Choose Children is a campaign to ensure the election of a governor who is a champion for young children who makes early childhood care and education more accessible, affordable, and of higher quality for all children.

The goal was for every gubernatorial candidate to publicly commit to supporting early childhood care and education and, should they be elected, take immediate action to support infants, toddlers and preschoolers during the first 100 days of their Administration and beyond.

Campaign Tool Kit: A Guide to Electing a Children’s Governor for California in 2018
A toolkit to support the Choose Children 2018 campaign and to be an effective voice and powerful advocate for early childhood care and education. Included are ready-to-use materials for one’s own communication channels such as websites, newsletters, and social media.

Decision 2018 Debate
Silicon Valley Community Foundation and NBC Bay Area / KNTV hosted “Decision 2018: The Race for Governor,” a debate among major candidates running for California governor that prominently featured early childhood issues.