Governor’s EEBG Proposal Rejected by State Senate and Assembly Budget Committees

May 19, 2016

Today, the California Department of Education (CDE) issued a budget update on the Governor’s May Revise.  Things are moving quickly on the budget proposals.  CDE concludes that the Governor’s proposal for an early care and education block grant program as

Governor’s May Revision Contains No New State Funding for Child Care

May 16, 2016

On Friday May 13, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2016-2017 state budget, and it was an unlucky day for California’s low-income families who need child care.  The May Revise contains fewer state funds for child …

How California’s New Minimum Wage Impacts Child Care

April 21, 2016

Download our full analysis on how the minimum wage impacts child care.

When Does the Law Go Into Effect, and for Whom?

  1. The law phases-in increases over time. SB 3 outlines a schedule of automatic increases in the state minimum

Strengthening the Family-School Partnership Act

April 18, 2016

AB 2405 (Gatto) strengthens the Family-School Partnership Act by giving parents paid time off when they volunteer in their child’s classroom, preschool or child care. Current law protects a parent’s job (if they work for an employer of 25 or …

Summary of the California State Assembly and Senate Budget Sub-Committee Hearings on Child Care 4.14.16

April 15, 2016

This week, both the Assembly and Senate held their Budget Subcommittee hearings for Education Finance (Sub 1) and Health and Human Services (Sub 3).

  • On Tuesday April 12, the Assembly Budget Sub-Committee voted unanimously to reject the Governor’s Early Education

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

March 18, 2016

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

February 20, 2016

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 …

10 Key Recommendations for the California State Plan for Child Care

February 11, 2016

The biggest change in the child care legal landscape in almost twenty years is the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The Act introduced significant new improvements to child care access, stability and quality. On February 5, 2016, …

Child Care Providers Overcome Zoning Dispute

November 12, 2015

In the summer of 2013, child care providers in San Rafael received notices to pay business license fees, back penalties, and conditional use permit fees they had never known about. Child Care Law Center gave these providers the tools to …

Legislative Roundup 2015

October 21, 2015

The 2015 legislative cycle has resulted in laws that will improve family income, job security, and children’s well-being to foster a stronger California.  The Child Care Law Center helped usher in several new laws. The Child Care Law Center 2015