Kristin Schumacher, an analyst for the California Budget & Policy Center, said Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget, released in January, makes it clear that he has a very strong commitment to serving children and families in California. But she said in addition to laying a foundation for a stronger childcare system in the future, the state needs to help families whose children need care now.
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.
For the California Alternative Payment Program Association’s Child Care Advocacy Day, Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher presented on what’s included in Governor Newsom’s 2019-20 state budget proposal that will impact families and children.
For EveryChild California’s annual state budget update, Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher presented on funding for early care and education in the 2019-20 state budget proposal.
This “first look” analysis examines Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget for 2019-20, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2019.