Supervisors Unanimously Pass Childcare Policy by Supervisors Lawson-Remer and Vargas

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SAN DIEGO (SEPTEMBER 12, 2023) – The San Diego County Board of Supervisor supported a policy by Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Nora Vargas to advance the County of San Diego Childcare Blueprint by growing capacity for childcare centers, staffing and training; and create a pilot County workers dealing with a childcare emergency. 

After today’s unanimous vote of the Board, Supervisor Lawson-Remer and Chairwoman Vargas issued the following statements:

“We are taking action on the recommendations in our Childcare Blueprint. It is a big win for San Diego County parents, children and childcare providers,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer, a mother to a 4-year-old daughter. “Taking this important step forward will not only benefit our region this year, but for many years to come. We are building long-term capacity in childcare, its workforce and giving greater support to our essential workers. That is a good use of our County resources.” 

Chairwoman Vargas emphasized the importance of supporting childcare providers, predominantly women and women of color, in their small business endeavors. 

"We must value the entrepreneurial spirit of childcare providers and remove barriers to help them succeed, to ensure childcare professionals have the training and development needed to provide a safe environment for children. "This addresses immediate childcare needs for County employees and is a good way to demonstrate and emphasize that childcare is a pillar of economic development,” Chairwoman Vargas said. “This is how we’re going to make a difference.”

To review the entire policy passed Tuesday, click here.