Quality Counts Santa Cruz County – Quality Rating and Improvement System Early Education Incentives and Staff Retention Project (AB212) Central Coast Early Care and Education Conference Together for Kindergarten – Linking Pre-School to Kindergarten
Raising of America Film Series and Community Dialogue Thrive by Three Early Childhood Fund Santa Cruz City Children’s Fund Santa Cruz County CORE Investment Call to Action – Join Us
Early Care, Education and After-School Care – Master Plan, 2018-2023 Early Care and Education Needs Assessment, 2016-2021 Child Care Expansion Priority Report, 2018
Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes Childhood Advisory Council Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Packets Subsidized Programs Consortium Meeting Agendas and Minutes
The Santa Cruz County Childhood Advisory Council (CAC) is a clear and consistent voice for the early care and education of our children (including birth- 13). Our ongoing message is designed to shape public policy so that the needs of young children come first. Our role as a council is to make the case thatRead more about Early Care, Education and After-School Care Master Plan (2018 – 2023)[…]
In 2016-17, a 2-part film series hosted by the Childhood Advisory Council brought the community together to learn more about the issues affecting our families with young children and how the community can help improve their well-being.
On behalf of the Santa Cruz County Child Care Planning Council (the Council), it gives us great pleasure to present the 2013 Santa Cruz Master Plan for Early Care and Education. The plan, which is updated every five years, sets out the guiding principles that ground our vision for early child care services, and theRead more about 2013-18 Master Plan for Early Care & Education[…]
Telling an audience of 150 preschool and kindergarten teachers, “We’ve got a real treat in store for you today,” Superintendent Michael Watkins opened the 8th annual Together for Kindergarten Forum by introducing Tandy Beal, one of Santa Cruz County’s most articulate and accomplished advocates for movement education.
“He was very angry. He was scratching his face, kicking, and screaming,” Carrie Giddings, a preschool teacher, said of one of her students during his first days in her class at Kruse Elementary School in northern Colorado.
As I reflect on the joys of rocking my newest grandbaby, I am so grateful her mom is among the 1 in 5 who does not “have to” go back to work next week. As this tiny infant turns 6 weeks old today, it’s the time when 4 out of 5 of parents must returnRead more about Carole Mulford: All Kids Deserve Quality Early Care[…]