Child Care Advocacy
Children’s Council of San Francisco is committed to advocating with local, state and federal policy-makers on a full range of budget and policy issues related to early care and education.
We believe that all children deserve access to quality early care and education. Together with a broad coalition of community partners, Children’s Council advocates for affordable quality child care and increased, livable wages for early educators.
Children’s Council also sponsors the San Francisco chapter of Parent Voices, a parent-led grassroots organization working to make quality child care affordable and accessible to all families.
In 2020, COVID-19 has expanded our advocacy work. Currently we are advocating for a ballot measure that will appear on the November ballot that will unlock over $400 million early care and education funds in San Francisco, advocating for additional resources for marginalized children as well as fighting to protect and expand ECE overall.
Since March 2020, Children’s Council and Parent Voices San Francisco have:
- Sent 10+ letters to State and Federal elected officials in regards to early care & education support
- Coordinated our constituents to send 500+ emails and calls to State and Federal representatives to support early care & education
- Advocated for additional support for Black children to correct the kindergarten readiness gap
- Hosted a forum with San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee on the State of Child Care in San Francisco
- Had the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pass a resolution urging Congress to allocate at least $50 billion to the early care and education industry nationwide
- Provided public comment at state and local budget hearings
- Parent Voices worked with the SF Budget Justice Coalition to coordinate our advocacy around the San Francisco city budgeting process and worked with our statewide partners to pass an equitable state budget for child care
But there is still so much more to do! Join our fight to advocate for an improved early care and education system.