November Events & Updates 1
Friday, November 6


Prop F has passed releasing over $430 Million to the ECE community. I want to take a moment to recognize everyone who spoke with a community member, made a call, passed out literature, and donated to support Prop F. Your community work made a difference, moving pre-election polls showing possible defeat if you did not get out to explain the measureto the 68% Yes vote the measure received because you did.

We look forward to continued work with you and your San Francisco community to ensure the best for our children, families, and those dedicated to the essential work of care and education.

To support you in your work we've gathered the following workshops, conferences, webinars, grant and loan in formation, and research surveys.

Sara Hicks-Kilday
ECESF Director
Workshops & Conferences
Creating a Culture of Belonging in Early Learning and Beyond

Join us for a regenerative, 2-hour experience on Saturday November 14, from 1-3pm with expert facilitator Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, dedicated to helping you connect to a deeper sense of Belonging for yourself, your community, and to the work we do together.

Also, one lucky participant will WIN 2 FREE GIFTS: a copy of the book, "The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life" and its companion guide entitled, "The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal" both by Parker J. Palmer.
Registration CLOSES Saturday, November 7 at 7:00pm EST.
It's not too late! Register now and don't miss all the exciting events that Conference has in store. Watch a special invitation from our opening day plenary speaker and Teacher of the Year, Tabatha Rosproy and sign up today!

There's so much packed into 3 days, we're providing 30 days of On-Demand access to see it all.
Don't Miss . . .

Our Plenary speakers will not disappoint as they cover a range of topics such as the power of poetry for young people processing trauma, advancing equity in early childhood, and so much more:

  • "Celebrating Ella Jenkins: The First Lady of Children's Music"
  • Celebrate Scholastic’s 100th!
  • Identity Leadership: Parents, Teachers and Educators with Stedman Graham
Join CalNonprofits November 17 – 19 to reflect on the election and the last year, and talk about what's ahead

Participate in six sessions over three days of in-depth conversations with grassroots organizations, elected officials, philanthropy, and big thinkers for a look at what lies ahead for nonprofits. 

Learn more about our fantastic speakers.

Check out the diverse sessions you'll want to attend.
California ECE Workforce StudySurvey for Center-Based Educators
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.
Capital Grants, PPP Forgiveness, and COVID Tax tool
Announcing the FY21 EEOST Capital Fund Special Round!

This year's FY21 EEOST Capital Fund special round has been modified to award grants between $100,000 and $250,000 to nonprofit early education and out-of-school time programs to offset expenses for capital improvements related to the COVID-19 public health crisis, for emergency repairs, and/or for modifications to support the inclusion of children and adults with special needs. This funding is intended to provide center-based early education and out-of-school time care facilities with resources to make renovations that address health and safety concerns.

How to Apply
Please fill out an Interest to Apply form online by November 13 to help us plan for the special grant round. Please note that as outlined in legislation, applicants must be nonprofit center-based programs to apply. The application materials, program guidelines, and regulations are posted on COMMBUYS (Bid# BD-21-1037-1CEN0-C0000-55015) and full applications are due on December 10. EEC will host two online information sessions. Click on the links below to register for Zoom information sessions:
For any questions, please contact Denise Karlin at EEC or the Children’s Investment Fund team at
COVID-19 Business Tax Relief Tool:

Link to an online tool launched by the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) that employers can use to determine if they are eligible to receive either the employee retention credit or the paid sick or family leave credits.

According to the Taxpayer Advocate Service, it should take less than five minutes to answer the tool’s questions.
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!