Proposed Immigration Rule Harms Families, Children, & Communities

Update: As expected, the public charge rule was published in the Federal Register on October 10th. The federal comment portal is available and the Protecting Immigrant Families comment microsite is live. The last day to submit comments in December …

Legal Memorandum: The Impact of the Dynamex Decision on Determinations of Employment Status of California Child Care Providers

This memo is available to download in PDF format here.

September 17, 2018



A recent California Supreme Court decision adopted the “ABC test” for determining whether a California worker is properly classified as an employee or an independent …

Your Comments on the Safe Sleep Regulations Are Requested

Everyone benefits when children are safe and happy in child care. Safe sleep practices can help protect children and keep them healthy and safe – and providers will benefit from clear rules and enforcement.

Community Care Licensing has published Draft …

Families Displaced By Wildfires Can Still Get Their Child Care

You can help kids and families stay stable if they are impacted by the fires.

1. If a family has become homeless or is living in a motel, shelter, or other temporary situation (e.g. doubling up with friends or family):

Analysis of Child Care Funding in the California Budget FY18-19

Child Care Law Center Analysis of Child Care Provisions in the California State 2018-19 Budget


Take Action Today to Defend All Families

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 …