The ECE Coalition advocates for state budget investments and policies that promote equity by serving the highest-need children first. ECE's initiatives are informed by current research and promising practices, and led by the expertise of families and ECE professionals within 35 diverse organizations.

SUPPORT CHILD CARE

GOVERNOR'S BUDGET

The ECE Coalition advocates for funding to strengthen and expand California’s comprehensive child care system that is equitable, affordable, accessible, meets families' needs, and pays providers a fair wage. Learn how you can raise your voice in support of child care in California.

CHILD CARE IN CALIFORNIA

Child care is essential for families, business and California’s economic health. Learn about the state of child care in California from a recent Town Hall with child care providers, parents and advocates.

REIMBURSEMENT RATE REFORM

Child care providers continue to face pay below living wages. California's budget is an opportunity for reimbursement rate reform, including rate increases that would help providers. Learn more about why raising provider rates is long overdue with Child Care Resource Center's overview on rates created in partnership with Senator Connie Leyva. 

FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

Please consider supporting the ECE Coalition’s budget request by finding your state Senator and Assemblymember and send them your letter or email.

Kids in Preschool

Kids in Preschool

represent

We represent children, families, ECE professionals, businesses and advocacy groups 

communicate

We share the stories of our members through media and social media. 

advocate

We strive to elevate the voices of our families and ECE professionals.

ACHIEVE

Collectively we have increased state awareness and resources for Californa's child care  system.