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Five Things You Need to Know About California's Child Care and Development System

Five Things You Need to Know About California's Child Care and Development System

A new report from the California Budget Project (CBP) highlights the importance of state policymakers reinvesting in California's child care and preschool programs as they work to finalize a 2014-15 budget agreement in the coming days.

The report -- Five Things You Need to Know About California's Child Care and Development System -- shows that despite the many benefits of quality child care and preschool, especially for low- and moderate-income children and families, budget cuts and other program changes in recent years have significantly reduced access to such programs.

The report underscores the need for the Governor and state lawmakers to take steps such as beginning to reverse the prior cuts made -- which would restore some of the 110,000 slots eliminated since the start of the Great Recession -- and boosting provider payment rates, which have not been updated in years.

Read the report.

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