Child care pilot program goes before Solano supervisors

By Todd R. Hansen

Fairfield Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors on Tuesday will consider authorizing a pilot program that will provide more flexibility on how state funds are spent.

In essence, the program would allow the county to keep more of the child care funds that the county has been required to return to the state because of narrower regulations.

“Solano County is often not able to use all of the child care funding allocated by the state because of unreasonably strict state program regulations that fail to accommodate the needs of local families and child care providers,” Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, said in a statement as the bill was traveling through the legislative steps.