This e-mail contains the following items:

  • State Legislation Update
  • 2019-20 Budget Updates
  • Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education Update

State Legislation Update

Attached is the matrix of legislation bills of likely interest to the field of early care and education introduced to date updated as of today – April 2, 2019.

2019-20 Budget Updates

Budget Trailer Bill Language

The Department of Finance has posted Trailer Bill Language on its website at Trailer Bills of likely interest to our field are as follows:

  • Education Omnibus Trailer Bill – includes proposed amendment to state preschool wraparound eligibility
  • Child Care and Early Learning Strategic Plan, Child Care Infrastructure Grants, and Child Care Workforce Development Grants
  • Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children – Reimbursement for Live Scan and application fee for prospective license exempt providers
  • Elimination of fingerprint licensing fee exemption

Upcoming Budget Hearings

Thursday, April 4, 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services

Pan, Chair

John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)

Topic: Department of Social Services – Child Welfare Services and Community Care Licensing among other items

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 ▪ 2:30 p.m.

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services

Arambula, Chair

2:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 444

Department of Social Services – Child Welfare Services / Foster Care and Community Care Licensing

Thursday, April 25, 2019 ▪ 9:30 a.m.

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education

Roth, Chair

Room 3191

Topic: Department of Education – Child Care and Early Education; Special Education

All hearings are usually accessible for viewing from


ECE Coalition Letter

Attached is the ECE Coalition letter to Senator Holly Mitchell and Assembly Member Phil Ting, Chairs of their respective budget committees. The letter acknowledges the Governor’s proposals to boldly invest in California’s young children and their families while also urging additional investments to address the unmet need for early care and education services targeted to infants and toddlers and the complicated, under-resourced reimbursement system.

Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education

The Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission held its hearing on March 11, 2019 to take public comment on their draft report. To view the hearing, go to The link to the draft recommendations are available at

The Commissioners anticipate a final release of the report in April 2019.

Please feel free to contact Michelle if you have any questions or comments regarding the attached documents and/or would like to bring a bill not listed to her attention.

Michele P. Sartell

Child Care Planning Coordinator/Program Specialist III

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

600 South Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 800

Los Angeles, California 90005

213.639.6239 I Direct

213.639.6202 I Main


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Jan Budget Letter 2019_Budget_ECE Coalition_Final.pdf