Your Increased Recognition and Support

CCRC Service Area Child Care Investment

$349,600,000

12,172 Providers

14,782 Parents Earning $450,000,000

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING A Better Foundation
For 30,852 Children

Thank You

We still have more to do: 60,009 children remain on CCRC’s waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.

Your Increased Recognition and Support

CCRC Service Area Child Care Investment

$349,600,000

12,172 Providers

14,782 Parents Earning $450,000,000

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING A Better Foundation
For 30,852 Children

Thank You

We still have more to do: 60,009 children remain on CCRC’s waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.

Support from Thurston Smith
Child Care Investment in 33rd Assembly District
$290,401
35 Child Care Providers
6 Parents Earning $241,536

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 21 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 453 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Thurston Smith
Child Care Investment in 33rd Assembly District
$804,401
39 Child Care Providers
43 Parents Earning $1,151,760

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 79 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 238 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Thurston Smith
Child Care Investment in 33rd Assembly District
$41,547,312
1,534 Child Care Providers
1,931 Parents Earning $59,706,396

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BUILDING a Better Foundation For 4,157 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 5,165 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Tom Lackey
Child Care Investment in 36th Assembly District
$7,360
2 Child Care Providers
1 Parents Earning $39,780

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 6 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 70 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Tom Lackey
Child Care Investment in 36th Assembly District
$869,740
61 Child Care Providers
53 Parents Earning $1,805,484

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BUILDING a Better Foundation For 110 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 829 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Tom Lackey
Child Care Investment in 36th Assembly District
$84,896,425
3,296 Child Care Providers
3,462 Parents Earning $96,865,668

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 7,873 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 10,096 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Suzette Vallardes
Child Care Investment in 38th Assembly District
$29,412
3 Child Care Providers
1 Parents Earning $48,372

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BUILDING a Better Foundation For 2 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 247 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Suzette Vallardes
Child Care Investment in 38th Assembly District
$130,120
20 Child Care Providers
7 Parents Earning $201,504

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BUILDING a Better Foundation For 15 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 161 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Suzette Vallardes
Child Care Investment in 38th Assembly District
$18,321,716
472 Child Care Providers
745 Parents Earning $26,585,340

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 1,402 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 3,772 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Luz Rivas
Child Care Investment in 39th Assembly District
$1,015,610
40 Child Care Providers
27 Parents Earning $1,038,468

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 51 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 431 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Luz Rivas
Child Care Investment in 39th Assembly District
$34,239,804
1,287 Child Care Providers
1,559 Parents Earning $46,247,160

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 3,241 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 8,014 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from James Ramos
Child Care Investment in 40th Assembly District
$18,149
2 Child Care Providers
Parents Earning

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 2 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 618 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from James Ramos
Child Care Investment in 40th Assembly District
$303,187
29 Child Care Providers
6 Parents Earning $162,588

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 20 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 307 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from James Ramos
Child Care Investment in 40th Assembly District
$27,830,302
881 Child Care Providers
1,267 Parents Earning $42,158,340

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 2,569 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 2,562 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Chris Holden
Child Care Investment in 41st Assembly District
$1,976,019
129 Child Care Providers
67 Parents Earning $2,184,060

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 142 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 1,487 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Chris Holden
Child Care Investment in 41st Assembly District
$2,936,862
111 Child Care Providers
115 Parents Earning $4,029,036

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 216 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 442 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Chad Mayes
Child Care Investment in 42nd Assembly District
$661,446
39 Child Care Providers
14 Parents Earning $536,340

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 35 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 1,043 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Chad Mayes
Child Care Investment in 42nd Assembly District
$3,363,412
169 Child Care Providers
189 Parents Earning $6,193,644

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BUILDING a Better Foundation For 377 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 866 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Laura Friedman
Child Care Investment in 43rd Assembly District
$1,006,615
90 Child Care Providers
21 Parents Earning $570,576

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 45 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 377 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Laura Friedman
Child Care Investment in 43rd Assembly District
$27,009,197
667 Child Care Providers
1,035 Parents Earning $29,060,892

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 2,174 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 2,520 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Jacqui Irwin
Child Care Investment in 44th Assembly District
$440,264
56 Child Care Providers
12 Parents Earning $345,816

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BUILDING a Better Foundation For 43 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 366 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Jacqui Irwin
Child Care Investment in 44th Assembly District
$124,241
9 Child Care Providers
9 Parents Earning $322,920

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BUILDING a Better Foundation For 14 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 243 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Jesse Gabriel
Child Care Investment in 45th Assembly District
$97,133
9 Child Care Providers
4 Parents Earning $104,844

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 8 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 179 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Jesse Gabriel
Child Care Investment in 45th Assembly District
$27,436,867
755 Child Care Providers
1,165 Parents Earning $37,263,324

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 2,189 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 6,607 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Adrin Nazarian
Child Care Investment in 46th Assembly District
$8,590
4 Child Care Providers
1 Parents Earning $8,448

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 1 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 307 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Adrin Nazarian
Child Care Investment in 46th Assembly District
$39,712,511
1,031 Child Care Providers
1,522 Parents Earning $44,854,728

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 2,998 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 6,779 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Eloise Reyes
Child Care Investment in 47th Assembly District
$94,441
10 Child Care Providers
2 Parents Earning $70,560

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 8 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 435 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Support from Eloise Reyes
Child Care Investment in 47th Assembly District
$28,242,243
1,005 Child Care Providers
1,206 Parents Earning $39,169,392

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING a Better Foundation For 2,403 Children
Thank You
We still have more to do: 2,488 children remain on CCRC's waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.
Representative Jay Obernolte

8TH District Child Care Investment

$41,500,000

2,682 Parents Earning $23,700 Yearly Average

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING A Better Foundation
For 5,493 Children

Thank You

We still have more to do: 52,231 children remain on CCRC’s waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.

Representative Kevin McCarthy

23RD District Child Care Investment

$13,800,000

1,057 Parents Earning $13,800 Yearly Average

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING A Better Foundation
For 1,887 Children

Thank You

We still have more to do: 52,231 children remain on CCRC’s waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.

Representative Mike Garcia

25TH District Child Care Investment

$64,900,000

4,580 Parents Earning $25,300 Yearly Average

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING A Better Foundation
For 8,244 Children

Thank You

We still have more to do: 52,231 children remain on CCRC’s waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.

Senator Shannon Grove

16TH District Child Care Investment

$3,700,000

338 Parents Earning $22,500 Yearly Average

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING A Better Foundation
For 670 Children

Thank You

We still have more to do: 52,231 children remain on CCRC’s waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.

Senator Robert Hertzberg

18TH District Child Care Investment

$60,500,000

4,606 Parents Earning $23,400 Yearly Average

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING A Better Foundation
For 7,194 Children

Thank You

We still have more to do: 52,231 children remain on CCRC’s waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.

Senator Connie Leyva

20TH District Child Care Investment

$29,300,000

1,765 Parents Earning $25,100 Yearly Average

∙∙∙ AND ∙∙∙

BUILDING A Better Foundation
For 3,324 Children

Thank You

We still have more to do: 52,231 children remain on CCRC’s waiting list, and only 1 in every 9 children are served statewide.

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CCRC Legislative Dashboard

Reimbursement Rates Update

The California State Legislature passed reforms last year to move toward a single reimbursement rate structure and increase child care provider rates to the 75th percentile of the 2018 Regional Market Rate (RMR). Despite these major advances, provider rates are still insufficient. Reimbursing providers at the 2018 RMR means we are paying providers based on outdated data, and we know inflation and the cost of providing care have both risen, especially during the pandemic. Without public investment and sufficient rates, the instability of the child care system will lead to fewer providers to care for children and fewer child care options for families.

Universal Preschool

California needs a robust and diverse early care and education system inclusive of both school and community-based programs and provider types. Senate Bill 976 by Senator Leyva establishes Universal Preschool (UP) to ensure families have the option to send their children to the public school provider or community-based provider of their choice.

California prides itself on its diversity of people, languages, and terrain, which is why we need to support a universal system that provides opportunity for all child and family needs and invests in all program and provider types.

Family Fees

Legislation

AB 92 (Reyes) is a pandemic relief bill that provides immediate relief to families and a long-term solution. AB 92 would temporarily waive family fees for as long as federal law allows, which is currently through FFY 2024. The bill also creates a more equitable sliding scale for family fees. Families know how to best budget their money, and eliminating fees will help them meet their basic needs and build wealth.

It would cost the state $187 million to waive fees for all families through September 2024. Here’s what waived family fees look like for families.

Relief for Families

Due to outdated law, our child care system relies on fees paid by families of color—mostly mothers—who are low-paid and can least afford it.

Thanks to the Legislature’s leadership last year, the state is waiving family fees for child care through the end of the budget year. We have the opportunity to extend the waiver through September 2024 using federal funding to keep money in families’ pockets and make sure providers are paid in full.

Based on data from the California Department of Social Services, 27,784 families total have benefited from waived family fees, resulting in $6.9 million in savings—more money in families’ pockets to afford groceries, their electric bill, rent, or gas in their car.

In Los Angeles County, 6,833 families have benefited from waived family fees for an average savings of $246 per month, or $1.6 million saved in total. In San Bernardino County, 1,395 families have benefited for an average savings of $250 per month, or $348,800 total.

Bridge Program

The California Emergency Child Care Bridge is a first of its kind program designed to assist caregivers tasked with caring for a foster child. The program helps stabilize foster children in the best possible settings while ensuring caretakers have adequate support to balance their work and home lives. The program was created in 2017 to connect the child welfare agency and early care and education systems in counties across California. It includes child care vouchers, child care navigators, and trauma-informed care (TIC) training and coaching for child care providers. The program supports foster families with children aged 0 to 12, and youth with exceptional needs upto age 21.

Since October 2020, more than 20,700 children under the age of five were placed in California’s foster care system. When a child is placed in foster care due to maltreatment, priority for placement is given to a family member. But relatives are often unprepared for becoming a caregiver, especially when the child has experienced a traumatic event. Over 1,700 trainings were held to support TIC approaches and 15,000 providers participated in the trainings. The training and information provided through TIC trainings and coaching enables many caregivers to better meet the child’s needs. Child Care Resource Center surveyed participants of the program and found that respondents widely reported reduced levels of emotional and financial stress because of the program.

“The baby, she’s developmentally progressed,” one participant shared. “I was able to keep her because of [the Bridge Program]. It was less stress for me. I was in school, working, and having a foster baby. [The Bridge Program] was so beneficial.”

COVID Update

The COVID relief funding CCRC was tasked with distributing and applying to child care issues was used in various ways to ensure providers had proper pandemic supplies and financial supports, while families maintained access to reliable child care.

Provider Stipends
Providers who submitted to CCRC a July 2020 Attendance Sheetor Provider Payment Request were issued stipends. Programs designated CalWORKS Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 and Alternative Payment were eligible for the stipend, which was valued at $154.14 per child in Los Angeles County and $149.35 per child in San Bernardino County. The total stipends issued during this period was $4.497 million.

At the end of April 2021, providers received stipends based on subsidized child enrollment for CalWORKS Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN) and Alternative Payment programs during November 2020. This stipend amount was $525 per subsidized child and a total of $17.16 million was distributed.

Los Angeles and San Bernardino County Bridge providers were issued stipends in September 2021 based on subsidized child enrollment during November 2020. A stipend of $525 per subsidized child was distributed with a total of $300,300 stipends paid.

In October 2021, providers were issued stipends based on subsidized child enrollment for CalWORKS Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, FCCHEN, Alternative Payment, LA Bridge and SB Bridge programs during March 2021. This stipend was worth $600 per subsidized child and the total distribution was $20.44 million.

Pandemic Supplies and Resources
COVID funding was also used to supply child care providers with cleaning supplies. CCRC was awarded $5 million to disperse funds and/or cleaning supplies to child care providers. From May 2020 until December 2020, childcare providers were eligible to receive $65.89 per child in care or receive cleaning supplies at a comparable value. This offer extended to all providers in our community and the provider did not have to be contracted with CCRC. Each child care provider had the option to request:

  • 100% funds

  • 50% funds / 50% supplies

  • 100% supplies

Closure Reimbursement and Hold Harmless Extension
Providers who experienced closures from March 17, 2020 to June 30, 2020 due to COVID-19, were eligible to receive reimbursement for up to 30 closure days. This benefit extended to all providers and an alternative provider could also be reimbursed for the child care closure due to COVID. Being able to use an alternate provider allowed the parent to continue working. Reimbursements for up to 30 days of closure were given once again for dates between September 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. From July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, all providers are eligible to receive a reimbursement for closure up to 16 days as a result of the public health crisis. 

From March 2020 to June 30, 2022, providers are being reimbursed based on certified need and maximum child care hours regardless of attendance. This helps alleviate hardship imposed on providers as a result of families not placing their children in care due to concerns about the pandemic or loss of employment.

Child Care for Essential Workers
CCRC also used funds to provide emergency care for the children of essential workers. This gave providers the ability to serve more subsidized children and receive reimbursement for the child care services provided. Approximately 3,700 additional children were enrolled into this program for each fiscal year. Originally, the program was short term but has been extended through June 30, 2022. For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, $2.98 million was issued to providers for the LA Essential Worker program and $1.49 million was issued to providers in the San Bernardino Essential Worker program. For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the total issued for child care providers in LA’s program was $15.28 million, while $8.06 million was issued to providers in the San Bernardino County program. The amount of funds issued for the program in the 2021-2022 fiscal year has already surpassed $10.38 million for LA’s Essential Worker program and more than $4.75 million to providers in San Bernardino County’s program.

CCRC has distributed supplies to children, families and providers in our service area.

Books & School Supplies

22,077

Face Coverings

1,630,495

Bags of Food

17,148

Toiletries

372,067

Provider Assistance

Profile #1
A Los Angeles County child care provider can think of a single word to summarize the assistance she received from Child Care Resource Center at the onset of the pandemic.

“The big word is I’m lucky,” Astghik Saakyan said. Astghik is the program director of Learning Stars Academy Child Care in Montebello, where she cares for children starting at infancy to 13 years old. When the outbreak of COVID-19 forced not only child care facilities but much of the California economy to shut down in mid-March, Astghik immediately felt the financial strain.

“I closed for a total of 14 days,” Astghik said. “During that time, I learned about (COVID-19) and started sanitizing and disinfecting everything, emptying my classrooms and cleaning it all.”

The closure of her child care facility coupled with the added costs of increased sanitization posed a serious financial hardship for Astghik, who said she was forced to pull money from her personal savings just to pay her mortgage. “It was really hard,” Astghik said. She continued teaching her students through Zoom lessons because many of them were in the middle of critical lessons on the alphabet and counting. Astghik said she couldn’t stand to see their progress stunted because of the pandemic.

“Those kids were headed to kindergarten and I wanted them to finish their curriculum,” Astghik said. “But parents weren’t paying because it was Zoom.”

As a child provider partner with Child Care Resource Center, Astghik soon learned about the incredible assistance and support available to providers like her. CCRC Resource and Referral provided Astghik with disinfectant products, school supplies, financial assistance, and updates on health and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.

“No one else was helping me at this time,” Astghik said. “CCRC really made me feel like I had someone behind me, supporting me.”

With the help of CCRC, Astghik started welcoming in the children of essential workers in May. “I was working alone because other teachers didn’t feel comfortable,” Astghik said. “It was hard because I had to teach and disinfect.” As more employees across the county returned to work, Astghik did eventually receive an assistant for her program and now has 14 children in her care.

CCRC R&R continues providing support to Astghik in the form of supplies, funding, and professional development trainings on everything from pandemic health and safety to emotional support. “Because of their big help, we can survive it, we can keep our high quality child care,” Astghik said. “The parents are sohappy. We do everything for families and they feel secure knowing they’re bringing their children to a safe environment.”

Profile #2
Opening her own center had always been a dream for Lancaster child care provider Lona Aguirre and in early March 2020, Lona and her husband used their life savings to open a 12,000 sq-ft facility of their own. But just days later, the pandemic prompted restrictions across California and forced child care facilities to close. Without help from Child Care Resource Center, Lona says her dream could have become a nightmare. “We were in the middle of licensing our new facility and the department said they wouldn’t be licensing anyone for the next few months,” Lona, who owns Pure and Simple Academy and Child Care Center, says. “We put our life savings into this building and hearing it couldn’t happen was devastating.”

Lona, who had operated a home-based daycare for the past 22 years, had already moved out of her old space and had hired teachers – many of them with training to care for children with special needs –  to care for up to 150 children at her new facility. “We had 22 teachers hired on and ready to go but with the pandemic, we had to lay off most of them,” Lona says.

Lona eventually got her center licensed and was able to welcome in up to 10 children. But within weeks of opening, a parent sick with COVID-19 came into the center, forcing Lona to close the facility for 14 days and disinfect. “That was another unexpected $2,000,” Lona says. “I had to start sanitizing rooms daily and stop letting parents come in, so I had to buy computers for check-in outside. Then I had to purchase masks for every child.” With the weight of these financial burdens piling up and the uncertainty of what lay ahead, Lona connected with CCRC to ask for help. She says CCRC responded in a big way with COVID-related funding, cleaning supplies and other materials.

“Without CCRC, I would have been closed a long time ago, they helped a lot with supplies and fighting for our funding,” Lona says. “They’re fighting for us and they stepped up when we providers needed it most.” Throughout the pandemic, CCRC staff has contacted Lona and other child care providers in our network when supplies like diapers, wipes, fresh food, and education materials have become available. “Getting supplies from CCRC to give families – it makes me emotional,” Lona says. “Families were so grateful and thankful. We were giving dinners out every Wednesday because we knew families were running out of food. We paid payroll but then everything went back to our families.”

More than one year into this pandemic, child care providers like Lona are still facing financial and logistical obstacles keeping their facilities open. But with CCRC by her side, Lona says she’s able to keep working and hopes one day to invite more children in to experience her dream for themselves.

“It was and is so tough and emotional, but CCRC staff is always comforting me, telling me don’t worry it will work out,” Lona says. “It’s amazing support, you need that support team.”

Please contact GovernmentRelations@ccrcca.org for more information