The public is invited to The Seventh Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum, to be held on Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at Los Medanos College 2700 East Leland Rd. (Music/Recording Arts Building, room 720), Pittsburg. This free annual community is event sponsored and organized by the Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development (LPC), and is coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE).
The purpose of the event is to provide a forum for discussion among legislators, local officials, and the community regarding current children’s issues.
This year’s event will feature key-note speaker Delaine Eastin, former California state superintendent of public instruction and California state assemblyperson. Eastin’s keynote address will be followed by a panel presentation and discussion by state legislators and local elected officials who will speak about the current status of young children’s health, education, social, and child-care services.
Historically, the majority of the event attendees are child-care providers, preschool teachers, program administrators, community college faculty, and representatives from community agencies.
Resources, services, and other information related to child care and education, a benefit to parents, will be available at the event. The LPC hopes to encourage and foster parent participation, as well as participation of all child-care providers in the county, including private and state-funded centers and family care providers.
For more information about the annual Young Children’s Issues Forum, please contact the Contra Costa Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development Coordinator Ruth Fernández at (925) 942-3413. Registration is not required to attend this event. Seventh Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum