At a Glance
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.
The Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment:
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.
In The News
Collaboration sought for child care shortage - San Mateo Daily Journal, March 6, 2017
Preschool shortage spurs outreach campaign - San Mateo Daily Journal, February 6, 2017
OP-ED: Child care shortage cries for attention - San Mateo Daily Journal, September 16, 2016