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Reports and Publications


Reports 2016

Reports 2015

Reports 2014

  • Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Report Executive Summary: OUSD 0-8 (PDF - 840 kB)
    An informative evaluation of a two-year learning community approach to building strengths and coordination among Pre-K, T-K, K, and 1st grade teachers. Includes findings on how developmentally appropriate principles and practices were introduced and established in Oakland Unified School District early education programs and grades.

Reports 2013

Reports 2012

  • The Governor's Budget and November 2012 Ballot Initiatives: Implications for Early Care and Education - January   (PDF - 720 KB)
    This presentation details the Governor's proposed budget for 2012-2013 as well as new information about the various ballot initiatives for November 2012. In addition to providing an overview of these budget details, the presentation describes the implications these details have on the child care industry in the coming years.
  • Fiscal Cliff and Sequestration: Risks for Early Care and Education   (PDF - 145 KB)
    This presentation provides an outline about the meaning of fiscal cliff and sequestration along with an overview upon the consequences on early care and education in California. The presentation provides an insight upon what all congress can do and what we can do as an individual.
  • Alameda County AB 212 Professional Development and Retention Project   (PDF - 463 KB)
    A brief program overview of Alameda County AB 212 Professional Development and Retention Project. Assembly Bill 212 is aimed at building a skilled and stable workforce to provide high quality child care and development services throughout the state of California.
  • Federal and State Election and Legislative Updates   (PDF - 900 KB)
    An Overview of November 6 Alameda County Election Results and also an update upon the state capitol.
  • Federal and State Budget and Legislative Highlights   (PDF - 1612 KB)
    This presentation includes various highlights including State budget numbers, Election details of Alameda County Elections held on November 6th 2012, 2012 Initiative Update & Federal Update
  • Final State Budget Resolution   (PDF - 1124 KB)
    This presentation includes Federal and State Budget and Legislative Highlights that includes Final State Budget Resolution, 2012 Initiative Update & Federal Update
  • Analysis of Final 2012-2013 State Budget Impact On Alameda County Child Care Programs   (PDF - 135 KB)
    A brief analysis of State Budget 2012-2013 impact on Alameda County Child Care program with a further breakdown reflecting the Budget action along with the savings and impact both state as well as county wide. Also a snapshot on additional program changes & previous proposals.
  • State of Child Care Budget Negotiations   (PDF - 1725 KB)
    This presentation provides an overview upon the state of child care budget negotiations, including 2012 Initiative Update, Federal Update & Redistricting for federal, state and county electoral boundaries
  • Overview of State's Child Care and Development System   (PDF - 58 KB)
    This presentation includes an overview of Child Care and Development Services including a brief insight upon the recent CCD Budgets and reductions in recent years
  • Race to the Top / Quality Rating System / Alameda County Documents   
    California is one of nine states selected to receive a competitive federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant. Alameda County is one of 17 local Consortia to receive funding. The grant will be used to develop and implement a Quality Rating and Improvement System with the goal of having more low-income and high needs children in high quality child care programs.
  • Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge: Alameda County's Advisory Committee Key Documents
    California is one of nine states selected to receive a competitive federal Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant. Alameda County is one of 17 local Consortia to receive funding. The grant will be used to develop and implement a Quality Rating and Improvement System with the goal of having more low-income and high needs children in high quality child care programs.*Note: these documents are evolving so you can always check with a Council or First Five staff person for the most recent documents.

Reports 2011

  • The Governor's Budget and the Federal Budget Update: Implications for Child Care - January 21, 2011   (PDF - 552 KB)
    This PowerPoint includes an overview of the State and Federal Budgets as they relate to early care and education.
  • Transitional Kindergarten Position Paper*(PDF - 154kB)
    The Transitional Kindergarten Task Force created this position paper which was approved by the full Council on September 16, 2011. The Council believes that Transitional kindergarten provides an opportunity to build a bridge from preschool to kindergarten for early kindergarteners, especially if the transitional kindergarten program "provides age and developmentally appropriate curriculum," as stipulated by California Education Code. Click here to learn more about California's Preschool Learning Foundations.

Reports 2010

  • California Early Learning Quality Improvement System (CAELQIS)   (PDF - 471 KB)
    The State of California is working to implement a strategic, systematic approach to improving the achievement gaps for California's youngest children (0-5) through the formation of Quality Rating Improvement System. This presentation defines and explains the Early Learning Quality Improvement System, describes the recommended 5 Tier Rating Scale, and outlines the recommendations of the Advisory Committee.
  • New List of Early Care and Education Acronyms 2010   *(PDF - 56 KB)
    Our field often uses a multitude of acronyms. This document has recently been updated and a few more acronyms have been added to the list. Please check this out and use it as your handy guide for all your acronym needs.
  • Mental Health Consultation and Early Care and Education   *(PDF - 220 KB)
    The Alameda County Early Childhood Mental Health Systems Group (ECMHSG) is proud to present this position paper to inform the community about the benefits of mental health consultation in early care and education for children 0-5 and their families. Our goal is to inform and advocate for funding of mental health consultation services in early childcare and education. Our position paper on mental health consultation to early care and education settings supports this goal by highlighting the importance of this support service to teachers, families and most importantly to children.
  • Statement on High Quality ECE Principles and Standards   *(PDF - 171 KB)
    The Alameda County Early Care & Education Planning Council adopted the following statement on quality early care and education on September 18th as a vision of excellence and a process guide for ECE programs and the ECE community.

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Reports 2009

    Training and Consultation Resource Guide

    The Child Care Planning Council, in partnership with the California School-Age Consortium and First 5 Alameda County is offering this Training and Consultation Resource Guide for early childhood programs seeking trainers and consultants whose expertise in the early care and education field can support agencies in meeting their professional development goals. It was created for the Early Care and Education Professional Development and Retention Project in Alameda County. e-mail for more information

Reports 2008

  • Building Child Care Into New Developments  *(PDF - 3.9 MB)
    A Guide for Creating Child Care Facilities in Transit Oriented Developments" is a new resource which illustrates the community and private sector benefits of this strategy to connect economic development and child care. It provides for planners and developers:
    • an overview of benefits, opportunities and obstacles for child care programs in Transit Oriented Development,
    • case studies of centers, and
    • a list of resources to get started.
    This publication was produced by the Alameda County LINCC Project of the Alameda County Early Care & Education Planning Council in partnership with LINCC partners with support from a venture grant from the Linking Economic Development and Child Care Project, the East Bay Community Foundation, and others.
  • On April 23, 2008 the Public Policy Committee of the Planning Council sent out a "Candidates' Questionnaire" to 36 people running for the following offices
    • US Representative - District 9, 10, 13
    • CA Assembly - Districts 14, 15, 16, 18 and 20
    • CA Senate - District 9, 11, 13, 15
    To date we have received responses from four candidates but look forward to more in the future. Their answers are shown in no particular order. Click here to download the questionnaire responses *(PDF - 74 kB)

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Reports 2007

  • Coordinator's Testimony to the Select Assembly Committee Hearing on Preventing Youth Violence *(PDF - 119 kB)
    This three page document contains the comments Angie Garling gave to the Committee at their hearing on June 1, 2007. Her comments explain the link between quality early care and education and youth violence prevention, and suggest four innovative programs for policymakers to consider.
  • Child Care is Good Business PowerPoint Presentation *(PDF - 289 kB)
    This 27 slide presentation make a strong case for government and the business sector to invest in child care, including benefits to employers like reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.
  • The Planning Council's Top Five Policy Issues *(PDF - 74 kB)
    This one page document summarizes the Planning Council's Top Five Policy Issues for 2007.
  • Helpful County Child Care Contacts *(PDF - 37 kB)
    This two page (legal-sized) document contains many important phone numbers for people who work in the field of early care and education in Alameda County.
  • Culturally Responsive Early Care and Education*(PDF - 92 kB)
    The Planning Council, in partnership with the Early Care and Education committee, is pleased to release the "Statement on Culturally Responsive Early Care and Education." This statement outlines our underlying values and beliefs about the need for culturally responsive care and education, as well as specific strategies to help programs and educators prepare to embrace our increasingly diverse student and family population.

Reports 2006

  • Early Care and Education for All Plan
    As an Early Care and Education for All partner, we are thrilled to share with you the Early Care and Education for All Plan for Alameda County. Alameda County has undertaken this comprehensive planning effort to address the needs of all children birth to five and their families. This Plan will help guide our collective efforts for high quality ECE in Alameda County. We invite you to roll up your sleeves with us and share in this work that will develop lasting and positive outcomes for our children and their families, the ECE workforce and the wider community.
  • The 2006 Alameda County Early Care and Education Needs Assessment Report
    As part of the Early Care and Education For All planning process and as mandated by the state, this report describes the current status of child care supply and demand in Alameda County, and is intended to inform County child care policies and priorities with the most up-to-date county data. The report presents an overview of County demographics as well as child care-specific data, and analyses the supply, demand, costs, and experiences and challenges of special populations and the child care providers themselves. We also have profiles available for each city, as well as zip code for Berkeley, Fremont, Hayward and Oakland.
  • Tuning into Media in Early Care and Education Presentation Handout, July 21, 2006 *(PDF - 191 kB)
    This 2 page handout emphasizes the main features from the Early Care and Education presentation, including resources for teachers, providers and parents.
  • Tuning into Media in Early Care and Education PowerPoint Presentation *(PDF - 1.704 MB)
    The Role of Media in the Growth and Development of Children in Early Care and Education, July 21, 2006 - This presentation briefly discusses both the negative and positive impacts and influence of media, such as television, computers, videos, music and video games for children during developmental stages. It includes examples of educational use as well as recommendations as to how to monitor media use for children by both parents and providers.
  • Early Care and Education Candidates Questionnaire The Child Care Planning Council asked candidates in the June 2006 primary election to answer questions about early care and education. We received responses from several candidates. Click here *(PDF - 195 kB) to read their responses.
  • The Top 8 Questions Providers Ask About Inclusive Child Care - Spanish *(PDF - 83Kb)
    Created by the Committee on Special Needs, this Spanish language document answers 8 common questions regarding inclusive child care for all child care providers in Alameda County. This document also includes a very useful list of resources for support or technical assistance regarding caring for children with special needs.
  • Alameda County Directory of Early Childhood Mental Health Services (0-6) and Child Care Mental Health Services and Consultation, 2nd Edition *(PDF - 1.427 MB)
    This directory, a publication of the Early Childhood Mental Health Systems Group, is updated and expanded with new and current listings of these important resources for Alameda County's children, families and caregivers.

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Reports 2003

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Reports 2002

  • Land Use for Child Care Facilities, December 2002 *(PDF - 406 kB)
    This report updates the 1999 Child Care Land Use Zoning Report, which outlines the land use and zoning policies that impact the operation and development of child care programs in Alameda County. As a part of this update, city planners completed a survey that included a zoning policy review and compilation of best practices that would help planners and elected officials work with child care providers to include their needs and goals in the zoning, development, and permit practices of each city. In addition to these best practices, the report includes overviews of zoning ordinances and fire code policies from 2002.
  • The Economic Impact of Child Care in Alameda County, December 2002 *(PDF - 2100 kB)
    An update of the 1998 Economic Impact Report for Child Care in Alameda County, this report uses traditional business tools and market analysis to examine the child care industry's impact on the County's local economy. The report includes a snapshot of the county's demographic data, as well as city-by-city data that contribute to the conclusion that while the child care industry has grown in the past several years, it continues to face characteristics and challenges that require particular attention and support from other industries in the economy.
  • A Survey of the Alameda County Child Care Center Workforce 1995-2001, Feb. 2002 *(PDF - 1210 kB)
    This report examines the child care center workforce in Alameda County from 1995 to 2001, focusing particularly on the barriers to retention and recruitment in the industry (within Alameda County) that have led to a staffing crisis in child care centers across the county. The study discussed the demographics, salaries, benefits and working conditions of the workforce, staff tenure and turnover patterns, and accreditation factors that interact to create the staffing crisis, as well as policy implications and recommendations for future policies. This report builds upon the 1998 Child Care Wages & Benefits Survey available below.
  • Preventative Mental Health Services for Young Children in Alameda County , Feb. 2002 *(PDF - 1700 kB)
    This report attempts to describe the mental health needs of children in early care and education settings in Alameda County, and provides policy recommendations to meet these unmet needs and better equip the teachers and providers in the County to be able to meet the children's needs. In addition, the report includes a directory of early childhood mental health care providers and resources serving child care centers and early education programs in Alameda County as a resource to parents and providers.
  • Meeting the Child Care Needs of Alameda County's Children , Feb. 2002 *(PDF - 1800 kB)
    As mandated by the state, this report describes the current status of child care supply and demand in Alameda County, and is intended to inform County child care policies and priorities with the most up-to-date county data. The report presents an overview of County demographics as well as child care-specific data, and analyses the supply, demand, costs, and experiences and challenges of special populations and the child care providers themselves.

Reports 1998-2001

  • Alameda County 1999 Needs Assessment *(PDF - 24 kB)
    This document describes the met and unmet child care needs in Alameda County as of 1999. The needs assessment analyses County data in terms of numbers of children eligible for subsidized care, those not eligible, those who are abused, neglected, or at risk of abuse or neglect, those receiving public assistance, those designated as special needs, enrollment in public school by ethnicity, and first languages spoken other than English in the home.
  • Companion document to Alameda County 1999 Needs Assessment *(PDF - 13 kB)
    This document accompanies the Alameda County 1999 Needs Assessment, and provides additional family income and public assistance data.
  • 1998 Child Care Wage & Benefits Survey *(PDF - 104 kB)
    This report describes the findings of a 1998 survey that built upon a 1995 survey of the demographics, salaries, benefits, and working conditions of child care providers in Alameda County. The findings support the child care provider staffing shortage in the County, and highlight several factors leading to this shortage and high rates of teacher turnover.
  • Alameda County at a Glance 1998
    This report gives a picture of the County's demographics as of 1998, focusing specifically on the data related to children, families, and child care.

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