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Analysis of Child Care Budget Cuts


04.06.2012 Governor Brown has proposed to cut $10.4 million in state reimbursement for non-Prop 98 child care facilities that participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The state funding for CACFP programs has been in place since 1975 and helps support the serving of nutritious meals and snacks to low-income children in child care. In California, over 25,000 child care facilities participate in CACFP, translating to nearly 440,000 children served. Of these child care facilities, approximately 90% are non-Prop 98 agencies. 

Read more about how these specific cuts will affect child care at the Child Care Food Program Roundtable's website.

Both CFPA and the CCFP Roundtable oppose these cuts to the supplemental reimbursement for non-Prop 98 child day care facilities

CFPA's Letter PDF
CCFP Roundtable's Letter PDF

Fully understand the impact of this $10.4 million cut to state reimbursement by learning more about the other cuts happening in child care. A new report from the California Budget Project takes an in-depth look at the policy and economic context of Governor Brown's proposed cuts to child care and preschool programs. 

Read Playing With Our Future PDF