Share Your Story

Tell Your Story

Humans think in story. Details and impact on individuals with names and faces matter. The most memorable appeals to leaders and our community is your story woven into an ECE picture. We need a wealth of stories to build an effective “narrative” and campaign for the change early care providers and children need.

Let our community and elected leaders know about what we need to provide quality care and education and why our children, families, and community need it.

What Story Could You Share?

  • What is your, your co-workers’, your sites’, greatest challenge to providing care and education?
  • What support do you need/ do you have that best help you provide quality care and education?
  • How have you/have you not been able to access & afford the child care you want? What has it done for you/your child? (parent/guardian perspective)
  • Something else you think important to tell the community and leaders about early care and education.
  • Educator perspective

  • What is a day in your life like? Let the SF community and leaders know what it’s like to be a provider of early care and education.
  • Studies show that almost half of all child care educators were enrolled in public assistance (CHIP, SNAP-food stamps, EITC, or TANF). Many work two or more jobs. What do you need to do to make it on an early educator wages and benefits?
  • Are you able to afford a home in San Francisco? How? What are your living conditions like? If not, were you displaced? What is your commute like?
  • Being an educator of young children is transformative work. What inspires you? What impact have you seen your and/or your colleagues’ work have on the children and families in your care?
  • What is your, your co-workers’, your sites’, greatest challenge to providing care and education?
  • Parent perspective

  • What is a day in your life like? Let the SF community and leaders know what it’s like to have a provider you know will be there for your child.
  • Have teachers at your site had to leave? How did this impact you or your child?
  • How have you, or have you not been able to access & afford the child care you want? What has it done for you/your child?
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  • Something else you think important to tell the community and leaders about early care and education.

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