New resource on parent-powered child care from Community Equity Collaborative
Families in Silicon Valley are facing a renewed crisis of child care. As schools extend distance learning into the fall, the demand for new, pandemic-driven child care spaces will balloon by the tens of thousands over the next few months.
While school systems, child care providers, and county leaders are moving quickly to help close the child care gap, the realities of limited funding, facility space and staffing present significant barriers to finding a systemic child care solution.
The Community Equity Collaborative has joined 4Cs and the SMC COVID-19 Child Care Response Team to create some quick tips on parent-powered solutions to child care during the pandemic.
The Community Equity Collaborative was founded by Menlo Park residents Dana Chung, Heather Hopkins and Timi Brock Most. Its goal is to launch and support initiatives for educational equity and early learning on the San Francisco Peninsula.