2017 Breakfast for Champions

At the second annual Breakfast for Champions, the Child Care Law Center and Parent Voices will present the 2017 Child Care Champion awards to Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Senator Dr. Richard Pan, and Policy Consultant Gail Gronert.

The event will take place Wednesday September 6, 2017, in Sacramento at SEIU California, 1130 K Street. Please Click Here to Register!

The Child Care Champion Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the California Legislature to make quality, affordable child care a reality for children and families. Child Care Champions help children thrive, parents work to improve their family’s prospects, and make our communities stronger.

This year, our honorees successfully advocated for legislation so that children can stay in publicly-funded child care and preschool for as long as needed. The new guidelines for affordable child care are among the best in the nation.

2017 Child Care Champions:

  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-53) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-80) authored The Child Care Protections for Working Families Act that passed through the 2017-18 State Budget. The groundbreaking law sets new guidelines for affordable child care that are among the best in the country.
  • Senator Dr. Richard Pan (D-6) is a champion of health and safety for California’s children. He is the chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Children with Special Needs.
  • Gail Gronert, Policy Consultant,  is a long-time child care champion. Without her expertise, legislators and advocates would not have been as successful in creating better policies and laws for children and families.