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Transforming California into a Living Wage State for the Early Childhood Workforce

When: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:00am PDT
Where: 
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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The brain science research over the past decade has significantly advanced our knowledge about the importance of a child’s first days, weeks and months. A key element of healthy brain development includes the interactions between children and their caregivers.

As a result, these caregivers—the vast majority of whom are women, mostly women of color and nearly half of whom are on at least one form of public support—are being asked to understand early childhood brain development to provide developmentally appropriate support and education and to seek out additional education and credentialing—all while making little more than minimum wage.

Join us as we discuss the collective effort needed to make California a state that raises both quality care and wages to better support early childhood development while also breaking the cycle of poverty for the workers and families most impacted.

 

Event in partnership with:

Speakers
Jackie Majors
CEO, Crystal Stairs
 Beth Meloy
Senior Researcher and
Policy Analyst, Learning
Policy Institute
Priska Neely
(Moderator)
Senior Early Childhood
Report, Southern
California Public
Radio/KPCC
David Rattray
Executive Vice President,
Center for Education
Excellence & Talent
Development, Los Angeles
Area Chamber of Commerce

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