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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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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CCPU member hosts state official to show day-to-day work of child care

Family child care providers help California’s working families get through their days, honor their commitments, and realize their goals. But, even though they perform an essential service, family child care workers struggle to meet their own needs because of low pay, unpredictable payment schedules, and an unnecessarily complicated licensing process. “We are an important part of our communities.” Pat Alexander, Elk Grove. That’s what California Childcare Providers United (CCPU-UDW) member Pat Alexander explained to Jason Sisney, Speaker of the Assembly’s chief budget consultant, when he visited her family child care on November 26. As the ten children in her care […]

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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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