Some preschool and child care providers are finding creative ways to reduce health risks, while also meeting children’s developmental needs.
The budget still slashes investments to expand subsidized preschool, build more child care centers and train more early childhood teachers.
Survey finds many providers cannot afford to stay closed much longer; when they do fully reopen, they'll face added expenses and social distancing restrictions.
The first 10,000 preschool slots are on hold until July, and it’s unclear if there will be enough money for the next 20,000 preschool slots.
Creating one online site where families all over the state can search for open child care programs has been a state goal for years.
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.