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7th Annual Walk Around the Block for ECE

April 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child by advocating for resources early care educators need to provide young children the care and education they deserve. Join us for a Walk Around the Block!

Walk for ECE!
Friday, April 28, 10 AM
Polk Street Steps of San Francisco City Hall (west-side of Polk St., facing the park)

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 for an additional $10M SF funds to ECE!

What can you do to get ready for the 28th?

1. Come to a creative planning meeting: Thursday, April 20, Children’s Council, 6:30-8:30 PM

2. Spread the word! Download a flyer in English or Spanish.

3. Tweet your support.
Sample tweets:
#ECEcan #Walk4ECE on April 28!
#Walk4ECE on April 28! Walk Around the Block, SF City Hall, 10AM!

4. Write a letter to the editor to let the San Francisco community know how important ECE is. Make it timely; tell them that the Week of the Young Child is coming up April 23-29 with two important actions: 1) the Young Children’s march and rally in Sacramento on Monday, April 24, and 2) the Walk Around the Block in San Francisco on Friday, April 28. Here’s how. You can see a sample letter to the editor here.

Send a letter to your legislators too!
Do you know your SF Supervisor? Here’s a list and here’s a link to find yours. Let them know you want $10M more for ECE!
Do you know your State Legislator? Here’s a link to find out. Let them know you want $800M more for ECE!

Hold a day—or the whole week—for teachers, parents, and your community to write letters at your site.

5. Learn the Walk chants and songs.

Make up your own and add to our list!

Some favorites:
Teachers can’t afford to stay,
Parents can’t afford 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?


April 28, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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