Child Care For All2021-07-09T23:26:18+00:00

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This is historic! California’s Child care providers will be ratifying their first-ever agreement with the state to improve the industry.
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We believe in a world where every child has access to quality early learning and care.

OUR WORK

Child care and early education are critical pieces of our human infrastructure, and we need to act like it.

Child care is the only way many working parents can balance career success with family responsibilities. It’s especially crucial to bringing women back into the workforce and for California’s economy to fully recover from this pandemic. That’s why family child care providers are negotiating a contract with the State of California. We’re calling on the Governor and Legislature to work with us to adequately support kids, families, and providers by investing in and improving the child care industry in three key areas:

Increase Available Child Care by Ensuring Child Care Jobs Are Good Jobs

What We're Asking For

Retain and attract the most talented early learning and care professionals by increasing provider pay so that providers can afford to care for their own families. Ensure providers have access to fair benefits like health care, retirement plans, and adequate sick leave and time off. Invest in a state-supported education fund that will allow providers to gain new knowledge and skills on emerging topics. All while keeping child care affordable and accessible to working families.

Make Quality Child Care More Affordable

What We're Asking For

All children should have equal opportunity to get the support they need to succeed in school, regardless of race, income, or zip code. Fund more child care vouchers for families, a permanent end to family fees, and more child care capacity statewide.  Expand hard-to-find child care for families needing help on weekends and evenings or for children who have special needs, by increasing pay for providers offering these services. 

Improve and Streamline How California’s Child Care System Works

What We're Asking For

Improve transparency and communication between the state, local organizations, parents, and providers so that everyone receives the same information regarding state policies. Ensure there are no interruptions in care by eliminating any administrative delays in paying providers. 

Over the next several weeks, we will engage in various actions and continue negotiating our first long-term contract with the state. With your support, we can build a high-quality, affordable child care system that is available to all families, treats providers with respect, and combat the systemic sexism and racism often embedded in decisions made about child care. 

Increase Available Child Care by Ensuring Child Care Jobs Are Good Jobs

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Make Quality Child Care More Affordable

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Improve and Streamline How California’s Child Care System Works

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Tentative Agreement Reached!

On June 25, 2021, the Child Care Providers United bargaining team representing providers across the state, reached a historic agreement that would raise provider rates and increase access for thousands of families!

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Providers are often seen as extended family members to the families they serve. We want to know what your provider means to you and how they have helped your family and children thrive.

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CHILD CARE MATTERS

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, child care providers were already essential workers.

They’ve stepped up to care for the kids of front-line workers and filled in the learning gap for school-aged children impacted by distance learning. They’re the bedrock of working families—especially among Black and Latino communities.

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WHO WE ARE

We are Child Care Providers United—

a union of over 40,000 child care providers throughout California working in partnership with parents, early childhood education advocates and our state legislators to fix the state’s child care crisis, improve our profession and the quality of care through policy advocacy, grassroots community organizing, and our collective voice. We are guided by the belief that all children and families should have access to quality early education and care.

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