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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, …

Comparing Trump’s Parental Leave Proposal With California’s Paid Family Leave

The President’s Parental Leave Proposal

The President’s budget for 2018 proposes a parental leave policy that  would require employers to offer six weeks of pay to parents to bond with a new child. States would be obligated to pay for …

Father’s Day Profile: New Dad Uses Paid Family Leave

Meet Ryan, a New Dad using California’s Paid Family Leave

Ryan is a new father who is using California’s Paid Family Leave program to extend his bonding time with his son, Alden. We asked Ryan to share his experience using …

Budget Update: Progress in Sacramento on Child Care

May 26, 2017

Assembly and Senate Budget Committees Approve ECE Packages

Both the Assembly Budget Committee and the full Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review voted to include $20 million in funding in their early childhood education packages to …

Support AB 60 to help parents earning the new minimum wage to keep affordable child care

Assembly Bill 60 allows parents earning the minimum wage to keep their affordable child care, so they can continue to work and their children can stay in their child care, preschool, or after-school programs. AB 60 “defrosts” statewide child care …

Child Care Funding Recommendations for California Budget 2017-2018

Child Care Funding in the California Budget

California raised the minimum wage so that people are paid fairly for their work, but the extra 50 cents an hour has very real consequences for parents, child care businesses, and the economy.…

County Child Care Pilots: Why Statewide Problems Require Statewide Solutions

What is a County Child Care Pilot?

Individual county child care subsidy plan pilot (“pilot”) legislation allows counties to vary statewide eligibility rules, family fees, reimbursement rates and other criteria governing child care operations in ways that the Education Code …

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

The Early Education Block Grant in the 2016-17 California Budget Process

When the Governor released his budget proposal in January, it included a sweeping change to how we provide and fund preschool – through an Early Education Block Grant. This block grant would combine existing state preschool, QRIS and Transitional Kindergarten …

Early Education and K-12 Advocates Voice Concern at the First California Dept. of Education Stakeholder Input Session for Proposed Early Education Block Grant

In his January budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17, Governor Brown proposes to consolidate funding for the California State Preschool Program (CSPP), Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and the preschool Quality Rating and Improvement System grant (QRIS) into a single Early Education Block …