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6th Annual Walk Around the Block

April 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Join us on the steps of City Hall, April 15 at 10 AM, to celebrate the Week of the Young Child and advocate for resources early childhood educators need to provide young children the care and education they deserve. 

At their December 17 meeting, the OECE Citizens Advisory Committee went on record in support of policy to pay early care and education teachers on par with K-12 teachers. With a slim increase to ECE in Governor Brown’s budget, released in December, and Mayor Lee’s request to SF Departments to cut their budgets, we have our work cut out. Nonetheless, the OECE CAC recommendation is an important milestone. 

Let’s make loud and clear the need for state and San Francisco funding to address the ECE wage crisis. It’s time to walk!

What can you do to get ready for the 15th?
1.  Take a moment to write a letter to the editor to let the San Francisco community know how important ECE is, that the Week of the Young Child is coming up April 10-16, and the Walk Around the Block is on April 15. Here’s how. You can see a sample letter to the editor here.
You can also send a letter to your Supervisor. Do you know yours? Heres a list.
Hold a day—or the whole week—for teachers, parents, and your community to write letters at your site.

2. Learn the Walk chants and songs. Click here to check out this years list. 

Make up your own and add to our list!
Some favorites:
Teachers can’t afford to stay,
Parents can’t affor to pay,
We need a better way!
To the tune of Row, Row, Row your boat:
Pay, Pay, Pay teachers well
‘Cuz they’re parents too!
If you want your child to learn,

What are you gonna do?

3. Hand out flyers and English, Chinese and Spanish.
4.Tweet your support.
Sample tweets:
Create a #ECESFbuzz! #Walk4ECE on April 15!

#Walk4ECE on April 15! Walk Around the Block, SF City Hall, 10AM!


April 15, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sara Hicks-Kilday, ECESF


San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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