UDW Family Child Care Legislation

April 22, 2016

UDW has an office located just blocks from the Capitol where we track and monitor the legislation that impacts family child care providers. This year, our priorities include establishing an appeals process and creating more training opportunities for family child care providers. The status of each bill on this list is updated regularly. Learn more about how bills become law here.

BILLS WE ARE SPONSORING

[toggle_content title=”AB 2133 (Chu): Appeals process for family child care providers“]

Would require the State Department of Education to establish an appeals process to resolve discrepancies with child care payments when the provider believes that a decision made by an alternative payment program is incorrect.

Status: Failed deadline, dead bill

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BILLS WE SUPPORT

[toggle_content title=”AB 2150 (Santiago): Expanding working families’ access to quality child care and stabilizing home-based daycares“]

This bill will protect working families from losing eligibility for child care by updating the State Median Income threshold for entering families to 70% of the current State Median Income and exiting families to 85% of the current SMI. The bill guarantees eligibility for child care for 12 months upon receiving a child care subsidy and eliminates required interim reporting during the 12 month-eligibility period with exceptions.

Status: Failed deadline, dead bill

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[toggle_content title=”SB 23 (Mitchell): Ensuring availability of CalWORKs to families in need“]

This bill would repeal the rule that denies families an increase in CalWORKS aid once a child is born into the family.

Status: Failed deadline, dead bill
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[toggle_content title=”AB 2036 (Lopez) Background checks in online child care listings“]

Would require online child care job posting services to include in the posting access to background check information about listed child care providers.

Status: Presented to the Governor on 9/7

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[toggle_content title=”AB 598  (Calderon): Supportive tools for family child care providers“]

Establishes clear expectations and guidelines for the Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN) and FCCHEN providers.

Status: Failed deadline, dead bill

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BILLS WE ARE WATCHING

[toggle_content title=”AB 2231 (Calderon): Increased child care fines and penalties“]

Increases fines and penalties for community care facilities. Issues in the bill that negatively impact providers of care and services to children, adults and elderly clients need to be addressed.

Status: Presented to the Governor on 9/7

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[toggle_content title=”SB 1420  (Mendoza): Mandated training for family child care providers“]

Would require family child care providers to attend a one-time, paid, two-hour health and safety training.

Status: Failed deadline, dead bill

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[toggle_content title=”AB 1897 (Mullin): New licensing option for child care centers“]

Would require the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing to implement a birth to entering first grade license option for child care centers.

Status: Failed Deadline

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[toggle_content title=”AB 2368 (Gordon): Child care subsidy plan in Santa Clara County“]

Would allow the County of Santa Clara to develop and implement an individualized county child care subsidy plan to respond to challenges that the state child care subsidy system presents to children, working families, and providers in a county where the cost of living is well beyond the state median.

Status: Presented to the Governor on 8/30

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