|Budget Issue:||Governor proposes to achieve $77 million in Proposition 98 savings by reducing reimbursement rates for child care voucher-based programs. Specifically, lowers reimbursement for licensed child care providers from 85th percentile of regional market rate to 75th percentile. Also lowers reimbursement for license-exempt providers from 90 percent of licensed rate to 70 percent of rate. Uses 2005 survey.|
|Program:||California Department of Education|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Recommend using most recent survey data (2009) to reflect actual conditions in child care market, then setting rates at a level the state can afford.|
For more detail, please see "Overview of Special Session Proposals: Proposition 98 Budget."