The Speaker's Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education is a policy driven body tasked with developing strategic solutions to improve outcomes for some of California's youngest learners and their families.
Topics: Early Brain Development, Increased Access for Children and Families, Eligibility Standards in State Child Care and Early Education Programs, Provider Reimbursement Rate Reform, Universal Early Learning Access, Supporting California's Growing Workforce
During the Great Recession, the budget for early learning was severely cut along with many other state programs. Despite recent investments, the existing system has struggled to stay afloat. Members fight hard every year to win additional dollars for children because they knew the benefits of access to quality early experiences for children.
The concept of the Blue Ribbon Commission on early childhood education was created during the 2016-17 Budget in an effort to strategically plan improvements to the underfunded and struggling early learning system. The ultimate goal is to provide more services to needy families and kids across the state through a sustainable system.
The current funding for the system is outdated and the need for access to child care continues to grow. The Assembly is using this group as a platform to discuss ways to improve the early learning system in California and put the ideas into action to inform future policy and budget actions.
Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive, West Sacramento, California 95691
Celebrate America's birthday at Raley Field's annual Fourth on the Field event! Independence Day at Raley Field includes a spectacular fireworks show (of course), food trucks (delicious), live music (rock on!), games and contests (start practicing), and much more.
Good viewing spots can be found on both the west and east sides of the Sacramento River near Tower Bridge.
Please join the California Legislative Black Caucus to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Loving Day with a panel discussion on interracial marriage, civil rights, and HR 39 (McCarty), followed by a screening of the film “Loving.”
Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states banning interracial marriage.
This ruling is especially memorable for California, the first state court to strike down a law banning interracial marriage. This landmark case affirmed the marriage of Andrea Perez (a Mexican American woman) and Sylvester Davis (an African American man) in 1948.