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2019 Child Care Budget Analysis

Governor Newsom unveiled his 2019-20 budget proposal last week, signaling a strong commitment to children, families, and the communities in which they live. He proposes 500 million one-time dollars to the child care budget, to go towards improving child care facilities, child care workforce development, and developing a plan to increase access to subsidized child care.

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CCIP Expansion

In the upcoming year, CCIP will boost its recruitment efforts. Additionally, CCIP will be expanding its reach and focus on serving the full continuum of home-based providers, including Family, Friend & Neighbor (FFN)/license-exempt caregivers.

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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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