A Look at Sacramento’s Current Early Childhood Ed Proposals
The first five years of a child’s life are the most critical for learning and development. It’s that fact — steeped in years of research — that has spurred a number of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring a quality education for every young child in California.
EdSource is currently tracking 27 such bills introduced in the current legislative session. They range from paid family leave to universal pre-K.
We have a partial list below, but be sure to check out the full catalog and summaries via EdSource.com.
- Universal preschool (AB 123)
- Full-day kindergarten (AB 197)
- Expansion of free child care for low-income families (AB 194)
- Paid family leave (AB 196)
- Paid pregnancy leave for teachers (AB 500)
- License, tax and fee exemptions for large home-based childcare centers (SB 234)
- Childcare and preschool reimbursement rate reform (SB 174 & AB 125)
- Extending union participation and collective bargaining rights to home-based childcare providers (AB 378)
- CSU early care pilot program (AB 1154)
- Corporate tax increase to fund early childhood programs (SB 137)
- Establishment of college savings accounts for every child born in California on or after Jan. 1, 2020 (AB 15)