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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
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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
Oct 0

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

Information on Santa Clara County Measure A

With the elections coming up this November, it’s important to take a look at what’s on the ballot. What is Measure A? Measure A is an extension of an existing one-eighth cent sales tax passed by the voters in 2012. Measure A will secure approximately $50 million annually for County services including public safety, trauma […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

Getting Down To Facts – Again

Earlier this week saw the release of the Getting Down To Facts II studies from Stanford University Graduate School of Education and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). The full suite of 36 studies and accompanying policy briefs and resources are available here. It’s an enormous body of work that has been synthesized into six […]

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Aug 0
Aug 0

Santa Clara County Office of Education releases Early Learning Facilities Study

Santa Clara County Officeof Education (SCCOE) has just released its report of its study into the current state of early learning facilities in the county (here). The study found that there are nearly 32,000 children ages 0-5 years in Santa Clara County that are in need of, yet do not have access to, licensed, quality […]

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