SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) will convene the first hearing of the Speaker’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education on Monday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m. Presenters will address California’s current childcare landscape, including subsidy programs, Proposition 98 funded programs, and access to childcare.
Speaker Rendon announced the formation of the commission earlier this month. The commission’s goal is to develop solutions to improve results for California’s youngest learners and their families. It will be tasked with identifying ways to create a more sustainable early learning system and update an outdated funding plan that has been unable to meet the demand for child care access in California. The commission will enable the Assembly to find ways to improve the state’s early learning system, and realize those improvements through policy and budget decisions.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m, Monday, March 6, 2017
WHERE: Room 4202, State Capitol
WHO: Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), commission co-chair
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), commission co-chair
Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park)
Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco)
Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego)
Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Escondido)
Michael Olenick, President & CEO, Child Care Resources Center
Nina Buthee, Executive Director, CA Child Development Administrators Association
Deborah Kong, Director, Early Edge California
Dr. Celia Ayala, Senior Advisor, L.A. Universal Preschool
Tonia McMillian, SEIU Local 99 member and child care provider
Mary Ignatiusm Statewide Organizer, Parent Voices
Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent, Castro Valley Unified School District
Dr. Jacquelyn McCroskey, Professor of Child Welfare at USC, School of Social Work
Sonia Campos-Rivera, Director of Education Policy and Public Affairs, L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce
Donna Sneeringer, Policy Director, Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles
Erin Gabel, Deputy Director, External & Government Affairs, First 5 California Rowena Kamo, Research Director, CA Child Care Resource & Referral Network
A copy of the full agenda is attached.
Contact: Kevin Liao, (916) 319-2063
Website of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon: speaker.asmdc.org