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 …

Response to Governor Brown’s ECE Budget Proposal

Child Care Law Center’s Response to Governor Brown’s ECE Budget Proposal

Every child deserves the child care and early learning they need to reach their full potential.  We thank the Governor for keeping his earlier promise to California families and …

You Can Act Now for New CCDBG Funds


Parents who work hard deserve reliable, quality child care that they can afford.  Lawmakers talk about family values and education, but Congress has not allocated a significant child care funding increase in years. Now is their opportunity to change …

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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


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.…

Analysis of Child Care Provisions in the California State Budget for 2017-2018

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July 27, 2017

The California Legislature passed the Budget Act of 2017, Assembly Bill 97 (AB 97), and related statutory changes (AB 99 and SB 89) necessary to enact the Budget Act on June 15, …

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 …

New Budget Has Strong Child Care Provisions

June 16, 2016

The Child Care Law Center is thrilled to announce that the new California State Budget has some of the best affordable child care provisions in the whole country.

State legislators approved the Budget unanimously on and the …