CONCORD -- The public is invited to attend the Ninth Annual Young Children's Issues Forum on Saturday, focused on the theme: "Speak Out for Children: Educate and Advocate."

The free event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Willow Pass Community Center at 2748 East Olivera Road in Concord. It will provide a forum for legislators, local elected officials, public agency representatives, business leaders and the community to discuss issues including children's health, education, social services, child-care and investment in early care and education.

This forum is sponsored and organized by the Contra Costa Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development and is coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education. More information is available by calling 925-942-3413 or visiting www.plan4kids.org. Online registration is required.




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