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Child Care: A Protective Factor for Young Children and Their Families

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Child Care: A Protective Factor for Young Children and Their Families

Young children enter the dependency system in disproportionately higher numbers than their older counterparts. Access to quality early care and education (ECE) is of great importance in meeting the needs of families with young children who are in or at risk of entering the child welfare system. CASA volunteers’ role in ensuring that children in the welfare system have access to quality ECE programs and other early childhood services are critical advocacy goals to supporting placement stability and successful permanency. Through this in-service CASAs will learn how ECE services can support successful reunification and permanency; what ECE resources exist in our communities for our kids (ie- Bridge program, longer-term subsidized and free services); how to access these services, the importance of having a good match between a child care provider and the child. Additionally, CASAs will learn how the current pandemic situation is impacting services and what ECE systems are doing to counteract disproportionality and access limitations for the children of color in our communities.

Presented by: A panel of experts including…
Rosa Arevalo, advocacy team manager @ CASA of Los Angeles
Kathleen Malaske-Samu, CASA volunteer
Michele P. Sartell, Child Care Planning Coordinator @ LA County Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education
and Cristina Alvarado, Executive Director @ Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles

Zoom Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-Csrz0uHtPzR79tzIkt5N3TCFsL1qxt

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



March 9
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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