|Budget Issue:||Governor proposes lowering reimbursement ceilings for licensed child care providers from 85th percentile to 75th percentile of regional market rates (RMR) using 2005 RMR survey data.|
|Program:||California Department of Education|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Reject Governor's proposal. Instead use the 2009 RMR survey and set reimbursement ceilings at whatever level is roughly comparable to current-law rates. We estimate this would be at about the 60th percentile of the 2009 RMR.|
For more detail, please see the "Provider Reimbursement Rates" section of our report, The 2010-11 Budget: Proposition 98 and K-12 Education.