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Governor Brown’s Revised Budget is a Step in the Right Direction for Children and Families

On May 11, Governor Brown released his revision to the State Budget for FY 17-18. We thank Governor Brown and his administration for choosing to restore promised funding for early care and education through this proposal. This is a win for families and early learning providers, as the funding will be used to increase State Preschool slots and raise reimbursement rates for providers. At the same time, we know that much more needs to be done to expand access to quality early learning programs and to support the early education workforce. We look forward to working with the Governor, his administration, our partners, and fellow advocates in the next several weeks to develop solutions that will improve the lives of California’s children and prepare them for future success.