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)
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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