On June 27, 2018 Governor Brown signed a $200 billion budget that includes critical wins for the early care and education (ECE) field. While significant gaps in funding for ECE remain, the budget will help more families gain access to child care, and help early educators improve and expand their facilities and access to professional […]READ MORE
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Santa Clarita Signal, By Brennon Dixson Following the allocation of $50 million in ongoing Proposition 98 funds, the Newhall School District approved the receipt of $18,000 to be used for improvements at its three preschool sites. The district’s three sites were judged on a set of standards to determine the amount of money they received, […]READ MORE
EdSource, By Ashley Hopkinson Despite pressure from early childhood advocates to invest close to a billion dollars in infant and toddler care in next year’s budget, the agreement lawmakers approved Thursday reflects a compromise, with significant increases in child care slots for low-income families but no new funding for preschool. Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative […]READ MORE
On May 11, Governor Jerry Brown proposed a $137.6 billion state budget that reflects an unprecedented $8.8 billion dollar surplus. Brown has proposed using much of the surplus to bolster the state’s rainy day fund to protect spending during a future recession, while also using one-time funds to address homelessness, mental health needs, fire prevention […]READ MORE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Brunswick, NJ—A new state-by-state report shows more young children enrolled in public pre-K programs nationwide, with California emerging as a leader in supporting young Dual Language Learners, even as overall pre-k quality standards remained low. The State of Preschool 2017 annual report finds states heeding the demand for pre-K and expanding […]READ MORE