Child Care News & Legislative Updates


UDW-CCPU is working to unite family child care providers!

Stay updated on the latest news and legislative updates below.

Questions? Want to get involved? Email us anytime at familyCCP@udwa.org, or call us today at 1-888-226-7510.


Good child care: Listen to parents, kids, providers

Good child care: Listen to parents, kids, providers

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that may be true. But this much we know for certain: for working families in today’s economy, it takes, if not a village, at least a solid team. The backbone of that team is parents, children and caregivers. Parents must work to afford housing, food and other necessities. Children require a safe, nurturing place to be when mom and dad are at their jobs. In order to thrive, families need to team up with affordable, high-quality child care providers. Working parents plus great child care providers equals success. In […]

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Child Care Providers Speak Out in Sacramento on International Workers Day

Child Care Providers Speak Out in Sacramento on International Workers Day

Urge Legislators to Support Families’ Top Needs: Good Union Jobs and Access to Quality Child Care Child care providers, including dozens of members of UDW-CCPU members, were joined by mothers, grandmothers, community partners and AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride as they rallied in Sacramento and spoke directly with legislators on May 1st – May Day – for the right to negotiate with the state and to use their voice to make changes to California’s early childhood education system. May Day is celebrated all over the world as International Workers Day, uplifting the contributions of workers and is an opportunity to highlight […]

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UDW-CCPU members are making our voices heard—and making a difference!

UDW-CCPU members are making our voices heard—and making a difference!

There is so much going on with UDW-CCPU right now it is hard to keep up! Our movement of family child care providers has grown by thousands over the past few months and those added voices are making our call to fix California’s broken child care system impossible to ignore. We have the attention of state lawmakers, the media and, most importantly, the working parents with whom we are partnering to make childcare work better for providers–as well as for the families we serve. Here are some of the exciting things that UDW-CCPU members have made happen in the past […]

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CCPU-UDW membership soars while new governor promises changes to child care system

CCPU-UDW membership soars while new governor promises changes to child care system

It’s an exciting time for California’s child care providers! Big changes are on the horizon, and more and more providers are coming together to join our movement to make California’s child care system work better for providers and the families we serve. We have a new governor, Gavin Newson, who has pledged $500 million to expand subsidized child care and invest in training and education for providers. And we have a movement that’s building more momentum every day. Having a new governor who wants to fix childcare while more Californians are beginning to understand how broken the system is makes […]

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CCPU child care provider wins over $8,000 in back pay with the help of her union!

CCPU child care provider wins over $8,000 in back pay with the help of her union!

Being a family child care provider means running a small business. Sometimes we are so busy looking after the children in our care that there just isn’t enough time to chase down paperwork or to deal with billing problems. But when you are a member of our union, CCPU/UDW, you have the resources and experiences of other members and union staff to help you when you need it. That’s what Linda Moore, a child care provider in Contra Costa County, found out. Earlier this year, one of the families she provides care for fell behind in their own paperwork, neglecting […]

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