The ABC began investing in the San Francisco Bay area in 1996 with needs assessments and the implementation of various programs in 1997. Because of the vast geography and dispersed ABC employee populations, creation of a comprehensive strategy has been a challenge until recently. The ABC has implemented the Provider Resource Grant project that allows employees of ABC companies to nominate their caregiver to receive a grant for quality enhancements. Included in this initiative is a provider survey to determine what other services these providers could/would provide in the future. Data from this survey will be used to help shape the ABC 2000 community strategy.

Funding Companies

Bank of America
Citibank, N.A.
Deloitte & Touche
Genentech Inc.
GTE Service Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Company
IBM Corporation
Lucent Technologies
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Xerox Corporation


Early Childhood
Family Friendly Training for Child Care Center
Preschool Science
Accreditation/Credential for Family Child Care Providers
Activity Kits for Family Child Care Providers
CORE Basic Competency Curriculum for Family Child Care Providers
Advanced CORE Curriculum Training for Family Child Care Providers
Family Child Care Clusters
Mentoring for Family Child Care Providers

The Bridge Project
First Steps: An Introduction to National Quality Standards
Global Games
Adventures in Peacemaking
Hands-On Science Training
Summer Camp
Summer Camps for Middle School Youth
Summer of Service
Teamswork! On the Road to Accreditation

Backup Dependent Care Registry
Backup Emergency Care
Mildly Ill Conference

Elder Care
Elder Care Fair
Fraud Prevention Kit
Geriatric Evaluation
Home Care Worker Recruitment/Training

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