Attorney Janice C Mendal shares tips about what is the latest from Licensing, and how to ensure you remain in compliance with a mini-inspection checklist. Happy Holidays!
Last month we sent out a call to march on the Accelerated Schools in our efforts to bring justice to our beloved community of South LA. When we arrived, we were prepared to give our testimony for a second time after TAS canceled September’s meeting abruptly. The TAS board preferred to shut down the entire meeting instead of listening to the voices of our community.
Throughout 16 years of organizing, we have worked hard to ensure working families have the highest quality of care possible. We have made the demands of parents and children front and center, including eliminating unnecessary bureaucratic paperwork and advocating for more funds and slots for child care. 2019 was no different. We were able to pass key legislations alongside our Early Care and Education partners.
Improving the quality of child care providers offer to families is a primary motivation for many providers who have organized their unions across the country. In fact, a 2010 study by the National Women’s Law Center found nine of the twelve state contracts negotiated by providers included wins for license-exempt providers to have greater access to training, professional development, and support structures to gain their license. Here are some of the highlights.
Our contract expired on October 2 and we are currently in negotiations for our contract that'll cover 2019-2022. Three hundred educators at the Mexican-American Opportunity Fund are gearing up to improve early care and education for working families in Los Angeles. Learn more.
On October 14, SEIU Local 99 filed unfair labor practices charges with the Public Employees Relations Board regarding the dismissal of Hilda Rodriguez-Guzman at the Accelerated Schools. Hilda served as Local 99's shop steward and Health Services Coordinator at TAS for over a decade. We are attending TAS next board meeting on October 24 at 10am to speak out in support of Hilda. Join us!
On October 3-5, thousands of SEIU members from across the country landed in Los Angeles to hear from presidential hopefuls at our Unions for All National Presidential Summit. Presidential elections and the National Democractic Convention are just around the corner and SEIU members, including family child care providers, are ready to put their political power behind the best candidate for working families.
Learn what has changed for the mandatory abuse reporter training requirement. Most providers will have to renew their certification next year. We also sat with the California Department of Education and Community Care Licensing for our quarterly input meetings.
Press Release: California Legislatures Votes to Pass AB 378 and Strengthen Early Learning The vote will boost early learning, opportunities for providers through their union
AB 378 just passed the Senate and Assembly, which means it is one step closer to changing CA’s child care system for the better. Now Governor Newsom must add his signature for the bill to go into effect. Child Care Providers United released the following statement following the Senate and Assembly’s approval of AB 378 (Limón), The Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act.
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!