The following are some highlights of additional investments in early learning and care proposed by Governor Gavin Newson for FY 2019-2020:

“Paid Family Leave Expand Paid Family Leave to allow a child to be cared for by a parent or caregiver for up to 6 mos. For example, a child with two parents could have each parent take 3 mos. of leave or a child with one parent could have their parent take 3 mos. of leave and choose a relative caregiver for an additional 3 mos.

Subsidized Child Care  $500 million for upgrading or establishing child care facilities and providing professional development for child care providers

Preschool $125 million each year for three years to provide 220,000 full day/full year preschool slots by 2021-22 (on school sites and community based non-profits)

K-12 750 million to make kindergarten full day

 CalWORKs  $100 million to expand a home-visiting program for parents in the CalWORKs program who have a child under 2 years old. |  $455.4 million to increase CalWORKs grant levels by 13.1 percent, effective October 1, 2019, which will bring monthly grant payments to 50% of the projected 2019 federal poverty level. For a family of 3, the maximum monthly grant level will be $888, an increase of $103. This means the #EndDeepPoverty ask will be met 6mos sooner than planned!

Student Parents  $247 million to expand child care facilities on CSU college campuses for student parents |

$121.6 million General Fund to increase or provide new access awards for students parents who attend the University of California, the California State University, or the California Community Colleges.

Source: Parent Voices California

In May, changes to the Governor’s Proposed Budget based upon the latest economic forecasts will be released.  For the complete budget proposal, please visit www.ebudget.ca.gov