Since 1980, Child Care Law Center has worked to break down legal barriers between families in need and good, affordable child care. HQ in San Francisco.
Organization Website

Twitter: @childcarelaw
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Primary geographic focus: California Statewide
Organization Type: Provider, Research/Policy/Organizing
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Support Centers
Tags: Children, Civil Rights, Disability Rights

The Child Care Law Center began in 1980 as the Bay Area Child Care Law Project.  Today, the organization’s attorneys work to break down the legal barriers standing between families in need and good, affordable child care. The Child Care Law Center educates parents and child care providers, advises advocates and policymakers, provides legal information and referrals, and litigates high-impact cases.

The Child Care Law Center envisions a California where child care is a civil right, not a benefit; where equal opportunity begins with equal access to safe and healthy child care; and where parents can support their families without sacrificing their children’s well-being.

The Child Care Law Center works on federal and state subsidies, regulation and licensing, civil rights and disability, housing rights, and economic development and planning. Additionally, the Child Care Law Center serves as a Support Center for Qualified Legal Services Programs in California.


Child Care Law Center


LAAC Member Story

Child Care Law Center Protects Families and Working Parents

May 5, 2017
Affordable, quality child care helps families get ahead and stay ahead. As their children develop social and academic skills, parents can focus on work and improving their family’s prospects.


California Housing Protections for Family Child Care Providers

Mar 29, 2022
MCLE: 1 hour

Disability Rights for Children in Child Care Settings

Jul 27, 2022


State and Federally Funded Child Care Options

Aug 30, 2022


California Housing Protections for Family Child Care Providers

Sep 21, 2022


Disability Rights in Child Care Settings

Oct 25, 2022


Public Benefits to Help Your Clients Pay for Child Care

Nov 29, 2022


Community Development Series: Safe Spaces for Youth in Child Care and Foster Care

Aug 9, 2016
Child Care Law Center and National Center for Youth Law present their community development projects.
MCLE: 1 hour

Not so Trivial Pursuit: Child Care Law for the Parent (Who Happens to Be a Legal Aid Provider)

Nov 2, 2015
This webinar reviews the laws concerning child care.
MCLE: 1 hour

Our Youngest At Risk: Navigating Child Care Subsidy Benefits

Nov 7, 2013
Describes the child care subsidies available to parents who have children receiving child welfare services.
MCLE: 1 hour

CalWORKs Child Care Subsidies

May 27, 2014
Provides overview of eligibility for and appeal rights in the CalWORKs child care program, with an emphasis on CDE-administered CalWORKs Stage 2 and 3 child care.
MCLE: 1 hour

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