In June 2018, San Francisco voters passed Proposition C, Commercial Rent Tax for Childcare and Early Education. The measure authorizes an additional tax on the lease of commercial property for landlords with annual gross receipts over $1 million. The San Francisco controller’s office estimates the new tax will generate over $100 million of new local revenue for early care and education. On September 25, 2018 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Early Care and Education For All Initiative (File No. 180807) establishing a 9-month planning process in which OECE will “encourage broad and diverse community engagement including, but not limited to, engagement with employees working in early care and education, the owners of businesses offering early care and education, parents, nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, the Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC), First 5 San Francisco, and other experts” to develop a 5-year spending plan for the initiative.

As part of this planning process, the Office of Early Care & Education and the Child Care Planning & Advisory Council (CPAC) are creating two ad hoc committees to develop strategies and priorities to inform the five-year spending plan.  One committee will focus on addressing the ECE workforce challenges with a focus on compensation, and the other will address challenges in expanding access to quality early care and education for San Francisco families. We are seeking participation from representatives of the diverse sectors of our field to commit to attending a series of meetings for either one or both of the ad hoc Committees.

Both committees will start meeting in October.   Meetings have been scheduled in the evening to enable participation by diverse stakeholders.  The first six months of meetings are scheduled as follows:

CPAC Ad-Hoc ECE Workforce Compensation Committee (@Children’s Council):

Wednesday Oct 17 6:30 pm-8:30 pm room 120
Wednesday Nov 28 6:30 pm-8:30 pm room 120
Wednesday Dec 19 6:30 pm-8:30 pm room 120
Wednesday Jan 23 6:30 pm-8:30 pm room 120
Wednesday Feb 27 6:30 pm-8:30 pm room 120
Wednesday March 27 6:30 pm-8:30 pm room 120

 CPAC Ad-Hoc Access/Expansion Committee (@Children’s Council):

Thursday Oct 11 6pm-8pm room 409
Monday Nov 5 6pm-8pm room 409
Monday Dec 10 6pm-8pm room 409
Monday Jan 14 6pm-8pm room 409
Monday Feb 11 6pm-8pm room 409
Monday March 11 6pm-8pm room 409

All meetings are currently planned to take place at Children’s Council, 445 Church Street.  Meetings are open and members of the community are encouraged to participate.  Agendas will be sent out to the CPAC membership list and individuals who have indicated interest prior to the meetings, and will also be posted on this webpage. If you are interested in participating in one or both committees please contact cpacsanfrancisco@gmail.com