Child Care Subsidies: A Solution to End Child Poverty?

ElyceChild Care Advocacy, General News

The statistics are staggering. Today there are 14.7 million poor children living in the U.S. Sadly, research has shown us just how detrimental poverty is to young children and how dramatically it impacts brain development and lifelong health. The combination of toxic stress, substandard housing, malnutrition, exposure to violence, and family unrest all contribute … Read More

Blog Special: New Immunization Laws

ElyceGeneral News

There’s BIG NEWS in California; immunization laws have changed. On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a new bill that eliminates personal and religious belief exemptions for vaccines. This new law makes California the third state in the US to require vaccines without such exemptions. What does this mean? The bill states, “All children in any public or … Read More

BANANews: Pride Celebrations & Fourth of July Fun


Today the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal in all fifty states. We are so excited with this recognition of marriage equality and celebrate along with all of the LGBTQ families in the United States! Next Saturday is the Fourth of July! You can gear up for a … Read More

BANANews: Father’s Day Fun and Pride Festivities!


Happy Father’s Day weekend from the Bunch! WEEK IN REVIEW What a week! Big congrats to the Golden State Warriors for their NBA Championship win. If you want to celebrate with your family in Oakland today, head on over to the Warriors Parade! This week Governor Jerry Brown approved the … Read More

BANANews: Week in Review and Fun Things to Do


Hooray for Friday! It’s certainly been a busy week here at BANANAS, so before we venture off into the weekend, we are revisiting everything we did and what we can look forward to in our community in the next couple of days. Be sure to read on for all the details. THIS … Read More

BANANews: Week in Review and Fun Things to Do

ElyceBANANews, Events, General News

Welcome to Friday! If you’re looking for free events and resources, you’ve come to the right place! THIS WEEK After observing Memorial Day on Monday, we started Tuesday on a high note and published the Summer Edition of What’s Happening for Parents. This special issue of our newsletter includes information about our upcoming workshops and … Read More