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Request to present to City Council regarding Menlo Park child care shortage

From: domainremoved <David>
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:55:51 +0000

Dear City Council and Staff Members,

I am writing to request time at an upcoming city council meeting to provide new information on the increasing child care shortage in San Mateo County and Menlo Park in particular (730 early learning spaces for children ages birth to kindergarten). Several community organizations, including First 5 San Mateo County, the Child Care Coordinating Council, and the San Mateo County Office of Education, have been making presentations to cities in San Mateo County to provide them with the full needs assessment findings and recommendations. We would like to bring this 10-minute presentation to Menlo Park. If it would be helpful, we can provide an example of the presentation that was given to San Carlos or Redwood City to give you an idea of the information we'd like to share with your council.

The child care shortage profoundly affects children and families, and will either exacerbate or help mitigate other vital issues such as housing affordability, traffic, parking, and the work force. Considering the extensive new development underway in the city, the need for child care and preschool will only continue to grow as more families live and work in Menlo Park. Please let me know if we could have time on an upcoming city council agenda to share information and solutions related to this critical shortage of child care and preschool.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this important issue.

David Fleishman, Executive Director
4Cs of San Mateo County<http://www.sanmateo4cs.org/>
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Redwood Shores
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 119 | Redwood City, CA 94065
650-517-1400 main | 650-517-1435 direct | 650-596-5103 fax

4Cs mission is to connect and empower families, educators, and child care providers with resources today for a stronger San Mateo County tomorrow.
Received on Fri Aug 11 2017 - 08:58:29 PDT

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