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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Child Care and Development Block Grant 2018 Advocacy

January 9, 2018


Feb 14, 2018 – CLASP’s Child Care in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: Frequently Asked Questions

Feb 7, 2018 –  The US Senate reached a budget deal that will lift budget caps and include $5.8 billion for CCDBG …

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

Assembly Budget Committee Recommends $618 Million for Child Care

May 27, 2016
May 26, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

It’s been an active week for the child care budget in Sacramento:

  • On Wednesday May 18th, the Senate Subcommittee on Education Finance voted for a $99 million increase for child care, well below the

Governor’s May Revision Contains No New State Funding for Child Care

May 16, 2016

On Friday May 13, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2016-2017 state budget, and it was an unlucky day for California’s low-income families who need child care.  The May Revise contains fewer state funds for child …

Budget Recommendations Concerning Child Care FY 2016 -2017

April 28, 2016

Notwithstanding last year’s funding, California’s child care system remains in a precarious state and still has not returned to pre-recession funding levels. Cuts during the Great Recession have negatively impacted capacity, quality, and administrative functioning.

Proposal to Increase Access to