On The Capitol Doorstep

Located in Sacramento, California, OTCD has been providing information on California and federal legislation affecting young children since 1971. Focusing on child care and development programs providing early care and education, OTCD also follows current legislative efforts relative to child protection; child safety; education; health, mental health and disabilities; nutrition and public assistance.


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  • California Early Care and Education Programs
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  • A Guide to State Agencies Serving Children
  • Legislative Calendar/Anatomy of a Bill
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  • Various

On the Capitol Doorstep
P.O. Box 73601
Davis, CA 95617
(530) 297-5420; fax: (530) 297-5420
P. Alex Cooke, Publisher, email: pacooke**

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This page last updated 10/28/14.
This site last updated 10/28/14.