CHILD CARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Once again, California leads the nation in developing solutions to some of our nation's most challenging problems. While in the California legislature, Kevin streamlined the licensing processes to allow more child care businesses to open and build capacity for child care slots. In his role on the budget committee, he worked to bring historic levels of funding for child care subsidies and the funding of Transitional Kindergarten.
Kevin believes the historic funding slated for Child Care subsidies in the American Rescue Plan at the federal level must be resuscitated. Kevin will also fight to pass the Child Care for Working Families Act so that the Childcare and Development Block Grant can be properly funded.
America should lead the world in National Paid Family Leave, instead we are the only developed nation whose citizens are not federally entitled to one. Kevin will advocate for a paid family and medical leave that is on par with most major developed countries. The majority of Americans want a federal paid family leave program, and two-thirds of small business owners agree. It’s time for the federal government to give working families what they deserve.