Child Care News & Legislative Updates


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One way to fix our country’s child care crisis: invest in family child care providers

One way to fix our country’s child care crisis: invest in family child care providers

By Doug Moore, UDW Executive Director Gloria Carter has run a home-based daycare in Sacramento County for over 20 years. She provides child care and educational opportunities for the 12 kids in her care with the help of one daycare assistant. And she’s seen first-hand the child care crisis both California and the nation are experiencing. “It’s terrible,” said Gloria. “Many of the parents of the kids in my care struggle to pay for child care while trying to make ends meet, and when I lose kids in my daycare, my family struggles too.” Far too many working families can’t […]

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California is way behind on child care and it’s time to ante up

By the Editorial Board, The Sacramento Bee, May 23, 2016 No state was sorrier than California during the recession, when cash-strapped state lawmakers had to slash more than $1 billion in child care services. We’re a compassionate state, and it hurt, seeing families suffer. So you’d think that now that the economy has rebounded, that billion would be restored. Think again. Though state lawmakers still talk a great game when it comes to caring about families, child care funding lags prerecession levels by more than $800 million. And though the legislative women’s caucus has asked for that money to be […]

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Winning justice for UDW family child care providers

Winning justice for UDW family child care providers

Last week, we held our second monthly UDW family child care meeting. Local family child care providers attended the meeting in person at UDW’s Sacramento office, and providers from around the state called into the meeting. Providers shared the issues that are most important to them and discussed ways we can improve California’s child care system. We also heard the latest on Governor Brown’s state budget proposal. In January, the governor proposed small changes to the state’s child care and early education system, but his proposal did not make a large enough investment in providers, children, and working parents. That’s […]

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Stock market slump causes California to face $1 billion shortfall

By Mike Luery, KCRA, May 12, 2016 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —A recent slump in the stock market is causing a major cash crunch for California. “We projected that we were going to take in about $14.9 billion from personal income taxes in the month of April — the most important revenue month for the state,” said H.D. Palmer, a spokesperson for Gov. Jerry Brown’s Department of Finance. “We took in about a billion dollars less than that.” The billion dollar hit comes primarily from capital gains — the taxes that people pay after selling a stock at a profit. “Capital […]

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UDW Family child care providers are uniting!

UDW Family child care providers are uniting!

Last night, we held our first UDW family child care providers meeting. Attendees were able to join the meeting by phone and in person at our UDW office in Sacramento. During the meeting, we learned more about UDW and the work we are doing to unite providers in order to win improvements for us and our families. We also discussed the new law that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Family child care providers were left out and will not receive a raise under the new law, but we will be required, as small […]

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