August 29, 2018
California’s family child care system needs a lot of improvement—any provider can tell you that. Rates are too low to cover expenses, Alternative Payment (AP) programs sometimes pay late and have confusing eligibility rules, and the state keeps changing the rules for how we keep our licenses.
That’s why California Childcare Providers United (CCPU-UDW) came together: to push for changes to make California’s childcare system work better for providers and the children and families they serve. In just a couple of years, we’ve been able to make a real difference for family child care providers in the 39 counties we represent.
By meeting regularly with the Department of Social Services (DSS), CCPU-UDW providers have been able to bring our stories and our concerns into the state’s decision-making process. We’ve helped providers all over the state prepare for new mandatory trainings. And by getting involved in the legislative process, we’ve been able to make significant improvements to the way AP programs work.
This summer we’ve been busy getting members together—and getting our voices heard by the state officials who make decisions about childcare.
Here are some of CCPU-UDW’s recent activities:
There’s so much we can do when we come together. Contact CCPU-UDW at [email protected], or 1-888-226-7510 to find out more and get involved!
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