Legal Issues for Family Child Care Providers – License-exempt Child Care in California | Requirements

June 23, 2015


I am a professional musician and would like to offer music classes in my home to a small group of kids during spring break. Do I need a child care license?


No, you do not need a child …

Know the Law About License-Exempt Child Care in California

June 26, 2014

Printable version – Know the Law About License Exempt Child Care in California

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Analysis of Child Care and Development Block Grant Funds for California from the FY2018 Omnibus Spending Bill

April 10, 2018

On March 22, 2018, Congress passed and the President signed a federal FY2018 budget bill that contained the largest-ever single year increase in federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funding. This analysis provides information for advocates and stakeholders …

Top Bills in 2018 Affecting Child Care in California

March 7, 2018

The California State Legislature is considering these legislative proposals between now and September 2018:

AB 2023 (Caballero). Would create a fully refundable child care tax credit under the California tax code to help parents defray the cost of child …

California Legislative Proposals Affecting Child Care in 2018

March 1, 2018


Below is a selected review of bills of high interest to the child care advocacy community.  It is still early in this second year of the legislative session and spot bills or other vehicles may be used to introduce …

Child Care and Development Block Grant Information

January 9, 2018

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Analysis: Impact of New 2018 CCDBG Funds on California

California will receive an additional $253 million in CCDBG funds in 2018. No less than 8% of the new funds must be spent on quality improvements. In addition, no …

2017 Child Care Legislative Roundup

November 6, 2017

The 2017 Child Care Legislative Roundup is a summary of enacted bills, as well as select bills that did not become law, that impact children, families, child care professionals, and the child care delivery system in California.

Enacted Bills


Child Care Legislative Roundup 2016

October 7, 2016

The 2016 legislative cycle that ended September 30th  resulted in laws that will impact working parents and their children, child care professionals and our child care delivery system.  Here is a summary of enacted bills, as well as select …

Child Care Analysis – California State Budget FY16-17

July 27, 2016

Overview of Child Care Provisions in the FY16-17 California State Budget

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  1. Total funding for child care increased $145 million this year, with the intention to continue to increase child care investment in future years.
  • Increases

Child Care Budget Deal Reached for 2016-2017 in California

June 14, 2016

On June 9th, the Conference Committee and the Governor agreed upon a child care and early learning package that promises to add $527 million to child care and early learning programs over the next four years, with $145