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

Child Care Provider Training to Recognize and Report Child Abuse Signed by Governor

October 1, 2015

Download Know the Law about new Recognize and Report child abuse training requirements for California child care providers.

September 28, 2015

Assemblywoman Patty López Passes Bill to Protect Children

(Governor Brown Signs AB 1207)

SACRAMENTO, CAToday Assemblywoman Patty …

Child Care Extended for Farm Workers Hurt By Drought

August 18, 2015

The drought is taking its toll on farm workers’ ability to find employment in California.  To promote continuity of care, migrant farm workers will have 120 days (extended from 60 days) to find work once their children are enrolled in …

Child Care Law Center Supports Better Immunization Standards in Child Care

June 25, 2015

Child Care Law Center supports California Senate Bill 277 (“SB 277”) and immunization for all children and adults in child care settings to the full extent medically advisable.

Infants, young children, and the immuno-compromised cannot safely be vaccinated and therefore …