We Are the Care Initiative

Public Awareness Task Force

Mission: Creation of local marketing/media and public awareness campaign to highlight the critical role child care and child care professionals play in the vitality of our community and its economy

Vision: Our community is aware and appreciates the critical role child care and child care professionals play in the vitality of our community and its economy

Updates

This task force is working towards the following goals with tentative deliverable dates:

  • Providing public comment at the Board of Supervisor, City Council, and numerous School Board meetings throughout the County.
    • Status: On-going. New statement released monthly
  • Creation of a “We Are the Care” Logo
    • Status: In Progress. Tentative completion date: 11/8/19
  • Launch of a “We Are the Care” Website
    • Status: In Progress. Tentative completion date: 11/22/19

Sign up to provide public comment on behalf of the We Are the Care Initiative at the Board of Supervisor, City Council, and School Board meetings throughout the County. SIGN UP HERE


Cross-Sector Collaboration Task Force

Mission: To support cross-sector collaboration between businesses/employers and child care providers

Vision: Employers and local child care professionals collaborate and use the necessary tools to secure access to affordable, quality child care for our region’s working families.

Updates

This task force is working towards the following goals with tentative deliverable dates:

  • Creation of a Family-Friendly Workplace Toolkit
    • Status: In Progress. Draft Completion: December 2019, Public Release: March 2020
  • Hosting of Family-Friendly Workplace Workshops for Businesses
    • Status: Pending. Tentative first workshop: March 2020


Local Government Engagement Task Force

Mission: To address the Role of Local Government (city/county/regional) in tackling the Child Care Challenge

Vision: Every city, county, school district, and elected official has policies and existing incentives to support early childhood development and care.

Updates

This task force is working towards the following goals with tentative deliverable dates:

  • Creation of a information packet for elected officials and candidates
    • Status: In Progress. Preliminary Release: January 2020
  • Engagement with local planning commission and city and regional planners
    • Status: Pending