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8th Annual Walk Around the Block for ECE

April 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Walk Around the Block 2017

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!

What can you do to get ready for the 18th?

1. Register to Walk Around the Block at City Hall or to Take Action in Your Neighborhood.

2. Spread the word! Invite your friends and coworkers!
Print or share our flyers in EnglishSpanish, & Chinese

3. Tweet your support.
Sample tweets:
Join #ECESF #Walk4ECE on April 18!

Walk for #worthywages! Walk for #ECESF April 18!

#ECESF CAN raise revenue for ECE #Walk4ECE on April 18!

4. Write a letter to the editor to let the San Francisco community know how important ECE is.

Send a letter to your legislators too!
Do you know your SF Supervisor? Here’s a link to find yours. Let them know you want more funding for ECE!
Do you know your State Legislator? Here’s a link to find out. Let them know you want more funding 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?

6. Print a sign to bring!

Print out these posters and bring them to the Walk! Illustrations by Richard Bailey.

Illustration of three women in a room full of children. All three women say, "We love our jobs! We love teaching children skills that they will use all their lives, how to get along and love learning!Woman with sad small child says, "But I can't afford to stay! I'm overworked and underpaid. Not enough teachers, so I do the work of 3!"

Woman caring for three children says, "But I can't afford to stay! My family can't survive on my low wages!"Woman caring for two children says, "But I can't afford to stay! With my experience and education, I'm qualified for a higher paying job!"


April 18, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Sara Hicks-Kilday, ECESF