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.
Children’s Council sponsors our local chapter of Parent Voices, a parent-led grassroots organization working to make quality child care affordable and accessible to all families.
Media Coverage & Blog Posts
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!
3/14/2019: El Tecolote: Anti-Tax Advocacy Group Tries to Block SF Voter-Sponsored Funding for Education
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
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 Reporter — Children’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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8/16/16: Child Care is Good for Business
11/6/2015: Share Your Voice: Urgent Community Events
7/7/2015: In response to Washington Post: Is Universal Child Care the Next Big Liberal Cause?