Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum
Speak Out for All 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 next year’s event, please contact Susan K. Jeong at (925) 942-3413.
14th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum 2018 “Speak Out for All Children: Educate & Advocate” can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/w7zSjgw6zgo
16th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum 2020
Click image to download the flyer
Our 16th annual forum will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The LPC greatly encourages the participation of the community at large which includes state legislators, local officials, business leaders, community agencies, parents, child care providers, and teachers.
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.
Watch the 2018 Young Children’s Issues Forum below:
Welcome Remarks: 0:32
Keynote Address: 28:19
Legislative Panel: 1:10:10
Closing Thoughts: 2:20:36
Last year’s 185+ guests included the following legislators and elected officials: Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, Karen Sakata, Contra Costa Supervisor, Candace Andersen, Contra Costa County Supervisor, Karen Mitchoff, and current Councilmember/Past Mayor Michael Harris. Additionally, we added an afternoon Focus Group Discussion centered around “Professional Opportunities in Early Care and Education” which generated a healthy dialogue among the breakout groups about their needs and self-perception in the field of early care and education.
The forum’s agenda featured an impressive list of guest presenters, click HERE to access a PDF copy of the program.
Click the link below to view the PowerPoint presentation from the 2018 Forum.
- Leading with One’s Heart and Voice Can Change Our World, Linda Asato, Executive Director, California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
For more information contact Susan K. Jeong at (925) 942-3413.
Coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education
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 14th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum