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By Daniel Humphrey & Julia E. Koppich Daniel Humphrey & Julia E. Koppich at 9:05 AM PDT, Thu Oct 1, 2015

With the passage of the 2015-16 budget, California policy makers provided a significant boost to Early Childhood Education (ECE). The new budget provides more than $300 million and adds more than 16,300 additional spaces for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The budget also includes rate increases to more adequately cover the cost of care, adds funding for Quality Rating Improvement System grants to improve care, and increases early intervention services and access for young children with special needs. This is welcome news.

Yet, the task remains unfinished. While California’s spending on ECE will...

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