Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Triples the value of the California EITC and provides a $1,000 tax credit to all families with children under the age of six.
Paid Family Leave (PFL) expansion. Expands PFL for each parent from six weeks to eight weeks, starting July 1, 2020. In addition, a task force will be convened to consider options and make a recommendation for achieving six months of PFL.
Home Visiting expansion. $154.9 million to home visiting programs, including making the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) home visiting pilot permanent.
Child Savings Account pilot. $50 million in one-time funding to pilot a Child Savings Account statewide.
Childhood screening expansion. $60 million for developmental screens, $45 million for Adverse Childhood Experiences screens, and $25 million for training to providers on screenings.
New Master Plan for Early Learning. $10 million to develop a plan for improving the early childhood education (ECE) system.
New ECE investments. $245 million in one-time ECE professional development and an additional $245 million for one-time facilities expansion.
Child care expansion. $40.7 million for CalWORKS stage 1 recipients to access up to 12 months of continuous child care and $38 million for CalWORKS stage 2 and 3 child care funding to reflect higher caseloads. Additionally, 10,000 full-day, full-year California State Preschool Program slots for four-year-olds will be created.
After school care. Proposes using 75 percent, or $80.5 million, of the Proposition 64 Cannabis Legalization funds for subsidized child care for school-age children.
The California Assembly and Senate have passed budgets and will reconcile the two in conference, before sending a final budget to the Governor by June 15.