Thursday, March 30, 2018, Early Childhood Leaders from Across the State, Collaborated for a Unified Message on Behalf of California’s Youngest Children.

March 7, 2018

 

The Legislative Brief included the Following Highlights…

  • Critical investments for new child care spaces, adequate per-child funding, age appropriate facilities and infrastructure, start-up support, and professional development for all care settings are necessary to enhance our child care system.

  • Increasing access through the Alternative Payment Program, which provides working parents a voucher to utilize in the child care setting of their choice, is the most immediate way to help address this severe shortage in our mix delivery system.

  • Building up the infrastructure and capacity of center-based program to serve more children, particularly infants and toddlers, is also key to expanding access.

Increases Provider Support across the ECE System to Improve Services to Infants and Toddlers  

  • Support current bills that accomplish this goal such as, AB 605 Mullin, AB 2001 Reyes, and AB 2292 Aguiar-Curry.

  • Create a single child care license, for birth - first grade to streamline high quality early learning environments.

  • Invest in the capacity and infrastructure that will be needed to ensure increased services for infants and toddlers across the state.

Borden the Governor’s Proposed Early Education Expansion Program  

  • Use the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) definition of Early Childhood Inclusion to ensure equitable opportunities for all types of early learning providers.

  • Ensure funding provides significant support for facilities, equipment, professional development and other quality improvements across our mix-delivery system.

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