December Events & Updates
Friday, December 18


Thanks to all who spoke and wrote letters on behalf of OECE’s request for the first wave of funding for the Economic Recovery Plan for ECE providers. The funding request is expected to go before the full board of supervisors for a final vote on their release next Tuesday. San Francisco ECE programs can expect a roll out of much needed grants to shore up programs early in the new year.

We’ve included an urgent ask in this newsletter. The Community Vaccine Advisory Committee will meet again next week—sign the petition today to prioritize ECE educators for COVID-19 vaccinations. The petition is linked in the first box below.

This newsletter also has two surveys for your feedback. The first provides the opportunity for further response to the December 14 CDE meeting on equity through preschool early intervention and third grade alignment. The second is a California ECE workforce study by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, and offers $100 gift certificates to respondents.

The CPAC General Meeting Department of Public Health and OECE/First 5 survey result presentations and notes requested after the 12/9 meeting are also provided, as well as virtual workshops and conference offerings—with CA AEYC’s Super Bird rates still available through December 21.

On behalf of ECESF I wish you calm, peacefulness, and health,
Sara Hicks-Kilday
ECESF Director
Urgent: Action needed by 12/20 to Prioritize ECE educators for COVID protection
Sign the urgent petition to protect early childcare providers by prioritizing them for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Childcare sites have kept their doors open through the pandemic to care for the children of healthcare providers and other frontline workers. Add your name TODAY to demand that California policy and health leaders prioritize vaccinating the early childcare workforce! For more information about the plea to California health officials, visit the CSCCE page here.
Feedback Requested: State Plan & Workforce Study
Addressing Equity through Preschool, Early Intervention Survey

This survey is meant for individuals who attended the December 14 meeting and would like to provide additional open response information about their answers to polling questions; and for individuals who were unable to attend the meeting and would like to share information with the CDE on how to address equity through preschool, early intervention and preschool through third grade alignment.

At the end of the survey, individuals can express interest in working more deeply on these focus areas with the CDE and share contact information.

This survey has five sections and also an additional section for stakeholder engagement. At the end of each section, select Next to proceed to the next section. Most questions in this survey are required to be answered, except those noted as optional. Please answer all questions from 'Your point of view'. This survey should take about 15-30 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about this survey, please submit them to:
California ECE Workforce Study—Survey for Center-Based Educators
Enter drawing for $100 Gift!
You are invited to participate in the California Early Care & Education Workforce Study. The study is conducted by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at the University of California, Berkeley. We are surveying all center-based teaching staff in the state, regardless of whether their program is currently open or closed and whether they have been laid off, furloughed, or out of work due to health considerations.
The California ECE Workforce Study will provide important information on the challenges faced by educators due to the COVID-19 pandemic – including health and safety, resources, and economic concerns. By participating in the study, you will help us provide a picture of the California early care and education workforce, which will inform policies that support your needs and those of early educators across the state.
You are not required to complete the survey. At the end of the survey, you may choose to provide your name and email address to be entered in a drawing for one of fifty $100 Visa gift cards, as a thank you for your time. The drawing will be held in January 2021.
Se le invita a participar en el Estudio de la fuerza laboral en el cuidado y educación de la primera infancia de CaliforniaEl Centro para el Estudio del Empleo en Cuidado Infantil (CSCCE) de la Universidad de California, Berkeley lleva a cabo este estudio. Estamos encuestando a todo el personal docente de centros del estado, sin importar que su programa esté abierto o cerrado actualmente y de si se le ha despedido, si se le ha dado licencia para ausentarse del trabajo sin goce de sueldo (furloughed) o si no tiene trabajo debido a consideraciones de salud.
El Estudio de la fuerza laboral en el cuidado y educación de la primera infancia de California proporcionará información importante sobre los retos que enfrentan los educadores debido a la pandemia de la COVID-19, incluidos los de salud y seguridad, recursos y preocupaciones económicas. Al participar en el estudio, nos ayudará a proporcionar un cuadro de la fuerza laboral en el cuidado y educación de la primera infancia de California, que fundamentará políticas que apoyan sus necesidades y las de los educadores de la primera infancia en todo el estado.
A usted no se le requiere completar la encuesta. Al final de la encuesta, puede elegir proporcionar su nombre y dirección de correo electrónico para participar en un sorteo para una de cincuenta tarjetas de regalo VISA de $100, en agradecimiento por su tiempo. El sorteo se llevará a cabo en enero de 2021.
If you have any trouble with your link or if you have any questions about the study, you can call E&W Research at 866-637-6393.
Si tiene algún problema con su enlace o si tiene alguna pregunta acerca del estudio, puede llamar a E&W Research al 866-637-6393.
CPAC Presentations—12/9/20 General Meeting
SF DPH Presentation, Katie Dellamaria
OECE First 5 Survey Results, Wei-Min Wang
12/9/20 CPAC General Meeting Notes.
Workshops & Conferences
CDE Free Streaming Video Subscription Service

Due to the ongoing need for virtual resources, the CDE Streaming Video Subscription Service at is now available at no cost! The website is currently being updated to provide free and direct access to all registered users.

The latest videos being offered include: California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations; California Preschool Learning Foundations; Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines; California Preschool Program Guidelines/Guía del Programa Preescolar de California; A World Full of Language/Un mundo lleno de lenguaje; New Perspectives on Infant/Toddler Learning, Development, and Care; and Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings.

To access these videos and enjoy all available videos for California’s educational resources—at no cost, on this one simple platform. Follow the instructions below.
  • Go to
  • Select “New User?”
  • Follow the prompts to create your account.
  • Land on the home page and follow these steps:
  • Select “Subscribe.”
  • Select “Individual.”
  • Select “6 months-$14.99.”
  • Choose “Pay by check.” You will not actually make any payment.

Once these steps are complete, your account will be in the queue for approval. It will be approved within one business day.
Announcing the 2021 Annual CA AEYC Conference and Expo!
April 23-25, Virtual and On-Demand

Catch the Super Bird!

See more information here (

Attendee Registration
We have simplified the registration fee schedule. Whether or not you plan to attend one day, two days or all three days, you pay a flat rate. Members receive the best rate – not a member, join and save $80!
Member Rates and Deadlines
  • Super Bird: $249 – until December 21, 2020
  • Early Bird: $339 – December 22, 2020 to March 7, 2021
  • Regular: $389 – March 8 through Conference
*Non-members – add $150 to each of the values. Join at $69 and save $80.
PITC Virtual supports

The PITC Regional Support Network, in collaboration with the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Learning and Care Division, offers subsidized training and technical assistance in the PITC Philosophy and companion CDE resources to groups of infant/toddler care teachers, administrators, and family child care providers. Professional development opportunities have been adapted in order provide virtual services during the pandemic.

  • The next PITC Group Care course starts January 2021 and there is still space
  • The PITC services are subsidized (free) by CDE (while resources last each fiscal year)

Find out more here, or
LIIF workshop/Jan & Feb, Saturdays
ECESF receives funding from the Office of Early Care and Education to provide field building and peer supports to early care educators, as well as generous donations and in-kind contributions to build our advocacy and community work from individual early care educators, and allies, community organizations and agencies. Support our work. Donate!