In April, CCRC introduced a new attendance form so we asked to sit down and have a conversation so providers can ask questions. Together, we helped clarified our doubts and ensure we will get our payments on time. Tips for the new form are inside!
California’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education Supports Collective Bargaining for Child Care Providers
On March 11, California's Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education delivered their draft recommendations. n these recommendations, under the Workforce section, was a strong support for collective bargaining for child care providers! This happened because of all the valiant stories providers from SEIU Local 99, SEIU Local 521, and UDW-AFSCME told across the state.
Providers came together in San Bernardino to learn about important changes for 2018 taxes. Our annual tax preparation workshop brought valuable insights for family child care providers to get the most out of their annual income taxes. Don’t forget to file your taxes before the deadline - April 15. Here are some valuable tips from our workshop.
Attorney Janice C Mendel has defended providers for almost twenty years in the family child care business. Read her tips to stay in compliance and prepare for what Licensing will focus on during their visits in 2019.
California’s Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing has proposed new Safe Sleep Regulations for child care facilities in California. The regulations are proposed to reduce the risk of unsafe sleeping environments. These regulations will support preventive measures to lower the risk of SIDS. Here is a summary of the proposed regulations.
In states where providers have won collective bargaining rights family child providers now have a union contract that details regional market rate increases, sick days, vacation days, their rights when dealing with their respective state’s subsidized child care agencies and even access to child care development courses through allocated funds for training. This is what providers negotiated and won in their union contracts in four states.
Last December, providers gathered at the Universal Studios Sheraton to gain leadership tools to usher in 2019 with excitement and hope at the prospect of working with a staunch early care advocate -- Governor Newsom. Providers also committed to growing our leadership committee and bringing more of us together so in 2019 we can win collective bargaining.
On March 8, SEIU Local 99 members and classified staff at The Accelerated Schools (TAS), a charter school in South Los Angeles, voted to overwhelmingly ratify their tentative agreement with TAS management. For years, employees at TAS dealt with poverty wages, zero paid holidays, minimal sick days, and disrespect on the job. This new agreement will lift the standard of living for every TAS employee and bring good jobs to one of Los Angeles poorest neighborhoods. Read some of the highlights.
As we continue to move our bill, AB 378, or the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act, through the legislative process we are working hard to ensure our elected officials are with us every step of the way! This February three California Assemblymembers walked a day in the shoes of family child care providers to experience first hand the incredible work we do every day to raise California’s next generation.
Family child care providers, other SEIU members, parents, and their children spent the day in Sacramento to talk to legislators about the recently unveiled Assembly Bill 378, or the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act. AB 378, authored by AssemblyMember Monique Limón, will allow family child care providers to have a strong voice to improve early education by granting them the same rights every work across the country has -- the right to collectively bargain and have a union.