What This Year Has Shown Us | December 2020 Newsletter

Our work is about seeing inequity in the lives of children and families and trying to do something about it. The events of 2020 have shown us the critical importance of this, now more than ever.

We have been honored to play a role in San Mateo County’s efforts to support vulnerable children, families, and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and bolstered by the commitment to this work shown by all of our partners. Across the county, we have seen partners quickly change course to get critical supplies, resources, and information to families and child care providers, as well as find entirely new ways of providing their existing services.

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No Small Matter film panel

No Small Matter: Film and Panel Event

This month, Congregation Beth Am, Community Equity Collaborative and Good2Know Network partnered in sponsoring a screening event for the film No Small Matter, which highlights the importance of early childhood education and the importance of our local childcare and education providers as vital pillars in our community.

First 5 San Mateo County was honored to participate in this event, with Deputy Director Michelle Blakely serving as a panelist.

Click here to watch panel.

You can find the film No Small Matter available to rent or buy on Amazon.

Image of town hall slides

Child Care During COVID-19: Webinar

Wondering how child care providers are operating during the COVID-19 pandemic?

First 5 San Mateo County and our partners organized a panel of local professionals to share the latest information, policies, and practices for child care in San Mateo County.

Watch the town hall recording to learn more about what health and safety measures child care providers need to have in place to offer services during the pandemic.

A list of frequently asked questions created during the town hall will be answered and shared shortly.

Find additional related resources on the San Mateo County Office of Education’s website.

First 5 also has a list of COVID-19 resources and supports for parents, caregivers, and early educators.