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SB 50 – California’s Early Learning and Care System

Kidango is proud to co-sponsor SB 50 (Limón) to strengthen and promote a mixed-delivery early learning and care system in California to better meet the needs of working parents and their children, particularly infants and toddlers, as envisioned in the state’s bold, new Master Plan for Early Learning and Care.

SB 50 aims to make California’s early learning and care system more efficient by removing burdensome barriers for child care providers across the mix-delivery system, ultimately allowing more children to be served in high-quality centers and family child care homes, giving our youngest learners a strong start. This legislation will:

  • Open up the California State Preschool Program to serve children 0-5 and to serve children in family child care homes. This will allow more low-income 3-year-olds, infants, and toddlers to access high-quality early learning and care.
  • Remove existing barriers between child care and preschool contracts, allowing providers to transfer funds between contracts and adjust their services to better meet the needs of families and improve continuity of care for children in their communities.
  • Increase stability for providers by shifting to reimbursements based on program enrollment rather than attendance― a model already used by the federal Head Start program.
  • Make it easier for families to enroll in subsidized child care and preschool.
This legislation is part of a 2021 early childhood education (ECE) Legislative package, which aligns with recommendations in the Governor’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care and the Governor’s January Budget Proposal.

Author: Senator Monique Limón
Co-authors: Assemblymembers Bonta and McCarty

Early Edge California (Sponsor)
Kidango (Sponsor)
EveryChild California (Sponsor)

Current Status: Referred Senate Education Committee and Senate Human Services Committee

How You Can Support This Bill: SB 50 Sample Support Letter

Show Your Support on Social Media:
NEW! Our SB 50 Toolkit contains social posts, graphics, and talking points. Access for more ways to show your support.

To share on social media, click on a below image, then right click to save it. Then share on your page with the hashtag #ECE4All.

Track this bill: To track bills, visit the California Legislative Information Inquiry System. Once you have created an account, you can click on the “My Subscriptions” tab to be notified of any hearings, amendments, and actions taken on SB 50.
For detailed instructions on how to track a bill, please click here.  

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