As we welcome a new year and a new decade, Build Up is taking time to celebrate the momentum building on the issue of quality early childhood education (ECE) facilities for young children in San Mateo County and around the state and nation. Scroll on for highlights from 2019!

new ECE spaces opened with Build Up’s help
spaces due to open in early 2020
cities in San Mateo County worked with Build Up to take major steps to prioritize ECE facilities
faith-based organizations engaged with Build Up to learn more about including ECE at their facilities
$ 50000
raised for Build Up's Child Care and Preschool Capital Fund

Thank You to Build Up’s Funders and Supporters:

4Cs of San Mateo County

Center for Early Learning (SVCF)

County of San Mateo

First 5 San Mateo County

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Heising-Simons Foundation

Human Services Agency (SMC)

Jacques M. Littlefield Foundation

San Bruno Community Foundation

San Mateo County Office of Education

Build Up also worked with California Assemblymember Kevin Mullin to get a new $263 million state investment in ECE Infrastructure

The Build Up team welcomed Pamela Campos, our new Technical Assistance Coordinator!
Contact Pamela at 650-517-1436 or

Build Up joined with 8 other California counties to create a shared strategy for advocacy and policy for ECE facilities

To learn more about Build Up, contact: Christine Padilla,