COVID-19 has changed jobs, schools, and child care settings for Californians, and this has been particularly disruptive for children, families, and the child care providers who are essential to California’s economy and communities. In this presentation learn what funding early care and education programs received in the 2020-21 state budget and from federal relief in 2020, and the additional support providers, workers, and families – particularly Californians of color and families in low-income households – still need from state and federal policymakers in the ongoing pandemic.
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Moving Beyond Relief for California Child CareIntroduction California children need a safe space to learn and grow while parents are at work, and the COVID-19 pandemic underscored just how essential child care is for the livelihood of workers and communities. California’s subsidized child care and development system has long been critical to the state’s economic infrastructure, helping families struggling to make … ContinuedCOVID-19Early Childhood
California’s Subsidized Child Care Providers Are Overdue for Pay RaiseCalifornia’s subsidized child care providers offer vital early learning and care for families struggling to make ends meet. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many providers and their staff have risked their health and safety to offer care for children of working parents. These early educators — primarily women and disproportionately women of color — … ContinuedCOVID-19Early Childhood
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