How Local Efforts are Impacting Policy
Leaning in for Our Children
This bill is a win for Fresno County kids. It will ensure that more children of hardworking families will receive child care services.
– Jim Yovino, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
AB 258: Individualized County Childcare Subsidy Plan
Policy changes at the state and local level can have dramatic effects on the systems and resources available to children and families.For working parents, child care is essential in order to earn a living for their families. Thanks to the work of Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools and many others across the Fresno C2C Partnership who provided letters of support and testified on behalf of the bill, Fresno County will now be able to utilize approximately $9.6 million under the state’s subsidized child care program that was previously being returned to the state.
The new law will allow child care providers to better meet the needs of children and working families, improve access to state-subsidized child care programs, and strengthen the fragile child care and development infrastructure without requiring additional state funding. AB258 translates into 1,300 more children receiving child care in Fresno County.