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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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The 2017-18 Budget: Analysis of child care and preschool proposals

OC Breeze, March 16 In this report, we analyze the Governor’s child care and preschool proposals, the California Department of Education’s revised quality improvement expenditure plan, and the state’s funding model for Alternative Payment (AP) agencies. Recommend Rejecting Governor’s Preschool Proposals and Taking More Holistic Approach. We recommend the Legislature ensure children currently eligible for State Preschool are served before expanding eligibility. We also recommend the Legislature reject the Governor’s various proposals intended to align State Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten and instead pursue alignment more holistically. Considering eligibility criteria, program standards, and funding levels in tandem would provide greater policy […]

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New California task force looks for long-range plan to meet child care needs

Louis Freedberg, EdSource Today, March 12 Opening the first meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, said that the primary reason he ran for office was to be able to address child care needs. Rendon, who convened the commission, worked in early education for years before coming to Sacramento. He said he established the bipartisan commission, made up of 18 lawmakers, advocates and practitioners, “to have a forum outside the budget process to discuss our early childhood education system and how to improve it.” Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, a commission co-chair, […]

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