To improve the quality of child care and bolster an understaffed and underpaid child care workforce, county education officials are paying $1 million for dozens of local early childhood teachers to get free higher education.
It’s never been easy to be a working mother — before COVID-19, during COVID-19 or now, in the post-COVID-19 economy.
Families are now grappling with inflation and a shortage of day care staff. On the Senate floor in early August, just two days before lawmakers voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, four senior Democrats came out to lament what they believed to be the bill’s biggest omission: child care.
A proposed bill in California would make pay more transparent. Under the bill, employers with 15 or more employees would have to include pay range in all of their job postings and publicly report how much certain groups of employees are paid.
The country is in the midst of a burnout crisis.
Key Findings The increase in self-employment was disproportionately among women and especially non-white women. The rise in self-employment is much larger among workers with young children (under age 6) in the household than those without young children.
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It’s a pandemic-driven change that’s had staying power
Despite a tenure that has focused on early education, Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Sunday that would have made kindergarten mandatory in California.
California won’t be making kindergarten mandatory or extending the kindergarten school day, at least not any time soon. Gov.