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Legislative Champions: Standing up for Child Care Providers and Working Families

By |May 24th, 2022|Child Care Providers, Member Voices|

THANK YOU California State Senator Steven Bradford, State Senator Nancy Skinner, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, State Senator Toni G. Atkins, California State Representative Miguel Santiago, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Assemblymember Isaac G. Bryan, and Assemblywoman Mia Bonta

A Day Without Child Care: A National Day of Action

By |May 9th, 2022|Child Care Providers, Member Voices, Press|

On Monday, May 9th, child care providers, parents, and families across the country hosted A Day Without Child Care: A National Day of Action. For generations, child care providers have been fighting for equitable access to affordable child care and better pay and working conditions for providers but their needs are still not being met.

Happy Provider Appreciation Day!

By |May 6th, 2022|Child Care Providers, Member Voices|

Provider Appreciation Day is celebrated the Friday before Mother’s Day every year to recognize child care providers, teachers, and other educators of young children everywhere. Child care providers are the educators, the counselors, the cheerleaders, the shoulder students cry on, and the inspiration the future takes with them as they grow and develop into strong contributors to society.

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

By |May 5th, 2022|Member Voices|

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This year's AAPI theme is Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration, which focuses on "efforts in advancing leaders in the Federal and DC governments." Learn about the benefits and process of becoming a US citizen by joining our [Read more]

Limited paid time off hurts family child care providers the most

By |January 26th, 2022|Child Care Providers, Member Voices|

“When you find yourself working day in and day out without taking time to recharge your mind and body…burnout will start to set in,” says Renaldo Sanders, a family child care provider in the city of Compton. Renaldo has been a child care provider for over 35 years and provides care for the bus [Read more]

Let’s Make Our Voices Heard for School Cleanliness!

By |January 14th, 2022|Member Voices|

  This is our chance to sound the alarm to State Legislators that we need clear guidelines for cleaning standards to ensure clean and safe schools for students and staff all across the state. There are currently NO statewide cleaning and sanitation standards for our schools which means that the cleanliness of our schools [Read more]

“We all have that same worry…” The uncertainty of retirement for a childcare provider

By |November 2nd, 2021|Child Care Providers, Member Voices|

Unfortunately, not having enough money for retirement is a reality for far too many family child care providers. Without savings or a retirement plan, providers who dedicate years teaching and caring for our children are forced to spend their senior years in poverty.

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