COVID-19 has changed jobs, schools, and child care settings for Californians, and this has been particularly disruptive for children, families, and the child care providers who are essential to California’s economy and communities. In this presentation learn what funding early care and education programs received in the 2020-21 state budget and from federal relief in 2020, and the additional support providers, workers, and families – particularly Californians of color and families in low-income households – still need from state and federal policymakers in the ongoing pandemic.
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