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Kristen Anderson

Kristen Anderson

Child Care Coordinator,
Redwood City,
California

Contact:

Kristen Anderson
City of Redwood City
1400 Roosevelt Ave.
Redwood City, CA 9406

Phone: (650) 780-7336
Fax: (650) 780-9684

E-mail: kmanderson@redwoodcity.org
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Website: www.redwoodcity.org/childcare

Responsibilities:

The City Child Care Coordinator is responsible for developing child care resources in both the public and private sectors, providing technical assistance to center-based and family child care home providers, promoting public awareness of child care issues, acting as public/private sector liaison, and generating grant proposals for funding. Working with the community, city planners, school district and other agencies, she has facilitated increases in both quantity and quality of child care and preschool programs. Over the years, an additional $1M + of annual state/federal subsidy funds have been captured.

The Coordinator participates in several countywide activities and organizations, including the Child Care Partnership Council (LPC) of San Mateo County.

Background:

Kristen Anderson has been Redwood City's Child Care Coordinator for 20 years. Additionally, she has worked for the Child Care Coordinating Council (R&R) on various projects including the Local Investment in Child Care Project (LINCC).

d eAs a consultant, she has assisted other cities and counties to develop or revise child care policies and strategies. Her book, Planning for Child Care in California (Solano Press Books, 2006) provides strategies, examples, and resources to assist local officials, planners, and child advocates.

In previous lives, Kristen taught at Mills College and in preschool/child care for ten years. She holds a PhD in Early Education and Child Development (Stanford University, 1981).

 

 

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