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Governor Newsom releases the January Budget Proposal

Governor Gavin Newsom’s much anticipated, and much foreshadowed, January Budget proposal was released at 11 a.m. and early care and education (ECE) advocates didn’t need to read beyond the first page of the 280 page budget summary to see child care referenced as a “building block necessity”.  The rest of the proposal summary includes a […]

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Dec 0
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California’s child care deserts are still dry

Earlier this month the Center for American Progress released an update of its reporting into America’s child care deserts. In 2016, CAP introduced a working definition of child care deserts, areas with an insufficient supply of licensed child care, defining them as census tracts were there were more than three times as many children under […]

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Dec 0
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Assemblymember Kevin McCarty Introduces a Pre-K for All Legislative Package

Democratic state Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, a steadfast champion of early learning, has introduced a package of bills intended to greatly increase access to preschool for low-income children across California. One bill (AB 123) would spend $1.3 billion over three years to increase the number of slots in California’s State Preschool Program (CSPP) from approximately 175,000 […]

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Nov 1
Nov 1

The Impact of the Voter’s Information Guide

Strong Start of Santa Clara County, in collaboration with Kids in Common (a program of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte) and the Local Early Education Planning Council of Santa Clara County, published the Santa Clara County Voter’s Guide On Children’s Issues four weeks prior to the November 6th elections. You can see the guide at sccvoteforkids.org. For […]

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Nov 0
Nov 0

Non-Profits Funded Through Measure A

  Are interested you in expanded access to high quality learning for ages 0-8? Take a look at Measure A on the ballot this coming November. Measure A can potentially continue funds for nonprofit organizations that provide family and children services, including early childhood education and care. Here are some organizations that received funding through […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

A list of the local measures in Santa Clara County

Education is on the ballot this year. Stay informed and read more about the measures in the upcoming election. Ballot measures can potentially help create safer classrooms and increase access to high quality early childhood education. Every vote is important in the election. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to vote for the issues that […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Santa Clara County Board of Education Supports Measure A

The Santa Clara County Board of Education (SCCBOE) passed a resolution affirming its support for Measure A at their October 10th meeting, citing their goals of equitable access to early care, health and education, strengthening services for foster and homeless youth, and continuing school support programs such as School Linked Services. The resolution passed with […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Education Ballot Initiatives in Santa Clara County

Education is in the local election this November. Take a look at all education related ballot items below: Measure A: Sales Tax Measure W: West Valley – Mission Community College District, School Bond Measure X: Gavilan Joint Community College District, School Bond Measure Y: Palo Alto Unified School District, Term Limits Measure Z: Palo Alto […]

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Oct 0
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Santa Clara County Voter’s Guide On Children’s Issues

Even though they do not vote, the nearly 438,000 children living in Santa Clara County deserve elected officials who understand how funding and policy decisions impact their lives. Too often, children are lost in a long list of priorities. However, decisions made today about investing in children’s safety, health, education and economic security have long-term […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

How to learn more about Measure A

Services to children and families are on the ballot this November. Measure A is an extension of a one-eighth cent sales tax passed by the voters in 2012. The measure needs a simple majority to pass approximately $50 million annually for County services including public safety, trauma and emergency care, affordable housing, supportive services for […]

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