The child care challenge is a multifaceted issue, thus the We Are the Care Initiative has historically been constructed into four unique task forces: Cross-Sector Collaboration, Local Government Engagement, Power to the Profession, and Public Awareness Campaign. These task forces worked to effect change within our community through the education of public and private sectors, the utilization and alignment of resources, and collaborative innovation. The four task forces were managed through First 5 SLO County.
In 2022, we transitioned the hub of We Are the Care from First 5 SLO County to the Early Care and Education Planning Council. The work of We Are the Care continues to be done through 4 subcommittes of the Planning Council.