Moira Kenney, Executive Director of First 5 Association, offered the following response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018 budget proposal released today.
“First 5 is pleased that Governor Brown’s budget proposal recognizes the multiple pillars that support early childhood: quality early learning, resilient families, and comprehensive health and development. By proposing funds for home visiting, higher pay for child care providers, greater access to quality child care, a larger early childhood workforce, accelerated education reform, and the assurance of health coverage through Medi-Cal, Brown is putting California’s money where its heart is—with children.
First 5 Association of California is the voice of the state’s 58 First 5 county commissions, which were created by voters in 1998 to ensure our kids are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Together, First 5 has touched the lives of more than one million kids, families and caregivers in California, and strengthened our state by giving kids the best start in life. Learn more: www.first5association.org.