California is on the brink of making huge investments in young children. EdSource is tracking 27 early childhood bills introduced in the Legislature this session that focus on a host of issues, from expanding paid family leave to improving access to preschool. This list will be updated as the bills make their way through the Legislature. Bills that have stalled are shaded gray.
Access to child care, preschool, and kindergarten Pre-K for all (AB 123) Bill author(s): Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento
What it would do: AB 123 would add more subsidized preschool slots for all low-income 3-year-olds and to all 4-year-olds, regardless of income, in school districts where at least 70 percent of students qualify for free- and reduced-price lunch. The bill would also