in SF

5/21/17: In response to New York TimesGet Ready to Fight for Early Care and Education

5/3/17: In response to Washington Post: Something to Emulate in Washington, D.C.

3/9/17: Immigrants Make Our Community Stronger through Family Child Care

8/16/16: Child Care is Good for Business

6/17/16: Tell Governor to Support Child Care Funding

Children’s Council founder Patty Siegel and former state senator Mark Leno.

5/26/16: Tell California Legislature to Spend Budget Surplus on Child Care

1/6/2016: In response to San Francisco Chronicle: Housing Crisis Affects Child Care Providers and Parents

11/6/2015: Share Your Voice: Urgent Community Events

10/2/2015: SF Housing Crisis: Family Child Care Provider Resources

7/7/2015: In response to Washington Post: Is Universal Child Care the Next Big Liberal Cause?

7/6/15: New Investments for California Child Care

1/21/15: In response to Wall Street Journal: President Obama State of the Union: “High quality child care is a must-have.”

3/11/2015: In response to Black Voice News and EdSource: Lack of Early Education Hurting the U.S.

3/2/2015: In response to Roll Call and Washington Post: People are Talking About Child Care 

1/14/15: In response to San Francisco Chronicle: Mayor Ed Lee Announces Preschool Expansion

1/12/15: In response to US News & World Report: Early Education is a National Priority

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