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Our 2022 Sponsored Bills:

AB 22 (Asm. McCarty) – California Early Education Data.

Co-sponsored by Early Edge California, Kidango, and California School Employees Association (CSEA)

AB 22 would require the California Department of Education (CDE) to collect critical child and staffing data in the California State Preschool Program (CSPP). Specifically, AB 22 would require school-based CSPP providers to report preschool enrollment and staffing data to the CDE annually similar to data collected in TK-12 grade settings. Such data would allow the state to measure the short- and long-term impacts and benefits accrued by the state’s investment in preschool and TK settings, including postsecondary and economic outcomes for California students.
Current Status: Signed by Governor Newsom
The Governor’s 2021-22 Budget implemented Universal TK expansion and lower student to teacher ratios in TK, the major proposals of AB 22. For more information, view AB 130 in the Budget Bills section.

SB 1047 (Sen. Limón) – Early Learning and Care. (Formerly SB 50)

Co-sponsored by Early Edge California, Kidango, and EveryChild California

SB 1047 aims to increase efficiencies in the direct contracting Early Learning and care system by removing barriers to serve more children in quality programs and strengthen the family child care system to give our youngest learners a strong start. The bill expands categorical eligibility for subsidized child care for families who are already enrolled in CalFresh, Medi-Cal, WIC or Head Start which will significantly reduce the paperwork and administrative burden on families and providers. The bill also extends eligibility for subsidized child care from 12 to 24 months to improve continuity of care for families and children. 

Current Status: Signed by Governor Newsom – Read our full statement

AB 1363 (Asm. Rivas) – Preschool: Dual Language Learners.

Co-sponsored by Early Edge California, Advancement Project California, California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE), and Californians Together

AB 1363 aims to systematize the identification of DLLs in California State Preschool Program (CSPP) by:

  • (1) developing a standard process for CSPP providers to identify the DLLs they enroll and serve, and 
  • (2) requiring providers, through contract requirements, to report key information to the state about DLLs to inform future policy and program decisions.
Current Status: Signed by Governor Newsom – Read our full statement


Our 2022 Supported Bills:

AB 92 (Asm. Reyes) – Preschool and child care and development services: family fees.

Introduced: 12/7/2020

Current Status: Vetoed

AB 92 would, among other things, instead require the family fees to not exceed 1% of the family’s monthly income. The bill would require the lead agency to convene a workgroup of, among others, parents, child care providers, and lead agency staff to develop an equitable fee schedule, as specified. The bill would require the State Department of Education to create a report that includes, among other things, the proposed fee schedule, as specified. The bill would require the report to be provided and the recommendations adopted prior to a specified date. The bill would additionally exempt families with an adjusted monthly family income below 75% of the state median family income from family fees. The bill would waive family fees for all families until October 31, 2023. The bill would prohibit the reduction in family fees from being absorbed by direct service contractors or family child care providers and would also prohibit the number of child care vouchers and contracted spaces from being reduced on account of the reduction in family fees.


AB 321 (Valladares) – Childcare services: enrollment priority

Introduced: 1/26/2021

Current Status: Signed by Governor Newsom

AB 321 prioritizes children whose primary home language is not English for specified federal and state subsidized child development services and programs. This bill puts an emphasis on the importance of multilingualism and the assets a bilingual student brings to the classroom. This bill extends the priority list for students to enroll in child development services and programs.


AB 1973 (Asm. McCarty) – Education finance: base grants: adjustments: Kindergarten: minimum school day.

Introduced: 2/10/22

Current Status: Vetoed

AB 1973 would require, commencing with the 2025–26 school year, as a condition of receiving that additional adjustment, a school district or charter school that offers a Kindergarten program, to provide, at each school site that offers a Kindergarten program, a minimum school day for the Kindergarten day that is at least equivalent to the minimum school day provided for grades 1 to 3, inclusive.

AB 1973 Fact Sheet

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AB 2806 (Asm. Rubio) – Child care and developmental services: preschool: expulsion and suspension: mental health services: reimbursement rates.

Introduced: 2/9/22

Current Status: Signed by Governor Newsom

AB 2806 would revise and recast the above provisions relating to the expulsion or unenrollment of a child from the state preschool program. The bill would require the respective departments and Child Care Providers United (CCPU) to establish a joint labor-management committee to discuss suspension and expulsion practices among family child care providers serving children in the state preschool program and make recommendations for potential changes related to prohibiting the expulsion or suspension of a child by a family child care provider.

AB 2806 Fact Sheet


SB 70 (Sen. Rubio) – Elementary education: Kindergarten.

Introduced: 12/8/20

Current Status: Vetoed

SB 70, beginning with the 2022–23 school year, would require a child to have completed one year of Kindergarten before that child may be admitted to the first grade at a public elementary school, except for a child who has been lawfully admitted to a public school Kindergarten or a private school Kindergarten in California, but has not yet completed one school year, and is judged to be ready for first-grade work, as specified, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws


SB 246 (Sen. Leyva) – Early childhood education: reimbursement rates.

Introduced: 1/22/21

Current Status: Dead

SB 246 would require the State Department of Social Services to implement a reimbursement system plan that establishes reasonable standards and assigned reimbursement rates that would vary with additional factors, including a quality adjustment factor to address the cost of staffing ratios. By November 10, 2022, and annually thereafter, the bill would require the reimbursement system plan, including methodology and standards, to be submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. The bill would require that plan to include a formula for annually adjusting reimbursement rates. By July 1, 2022, and annually thereafter, the bill would require the department to establish a reimbursement rate target for each contracting agency that meets specific quality standards based on specified elements, including quality adjustment factors for the age range of children proposed to be served by the contracting agency. The bill would also require all providers meeting quality standards, as specified, to be paid the quality adjustment factor, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.


SB 952 (Sen. Limón) – Pupil instruction: dual language programs: Expanding Culture and Language Learning in Schools Grant Program.

Introduced: 2/9/22

Current Status: Dead

Existing law establishes the Pathways to Success Grant Program with the goal of providing pupils in preschool, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, with dual language immersion programs, developmental bilingual programs for English learners, or early learning dual language learners programs, as those terms are defined. Contingent upon an appropriation for its purposes in the annual Budget Act or other statute, existing law requires the State Department of Education to administer the program and award grants to school districts and consortia of school districts in partnership with other specified entities, as provided. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation that would provide grants to school districts to support the conversion of existing schools into dual language immersion schools.

SB 952 Fact Sheet

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SB 976 (Sen. Leyva) – Universal Preschool Act.

Introduced: 2/10/22

Current Status: Dead

Existing law, the Early Education Act, requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to, among other things, provide an inclusive and cost-effective preschool program. Existing law establishes eligibility requirements for participation in the California state preschool program.This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to create a universal preschool system with specified features.

SB 976 Fact Sheet

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