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

January 12, 2017

Governor Breaks Agreement

to Increase Funding to Child Care

On January 11, Governor Brown released his proposed 2017-18 California State Budget with disappointing news for families who need help paying for child care.  Despite the Governor’s promise for a multi-year

Children who are Homeless are Eligible for Child Care

December 20, 2016

Help children who are homeless receive the child care they need:

1. More homeless children may qualify for child care than you think. 

A 2015 law (AB 982), which took effect at the beginning of this year, expands the …

The Right to Appeal a Child Care Notice of Action

November 16, 2016


We help parents with child care subsidies successfully file for hearings and appeals for child care Notice of Action (NOAs). Here are the three things you should know about a Notice of Action:

How to Keep Your Child Care

California Voter Guide on Child Care

November 2, 2016

You deserve to know exactly where your candidates for the United States Senate stand on child care, so here is your California voter guide to help you choose the best candidate for our children.

The Child Care Law Center …

Child Care Legislative Roundup 2016

October 7, 2016

The 2016 legislative cycle that ended September 30th  resulted in laws that will impact working parents and their children, child care professionals and our child care delivery system.  Here is a summary of enacted bills, as well as select …

AB 2150 Defeated in Senate Appropriations

August 15, 2016

We are writing with disappointing news: yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee failed to remove AB 2150 (Santiago, Weber, & Gonzalez) from the suspense file. 

This bill was designed to help women like Alicia, a married mother of two, who recently …

AB 2150- Child Care Protections for Working Families

August 8, 2016

March 2016

AB 2150  (Santiago & Weber) supports families and children by guaranteeing 12 months of continuous child care assistance and eliminating burdensome reporting rules that cause families to churn between child care programs and waiting lists. More than 50 …

Breakfast for Champions- Honoring Child Care Advocates in 2016

July 28, 2016

The Child Care Law Center will present the 2016 Child Care Champion award to Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assembly Member Cristina Garcia – respectively chair and vice-chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus – and Senator Holly Mitchell at the inaugural …

Child Care Analysis – California State Budget FY16-17

July 27, 2016

Overview of Child Care Provisions in the FY16-17 California State Budget

Read the Full Budget Analysis

  1. Total funding for child care increased $145 million this year, with the intention to continue to increase child care investment in future years.
  • Increases

Child Care Budget Deal Reached for 2016-2017 in California

June 14, 2016

On June 9th, the Conference Committee and the Governor agreed upon a child care and early learning package that promises to add $527 million to child care and early learning programs over the next four years, with $145