In the story "Democrats Unveil Package of Child Care Bills" (Part I, April 16) The Times incorrectly said that the press conferences on the child-care crisis facing California were prompted by a radio address by the Gov. George Deukmejian on April 2.
Nothing can be further from the truth. Indeed, it is only very recently that the governor has taken a public posture indicating support for the need for more child-care resources.
Assembly Democrats have long been aware of the importance of child care, of the need for more--and better--child care. That's why there is now an Assembly Select Committee on Child Care. The committee was established in 1987.
Earlier in the year, in-house informational pieces on the child-care crisis were published and disseminated to Assembly Democrats well in advance of the governor's remarks.