New Legal Publications

Child Care Subsidies and the Child Welfare System (2013)

AND Reference Chart for Type of Placement (2013)


Questions and Answers about the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Quick Reference for Child Care Providers (2012) also available in Spanish and Chinese.


Child Care Subsidies in California (2012) (PDF by chapter)


Child Care and Family Law: Child Custody and Releasing Children from Care (2012) (PDF)


Questions and Answers: California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act:
Information for Child Care Providers and Parents (2011)
(PDF, 196k)


Questions & Answers: Family Fees and Co-payments (2011) (PDF, 240k)


United States Department of Justice Settlement Agreements Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2011) (PDF, 215k)


Questions & Answers: Liability Insurance for Family Child Care Providers (2011) (PDF, 240k)

Questions & Answers: License-Exempt Child Care (2011) (PDF, 251k)



BEVAN DUFTY, self-proclaimed "child care warrior," speaks at our March 2012 Core Building event in San Francisco.





The Child Care Law Center believes that all parents have the right to work without worrying about their children's wellbeing. Every day, we break down barriers to child care for low-income, working parents because without affordable, high quality child care they cannot support their families. About Us

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January 31, 2014 - Keeping kids healthy and safe in child care?

NBC Bay Area's Investigative Unit reports on California's lack of public availability of child care inspection records– watch here:


Legislators will have the chance to improve children’s health and safety when they consider AB1454, a bill to require annual unannounced visits to child care programs by Community Care Licensing.


January 15, 2014 - The FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill - to be voted on in the next several days - includes significant increases in funding for early learning:

Strong Start for Children: Senator Tom Harkin and Congressman Richard Hanna have introduced Strong Start for Children, legislation to invest in high-quality early learning for our children.


October 21, 2013 - Summary of legislation affecting child care signed by Governor Brown:






August 12, 2013 – California Supreme Court issues decision in American Nurses Association v. Torlakson.  This is good news for parents and children, affirming the ability of students to receive the prescription medication while at school.  The court held that California law permits trained school personnel who are not licensed health care providers to administer prescription medications, including insulin, in accordance with written statements of the students’ treating physicians, with parental consent.


We will be working hard to figure out how we can make this decision beneficial for children with disabilities in licensed child care settings.  


You may read the Child Care Law Center’s amicus brief for more information on the importance of this case for families of children with health care needs in child care programs and licensed child care providers.


August 2, 2013  Child Care Law Center Response to Proposed Rules for the Child Care and Development Fund.


July 30, 2013 State Budget Analysis: The final 2013-2014 California State Budget (AB 110) includes an increase of $50.8 million in state funding for child care and early learning. For the first time in six years, there are no additional cuts to child care.

Please read the Child Care Law Center’s analysis of the final state budget and its impact on child care and early learning.


July 22, 2013 PowerPoint with information regarding Proposed Regulations to CCDF available here.


Nancy Harvey Mackey, who runs L'il Nancy's Primary Schoolhouse in Oakland, CA, speaks about family child care and the Child Care Law Center.



The children, parents, and child care providers who benefit from our work are featured in our annual report.