The Impact of Child Care Cuts and Realignment: A Local Example

The Concord Child Care Center, a nationally accredited Title 5 child care center, has been providing early education services for low-income toddlers and preschoolers for nearly 40 years. But like hundreds of Title 5 child care centers in California, the Concord Child Care Center may close if the Governor’s proposed child care cuts and realignment of the state’s child care system are approved. The Center’s long-time director Judy Waggoner explains the local impact of these cuts.

What is a Title 5 Child Care program?

Title 5 child care centers are funded directly through the California Department of Education (CDE). There are 115 sites in Contra Costa County funded to serve serve about 10,200 children.  Many of us have been in operation for decades, especially in the Concord or Martinez area. Continue reading