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.

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Governor signs our bill updating child care payment system

Thanks to the work of UDW-CCPU members, AB 603 passed the state legislature and was signed into law on October 12. This bill will save us time and money for family child care providers, allowing us to focus on creating the best early childhood education experience possible for the children in our care. AB 603 makes three big changes to the Alternative Payment (AP) programs that family childcare providers rely on. This bill will: Finally give all providers direct deposit, making payments available sooner and trips to the bank unnecessary Require APs to notify providers in writing if a child […]

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UDW-CCPU members bring our stories to lawmakers to improve payment systems

UDW-CCPU members bring our stories to lawmakers to improve payment systems

My name is Alicia Turner and I’m a family child care provider. I’m also a member of our union, Child Care Providers United (UDW-CCPU). Navigating California’s child care system and the Alternative Payment (AP) programs can be difficult. So many child care providers have been hard at work to pass a bill, AB 603, that will make things a lot easier for us. If passed, AB 603 would: • Finally give us direct deposit, so we could get paid faster and skip a trip to the bank • Make it mandatory for APs to notify us in writing if a […]

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Child care credit, which fell behind inflation, may get boost from California Legislature

Child care credit, which fell behind inflation, may get boost from California Legislature

Natalie Kitroeff, the LA Times, June 2 California’s Legislature has proposed making more low-income families eligible for subsidized child care. In budget hearings last week, the Assembly and the Senate voted to increase the income allowed to qualify for the benefit. Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) will wrangle with Gov. Jerry Brown over several suggested tweaks to his revised proposal over the next two weeks, and face a June 15 deadline to send him a final budget. Brown did not have the increase in his revised budget plan, released in May. The […]

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Working Families Spend at Least 15 Percent of Their Income on Child Care—Trump’s Tax Plan Does Little to Help Them

Maggie Mallon, Glamour, May 11 During the last three decades of the 20th century—and well into the early years of the 21st—women entered the workforce in droves, jumping from 53 percent of women with children employed in 1970 to 71 percent employed in 2012. At the same time, the number of mothers who were the sole or primary earner in their household skyrocketed to 40 percent in 2011, quadrupling from the number of women in a similar role in 1960. Though the number of women working outside the home grew steadily for four decades, the trend has begun to reverse […]

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California Governor Seeks Smaller Education, Child Care Cuts

Johnathan J. Cooper, Associated Press, May 11 The California governor dialed back his proposed cuts for schools and child care, citing an improved fiscal outlook that could cover $1.5 billion more in general fund spending. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday dialed back his proposed cuts for schools and child care, citing an improved fiscal outlook since January that could cover $1.5 billion more in general fund spending. Most of that money would go to K-12 education. He’s also rolling back a plan to cut a half-billion dollars for child care for low-income families. The release […]

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