State Legislation Update

Attached is the matrix of legislation of likely interest to the field of early care and education introduced to date. The legislature has until February 22nd to introduce new bills.

Governor’s 2019-20 Budget Proposal Released on January 10, 2019

As you now know, Governor Gavin Newsom released his ambitious proposed budget for 2019-20 on January 10, 2019 that includes bold investments focused on helping children and families move out of poverty and improve their overall well-being. Among his investments, the Governor proposes increasing access and strengthening early care and education programs serving young children and their families, reducing barriers to full day kindergarten, and expanding California’s Paid Family Leave Program. This paper serves as a preliminary summary of the Governor’s proposals for bolstering funding for early care and education and other related services that contribute to stronger families and child well-being. Attached is a preliminary summary of the Governor’s proposed budget items pertaining to early care and education and other related services.


Please feel free to contact Ericka Omena Erickson, Local Child Care Planning Council Coordinator for Marin County, or Michelle Sartell, Child Care Planning Council Coordinator for Los Angeles, if you have any questions or comments regarding the attached information.

Ericka O. Erickson, MPA


Marin County Child Care Commission

Local Child Care and Development Planning Council

Marin County Office of Education

(415) 499-5827 (o) / 246-7363 (c)

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Michele P. Sartell

Child Care Planning Coordinator/Program Specialist III

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

600 South Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 800

Los Angeles, California 90005

213.639.6239 I Direct

213.639.6202 I Main


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