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Helping State and Local Officials Advocate for Child Care

Center for American Progress, April 6, 2017 Access to affordable, high-quality child care is essential for children and families. On average, 65 percent of children in the United States have all available parents in the workforce, making child care a necessity for parents to maintain employment. In fact, it can cost families hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost wages, wage growth, and retirement assets to leave the workforce to care for their children. Learning begins at birth, making it critical that all children, including infants, have the opportunity to access high-quality care. In the first five years of life, […]

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Trump would eliminate some parents’ only source of affordable childcare

Bryce Covert, ThinkProgress, March 30 Despite his pledges to make childcare affordable, Trump’s budget would undo federal funding for afterschool programs. Wanda Hill couldn’t work last year for the simple reason that her kids couldn’t get into a free afterschool program. She cares full-time for one of her children and four of her grandchildren, three of whom are old enough for free afterschool care. When she realized they couldn’t get in, she called around to see about getting daycare for them before and after the school day. But the center she found wanted $350 a week for an hour in […]

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Trump touts affordable childcare plans

Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill, March 29 The Trump administration will work to make affordable childcare available for more families, President Trump said Wednesday during a speech at a women’s empowerment panel at the White House. “My administration will work every day to ensure that our economy is a place where women can work, succeed and thrive like never before,” Trump said. “That includes fighting to make sure that all mothers, and all families, have access to affordable childcare,” he added, to cheers from the crowd. “We want every daughter in America to grow up in a country where she can […]

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Two workplace health and safety bills progress in CA legislature

Two workplace health and safety bills progress in CA legislature

Safety BLR, March 28 Two bills affecting workplace health and safety in California—one affecting healthcare employers and the other affecting childcare providers—have made some progress in legislative committees. A.B. 402 Occupational safety and health standards: Plume passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on March 16; it now goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. This bill would require the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) to adopt standards to protect healthcare personnel and patients from noxious airborne contaminants—called plume—generated during specified medical procedures. “Plume” is defined in the bill as “noxious airborne contaminants generated as by-products of the use […]

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Report: LA Parents with 2 Kids Spend Half Their Wages on Child Care

Northridge Patch, March 20 LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — A new report issued Monday found that Los Angeles County parents with two children pay nearly half their wages for child care, and that licensed early care and education centers are only able to serve one in seven working parents. “There is an extreme gap between the number of working families with infants and toddlers and the capacity of licensed early care and education providers to care for those children,” said Michele Sartell, child care planning coordinator for the County of Los Angeles Office for the Advancement of Early Care and […]

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