Funding for childcare and youth

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie WaldronSpecial to Valley NewsThe CA 2021-2022 budget passed last month, but a series of “trailer bills” to fund specific programs passed July 15. Many of these were policy priorities for myself and for my caucus. Programs receiving funding ranged from foster youth to child care and development programs, to housing and homelessness.Specifically, we passed legislation to begin consolidation of California’s fractured rate structure for child care and preschool programs. With the $2.6 billion allocated this year alone, quality of care will be emphasized to support positive learning and developmental outcomes for children based on evidence-based practices. Child care administration will be transferred from the Department of Education to the Department of S
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