Gov. Newsom issued an executive order that makes it easier to provide child care for the children of essential workers.
Essential workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis depend on child care centers to keep their children safe.
For one measure, a question remains over whether a citizens initiative needs a two-thirds vote or a simple majority.
Child care programs increasingly face closure, putting a strain on businesses and parents watching children at home while working.
Providers are asking for funding to pay for additional assistants and substitutes, along with other expenses.
Alameda County may choose to wait to begin collecting the new sales tax until legal challenges involving other initiatives are resolved.
Alameda County, Sacramento and Emeryville all have measures on the ballot that would either generate or set aside funds for child care.
The classes are part of a state program to help children in foster care find and enroll in child care programs.
Child care can change the lives of homeless children and their parents. Two counties are trying to help enroll them in free programs.
Legislation could increase teacher pay at subsidized centers serving low-income children.
California's size and diversity make universal preschool or extended paid leave a feat in some ways comparable to a national effort.
Under the agreement, all 4-year-olds living in low-income neighborhoods would be eligible for state-subsidized preschool, with priority for low-income children first.
Proposals by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators would provide financial aid and ease the permitting process.
The report sets a long-term goal of preschool for all children, regardless of income, but focuses on expanding access first to children in low-income families.
The California Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education released its long-anticipated draft report for how to improve child care and preschool throughout the state.