Protecting Children and Families at the Border

July 12, 2019

Every family deserves to be together and have what they need to be safe and healthy. However, the current federal administration’s cruel practices and policies at the border are tearing families apart. Families are being forced to live in overcrowded …

California prepara a los niños para el éxito con el presupuesto estatal

July 10, 2019

El cuidado infantil de buena calidad genera oportunidades para los niños, las familias y las comunidades. Este año, nuestros líderes crearon un presupuesto que eleva a las familias y a los niños y da un gran paso hacia la equidad …

San Francisco  Babies & Families Fund (Prop C) Upheld in Court

July 10, 2019

Judge Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco Superior Court rejected all of the arguments that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and various business groups made to challenge the validity of Proposition C, the city’s Early Care and Education initiative.  In …

California Sets Kids Up for Success with State Budget

June 21, 2019

Good quality child care opens opportunities for children, families, and communities. This year, our leaders crafted a budget that lifts up families and kids and takes a big step toward creating equity for families struggling to make ends meet.

Here …

Child care for more kids in 2019!

June 11, 2019

June 11, 2019 – The Legislature and Governor Newsom have agreed to an early childhood budget  for 19-20 that helps the whole child, the whole family and th­­e whole community. In particular, the Law Center and Parent Voices are thrilled …

Budget Conference Committee 2019 and Legislation Updates

May 31, 2019

Good quality child care opens opportunities for children, families and communities. Governor Newsom, the Senate, and the Assembly have all proposed new funds for child care and early learning for the FY19-20 state budget.

Differences between the Senate and Assembly …

Child Care Funding in the May Revise

May 10, 2019

Governor Newsom’s  May Revise of the state budget expands upon the commitment he made in January to support families and especially families with children.

The agreement to fund SB 321,  “Strong Start for CalWORKs Families Act,”  (sponsored by the …

Keeping Kids Close to Home Act of 2019

April 7, 2019


Lana’s Experience Trying to Obtain a Permit for Her Family Child Care

For a parent, knowing your baby is with a warm, nurturing caregiver, is everything.

Lana has an advanced degree in early childhood development and specializes in care …

Response to Governor Newsom’s 2019-20 Budget Proposals for Early Childhood Programs

January 14, 2019

Good, affordable child care creates stability and opens opportunities for children, families, and communities. It is thrilling that Governor Newsom proposes to direct additional resources to support families with young children in his state budget.

Governor Newsom’s 19-20 child care …

Proposed Immigration Rule Harms Families, Children, & Communities

September 25, 2018

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 …