This Fact Sheet shows that the cost of child care in California is prohibitively high for families with children of all ages and that across all age groups, only a small share of eligible children are enrolled in a subsidized child care program.
This Fact Sheet shows eligibility for subsidized child care in California by race and ethnicity. This analysis highlights the fact that children of color are more likely to live in families with low incomes and are therefore disproportionately eligible for subsidized child care and development programs.
This Fact Sheet shows that, since the early 1980s, California lawmakers have enacted a number of corporate tax breaks and cut corporate tax rates. This analysis also points out that California corporations are likely to pay far less of their income in federal taxes beginning in 2018 than they have in recent years due to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, meaning they can afford to contribute more to support the state’s public systems.
This Fact Sheet highlights the unmet need for subsidized child care in California, showing that an estimated 2 million children were eligible for care in 2017 but only 228,100 were able to participate in a subsidized full-day, full-year program.
This Fact Sheet shows that even though funding for preschool and child care in the state budget has incrementally increased for five years in a row, the availability of subsidized child care and preschool falls far short of the need for it.