Policymakers should guarantee that parents have good, affordable care that fits their needs and that providers are equitably compensated.
The federal government is the source of the majority of funding for child care that is available to California. It is critical that advocates, providers, families, and legislators demand funding to ensure that all families have a right to child care and that all child care providers are given fair pay and adequate benefits.
When families, child care providers, legislators, and our community advocates come together, we can speak up for ample inclusion in the federal budget and hold legislators accountable in funding child care, a sector critical to our nation’s health and stability.
What we’re doing
Child Care Law Center ensures appropriate and inclusive federal funding for child care in California. To do this, we:
- engage in regular conversations with advocates and policy makers (including meetings with the California State Assembly, the Senate Budget Committee staff, and the Department of Finance), engage in consistent organizing,
- offer testimony during budget hearings each Spring,
- examine how the budget proposals intersect with the law, and explain the potential impacts on children and the child care delivery system,
- monitor federal legislation,
- educate our community of advocates, supporters, and colleagues,
- and coordinate with our national partners to ensure that California representatives are hearing from their constituents.
Check out our State Budget and Legislation page for more information about our work.