Child Care News & Legislative Updates

 


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Groups rally in downtown San Diego for rent, child care help

Groups rally in downtown San Diego for rent, child care help

A pair of protests collided in front of State Sen. Toni Atkins’ downtown San Diego office Friday morning, and joined forces to call for help. Members from the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment gathered to tell Atkins to support Assembly Bill 1436, which would extend the eviction moratorium until April 1, 2021. They say it’s the only way to protect people who haven’t been able to pay rent because of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, a car rally organized by UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 demanded a new tax on California billionaires to help pay for child care and shore up holes […]

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Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

As you know, earlier this year our union, CCPU, handed more than 10,000 petitions into California state officials declaring our intention of uniting child care workers into a powerful force that will forever change the landscape of child care and early childhood education in our great state. Well, I have some amazing news! It’s almost time to Vote YES and make our union official. In the coming weeks, you will be receiving your official CCPU ballot in the mail! This is yet another historic moment in a campaign full of historic moments. Take a second and appreciate all the hard […]

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Governor’s May Revise continues support for family child care providers but federal funding needed

Governor’s May Revise continues support for family child care providers but federal funding needed

Sacramento, CA — United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union of in-home caregivers and family child care providers in California, released the following statement from Johanna Hester, assistant executive director of UDW, concerning Governor Newsom’s “May Revise” budget: “We are grateful for Governor Newsom’s continued commitment to family child care providers and the millions of California families that rely on their care. Child care providers are the backbone of California’s economy, and are pivotal to our economic recovery. Not only is Governor Newsom staying the course with these essential frontline workers, he is increasing access to child care […]

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California child care workers’ union on hold while they struggle with supplies, safety

California child care workers' union on hold while they struggle with supplies, safety

Gabriella Cisneros looks after 14 children at her home day care outside San Diego and is down to her last bottle of Clorox wipes. A private childcare operator, she has a few rolls of paper towels and a little hand sanitizer left, but she doesn’t know how long those will last so that she can keep the kids, and her livelihood, safe. It’s the latest concern for these crucial workers who make sure grocery store employees, EMTs, nurses, doctors, police officers and others on the front line can work and know their children are safe. But Cisneros, 38, said dwindling […]

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“We are on our own”: How the coronavirus pandemic is hurting child care workers

“We are on our own”: How the coronavirus pandemic is hurting child care workers

Miren Algorri has been a licensed day care provider for 22 years — her 23rd anniversary is coming up this month. Ordinarily, Algorri and her assistant take care of up to 14 kids in her home in Chula Vista, California. The youngest right now is 16 months old. “We still rock him to sleep,” Algorri said. The oldest is 8, and she has been caring for him for six years. But on Tuesday, she told Vox, “I am sad to announce that today we have zero attendance.” Algorri was still technically open on Tuesday, and said she hopes to stay […]

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