State Legislation we are Sponsoring: AB 167 | Kidango

Legislation We Support: AB 167

We are proud to be a sponsor of AB 167, authored by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio. Sponsoring a bill means we have helped to develop the legislation, and will be supporting it during its journey through government.

A young child in an infant/toddler care centerAB 167 will increase access to high-quality child care with comprehensive family supports for low-income infants and toddlers to help provide California’s babies with a healthy and bright start. It will achieve this by:

  • Strengthening and expanding child care and development programs for infants and toddlers based on the effective, high-quality Early Head Start model
  • Granting providers a $4,000 per child supplemental grant to support better trained teachers, strengthened family support services and family engagement specialists, developmental screenings, and connections to well-child health and dental care and other social services and community resources
  • Providing high-quality child care and comprehensive support services to 20,000 additional infants and toddlers living in high-need communities

Read the one-page fact sheet here and the full bill text here.

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If you are passionate about early childhood education and would like to make your voice heard, join our advocacy network here. We may ask you contact your representatives, sign a petition or even accompany us to Sacramento to speak on behalf of a bill.

Contact Us

For questions about advocacy at Kidango, contact Michele Stillwell-Parvensky at msparvensky@kidango.org.

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