Keeping Kids Close to Home Act of 2019

April 7, 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 …

Response to Governor Newsom’s 2019-20 Budget Proposals for Early Childhood Programs

January 14, 2019

Good, affordable child care creates stability and opens opportunities for children, families, and communities. It is thrilling that Governor Newsom proposes to direct additional resources to support families with young children in his state budget.

Governor Newsom’s 19-20 child care …

Proposed Immigration Rule Harms Families, Children, & Communities

September 25, 2018

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

September 17, 2018

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 …

Your Comments on the Safe Sleep Regulations Are Requested

August 9, 2018

Everyone benefits when children are safe and happy in child care. Safe sleep practices can help protect children and keep them healthy and safe – and providers will benefit from clear rules and enforcement.

Community Care Licensing has published Draft …

Families Displaced By Wildfires Can Still Get Their Child Care

August 9, 2018

You can help kids and families stay stable if they are impacted by the fires.

1. If a family has become homeless or is living in a motel, shelter, or other temporary situation (e.g. doubling up with friends or family):

Analysis of Child Care Funding in the California Budget FY18-19

August 2, 2018

Child Care Law Center Analysis of Child Care Provisions in the California State 2018-19 Budget


Take Action Today to Defend All Families

June 21, 2018

Children deserve to be safe and happy. It is our job, as adults, to protect them.

The security a child feels with their parent or primary caregiver is essential for their healthy development – it is as important as breathing.

More California Children Will Get Safe and Enriching Child Care in 2018

June 14, 2018

By supporting safe and enriching child care for babies and toddlers, we are creating a seamless early learning opportunity for children, from the day they are born to preschool and beyond. Advocates are celebrating progress in both local and state …

2018 Budget Conference Committee Update

June 1, 2018

The Budget Conference Committee held its first meeting on Thursday, May 31. It’s promising that close to $1 Billion may be added to child care funding this year.  However, the amount of funding to increase Alternative Payment (AP) voucher spaces …