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)



Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

The school advocacy group, Great Public Schools Now, released a report last week detailing the pandemic’s impact on students in the state’s largest school district, LA Unified.