Keeping Kids Close to Home Act of 2019


Lana’s Experience Trying to Obtain a Permit for Her Family Child Care

For a parent, knowing your baby is with a warm, nurturing caregiver, is everything.

Lana has an advanced degree in early childhood development and specializes in care …

Proposed Immigration Rule Harms Families, Children, & Communities

Update: As expected, the public charge rule was published in the Federal Register on October 10th. The federal comment portal is available and the Protecting Immigrant Families comment microsite is live. The last day to submit comments in December …

Legal Memorandum: The Impact of the Dynamex Decision on Determinations of Employment Status of California Child Care Providers

This memo is available to download in PDF format here.

September 17, 2018



A recent California Supreme Court decision adopted the “ABC test” for determining whether a California worker is properly classified as an employee or an independent …

Kids Grow Up Happy and Healthy with New CCDBG Funds

Every child should have everything they need to grow up happy and healthy. Family child care providers play a vital role in caring for children by identifying and supporting their developmental needs at an early age. Yet Congress has deprived …

2017 Child Care Legislative Roundup

The 2017 Child Care Legislative Roundup is a summary of enacted bills, as well as select bills that did not become law, that impact children, families, child care professionals, and the child care delivery system in California.

Enacted Bills


Analysis of Child Care Provisions in the California State Budget for 2017-2018

Download a print version here.

July 27, 2017

The California Legislature passed the Budget Act of 2017, Assembly Bill 97 (AB 97), and related statutory changes (AB 99 and SB 89) necessary to enact the Budget Act on June 15, …

Comparing Trump’s Parental Leave Proposal With California’s Paid Family Leave

The President’s Parental Leave Proposal

The President’s budget for 2018 proposes a parental leave policy that  would require employers to offer six weeks of pay to parents to bond with a new child. States would be obligated to pay for …

Father’s Day Profile: New Dad Uses Paid Family Leave

Meet Ryan, a New Dad using California’s Paid Family Leave

Ryan is a new father who is using California’s Paid Family Leave program to extend his bonding time with his son, Alden. We asked Ryan to share his experience using

Budget Update: Progress in Sacramento on Child Care

May 26, 2017

Assembly and Senate Budget Committees Approve ECE Packages

Both the Assembly Budget Committee and the full Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review voted to include $20 million in funding in their early childhood education packages to …

Support AB 60 to help parents earning the new minimum wage to keep affordable child care

Assembly Bill 60 allows parents earning the minimum wage to keep their affordable child care, so they can continue to work and their children can stay in their child care, preschool, or after-school programs. AB 60 “defrosts” statewide child care …