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The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(a) It is significant that the Santa Clara County
Intergovernmental Council has found that due to changes in the labor
force and an increase in the child population, 25 percent of the
nation's workers must make child care arrangements.
(b) Californians will benefit from investment in child care.
According to the House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and
Families, one dollar invested in preschool education results in a
savings of four dollars and seventy-five cents ($4.75) in social
(c) Allowing and encouraging businesses to open onsite or nearsite
employer-sponsored child care centers has had a number of positive
effects for Californians, including reduced job absenteeism, closer
parent-child relationships, and increased worker productivity.
(d) In a 1990 study, the Department of General Services found that
working parents add five to six miles to their daily commute for
transporting their children to child care and school, and that the
effect of this commute is 1,352 extra miles driven each year and an
additional 56 pounds of auto emissions per person per year.