California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1314

Introduced by Assembly Member Thurmond

February 27, 2015

An act to relating to child care and development services.


AB 1314, as introduced, Thurmond. Child care and development.

Under existing law, the Child Care and Development Services Act is enacted for, among other purposes, the purpose of providing a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of child care and development services for children from infancy to 13 years of age and their parents, including a full range of supervision, health, and support services through full- and part-time programs. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer all California state preschool programs. Existing law requires those programs to include, but not be limited to, part-day age and developmentally appropriate programs designed to facilitate the transition to kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-old children in educational development, health services, social services, nutritional services, parent education and parent participation, evaluation, and staff development.

This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would improve access to early care and education programs for working families.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
2legislation that will improve access to early care and education
3programs for working families.