2017 Child Care Legislative Roundup

November 6, 2017

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

August 17, 2017

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

August 1, 2017

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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

June 27, 2017

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, 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 …