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2017 Child Care Legislative Roundup

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

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Budget Fix Saves Child Care for 280,000 Kids

Child Care Law Center Legislation Helps Keep Affordable Child Care for 280,000 Kids

New Funding Provisions Fix Unintended Penalty Caused by CA’s Minimum Wage Increase

Sacramento, CA – When California’s new minimum wage went into effect in January of this …

Governor Brown’s May Revise of 2017-18 Budget Proposal Regarding Child Care

Keeps Reimbursement Rates and Preschool, but Fails to Align Family Income With New Minimum Wage

On May 11, Governor Brown released the May Revise of his proposed Budget for California for 2017-2018. The May Revise notes an additional $2.5 Billion …

Child Care Legislative Roundup 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 …

AB 2150- Child Care Protections for Working Families

March 2016

AB 2150  (Santiago & Weber) supports families and children by guaranteeing 12 months of continuous child care assistance and eliminating burdensome reporting rules that cause families to churn between child care programs and waiting lists. More than 50 …

Child Care Analysis – California State Budget FY16-17

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

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 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

How California’s New Minimum Wage Impacts Child Care

Download our full analysis on how the minimum wage impacts child care.

When Does the Law Go Into Effect, and for Whom?

  1. The law phases-in increases over time. SB 3 outlines a schedule of automatic increases in the state minimum

Strengthening the Family-School Partnership Act

AB 2405 (Gatto) strengthens the Family-School Partnership Act by giving parents paid time off when they volunteer in their child’s classroom, preschool or child care. Current law protects a parent’s job (if they work for an employer of 25 or …