2017-18 Please include this link to the Gov’r budget pg 29-31
In the Governor’s January Budget proposal, not only did he not propose new funding to child care, but he called on a “pause” to the promise he made in June.
The 2,000+ slots slated for April 2018 will wait till the next year and the reimbursement rate increases have been reduced by 5% for child care centers.
His policy proposals include:
Allowing families to submit electronic applications to receive subsidized child care or preschool.
Aligning the definition of homelessness used for child care programs with the federal definition under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Increasing flexibility and reimbursement for part-day state preschool programs to enroll children with special needs.
Aligning state preschool and transitional kindergarten (TK) programs regarding staffing ratios and licensing requirements.
2016-17 final outcomes
Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2016-2017 budget bill which included a $145 million investment this year, building up to over $500 million over the next 4 years. The 2016-2017 spending plan:
Increases Regional Market Rates to the 75th percentile of the 2014 survey as of January 1, 2017
Increases Licensed Exempt Rates from 65 percent to 70 percent of the Family Child Care Home Rate as of January 1, 2017.
Increases Standard Reimbursement Rates by 10 percent across-the-board effective January 1, 2017.
Provides $100 million in Proposition 98 funding for 8,877 additional full-day State Preschool Slots to be phased in over 4 years. Specifically, $7.8 million in 2016-17, $39.6 million in 2017-2018, $73 million in 2018-19, and $100 million in 2019-20.
Repeals the CalWORKS Maximum Family Grant rule, which prohibited a grant increase when a child was born to a parent already receiving CalWORKS.