Public Policy and Advocacy

Join us in advocating for public policies that support early education, families, and children. If you would like to join our Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, or have questions about our advocacy work, please contact the Public Policy and Advocacy Chair, Hannah Thompson.

Please take a moment to read NAEYC's Statement on the Election: Moving Forward for Children.

Follow OCAEYC and #ocaeyc on social media for more public policy and advocacy updates! Find links to our social media platforms and read legislative updates below.

SB 1383: Unlawful Family Leave Act

With expanded job protections, more workers can use Paid Family Leave to care for and bond with a new child, or take care of an ill family member, and then return to their jobs. This passed in California in September 2020!

Heroes Act- H.R. 6800

We are still waiting for news stating it has officially passed. The bill did Pass in the House of Representatives as of 06/01/2020. This bill responds to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.