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Aug 0
Aug 0

Revisiting the Big Lift

As we work to ensure that every child in Santa Clara County gets the strong start they deserve, it’s worth looking around at other early care and education initiatives across the country to see how other folks are doing it, and to remind ourselves that we are part of a movement. The recent release of […]

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Jul 2
Jul 2

2018 Kids Count data book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2018 Kids Count data book has just been released and continues to paint a concerning picture for California’s children – beginning with the foreword. In the run-up to the 2020 Census, the report lays out the challenges for the Census that result in significant undercounts of young children, particularly low-income […]

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Jul 0
Jul 0

Early Childhood Workforce Index 2018

UC Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Child Care Employment released its 2018 Early Childhood Workforce Index last month and, like the inaugural 2016 edition, the story is grim. The ECE workforce, approximately 2 million strong, earns less than 2/3 of the median wage in every state – putting them in the category of “low […]

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