Yuba City Law Enforcement Leaders, Assemblymember Gallagher Visit Preschool
Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) recently joined local law enforcement and Yuba City Unified School District leaders on a tour of the Bernard Children’s Center to see the impact of high-quality early care and education firsthand. During the visit, Assemblymember Gallagher, Chief Landon and Undersheriff Smallwood read to students and observed their lessons. After the tour, they met to discuss the crime-prevention and many other benefits associated with early childhood education and care.
Some of the issues they discussed include the fact that, in California, less than 14 percent of eligible infants and toddlers are getting access to state-supported care, and 1.8 million kids eligible for high-quality childcare can’t access the care they need due to a lack of spaces. Additionally, fairly compensating the childcare workforce is integral part of bringing stability and growth to the workforce and providing consistent quality care for our youngest Californians.