Why Early Education Matters
Child Care Research and Publications
This newly published report by the Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County is designed to mobilize public and private resources to address identified needs and to enhance and strengthen collaboration among children’s advocacy groups and service agencies. Through a unified implementation of this plan, Sonoma County can become an environment that:
Values parental choice; Values child care professionals and educators; Ensures that all children have access to high quality, affordable care; and Respects the diversity of cultures and needs represented in the community.
The comprehensive countywide child care plan outlines existing conditions in Sonoma County; identifies five goals; notes desired outcomes; recommends strategies; and identifies potential partners.
The Economic Impact of Child Care on Sonoma County
Child care is a $91 million industry in Sonoma County. Our community reaps $7 for every $1 invested in child care. Sonoma County’s child care industry employs 2,412 people. Our current supply of child care will not meet the growing need without partnerships between businesses, government, and the child care industry. In 2002, 4Cs and the Sonoma County Child Care Planning Council commissioned the National Economic Development & Law Center in Oakland to produce a study assessing the economic impact of child care in Sonoma County. The results are of significance to both the business community and the public sector.
- Making Ends Meet: How Much Does It Cost To Raise a Family in California?
- Bay Area Council, Key to Economic Success in the 21st Century
- Investment in Preschool Fact Sheet
- Sonoma County 2009 Needs Assessment
- R&R Portfolio CA Data Page
- R&R Portfolio Sonoma County Data Page
- SCCCPC Child Care Plan
- Sonoma County Economic Impact Report
- Sonoma County EIR Executive Summary