This e-mail contains the following items:

  • Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address
  • Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education
  • State Legislation Update
  • 2019-20 Budget Updates
  • Budget Trailer Bill Language
  • Budget Hearings

Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address

Governor Gavin Newsom is scheduled to deliver his first State of the State address before a joint session of the California Legislature today, February 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. To watch online, visit

Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education

The Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission is holding a hearing on March 11, 2019 at the State Capitol in Room 4202 to take public comment on their draft report. A draft will be released publicly prior to the hearing; there will be a public comment period for a few days after the hearing. The Commissioners anticipate a final release of the report in April 2019. For updates, visit Attached is the hearing flyer.

State Legislation Update

Attached is the matrix of legislation bills of likely interest to the field of early care and education introduced to date. The Child Care Planning Committee and Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development’s Joint Committee on Legislation has started the process of assigning levels of interest to the bills. Note that levels of interest do not indicate a recommended pursuit of position; rather it identifies bills that will be monitored with greater scrutiny that may or may not result in a recommended position.

The legislature has until February 22nd to introduce new bills.

2019-20 Budget Updates

ECE Coalition Letter

Attached is the ECE Coalition letter to Senator Holly Mitchell and Assembly Member Phil Ting, Chairs of their respective budget committees. The letter acknowledges the Governor’s proposals to boldly invest in California’s young children and their families while also urging additional investments to address the unmet need for early care and education services targeted to infants and toddlers and the complicated, under-resourced reimbursement system.

Budget Trailer Bill Language

The Department of Finance has posted Trailer Bill Language on its website at Trailer Bills of likely interest to our field are as follows:

  • Education Omnibus Trailer Bill – includes proposed amendment to state preschool wraparound eligibility
  • Child Care and Early Learning Strategic Plan, Child Care Infrastructure Grants, and Child Care Workforce Development Grants
  • Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children – Reimbursement for Live Scan and application fee for prospective license exempt providers
  • Elimination of fingerprint licensing fee exemption

Budget Hearings

Thursday, February 14, 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review

Mitchell, Chair

John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)

Informational Hearing Subjects: Health Care and Cradle to Career

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 ▪ 1:30 p.m.

Joint Hearing Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance and Education

McCarty, O’Donnell – Chairs

State Capitol Room 144

Informational Hearing Subject: Pre-K for All: Lessons Learning from Other States

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 ▪ 2:30 p.m.

Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services

Arambula, Chair

2:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444

Department of Social Services – Child Welfare Services / Foster Care and Community Care Licensing

Thursday, April 4 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.

Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services

Pan, Chair

John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)

Department of Social Services – Child Welfare Services and Community Care Licensing among other items

All hearings are usually accessible for viewing from


Please feel free to contact Michele Sartell if you have any questions or comments regarding the attached documents and/or would like to bring a bill not listed to her attention.

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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Jan Budget Letter 2019_Budget_ECE Coalition_Final.pdf