Child Care News & Legislative Updates


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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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California Governor Seeks Smaller Education, Child Care Cuts

Johnathan J. Cooper, Associated Press, May 11 The California governor dialed back his proposed cuts for schools and child care, citing an improved fiscal outlook that could cover $1.5 billion more in general fund spending. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday dialed back his proposed cuts for schools and child care, citing an improved fiscal outlook since January that could cover $1.5 billion more in general fund spending. Most of that money would go to K-12 education. He’s also rolling back a plan to cut a half-billion dollars for child care for low-income families. The release […]

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Parents bring the child care crisis to Sacramento at the 21st annual Stand for Children Day

Mary Ignatius, San Francisco Bay View, May 9 Sacramento – Anticipating the governor will maintain a conservative fiscal outlook and hesitate to keep previously promised budget commitments, 500 parents and children will rally tomorrow, May 10, at the state capitol and meet with their legislators to address policies that limit access to affordable child care. Parents are deeply concerned that failure to address 10-year-old outdated income eligibility criteria, coupled with increases to California’s minimum wage and high cost of living, forces thousands of parents out of the state subsidized child care system, threatening their ability to maintain their jobs and […]

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Parents in South San Francisco Skip Work, Brave the Elements in the Name of Affordable Child Care

Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area, May 4, 2017 Taking time off work and spending the night out in the cold. That’s how far some parents in South San Francisco were willing to go Thursday to secure affordable child care. Parents starting pitching tents at 3:30 Thursday morning, forming a line of around the city building. They were braving the elements in the name of affordable child care. “A lot of parents like me work until 5 or 6, so it’s imperative after-school care is provided,” parent Espie Santiago said. South San Francisco Parks and Recreation offers that care for $399 […]

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Trump’s working class supporters would get just $5 from his childcare plan

Bryce Covert, ThingProgress, April 24 Wealthier families stand to benefit much, much more. President Trump’s plan to make childcare more affordable for American families will barely help those of his supporters who need help the most, according to a new analysis. On the campaign trail, Trump put forward a plan that he claimed would make the astronomical cost of childcare come back down to earth: allowing families to fully deduct what they spend up to a certain cap, while offering a “rebate” for lower-income families and tax-free savings accounts. Once in office, he promised he would be “fighting to make sure […]

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