It’s sure been a huge change for everyone, especially Family Home Child Care Providers. So much required for providers due to Covid-19. 50% of providers have closed Temporary or permanently in Solano County. We’ve loss staff and our enrollment is low. But cost in supplies and equipment needed to keep the children and providers safe have increased. Something I’ve been working on is bringing more awareness around the importance of early learning and care. Especially since the government has been trying to cut child care funding. Everyone needs to be aware that there is no Economic Recovery without Child Care. We are the front line workers. We are the workforce behind the workforce. Without us, things will go bad across the world. So I’ve been hosting film screenings and discussions with amazing panelists. One highlight is our next film screening on “No Small Matter” documentary and one of the Panelists is our City of Vallejo Mayoral Candidate Hakeem Brown. He’s someone who’s been very supportive of child care providers. He’s been working on getting is mini grants to support our needs during this pandemic because he know how important child care is. I attached a photo of the filming screening. Here is the link for people to register .https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115228946882 Also, on August 24th, I am partnering up with Solano Kids Thrive to host a film screening and discussion on “Resilience”. My goal is to bring more awareness that will motivate and inspire people to get more informed about Trauma and how this pandemic is a new factor with Trauma and how we are all affected. This is my focus as an ACES Champion.