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

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