Union members, including members from SEIU Local 99, AFSCME/UDW, and SEIU Local 521 continue to have Quarterly Provider Input Meetings with the California Department of Education (CDE). Our last meeting was held Tuesday, June 5, 2018. We successfully engaged CDE in a healthy and productive conversation about the impact the, “Variable Schedule” definition and practice has on providers, as well as the families we serve. CDE acknowledged that there was an issue of “equity and access” with the way the current variable schedule was being used. CDE believes there’s an opportunity to redefine variable schedules through the implementation of the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) in the state plan so schedules can make sense for all. We also followed up on the implementation of AB 603 (electronic provider payments) for some individual cases and to make sure they are on track for the July 2019 implementation date.
Making Our Voices Heard at the California Dept of Education (CDE)
June 28th, 2018|Child Care Providers|