The 2022-23 State Budget:
The Need for Investment in Child Care and Development Infrastructure

Governor Newsom signed the California 2022-23 State Budget with historic investments for early care and education (ECE), including an additional $100.5 million (MM) for the  Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant  Program! 

With these resources, California now has $350MM in the Program for construction, major renovation, repairs, and renovations of ECE facilities. 

Thanks to our partners in this year’s campaign for additional investments in the Infrastructure Grant program! Our thanks also go to the Governor, Senate, and Assembly members for their leadership in making this unprecedented budget allocation a reality.  We look forward to working together to ensure an equitable distribution of these grants. 

Below is more information and collateral used in our campaign.

$300 MM for the Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Fund

$10 MM to Support the Integration of Affordable Housing and Child Care Facilities

Past Advocacy Efforts

Our Input on the California Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program

On November 9th, we submitted a letter to the Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) of the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) sharing input we received from our members and partners regarding the California Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program. Click here to read the letter. We hope that this feedback provides additional insight as CCDD-CDSS implements this important program. 



Negotiations on the Build Back Better Act are still ongoing and we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to push for the biggest investment in child care and early learning in decades: $450 Billion. It is crucial that investments in child care facilities are kept as part of it.

Thanks to all who have joined members and partners of the National Children’s Facilities Network in advocating for investments in child care facilities’ physical infrastructure!


Thanks to all organizations that joined us as a co-signer of our “Support $450 Billion for Child Care Letter”!

Over 30 organizations joined members and partners of the ECE Coalition in requesting our Congressmembers to prioritize investments in child care in the final version of the Build Back Better Act! Click here for the letter that was submitted to our California representatives.

Use the links below to access related informational materials by the National Women’s Law Center:

Thank you for joining us and making your voice heard! 


2021-22 STATE BUDGET – #BuildChildCare4CA Campaign

Thanks to all who got involved in the campaign!

Because of our collaborative advocacy efforts and the responsive leadership of elected officials and staff, the state is investing $250MM in the Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program as part of the 2021-22 State Budget. Sourcing capital from both the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the state’s General Fund, this program will make available grants for non-LEA organizations.  These resources will support the acquisition, construction, development, and renovation of child care facilities, including center-based and family child care providers.

The campaign was implemented from January to July 2021. Use the following links to access some campaign materials:

A big thank you to our organizational partners, state legislators, and Governor Newson for making this investment a reality!

This is not the only historic state investment in ECE. If you would like to learn more about ECE components of the 2021-22 State Budget, click on the links below for information presented by Kristin Schumacher, Senior Policy Analyst at California Budget and Policy Center, at our end of campaign celebration:


About Our Advocacy Efforts

As part of our mission, we connect and strengthen communities’ voices for quality and equity in child care infrastructure.

We collaborate with various advocacy groups as part of state and national alliances, such as the ECE Coalition and the National Children’s Facility Network.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]

Meeting with Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry