Contra Costa County
Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education

Speak Out for Children – Become a Sponsor!

We invite you to partner with us by becoming a sponsor and/or a partner in the Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum. If you’re interested in collaborating or sponsoring this year’s event, click the link below.
Become a Sponsor!

12th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum 2016 “Speak Out for Children: Educate & Advocate” will air on CCTV on:

  • Friday, February 17 at 9 AM
  • Part 1 – February 28, at 9 PM & Part 2 – March 2 at 9 PM
  • Sunday, March 5, at 5 PM
  • Thursday, March 9, at 9 AM
  • Tuesday, March 14, at 7 PM

The above programming will be available to watch on CCTV (Comcast Channel 27, ATT/U-Verse Channel 99, and Astound Channel 32)

For additional air dates please visit CCTV’s program guide at www.contrascostatv.org

CalSPRA 2012 California Gold award winner

The 12th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum 2016
“Speak Out for Children: Educate and Advocate”

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, over 275 teachers, school administrators, college faculty, community advocates, local government officials, parents, business leaders, and state legislators attended the 12th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum “Speak Out For Children: Educate and Advocate” held at the Pleasant Hill Community Center, in Pleasant Hill, CA. View a video of last year’s Forum below:

Annually, this award-winning special presentation is a favorite for numerous local elected officials to take part in, as presenters and/or in question-and-answer sessions. Guest legislators and elected officials include: Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla and Tony Thurmond, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, Karen Sakata, Contra Costa Supervisor, Candace Andersen, City of Pleasant Hill Council Member, Ken Carlson, and Antioch Unified School District, School Board Member, Debra Vinson.

Additionally, the topic of focus for this year’s forum is the national movement towards Quality Early Care and Education, legislation, and the essential role of the teacher in high quality early childhood education. The forum’s agenda features an impressive list of guest presenters, click on the link below to access a PDF copy of the program.

See the links below to view the PowerPoint presentations from this year’s Forum.

For more information, please call Ruth Fernández at 925-942-3413 or rfernandez@cccoe.k12.ca.us

Coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education

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The Young Children’s Issues Forum is an annual community event sponsored and organized by the Contra Costa County Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education (LPC) and coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education. The purpose of the event is to:

  • Provide a forum for discussion among state legislators, local officials, and the community regarding current children’s issues
  • Provide the community with tangible advocacy tools, resources, and opportunities to become active in the policy-making and legislative process

Our state is challenged with many budgetary, systemic, and policy issues that impact children and families. The annual forum acknowledges the paramount importance of dialogue among stakeholders in a community as the vehicle to widen the breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of key issues in the areas of education, health and social welfare which directly impact young children and their families.


The Contra Costa County Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education wishes to thank all of our sponsors for their generous contributions and support for the 12th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum

 

First Five Contra CostaEast Bay Community FoundationCommunity Services BureauEl Nuevo MundoLakeshore LearningOld Firehouse School
Brandman UniversityContra Costa Child Care CouncilMartinez Early Childhood CenterDaryl Hanson and Eran PereraConcord Childcare CenterConcord Childcare Center


A special thank you to our community partners for contributing significant resources and staff time to ensure the success of this event
Walnut Creek Civic ArtsChildren NowContra Costa Television