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Supporters of Early Childhood Education Campaign

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A diverse mix of over 500 organizations support asking the Governor for more investments


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May 31, 2017

Dear Governor Brown, Legislative Leadership, and Budget Conferees:

As you head into thefinal stages of the state budget process, our organizations – representing key child care, preschool, business, labor, education, and community groups – urge you to continue to step up for California’s youngest children and working families who need quality early care.

We are thankful to see the May Revise Budget restore the multi-year agreement state leaders made last year to address the reimbursement rate crisis affecting early learning providers and make steady progress toward the state’s long-term goal of preschool access for all low-income children. While this budget proposal prevents undue harm to our early learning system, great unmet need remains in all parts of California. Today, two parents working full-time minimum-wage jobs earn “too much” to qualify for child care assistance, and 70,000 fewer children are served today than in 2007. The crisis is particularly acute for infants and toddlers – an estimated 90% of eligible babies are currently not served.

At a time when the typical single mother in California has to spend two-thirds of her paycheck on child care, when the cost of housing spirals out of too many people’s reach and when income inequality continues to widen, our state needs to be addressing fundamental causes of inequity and supporting services that help families move out of poverty. Investments in high-quality early childhood programs are an essential, and proven, tool to fighting social and economic inequity.

  • We request you first and foremost address the unintended consequence of the minimum wage increase and adopt crucial child care and preschool eligibility policies, including a continuous 12-month eligibility period, income eligibility guidelines based on current State Median Income (SMI) data, and increased exit eligibility levels.

Following the above foundational policy change we request you take steps to address the unmet need for child care and preschool by:

  • Increasing funding for the General Child Care and Alternative Payment programs to ensure flexible child care spaces are available to more infants and toddlers.
  • Enacting the May Revise commitment to expand the State Preschool Program, ensuring those spaces are full-day and can be utilized by non-LEA providers as well.

We thank you for supporting our state’s youngest children and their families and respectfully ask you to continue to be a strong, vocal champion on their behalf.

Sincerely,

10,000 Degrees

211 Alameda County (Eden I & R, Inc.)

211 LA County

211 Orange County

211 Sacramento County

4C Council of Santa Clara County, Inc.

A Place Called Home

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

Acknowledge Alliance

Act 4 Entertainment

Activating Teen Literacy

Active Advisors

Advancement Project

Advokids

After School All Stars, Los Angeles

Alameda County ECE Planning Council

Alifano Technologies

All Five

All Stars Helping Kids

Altadena Children's Center

Alum Rock Counseling Center

Alum Rock Union School District

American Academy of Pediatrics, California

American Association of University Women - Half Moon Bay Branch

Anago Consulting

Angles of Grace

Animal Rescue of Fresno

Apple Tree Dental

Armen Devejian Architect

Armory Center for the Arts

Arriba Juntos

Arthur J Gallagher & Co.

Arts Bridging the Gap

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California

Aspiranet

Avant-Garde Foster Family Agency

BANANAS, Inc.

Banning Police Activities League

Banning Police Department

Barbara Stroud Training & Consultation

Bay Area Central American Chamber of Commerce

Bay Area Council

Bay Area Tutoring Association & Code Writing Kids

Beats Rhymes and Life

Benu Chhabra Family Child Care

Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action

Bicycle Coffee

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California

Black Parallel School Board

BlueSkies for Children

Bohbot & Riles, PC Attorneys at Law

Bonnewit Development Services

Boulevard Skate Shop

Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley

Brighter Beginnings

Butte County Child Abuse Prevention Council

California Alliance for Arts Education

California Alliance of African American Educators

California Alliance of Caregivers

California Alternative Payment Program Association

California Alternative Payment Program Association Children's Foundation

California Association for the Education of Young Children

California Charter Schools Association

California Child Care Coordinators Association

California Child Care Resource & Referral Network

California Child Development Administrators Association

California Childcare Health Program

California Coalition for Equity in Early Care and Education

California Competes: Higher Education for a Strong Economy

California Family Child Care Network

California Food Policy Advocates

California Forward

California Head Start Association

California Health Collaborative

California School Nurses Organization

California School-Age Consortium

California WIC Association

Californians for Quality Early Learning

Campus Kids Connection, Inc.

Canal Alliance

CASA of Kings County

CASA of Lake & Mendocino Counties

CASA of Nevada County

CASA of San Mateo County

Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno

Caulder Lamm Alliance for Children, Inc.

Center for Ecoliteracy

Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research

Central California Educational Opportunity Center

Central Valley Children's Services Network

Changing Tides Family Services

Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County

Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin

Child and Family Policy Institute of California

Child Care Alliance Los Angeles

Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County

Child Care Law Center

Child Care Links

Child Care Partnership Council, San Mateo County

Child Care Providers United (AFSCME Local 3930)

Child Care Resource Center

Child Development Associates, Inc.

Children & Family Circle

Children and Family Policy Institute of California

Children Now

Children Today

Children's Bureau

Children's Institute, Inc.

Children's Network of Solano County

City of West Hollywood

City Without Orphans

Civicorps

Clinica Romero

Coastside Child Development Center

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth

Common Sense Kids Action

Community Action Partnership of Merced County

Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County, Inc.

Community Education Partnerships

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Community Health Initiative Napa County

Community Overcoming Relatiohship Abuse

Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley

Community Social Model Advocates

CommUniverCity San Jose

Concord Child Care Center, Inc.

Congregation Beth Am

Connections For Children

Contra Costa Child Care Council

Cope Family Center

County of San Mateo

Crystal Stairs, Inc.

Cultiva La Salud Merced

CuriOdyssey

Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative

Dance Me Fit

Davies & Associates

Diana Casanova Photography

Digital Deployment

Dog Gon' Clean Groomers

Drew Child Development Corporation

Eagles Nest Preschool

Early Childhood Mental Health Program

Early Edge California

Early Learning Lab

East Bay Agency for Children

East Bay Asian Youth Center

EcoBirth Women for Earth and Birth

Educare of California at Silicon Valley

Educate Our State

Educate78

Educators 4 Excellence

EduvativeThinking

Edventure More (CAMP EDMO)

El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center

Ellis Alden Vineyards

EMC Research

Escuela de la Raza Unida

ESUHSD Child Development Program

Eureka! Inclusive

Every Neighborhood Partnership

Everychild Foundation

Extended Child Care Coalition of Sonoma County

FACES SF

Fairfax-San Anselmo Children's Center

Faith In Action Bay Area

Families in Good Health

Families In Schools

Families NOW

Family Child Care Council

Family Paths, Inc

Family Service Association

Fierce FUNk

Fig Garden Rotary Club

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California

Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District

First 5 Alameda

First 5 Association of California

First 5 California

First 5 Contra Costa

First 5 Del Norte

First 5 Fresno

First 5 Imperial

First 5 LA

First 5 Madera

First 5 Monterey

First 5 Napa

First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission

First 5 Plumas

First 5 Sacramento

First 5 San Benito

First 5 San Bernardino

First 5 San Francisco

First 5 San Luis Obispo

First 5 San Mateo

First 5 Santa Clara

First 5 Santa Cruz

First 5 Tehama

First 5 Tulare

First 5 Yolo

First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, UCC

Fleur de Lis Salon

Focus Forward

Focus On Family Foundation

Footsteps Child Care, Inc.

Fowler Unified School District

Fremont Family Resource Center

Fresher Futures

Fresno Barrios Unidos

Fresno Council on Child Abuse Prevention

Fresno County Office of Education

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Fresno Housing Authority

Fresno Metro Ministry

Fresno Street Saints

Fresno Sunset Rotary

Friends Committee on Legislation of California

Friends of the Family

Full Court Press Communications

Funding the Next Generation

Future Is Now

Future Partners

Futures Without Violence

Galileo Learning

Gatepath

Girl Scouts of Central California

Girls Incorporated of Alameda County

Girls Leadership

Go Kids, Inc.

GO Public Schools

Golden Gate Regional Center

Good Samaritan Family Resource Center

GRACE, Inc.

Grail Family Services

Growing Up in Santa Cruz

Guatemalan American Chamber of Commerce

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce

Hamilton Families

Hands On Central California

Harbour Consulting

Healing Hearts "one at a time"

Health Connected

Healthier Kids Foundation

Healthy Cities Tutoring

Heart of Los Angeles

Hillsides

Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, San Francisco

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Howard Watkins Photography

Immigration Center for Women and Children

Imperial Valley Regional Occupation Project -- Project ACE

Infant Development Association, Southern Chapter

Infant Development Education Associates

Inland Empire United Way

Inner-City Arts

InnerCity Struggle

Innovate Public Schools

InPlay

Institute for Human and Social Development, Inc.

International Child Resource Institute

International Children Assistance Network

International Institute of Los Angeles

Issokson & Associates

Jeffrey Scott Agency

Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay

Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

JH Gardner Consulting

Juma Ventures

Jumpstart

Jumpstart - Southern California

Junior Blind of America

Junior League of Monterey County

Junior League of Orange County

Kern Community Foundation

Kidango, Inc.

Kindercare Education

Kings Canyon Unified School District

Kings Partnership for Prevention

Krause Center for Innovation

LA 2050

LA Conservation Corps

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

Latino Community Foundation

Law Offices of Barbara A. Goode

League of Women Voters of California

League of Women Voters San Diego

Learning Genie Inc.

Learning Links

Legal Advocates for Children and Youth

Lemonade Creative Consulting

Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation

Lilly's New Orleans Cafe

Lincoln

Little Manila Foundation

Little Seeds Children's Center

Live Oak Community Bridges

Live Oak Cradle to Career Initiative

Live Oak Elementary School

Local Early Education Planning Council of Santa Clara County

Los Altos United Methodist Church

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Los Angeles Education Partnership

Los Angeles Universal Preschool

Los Angeles Urban League

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford Children's Health

Lutheran Office of Public Policy - California

Making Change For Children

MamásConPoder

Marin County School Volunteers

MarinKids

Martinez Early Childhood Center, Inc.

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

Mi Familia Vota

Millbrae Nursery School

MindSpark Custom Learning Solutions

Mission: Readiness

MmM Design

Mockingbird Communications

MomsRising

Morgan Family Foundation

Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Challenge Team

NAACP Pomona Valley

New Teacher Center

Nicaraguan American Chamber of Commerce, Northern California

North Bay Leadership Council

Northern Director's Group

Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto

Oakland Leaf Foundation

Optimal Solutions Consulting

Options for Learning

Orange County United Way

Our Children LA

Our Family Coalition

Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment

Pacific Community Solutions, Inc.

Pacific Oaks Children's School

Pacoima Beautiful

Parent Legislative Action for Education

Parent Revolution

Parent Voices

Parent Voices Oakland

Parent Voices of Sonoma County

Parent Voices Solano

Parents as Teachers National Center

Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center

Partners In Impact

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

Peace Over Violence

Peninsula Bridge

Peninsula Family Service

People Acting in Community Together

Peter Pan Schools

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

PICO California

Plumas CASA

Poverello House

Prevent Blindness Northern California/See Well to Learn

Prevent Child Abuse California

Pro Youth and Families

Professional Association of Childhood Educators

Project Edquity

Promise Land Preschool

Propper Daley

Providence Saint John's Child & Family Development

Proyecto Pastoral

Public Counsel

Public Interest Advocacy

Puente de la Costa Sur

Quality Matters Monterey County

Raineth Housing

Rape Counseling Services of Fresno

Ravenswood Child Development Center

Reading and Beyond

Reading Bonanza in the Park

Reading Heart

ReadyNation CA

Recess Urban Recreation

Redwood City 2020

Redwood City Education Foundation

Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce

Regional Asthma Management & Prevention

Requa Inn

Resource Development Associates

Restorative Justice League and Educational Consulting

Restorative Schools Vision Project

Richmond Community Foundation

Rise Together Bay Area

River City Democratic Club of West Sacramento

Roberts Family Development Center

RodArte

Rodriguez Strategies

Sacramento Children's Museum

Sacramento City Unified School District

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Safe Place for Youth

Saffron Strand, Inc.

Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund

San Benito County Police Activities League

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

San Carlos Chamber of Commerce

San Diego Organizing Project

San Diego Workforce Partnership

San Francisco Organizing Network for Education

San Gabriel Valley Child Abuse Prevention Council

San Joaquin Children's Alliance

San Joaquin Family Resource and Referral Center

San Luis Obispo County Child Care Planning Council

San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce

San Mateo County Economic Development Association

San Mateo County Human Services Agency

San Mateo County Office of Education

Santa Clara County Office of Cultural Competency

Santa Cruz Community Health Centers

Santa Cruz County Child Care Planning Council

SCUSD Youth Development Support Services Expanded Learning Programs

  • A M Winn Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Abraham Lincoln Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • AIEP Expanded Learning Programs
  • Albert Einstein Middle School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Ambassadors Program Expanded Learning Programs
  • American Legion High School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Bowling Green Expanded Learning Programs
  • Boys & Girls Club-(E.I.Baker) Expanded Learning Programs
  • Bret Harte Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • C K McClatchy High School Expanded Learning Programs
  • California Middle School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Camellia Basic Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Caroline Wenzel Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary School Expanded Learning Programs
  • City Hall Expanded Learning Programs
  • David Lubin Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Earl Warren Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Edward Kemble Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Elder Creek Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Ethel I Baker Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Ethel Phillips Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Fern Bacon Middle School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Fr. Keith B Kenny Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Golden Empire Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • H W Harkness Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Health Professions High School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Hiram W Johnson High School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Hollywood Park Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Isador Cohen Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • James W Marshall Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • John Bidwell Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • John Cabrillo Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • John D Sloat Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • John F Kennedy High School Expanded Learning Programs
  • John Still K-8 School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Kit Carson Middle School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Leataata Floyd (21st) Expanded Learning Programs
  • Leataata Floyd (ASES) Expanded Learning Programs
  • Luther Burbank High School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Mark Twain Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Expanded Learning Programs
  • Meadow Glen-(Caesar Chavez) Expanded Learning Programs
  • New Joseph Bonnheim Expanded Learning Programs
  • Nicholas Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • O W Erlewine Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Oak Ridge Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Pacific Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Parkway Elementary School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Peter Burnett Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Phoenix Park-(Parkway) Expanded Learning Programs
  • Pony Express Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • PS-7 Expanded Learning Programs
  • Rosa Parks K-8 School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Rosemont High School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Sac High Expanded Learning Programs
  • Sam Brannan Middle School Expanded Learning Programs
  • Sol Aureus Expanded Learning Programs
  • Susan B Anthony Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Tahoe Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Theodore Judah Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Will C Wood Middle School Expanded Learning Programs
  • William Land Elementary Expanded Learning Programs
  • Woodbine Elementary Expanded Learning Programs

SEIU California

SELPA 1 CAC

Sententia Vera, LLC

Shasta Community Health Center

Sierra Nevada Children's Services

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits

Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust

Silver Giving Foundation

SJB Child Development Centers

SMALLIFY

Social Justice Learning Institute

Sojourner Truth Museum of African American Art

Solano Community Foundation

Solano County Licensed Family Child Care Association

Solano Family & Children's Services

Somos Mayfair

South Stockton Schools Initiative

Special Needs Network

St. Mary's Center

Stanislaus County Office of Education

Stone Soup Fresno

Students For Education Reform

Students Matter

Summit Bank

Sunday Friends

Sunnyvale Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center

Super Stars Literacy

Supportive Services Inc.

Ten Strands

Tender Greens

The Alliance for Education Solutions

The Avalos Foundation

The BASIC Fund

The Big Lift

The Children's Clinic

The Children's Movement Fresno

The Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers

The Education Trust - West

The Gabriella Foundation

The GreenHouse

The Inn at Mavericks

The Jamestown Community Center

The Latin American & Carribean Business Chamber of Commerce

The Little Mud Puddles Learning Center, Inc.

The Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health

The Lynn Family Fund at the San Diego Foundation

The PARENT Notebook

The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation

The Rhythmic Arts Project

The SAM Initiative

The Science of Teaching

The Silicon Valley Organization

Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies

Thrive Alliance of Nonprofits, San Mateo

Time for Kids

Toddle Flexible Preschool

Tracy Family Resource Center

Trauma Camp

True North Klamath Local Organizing Committee

UC Davis Upward Bound

Un Mundo de Amigos Preschool

United Way Fresno and Madera Counties

United Ways of California

Unity Care

University Council - AFT Retiree Chapter

UpValley Family Centers

Urban Design Center

Valley Care Community Consortium

Valley Children's Healthcare

Valley Dream Center

Valley Oak Children's Services

Valley Public Broadcasting

Valley Wine Connection

Venture Leadership Consulting

Vision View Partners

Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services

Watch Me Grow, Gatepath

Way Up Sacramento

Westlake

WHH Foundation

Women's Empowerment

Woodstock Child Development Center

Words Alive

Worksite Wellness LA

World of Powerful Youth

Wu Yee Children's Services

YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

YMCA of Silicon Valley

YMCA of the Central Bay Area

YMCA Santa Monica

Yolo County Office of Education

Yolo Mutual Housing Association

Young Minds Advocacy Project

Youth Alliance

Youth Leadership Institute

Youth Policy Institute

ZERO TO THREE, Western Office

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