There is a full membership CPAC meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. All CPAC meetings are open to the public. This meeting is a place to get monthly updates from the CPAC committees, public agencies (such as DCYF, HSA, First 5, etc), and the child care community. There are also regular presentations on issues pertinent to the child care field.
Meetings: Meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month; 9:00 -11:00am; at 445 Church Street, Room 120
The Executive Committee is comprised of the CPAC Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and all standing and ad-hoc committee Chairs. The Executive Committee is charged with the oversight and management of all CPAC business including contracts and subcommittees, providing support and direction to subcommittees, planning membership meetings, and coordinating planning and advocacy efforts with the community, funders, and government (local, state and national). The Executive Committee also sets the work priorities of the CPAC Coordinator.
Meetings: Meets every 4th Wednesday of the month; 9:00- 11:00am; at 445 Church Street, Rm 431
CDE Contractor's Committee is comprised of those California Department of Education Child Development Division Title 5 contractors participating in San Francisco's Individualized Child Care Subsidy Pilot Project and others interested in the work of the committee. The CDE Contractor's Committee is charged with problem-solving and planning for the stabilization of CDE subsidized child care for San Francisco. The Committee works with the SRR Pilot administrators to plan, implement, and modify the Pilot project in order to make the most of CDE subsidized child care monies citywide. The CDE Contractors Committee collaborates with CDE Contractors in other counties and with other community partners, including parents and businesses, to advocate for funding and programs that work well for children, families, and agencies.
Meetings: Meets the 2nd Thursday of every other month; 3:00- 5:00pm; at 362 Capp Street
The Inclusion subcommittee of CPAC was established in 2002 to lead the creation and implementation of a citywide strategic plan to promote inclusive child care for children through age 13 in San Francisco. Inclusive child care means offering programs where children with special health care needs and typically developing children learn and play side by side. It means creating environments where children with disabilities are not only included, but genuinely belong. Research shows that these environments significantly benefit children with disabilities, their families, and their peers.
Meetings: Meets the 4th Monday of every other month; 3:00 - 5:00pm; at 1663 Mission St, 7th Floor
The Budget and Legislation subcommittee of CPAC monitors, reviews, and analyzes local, State, and Federal budgets and makes recommendations to CPAC about any proposed legislation or public policy related to early care and education that may impact families in San Francisco.
Meetings: Meets the 1st Friday of the month; 9:00- 11:00am; at 445 Church Street, Rm 120
The Membership Committee makes recommendations to the CPAC Full Membership in regards to member vacancies, new members, outreach, and elections.
Meetings: Meets the 2nd Monday of the month; 2-3:30pm; at 1390 Market Street, Suite 900
The Needs Assessment Committee of CPAC is charged with developing a report of the need for affordable child care for the City. A complete San Francisco Child Care Needs Assessment is produced and reported to the state every 5 years. The report includes an analysis by neighborhood and age groups (0-3, 3-5, 6-12) of the availability of licensed care for updated population estimates.
The unmet need for subsidized care is also analyzed comparing the number of subsidized children to the number of subsidy eligible children not currently served. Using data from the report, CPAC confirms the priority areas for state funding. When and if additional state funds become available, these priorities are used by the state to increase access. The Needs Assessment is the basis for prioritizing local resources for building new facilities, retaining classrooms and providing additional subsidy resources to areas of unmet need (i.e. infant and toddlers).
The Week of the Young Child Subcommittee is an ad hoc committee/work group that convenes annually to organize and coordinate citywide activities and events in conjunction with the nationwide celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Committee members agree to participate in five to six planning meetings and often work on at least one of the week's events in addition to their work on the committee.
Meetings: Meets starting in January each year
The Workforce Subcommittee of CPAC plays a leadership role on behalf of CPAC in advocating for, designing, and implementing a citywide system to ensure San Francisco's early childhood workforce has the resources and skills necessary to provide the highest quality care possible to the city's children and families.
Meetings: Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month; 11:30am- 1:30pm; at 445 Church Street, Rm 120