The Alameda County Early Care and Education (ECE) Program was established in 1993 to advise and make recommendations to policy makers to ensure that all children and families have access to quality child care that educates children and enriches their lives.
This program coordinates the Alameda County ECE Planning Council, overseeing the County’s Early Learning Center, conducting child care feasibility studies in new, leased, or renovated County buildings, analyzing public policy, cultivating partnerships to strengthen ECE resources, and provides professional development training to employees of subsidized ECE programs throughout the County. The Planning Council tracks, analyze and makes recommendations on federal, state and local legislation and funding to advocate for the advancement of child care systems through an equitable lens.
The Alameda County Early Care and Education Program values advocacy and public policy activism; emphasis on children’s overall needs; quality early care and education for all children of varying backgrounds; building relationships between families, providers and community resources; the development and implementation of cultural competency in the community; and training the community and spreading information.
In 2020, The Alameda County ECE Program plans to focus on:
The ECE Planning Council wants to protect and increase child care access for all children, increase and reform rates to expand access and reflect true regional cost, increase and sustain child care subsidies, and build and expand child care spaces for more children.
They want to build and improve child care facilities, increase health and safety standards and practices and increase the quality of other supports.
The Planning Council will try to increase workforce wages and benefits as well as enhance professional development opportunities. Supportive ServicesThey plan on increasing mental health and behavioral support services while increasing systems navigation resources for families and providers.
They plan on increasing mental health and behavioral support services while increasing systems navigation resources for families and providers.
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