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” will air on edTV on:
- Friday, April 6 at 8:00 AM
- Sunday, April 8 at 1:00 PM
- Tuesday, April 10 at 8:00 PM
- Thursday, April 12 at 9:00 AM
- Saturday, April 14 at 1:00 PM
- Monday, April 16 at 8:00 PM
- Wednesday, April 18 at 2:00 PM
- Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 AM
The above programming will be available to watch on edTV (the Education Channel), Comcast Channel 32 and ATT/U-Verse Channel 99.
For additional air dates please visit CCTV’s program guide at www.contrascostatv.org
The 14th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum 2018
“Speak Out for All Children: Educate and Advocate”
On March 17, 2018, over 185 teachers, school administrators, college faculty, community advocates, local government officials, parents, business leaders, and state legislators attended the 14th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum “Speak Out for All Children: Educate and Advocate” held at the Pleasant Hill Community Center in Pleasant Hill, California.
Welcome Remarks: 0:32
Keynote Address: 28:19
Legislative Panel: 1:10:10
Closing Thoughts: 2:20:36
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. This year’s guest legislators and elected officials included: 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, this year 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 features an impressive list of guest presenters, click on the link below to access a PDF copy of the program.
See the link below to view the PowerPoint presentation from this year’s 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 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 14th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum