Media Coverage

Children’s Council CEO Gina M. Fromer and SF Mayor London Breed

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5/17/2022: Sacramento FOX-40: “People rally at State Capitol to support AB 1649” Interview with CEO Gina Fromer

5/17/2022: Sacramento NBC-3: “New bill would protect child care subsidies for low income families” with commentary from CEO Gina Fromer

5/13/2022: EdSource: “Billions more for California schools, colleges under Newsom’s revised budget” with commentary about funding for child care family fees by CEO Gina Fromer

5/10/2022: KPIX CBS-5: “Bay Area parents still struggle to find child care amidst pandemic, inflation” with commentary by Chief Advancement Officer Amie Latterman and SF Parent Voices member Lily Marquez

4/28/2022: Telemundo 48: “Aumentos salariales de hasta $30,000 para trabajadores de cuidado infantil en San Francisco” (“Salary Increases of up to $30,000 for child care workers in San Francisco”) with commentary by Chief Strategy & Impact Officer Claudia Quinonez

4/21/2022: San Francisco Chronicle: “Did S.F. deliver on promise to redirect $120 million from law enforcement to Black community?” with commentary by Children’s Council Director of Black Early Childhood Education Achievement Je Ton Carey

3/3/2022: ABC-7 News “7 On Your Side”: “Here’s what’s different about getting your child tax credit in 2022” with commentary by Chief Strategy & Impact Officer Claudia Quinonez

2/23/22: San Francisco Chronicle: “The lack of childcare centers has pushed Bay Area moms to open their own” including interviews with CEO Gina Fromer and Director of Child Care Quality & Business Supports Mona Malan

2/22/2022: EdSource: California child care workers struggle to survive” with commentary by CEO Gina Fromer

2/17/2022: EdSource: “California’s subsidized preschool program may expand to toddlers,” with commentary by CEO Gina Fromer

2/16/2022: Blue Shield Foundation Blog: “Children’s Council of San Francisco is turning family and neighbor child care workers into thriving small business owners

1/10/2022: ABC-7: “Some Bay Area child care centers close due to lack of guidance, funding for COVID test kits” with commentary about educator resources by CEO Gina Fromer

9/30/2021: EdSource: “Will Biden’s reconciliation bill transform early childhood education?” with commentary by CEO Gina Fromer

8/9/2021: KTVU-2: “If you’re having trouble finding child care, you’re not alone” with commentary by Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

7/23/2021: KTVU-2: “Newsom Signs $2.6 billion child care and early education bill” with comments by Children’s Council’s Philip Mayard

7/14/2021: Univision SF: “Desde enero todos los niños que cumplan 4 años se pueden registrar al prekínder” (“Starting in January, all children who turn 4 years old can register for pre-kindergarten”) with commentary by Children’s Council’s Claudia Quinonez.

7/13/2021: ABC-7: “Child Tax Credit: Most families with kids to receive thousands of dollars” with comments by Chief Advancement Officer Amie Latterman and Parent Voices activist Lily Marquez

6/9/2021: Redfin: “How to Baby-Proof Your Home in One Weekend” with tips by Children’s Council

6/1/2021: Univision SF: “Legisladores impulsan plan de infraestructura que daría prioridad a educación” (Legislators promote infrastructure plan that would prioritize education), including commentary by Children’s Council’s Yvette Renteria

5/6/2021: San Francisco Chronicle: “S.F. shifts $3.75 million from law enforcement budgets to support Black business communities,” funded organizations include Children’s Council of San Francisco

4/29/2021: ABC-7: “Reactions pour in after President Joe Biden addresses the nation,” including commentary by Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

4/29/2021: EdSource: “What President Biden’s recovery plan for families means for California’s children,” including commentary by Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

4/28/2021: PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Council Celebrates the Long-Awaited Passage of “Baby Prop C” by California Supreme Court

4/1/2021: Univision: “Programas y Servicios del Children’s Council” an interview with Children’s Council Chief Strategy & Impact Officer Yvette Renteria

3/11/2021: EdSource: Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer comments on “What the Federal Stimulus Bill Means to California’s Child Care Sector”

3/11/2021: KQED News Radio: Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer responds to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank about the child care crisis in California

2/5/2021: EdSource: “How the Biden Administration Will Impact California’s Child Care Crisis,” with commentary by Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

2/1/2021: SF Bayview: Mayor London Breed announces $25 million early education economic recovery program,” with commentary by Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

1/26/2021: KALW Radio: “Through the Night” Documents The U.S. Child Care Crisis,” a panel with Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer and filmmaker Loira Limbal

12/17/2020: San Francisco Chronicle: “It is Life Consuming,” life at a 24-hour child care program, with commentary by Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

12/11/2020: KQED TV: “Child Care System Stressed by Pandemic,” an interview with Children’s Council Chief Advancement Officer Amie Latterman and filmmaker Loira Limbal

11/2/2020: Redfin: 17 Solutions for Working from Home and Parenting, with a quote from Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

9/25/2020: KTVU: San Francisco nonprofit helps home-based child daycare operators

9/11/2020: KTVU: Will there be a shortage of child care in San Francisco as businesses reopen?

8/7/2020: Telemundo 48: Centros de cuidado de niños batallan durante la pandemia

8/3/2020: ABC-7 live panel with Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer: Experts address COVID-19’s impact on the future of preschool, daycare

8/3/2020: ABC-7: A Day in the Life of a San Francisco Preschool, featuring Children’s Council 2019 Family Child Care Provider Champion Barbara Ng

7/28/2020: KQED News: San Francisco Child Care Providers Are Hurting During Coronavirus Pandemic, with commentary by Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

7/27/2020: KQED Forum with Michael Krasny: “COVID-19 Prompts Child Care Crisis Across California” with commentary by Children’s Council

6/29/2020: San Francisco Examiner Op-Ed by Children’s Council CEO Gina M. Fromer: “What Kind of World Will We Leave Behind for Our Children?”

10/5/2020: Bay Area Reporter: SF Mayor nominates gay man to SFMTA board with quote from Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

6/22/2020: Medium: “The Pandemics Rage On. Who Will Take Care of the Children?” by Children’s Council CEO Gina M. Fromer

6/11/2020: KCBS Radio: Ask An Expert About Child Care, an interview with Children’s Council CEO Gina M. Fromer and Child Care Law Center’s Kim Kruckel

6/1/2020: San Francisco News: Officials Secure $1 Million to Support Child Care Providers

5/27/2020: Univision: Guarderías y centros de cuidado empiezan a implementar nuevos protocolos de seguridad (Nurseries and care centers begin to implement new security protocols)

5/8/2020: San Francisco Chronicle (front page): “Who Will Watch the Kids? Bay Area Child Care Providers Shutting Down” with commentary by Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

5/8/2020: San Francisco Chronicle (front page Bay Area section): Popular Summer Camp in Bankruptcy

5/1/2020: ABC-7: “Home-based child care programs searching for answers during shelter-in-place” with commentary by Children’s Council CEO Gina Fromer

5/1/2020: San Francisco Chronicle: “What Does Feminism Look Like Without Child Care? It’s Not Pretty.” by Children’s Council Board Chair Anna Nordberg

4/5/2020: San Francisco Chronicle: “A Working Parent’s Shelter-in-Place Quandary – Pay for Child Care They Can’t Use?” with commentary by Children’s Council Chief Advancement Amie Latterman

2/7/2020: First5 Summit Spotlights Equity in Action

10/9/2019: City to Award $30MM in Stipends to SF Early Educators

9/14/2019: The fight is not over: business groups appeal “Baby” Prop C

7/29/2019: KALW Radio Panel with CEO Gina M. Fromer: The Rising Cost of Child Care

7/12/2019: It’s official — “Baby Prop C” is safe!

6/21/2019: “Baby Prop C” is going to court: join in the fight!

3/14/2019: El Tecolote: Anti-Tax Advocacy Group Tries to Block SF Voter-Sponsored Funding for Education 

3/12/2019: Blue Ribbon Commission Releases Ambitious Statewide Plan for ECE in CA 

2/3/2019: San Jose Mercury News: The Crushing Quest Bay Area Parents Face for Child Care

2/1/2019: ABC7: The Trauma of Parental Separation

1/29/2019: Children’s Council’s Raegan Sales Appointed to SF Food Security Task Force

11/1/2018: USA Today: Children’s Council’s Healthy Apple Program Makes National News

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

1/24/2018: 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:  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: 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

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

1/6/2016: 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: 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: San Francisco Chronicle: Mayor Ed Lee Announces Preschool Expansion

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