National, state, and local research, policy and advocacy to improve the lives of kids

Both individual and organization members are important to the collective impact of The Children's Movement of California. No matter how you sign up, you'll get all the Movement has to offer. But if you can, please join as an organization.

Join The Children's Movement of California!

Joining simply means being identified as "Pro-Kid" and wanting children prioritized in state policymaking. You'll also receive updates and information about key kids' issues and campaigns.

Joining as an Organization?

what's the difference?

Early Education Supporters

See the budget request letter to Governor Brown and the full list of signatories below. You can download the letter complete with names and logos here.


Invest in Quality Early Education Funding in the 2015-2016 Budget

Dear Governor Brown,

The Legislature has expressed its strong commitment to quality early care and education programs for our state’s youngest learners. We urge you to prioritize early learning investments as well and sign a budget package that puts young children and families front and center.

With your leadership, California can take steps to rebuild the early care and education infrastructure needed to move families out of poverty, to make working families self-sufficient, and to provide our earliest learners with opportunities that will support greater academic achievements and lifelong well-being.

Research shows that high-quality early care and education significantly narrows the readiness gap, reduces the high school dropout rate and leads to savings from lower costs related to special education, public assistance and crime. In short, it is one of the best investments you can make to ensure the future success of our state.

Our organizations – representing key business, child care and preschool provider, early education and community groups – urge you to take this critical step toward fulfilling our responsibility to our youngest learners. We firmly believe that your actions will result in positive social, academic and economic outcomes for decades to come.

4Cs of Alameda County
4Cs of San Mateo County
211 California
211 LA County
A Place Called Home
A World Fit For Kids!
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors
AccountMate Software Corp.
Active Advisors, Inc.
Advancement Project
AIM Early Intervention Program
ALearn
Alifano Technologies, LLC
American Academy of Pediatrics- California
Amy Fuller Translations
Ann & George’s Bed and Breakfast
Aspire Public Schools
Association of California School Administrators
Autism Health Insurance Project
B. Kilmer & Associates Playgrounds
BANANAS
Banning Police Activities League
Barbara Stroud Training
Bay Area Council
Berkeley organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County
Black Parallel School Board
BlueSkies for Children
Bohbot & Riles, PC
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
Bring Me A Book
Cafe Coop
California Alliance for Arts Education
California Alliance of African American Educators
California Alternative Payment Program Association
California Child Care Coordinators Association
California Child Care Resource & Referral Network
California Child Development Administrators Association
California Children's Academy
California Church IMPACT
California Competes
California Democrats for Education Reform
California Dental Hygienists' Association
California Food Policy Advocates
California Head Start Association
California Infant Development Association
California Mathematics Council
California Police Activities League
California School Nurses Organization
California School-Age Consortium
California Science Teachers Association
California State PTA
Californians for Quality Early Learning
Cambridge Community Center
Campbell Adult & Community Education
Campbell Unified School District
Campus Kids Connection, Inc.
CAPE Head Start
CAPPA Children's Foundation
CASA of San Mateo County
CASA of Tulare County
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Caulder Lamm Alliance for Children, Inc.
Center for Early Learning Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Center for Ecoliteracy
Central California Children's Institute
Chamber of Commerce, Mountain View
Chicano Federation of San Diego County
Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County
Child and Family Policy Institute of California
Child Care Law Center
Child Care Links
Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County
Child Development Associates, Inc.
Child Development Resources (CDR) of Ventura County, Inc.
Childcare-Gentle Start
Children Now
Children's Bureau
Children's Council of San Francisco
Children's Defense Fund-California
Children's Network of Solano County
Coastside Children's Programs
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Common Sense Kids Action
Community Action Partnership of Madera County
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. Child Care Resource Connection
Community Child Care Council - 4C's of Alameda County
Community Engagement Initiatives
Community Gatepath
Community Health Partnership
Community Investment Strategies
Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
Community Resources for Children
Comprehensive Child Development
Congregation Beth Am
Contra Costa Child Care Council
Contra Costa Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development
County of San Mateo
Daly City Partnership
Davis Street Family Resource Center
Del Norte Child Care Council
Delta College
Diana Casanova Photography
Dolly's Nursery School
Early Childhood Education Professional Development 
Early Childhood Laboratory School
Early Edge
East Bay Children's Law Offices
East Side Union High School District Child Development Program
Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc.
Educators 4 Excellence
Edventure More
Ehret Family Winery
Ellis Alden Vineyards
EMC Insurance Services, Inc.
EMC Research
Every Neighborhood Partnership
Extended Child Care Coalition
Families in Good Health
Families NOW
Family Child Care Council
Family Connections
Family Resource & Referral Center
Family Service Association
FarFaria
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California
First 5 Alameda
First 5 Association of California
First 5 Contra Costa
First 5 Del Norte
First 5 Fresno
First 5 Glenn
First 5 Humboldt
First 5 Kern
First 5 Lake
First 5 Los Angeles
First 5 Marin
FIRST 5 Mendocino
First 5 Monterey
First 5 Napa
First 5 Nevada
First 5 Placer
First 5 San Benito
First 5 San Joaquin
First 5 San Luis Obispo
First 5 San Mateo
First 5 Santa Barbara
First 5 Santa Clara
First 5 Santa Cruz
First 5 Siskiyou
First 5 Solano
First 5 Sonoma
First 5 Tehama
First 5 Yolo
Foster Care Counts
Friends Committee on Legislation of California
Friends of the Family
Full Court Press Communications
Funding the Next Generation
Future Partners
Gallagher-Chapman Insurance
George Stafford & Associates
Girls Club of Los Angeles
Girls, Inc. of Alameda
Go Kids, Inc
GRACE
Grail Family Services
Great Oakland Public Schools
GRIP, Homeless Family Shelter
Grupe Commercial
Grupe Real Estate
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce
Happy Harte Preschool
Harbour Consulting
Hatchuel Tabernik & Associates
Healing Hearts "one at a time" Anger Management / D.V.
Health Connected
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County
Healthy Cities Tutoring
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Imperial County Early Care & Education Planning Council
Inn at Mavericks
Inner-City Arts
Innovation Bridge, Inc.
InPlay
Inspired Learning - Education Enrichment
Institute for Human and Social Development, Inc.
Institute for Maximum Human Potential
Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay
Jose Valdes Math Institute
Jumpstart for Young Children - Southern California
K to College
Kidango
Kidaptive, Inc.
Kids Campus Youth Center
Kids' Own Wisdom
Knuckit.com
Krause Center for Innovation
LA Best Babies Network
League of Women Voters of California
Legal Advocates for Children & Youth
Lemonade Creative Consulting
Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation
Lex Machina
Local Early Education Planning Council
Santa Clara County Office of Education
Los Altos United Methodist Church
Los Angeles Education Partnership
Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health
Los Angeles Universal Preschool
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Lutheran Office of Public Policy - California
Making Change for Children
MamásConPoder.org
Marin Child Care Council
Marin County Child Care Commission
Marin County School Volunteers
MarinKids
Merced County Office of Education/Abriendo Puertas Program
Mikay and Associates
Milestones Early Childhood Learning Center
Mind Spark Custom Learning Solutions
Modoc County Office of Education
MomsRising.org
Monterey County Board of Supervisors
Mothers' Club Family Learning Center
Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Challenge Team
National Center for Youth Law
National Human Development Foundation, Inc.
National Laboratory for Education Transformation
New Teacher Center
North Bay Leadership Council
North Coast Opportunities
Nuestra Casa
Nurse-Family Partnership
Oak Grove School District
Oakland Literacy Coalition
Oakland Reads 2020
Oakland Rotary KinderPrep
On the Capitol Doorstep
One East Palo Alto
Optimal Solutions Consulting
Options for Learning
Oxnard Police Activities League
Pacific Community Solutions, Inc.
Para Los Ninos
Parent Institute for Quality Education
Parent Leader Training Institute
Parent Revolution
Parents' Action for Children
Pathways LA
PDI Surgery Center
Peninsula Family Service
Photography4Good
Positive Discipline Community Resources
Professional Association for Childhood Education
Project Read
Promise Land Preschool
Proyecto Pastoral
Puente de la Costa Sur
Raineth Housing LP
Raising A Reader
Read to Me Project
Reading and Beyond
Reading Partners
ReadyNation
Rebekah Children's Services
Redwood City 2020
Redwood City Library Foundation
Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce
Regarding Baby
Resource Development Associates
Revive
Rogers Family Foundation
Rollman Properties
RPM Consulting
Sacramento District Dental Society
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Saratoga
San Carlos Chamber of Commerce
San Diego League of Women Voters
San Jacinto Unified School District
San Joaquin County Family Child Care Association
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
San Jose Unified School District
San Luis Obispo County Child Care Planning Council
San Mateo County Child Care Partnership Council
San Mateo County Community College
San Mateo County Economic Development Association
San Mateo County Office of Education
San Mateo County Probation Department
San Mateo County School Boards Association
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Santa Clara County Board of Education
Santa Clara County Office of Education
Santa Clara County Office of Education State Preschool
Santa Cruz County Parents Association
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2)
SJB Child Development Centers
Smallify
Smith River Rancheria (Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation)
Solano Family & Children's Services
Somos Mayfair
South San Francisco Unified School District
Southern CA Valley Association for the Education of Young Children
Speak To Children
Special Connections Family Resource Center
Special Needs Network, Inc.
St. Elizabeth's Day Home
Stanislaus Community Foundation
Stone Soup Fresno
Strong Start
Students Matter
Sub-Versions
Sunnyvale Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Supportive Services, Inc.
Target Excellence
Teach For America - California
Temple Israel of Alameda
The Arc of California
The Bicycle Coffee Co.
The Big Lift
The Children's Center at CSUSB
The Children's Movement Fresno
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
The Grupe Company
The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education
The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE)
The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation
The Respect Institute
The Rhythmic Arts Project
The Westly Foundation
The Women's Foundation of California
Tinytown Family Childcare
Tot Industries
United Way Silicon Valley
United Ways of California
Unity Care
Valley Oak Children's Services
Venice Family Clinic
Violence Prevention Coalition
Virago Theatre Company
Vision y Compromiso
Watch Me Grow
WHH Foundation
Wilson Preschool
Women Inspiring Girls To Grow, Inc.
Worksite Wellness LA
Wu Yee Children's Services
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
YMCA of Silicon Valley
YMCA of the Central Bay Area
Yolo County Office of Education
Youth Policy Institute
ZERO TO THREE Western Office