THE EARLY LEARNING FACILITIES NEEDS ASSESSMENT
San Mateo County Human Services Agency, First 5 San Mateo County, and the Child Care Partnership Council partnered to conduct an Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment for children 0 to 5 years old. The lack of early learning facilities presents a significant barrier to expanding access to high quality early learning experiences for children in San Mateo County. The County engaged Brion Economics in 2016 to conduct the study.
Child Care and Preschool Supply and Demand Analysis for Children under 5
San Mateo County Child Care Needs Assessment, Supply and Demand Analysis, 2015 and 2025, detailed tables: PDF
Supply and Demand Profiles for San Mateo County and All Cities: PDF
Early Learning Provider Survey to identify opportunities and barriers for expansion
San Mateo County Early Learning Provider Facilities Survey Findings: PDF
Site Identification, Cost Estimates and Financing Strategies
- San Mateo County Early Learning Facilities Stakeholder Survey Findings, a survey of local stakeholders to gauge public opinion related to child care facilities and to identify potential sites for child care and preschool expansion.
- Site identification and cost estimates for new early learning facilities.
- Recommendations for financing new early learning facilities.
Final Summary and PowerPoint Presentation
- The final report with analysis of potential sites, cost estimates, and financing strategies was presented at the First 5 San Mateo County Commission meeting on February 27, 2017.
Early Learning Facility Design Criteria Classroom Best Practices
Facility Design Resources
Child Care Facility Maintenance Workshop
Facility Maintenance Resources
Maintaining healthy and safe conditions in child care and early education facilities is important for child and staff health and program sustainability. Neglected conditions can lead to health problems, accidents and much higher costs for repair and renovation of buildings and grounds. Also, new research is identifying environmental hazards that can be avoided by use of proper practices and materials.
The following resources were developed by the CCPC Facilities Committee for the training seminar presented May 15, 2013. The session recording is available for viewing at the link below.
- “Caring for Your Child Care or Early Education Facility: A Workshop for Administrators and Staff”
- Recorded session. Recommend: download the checklist below to follow along.
- Presentation slides
- Child Care Facilities Maintenance Resource List
- Child Care Facility Maintenance Checklist
SAMPLE to adapt for your program
- Indiana 5-Star Program’s Building Condition Checklist
- “Healthy Schools Act of 2000 Extended to Child Care” (Integrated Pest Management law in California)
- Seltenrich, N. “Environmental Exposures in the Context of Child Care.” Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 121:5, pp. A160-165, May 2013.