Sunday, February 26, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023
FRAC has created a one-stop-shop for elected officials to get the facts on the extent of hunger in America and the solutions that exist to solve it.
Facts Every Elected Official Should Know About Hunger in the U.S.
- During COVID-19 the rate of food insecurity has reached crisis levels: 25 percent of adults and nearly 30 percent of those with children are struggling to put enough food on the table
- Even before COVID-19, rates of hunger and poverty were far too high. In 2019, more than 35 million people lived in households that struggled against hunger and 34 million people, including more than 10 million children, lived in poverty.
- Rural households and Black, Latinx, and Native American households experience disproportionately high rates of food insecurity.
- Hunger hurts us all. Eliminating hunger would save the nation billions of dollars in doctor and hospital bills, special education costs, and lost economic productivity.
- The Child Nutrition Programs are profoundly important programs with well-documented benefits to the health and well-being of children and families.
- Close to 80 percent of people who participate in SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) are either working or cannot work because they are children, older adults (60+), or have disabilities.
- SNAP boosts local economies. Estimates issued by Moody’s Analytics and others of the economic growth impact of SNAP during a recession range from $1.73 to $1.79 per $1 of SNAP benefits.
- Hunger is an economic condition. Policies that promote a full employment economy with adequate wages and incomes can take the country a long way toward ending hunger.
- Ending hunger is a goal that the American people fully support. Polls have consistently found that voters do not think the government is doing enough to solve hunger.
- The private sector – business, labor and charitable – efforts can bolster government’s leadership in alleviating hunger, but cannot take the place of government’s steadfast commitment, strong policies and adequate investments to end it.
Monday, February 20, 2023
For over 75 years, we have been inspiring and educating leaders of early learning and care programs for children from birth to 12. Our name, EveryChild California, an Association of Leaders Advancing Early Learning, represents our comprehensive approach to early childhood education and learning. We advocate for programs across the state, by supporting the development of the child's social, emotional and intellectual well being, all while in a safe and high quality learning environment.
Since its founding in 1943, formerly known as the California Child Development Administrators Association, EveryChild California has grown to serve all leaders in subsidized early care and education programs in California.
The original directors started the association to advocate against plans by the Roosevelt administration to close all Children's Centers, which the federal government sponsored under the Lanham Act so that mothers could work in the war industries. After World War II federal funding was withdrawn and EveryChild California successfully lobbied for State funds to continue the children's centers in California.
In the 1970s, we supported legislation to add new delivery models and more funds to including infant centers, Alternative Payment programs, Resource and Referral, Family Child Care Home Networks, nonprofit centers and campus centers. In recent past, EveryChild California has impacted changes on the funding terms and conditions, assisted in significantly increasing funding for the Pre-Kindergarten Family Literacy Program, successfully fought for an increase in the Standard Reimbursement Rate and supported the elimination of part-day Family Fees, amongst countless other contributions in support of the growing and powerful voice of California's ECE community.
Today, EveryChild California, an Association of Leaders Advancing Early Learning, continues to provide leadership and technical assistance to the early education field while working hard to be a steadfast and strong voice for all of California's children and families.
Find out more, here.
Friday, February 17, 2023
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023
The Subsidized Child Care Program may be able to help you pay for child care. We administer early learning and care programs that help low-income families and at-risk children who meet at least one of several Need and Eligibility criteria. The goal of these programs is to promote the health, growth, education, and care of children while their parents work, look for work, go to school, etc.
SFCS does not provide direct child care. Care must be done by eligible Child Care Centers, Licensed Child Care Homes, or License-Exempt/TrustLined Providers. It is up to parents to choose the child care provider who will best meet their needs. Full or partial reimbursements for care are made directly to the provider.
Children are eligible for services through 12 years of age. Children with special needs may be eligible through 21 years of age.
Our staff will help you determine which program you may be eligible for.
Each program has strict eligibility guidelines, and all families must qualify under those guidelines to receive services.
CalWORKs Child Care Program
The CalWORKs program serves current and former CalWORKs Cash Aid Recipients.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
- Free child care referrals for families seeking quality child care.
- Parent education and resources to help families make the best child care choices.
- Assistance for income eligible families with child care costs.
- Child care provider training and development to help them build sustainable businesses and provide quality, healthy and age-appropriate care.
- Child health, development, nutrition and safety education.
- Meal reimbursement program for child care providers serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.
- Public education and advocacy for families and children at the local, state and national level.
- Our agency also collects data on child care demand and capacity to help in planning for local child care needs.