Assembly Bill 2131 (Mullin) passed unanimously through the Senate and the Assembly and is headed to the Governor’s desk! This bill will allow the Department of Social Services to more swiftly implement a single childcare license for all age groups. This will allow providers greater flexibility to serve children at different ages, creating continuity of care for children and families and allowing programs to respond to the challenges posed by the expansion of TK. The creation of a single childcare license began in 2018 with the passage of AB 605, but was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Governor’s support, we hope to see the single childcare license implemented by the end of the year for both new and current providers.
Thank you to Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, the author of both AB 605 and AB 2131, for his support on this important issue!