Good news! Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2036, which requires online child care job posting services to fully disclose what is and is not included in their background check. It will also require companies that host job posting websites for nannies and babysitters to post a statement about TrustLine.
AB 2036 is an important step towards protecting children in license-exempt child care situations by giving parents the information, resources and tools they need to help them make the most informed decisions about the individuals they hire to care for their children.
Thank you to all of you that sent letters urging the Governor to sign this bill!
Today, the Assembly Budget Committee passed a budget that includes a significant investment in childcare: over $618 million! Highlights include:
6,000 voucher slots
7,500 part-day and 2,500 full-day preschool slots
Increase Regional Market Rate (RMR) to 80th percentile of 2014 RMR Survey
Increase License-exempt reimbursement rate to 80% of Family Child Care Home rate
15% increase in Standard Reimbursement Rates (SRR)
12 month eligibility and increase eligibility threshold to 85% of State Median Income (SMI)
The Assembly has proposed a meaningful plan to reinvest in California’s child care system,getting us closer to ensuring that every family has access quality, affordable child care. But there is still work to be done.
Within a week, the Assembly and Senate will begin to negotiate a budget to present to Governor Brown. We will ask you to contact Budget Conference Committee members to urge them to accept the Assembly Early Education Plan in their final budget. Anything less will only hurt families and child care providers working hard to care for our children.
To help make sure committee members don’t back down, please send a message of appreciation to Budget Chair Assembly Member Phil Ting. With his leadership and direction, the Assembly Budget Subcommitteeon Education Finance was able to take the bold steps necessary to make child care and early education a top priority. Thank him today! It’s quick and easy.
Posted by Rowena Kamo · May 19, 2016 1:53 PM
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We need your help now. The Legislature is in the final weeks of reviewing the Governor’s proposed budget and develop their own budget proposals. Budget subcommittees, and full budget committees are meeting now and will most likely begin negotiating within three weeks.
It’s time for you to let your decision makers know that California needs an accessible, affordable, quality early care and education system that prioritizes children and families most in need and that you want to see state investments made to our system!