California releases Master Plan for Early Learning and Care


Governor Newsome announced yesterday the release of the roadmap to guide California to a more equitable and sustainable child care system. There is a "Stakeholder Webinar" tomorrow, December 3rd, and an Early Childhood Council Special meeting focusing only the Master Plan. The webinar links can be found below.

"Building on his commitment to supporting the state’s young children and their families, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the release of the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care: California for All Kids, which provides a strong research-based roadmap for building a comprehensive and equitable early learning and care system over the next decade. The Plan will help the state better understand the crisis families, children and early learning and care providers are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies key policy goals to ensure that all California children can thrive physically, emotionally and educationally in their early years through access to high-quality early learning and care programs. These goals include universal preschool, enhanced workforce development and equitable career pathways for educators and caregivers, and funding reforms to promote equitable access to high-quality early learning and care." Press Release

For more information take a look at the following links:

  1. Master Plan Website: Interactive website with the Master Plan including policy briefs

  2. California Health and Human Services Website: Master Plan Landing Page

  3. Release Announcement from CA.Gov

  4. The (actual pdf of )Master Plan for Early Learning and Care

  5. LA Times article: California Unveiled a Blueprint for the future of early education. Critics say it's built on shaky ground.

Stakeholder Webinar Please join the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care research team for a webinar on the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care. Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm PST For those who would like to participate, register in advance for this meeting: https://wested.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S20lbDnHR1es6GnJ_JTVwQ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Early Childhood Policy Council- Special Session Please join the Early Childhood Policy Council for a special session on the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care. Thursday, December 10th, 2020 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm PST For those who would like to participate, register in advance for this meeting: https://wested.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1v5MlOd5TZ-hgGIKWDFUHA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting materials: A meeting agenda is posted at: https://www.chhs.ca.gov/home/committees/early-childhood-policy-council/

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