A recent article by Alyse DiNapoli, for the San Mateo County Daily Journal shared how COVID-19 highlighted the importance of early childhood education and the need for more support in San Mateo County. The article reminds of the importance of children’s early experiences, while also calling attention to the shortage of available and affordable child care for local families.
DiNapoli describes how access barriers have been exacerbated during pandemic, and highlights the ways that San Mateo County has recently prioritized investment in early learning. The article also shares input from Nancy Magee, San Mateo County superintendent of schools who expressed the need for better coordination of services and equitable pay for ECE professionals.
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