New Budget Has Strong Child Care Provisions

June 16, 2017

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 …

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

June 15, 2017

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

June 15, 2017

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 …

Funding Provisions for Child Care and Preschool – Budget Conference Committee

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

The California Senate and Assembly are expected to vote on Thursday, June 15, 2017 on the funding provisions reached in the Budget Conference Committee.

The child care and preschool spending provisions are:

  • $25 million to update income

Conference Committee Deal Reached

June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

The California Budget Conference Committee has finalized a deal on new spending for child care, preschool, and after-school programs.

The budget deal includes sufficient funding to update family income guidelines for families receiving affordable child care subsidies.…

Budget Update: Progress in Sacramento on Child Care

May 24, 2017

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 …

Governor Brown’s May Revise of 2017-18 Budget Proposal Regarding Child Care

May 16, 2017

Keeps Reimbursement Rates and Preschool, but Fails to Align Family Income With New Minimum Wage

On May 11, Governor Brown released the May Revise of his proposed Budget for California for 2017-2018. The May Revise notes an additional $2.5 Billion …

Key Protections for Family Child Care Providers in California Rental Property

May 9, 2017

Landlords cannot prevent you from operating a family child care home in a rental property. Our short video explains five things family child care providers need to know about operating in a rental property:

5 Things You Should Know –

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

March 18, 2017

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

March 18, 2017

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.…