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Early Educators and Parents Expose Hidden Cost of Low Wages

As the California Department of Education (CDE) finalizes their federally-required state child care plan (‪#‎CCDBG‬) at a public hearing today, early educators and parents from across the state will demand improvements to California’s child care system.

Child care workers, parents and community supporters shared their stories of how poverty pay harms California families and our future, call to expand access for struggling families and demand $15 per hour pay for all early educators.

This public testimony comes after child care providers and parents joined other underpaid workers in their largest-ever nationwide mobilization to call for $15 an hour and union rights (Fight for $15).

The hearing by the California Department of Education is part of process required by federal law as the state develops its plan to implement new requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (#CCDBG) that was reauthorized in 2014 by President Barack Obama.

 

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