The recommendations include increasing the size of payouts and duration of leave, as well as support for small businesses.
If the governor signs the bill into law, teachers would receive at least six weeks of paid maternity leave.
California's size and diversity make universal preschool or extended paid leave a feat in some ways comparable to a national effort.
California is on the brink of making huge investments in young children, and EdSource is tracking 27 early childhood bills introduced in the Legislature this session.
Newsom has expanded paid family leave from six to eight weeks as of July 1, 2020, and he plans to extend it to six months per child by 2021-22.
The budget proposal is expected to significantly expand paid family leave, home visits to help parents teach and care for their babies and screenings to identify delays early.