Original article published by CalMatters on June 13, 2022
Author: Anna Ioakimedes, Director of Governmental Affairs, Head Start California
Legislature’s child care proposal overlooks the most vulnerable
The Legislature recently released its Joint Legislative Budget Proposal, which included more than $2 billion to support the child care system. It provided no funding, however, for some of the most vulnerable children and families in California — those living below the federal poverty line (less than $28,000 for a family of four) and thus eligible for Head Start. Read the full article on the CalMatters website.