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.


CCPU-UDW providers have been hard at work to improve California’s Child Care System

CCPU-UDW providers have been hard at work to improve California’s Child Care System

California’s family child care system needs a lot of improvement—any provider can tell you that. Rates are too low to cover expenses, Alternative Payment (AP) programs sometimes pay late and have confusing eligibility rules, and the state keeps changing the rules for how we keep our licenses. That’s why California Childcare Providers United (CCPU-UDW) came together: to push for changes to make California’s childcare system work better for providers and the children and families they serve. In just a couple of years, we’ve been able to make a real difference for family child care providers in the 39 counties we […]

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TAKE ACTION: Sign Petition & Stand with Family Child Care Providers

TAKE ACTION: Sign Petition & Stand with Family Child Care Providers

Family child care providers make working outside the home possible for millions of families in our state, and as early childhood educators we play a critical role in the development and education of children across California. Please take a moment to sign our petition to stand with California’s family child care providers, and share it with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.

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Low pay for child care workers puts more than half at poverty level, study finds

EdSource | July 5, 2018 | by Ashley Hopkinson A majority of child care workers in California are paid so little they qualify for public assistance programs, according to a new reporton the early education workforce. Fifty-eight percent of child care workers in California are on one or more public assistance programs, such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a federally funded program that helps pay for food, housing and other expenses, the report by UC Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Child Care Employment found. This is according to the most recent data by the American Community Survey and Current Population […]

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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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