The city of San Francisco has recently received a $415 million windfall and is currently deciding how it is to be spent. San Francisco had over $415M of Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund returned, $181M of which will go to General Funds — with little restriction on how it's spent.
We need this funding to go towards making high-quality early care and education available for all San Francisco families and to guarantee all San Francisco teachers and caregivers receive wages that will ensure a well-trained, stable and quality workforce.
While June's Prop C for Early Care & Education (ECE) funds are held up in a lawsuit, this funding could be used to start promised program implementation — make sure funding starts flowing to ECE now. Decisions for the use of windfall funds are underway. Send messages (email and letter!) to your SF supervisor today and tomorrow, December 3rd and 4th. Our kids, families, and educators can’t wait! See sample messages below.
Thank you for taking action to support SF kids, families, and educators!
Please write a letter or email and send as many messages as you can to SF Supervisors by tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4th.
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- Prioritize Child Care & Education in SF windfall spending.
- No less than $30M to bridge our wait for June’s Prop C Child Care & Education funding.
- San Francisco’s ECE providers have identified educator compensation as their top barrier to
Download the Word Docs linked below for ready to print letters or cut & paste email messages here.
Dear Supervisor [your supervisor's name],
Download Letter 1:
There are not enough early childhood educations programs in San Francisco. Too many parents must choose between leaving the workforce because of early education costs or leaving San Francisco. Expanding child care services must be a priority for the San Francisco windfall funds, and educator compensation has been identified by child care service providers as their top barrier to increasing services.
San Francisco voters passed the June ballot measure to increase child care services — don’t keep us waiting. Support a bridge fund for child care services now.
Download Letter 2:
It’s great to hear about San Francisco’s windfall because Early Care & Education can’t wait! We have a waiting list of families wanting our services, but can’t expand because we can’t find enough educators. I urge you to help us attract and keep teachers now by securing no less than $30M of windfall funds to increase teacher compensation. Bridge the gap while we wait for Prop C ECE funds.
I am a child care educator in San Francisco and provide services to [ ] children and [ ] families.
Thanks for recognizing early care & education as a priority!