There has ALWAYS been a critical need for child care, especially for families and providers of color who have been hardest hit by COVID-19. Child care should be a civil right, not a privilege dictated by social injustices and limitations.
We are thrilled to announce the release of our ECE Advocates’ Toolkit for Effective Messaging! This toolkit offers guidance to educate and inspire action in the early childhood education community through clear and targeted messaging.
In the summer of 2013, child care providers in San Rafael received notices to pay business license fees, back penalties, and conditional use permit fees they had never known about. Child Care Law Center gave these providers the tools to fight back against high zoning fees and helped the city update their child care ordinances in accordance to state law.
New improvements to the CalWORKs Stage 1 child care program will ensure that families get immediate and consistent child care services. The budget provides $56.4 million this year and $70.5 million ongoing, to give an extra 3,724 children in the CalWORKs program 12 months of immediate, full-time child care.
AB 92 heals the harm of an unjust child care family fees system that creates racist outcomes by temporarily waiving family fees through October 2022, followed by an equitable sliding scale.
As the only legal center addressing issues in the child care field, we commit ourselves to the work of removing anti-Black and anti-Brown laws and policies that uphold the racist systems in child care and prevent equitable access to services and pay.