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Children deserve to be safe and happy. It is our job, as adults, to protect them.

The security a child feels with their parent or primary caregiver is essential for their healthy development – it is as important as breathing.

More California Children Will Get Safe and Enriching Child Care in 2018

By supporting safe and enriching child care for babies and toddlers, we are creating a seamless early learning opportunity for children, from the day they are born to preschool and beyond. Advocates are celebrating progress in both local and state …

2018 Budget Conference Committee Update

The Budget Conference Committee held its first meeting on Thursday, May 31. It’s promising that close to $1 Billion may be added to child care funding this year.  However, the amount of funding to increase Alternative Payment (AP) voucher spaces …

Nonprofits CAN Support Ballot Measures

Nonprofit organizations, such as resource & referral agencies and child care centers, can lawfully support local ballot measures like Measure A  and Proposition C.

Supporting Ballot Measures

These child care measures are historic and will directly impact the lives …

Our Comments on the Draft CCDBG State Plan for 2019-21

Comments on the Draft State Plan for CCDBG Funds, FY 2019-21

On May 22nd, 2018 the Child Care Law Center submitted written comments to the draft State Plan proposed by the California Department of Education, to weigh in on the …

Response to the Governor Brown’s May Revise of 2018-19 Budget Proposal

California can create a seamless education system for children, from the beginning of life to preschool and beyond. We have the resources to do that, and we must. Governor Brown’s budget does not go far enough to give families affordable

How To Comment on California’s State Plan For Child Care

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I. The Child Care Development Fund State Plan for Fiscal Years 2019-2021: An Overview

The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is the largest source of federal funding to states to improve the availability, affordability, and …

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

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

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 …

Kids Grow Up Happy and Healthy with New CCDBG Funds

Every child should have everything they need to grow up happy and healthy. Family child care providers play a vital role in caring for children by identifying and supporting their developmental needs at an early age. Yet Congress has deprived …