In addition, the city's Smart Start San Jose
program has helped construct or improve early education spaces for nearly 7,000 children and provided training to more than 450 family childcare providers.
We started the Smart Start San Jose
program for this reason, and we're now building 20 preschool centers operated in partnership with school districts, Head Start and private preschool providers.
Under the leadership of the mayor, the Office on Child Care has an aggressive four-point child care strategy: the Smart Start San Jose
Child Care facility construction and expansion; staff training for early childhood care providers; the creation of a public education campaign; and a movement advocating universal preschool.