California streamlines eligibility for early education and care
In this EdSource news update by Karen D’Souza, Early Edge Executive Director Patricia Lozano reacts to Governor Newsom signing SB 1047.
SB 1047 (Limón) makes it easier for low-income families to access the state-funded California State Preschool Program and subsidized child care system.
“We’re thrilled that Governor Newsom has signed SB 1047 as it will help families and child care and preschool providers by creating easier enrollment procedures and ensuring that once children are enrolled in a program, they will benefit from the continuity of two years of care and education,” said Patricia Lozano, executive director of Early Edge, an advocacy group. “The signing of SB 1047 complements the strides made to improve access to the State Preschool Program and other efforts to lift up families and children, particularly in strained financial times.”