Our 10-Point Policy Plan
Yesterday is already too late and tomorrow is not soon enough!
We demand a Black “whole child,” “whole family,” “whole ECE workforce,” and “whole community” approach. We will no longer tolerate a generalized approach to the needs of Black ECE constituents.
We demand a shift that results in California using policies and resources to address anti-Blackness in its structures while also investing in, affirming and advancing the cultural assets of Black people.
We want Black families to have options to choose from when determining which setting will work best for their children.
We want Black children to receive an additional $500 in their CalKids account.
We want Black children to be engaged in culturally affirming care and education.
We want Black families with varying experiences to be intentionally included in state-level input convenings and working groups.
We want Black advisories established and adequately funded at the local, county, and state level.
We want basic universal income for Black families, especially women and mothers.
Black ECE Workforce
We want Black early educators to receive stipend payments to address the racial wage gap.
We want a pipeline for Black educators to work across settings, job roles, and to provide Black children access to Black caregivers and educators.
We want state grants and contracts for early care and education services to prioritize independently and Black-owned ECE programs.