Child Care for Essential Workers in San Diego County During the Coronavirus Crisis

March 26, 2020

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Many parents and guardians of children ages 0-12 need to work outside the home during California’s COVID-19 Stay Home Order because they provide essential services. Yet schools and many child care centers are closed. Here is guidance about how to think

Supporting San Diego’s working families: 6 takeaways

January 31, 2020

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Parents of young children who come to the San Diego Workforce Partnership for help with their career have a range of prior experiences and future aspirations, but they share a common challenge: finding child care they trust and can afford

Back to Work Day yields employment success for job seeking parents in San Diego

August 9, 2019

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As San Diego County children headed back to school, the Metro Career Center gave a boost to local parents by hosting the first-ever parent day, dubbed “Back to Work Day.”

3 radical changes to help advance San Diegans toward quality jobs

January 9, 2019

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At our Workforce Frontiers Symposium in November, local leaders and out-of-town renegades came together to be inspired and identify new frontiers for action in workforce development. UCTV captured the action.

Child care and workforce: An interdependent pair

November 13, 2018

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Child care and workforce are an interdependent pair. If there were no working parents, there would be virtually no need for child care. And it goes the other way too.  If there’s no child care, then parents of young children can’t work—unless one parent makes enough money to support the whole family, which is rarely feasible in an expensive place like San Diego.

Donation supports more child care for working parents

September 12, 2018

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San Diego’s early childhood and philanthropic worlds were rocked this month by the announcement of a generous $13.8 million donation for early childhood education to the San Diego Foundation by Guy Clum. Tucked into the list of initial grant recipients from the new fund was notice of a $150,000 gift to the San Diego Workforce Partnership to help with advocacy and research as the fund builds its grantmaking strategy.