Child care provider hosts day care tour, urges $15 for providers and affordable, accessible care
From Los Angeles and Sacramento to Hartford and Worcester, child care providers and parents in the Fight for $15, SEIU Locals and child care advocates reacted on April 7 to a new national study that found widespread benefits to a national investment in quality child care and higher pay for child care providers. We spoke out loud and clear and were featured in media outlets from coast to coast in our centers, home day cares and even the State House in California.
In San Jose, family child care provider Lorena Wright hosted a tour of her daycare for Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors David Cortese and Cindy Chavez, San Jose City Councilmember Ash Kalra and Ensuring Opportunity Director Mariana Moore. Leaders engaged Wright on her day-to-day work and applauded her curriculum and the focus on learning.
Wright and parent Diane Todd asked leaders to support more investment in child care, including raising the minimum wage for providers to $15 and pushing for accessible, affordable care for working families. Child care providers are excluded for the state minimum wage. Local leaders agreed that it’s time to aggressively fix California’s broken child care system.
“Equity is a major problem, and it’s time that California leaders step in and fix it,” said Supervisor Cortese.
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