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

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  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

Assembly Budget Committee Recommends $618 Million for Child Care

May 27, 2016
May 26, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

It’s been an active week for the child care budget in Sacramento:

  • On Wednesday May 18th, the Senate Subcommittee on Education Finance voted for a $99 million increase for child care, well below the

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 …