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Decline of Licensed Family Child Care Supply 2008-2016

California's licensed family child care home (FCCH) supply has been on a steady decline since 2008. FCCHs are important because they are more likely to offer flexible hours of care and are more affordable than center-based care, assisting working families struggling to make ends meet.

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Testimonies from Parents on the Waiting List for Child Care

Read stories from two parents who have been on the waiting list for child care about the impact it has had on their lives and the lives of their families.

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Stand for Children Day - May 8th, 2019

Stand for Children Day draws upwards of 700 parents from across the state to march, rally, and visit state legislators to support the advocacy group's campaign asks.

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