In an opinion piece published in EdSource today, Heising-Simons Foundation Board Chair Liz Simons shares her perspective on California’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care, announced earlier this month. The piece commends California’s template to build a comprehensive early learning and care system over the next decade, and also recognizes the tremendous strain providers are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“California’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care may seem at first glance like an overly forward-looking plan in this time of urgent need,” Ms. Simons writes. “But the Plan is a template for a better life, not only for our youngest children, whose futures hinge on their access to quality early learning and care, but for women – working mothers and the early childhood workforce, almost all women, disproportionately women of color.”
Read the full piece at EdSource.