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Introducing CAPPA's 2017-18 Board of Directors
CAPPA is excited to announce to the field, our 2017-18 Board of Directors:

Martin Castro 
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation


Rick Richardson
Child Development Associates



Karen Marlatt
Valley Oak Children's Services


Trudy Adair- Verbais
Santa Barbara County Education Office

 

Beth Chiaro
Beth Chiaro
Child Care Resource Center 





Tina Barna
Choices for Children



Abby Shull
YMCA Childcare Resource Service 




Jeffrey Moreira
Crystal Stairs, Inc.

 

Phillip Warner
Children's Council San Francisco


Amanda Al Fartosi
KinderCare Education



Jeanne Fridolfs
Community Resources for Children




Mike Michelon
Siskiyou Child Care Council



Marco Jimenez
Central Valley Children's Services Network



Newly Elected
LaVera Smith

Supportive Services Fresno


Newly Elected
Jasmine Tijerino
San Mateo 4Cs



Newly Elected
Michelle Graham
Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County

EESD/CDE, DSS & CCLD Updates
April 13, 2017
New Travel Rates effective January 2017- for EESD Contractors  
April 12, 2017
CalWORKS Stage One Child Care Best Practices
April 7, 2017
The California Department of Social Services has scheduled a public hearing for May 24, 2017, to receive testimony on the Calculating Overpayments in the CalWORKs Program (ORD #0716-08) regulations; details can be found by clicking 
April 6, 2017
TO: Holders of the Eligibility and Assistance Standards (EAS) Manual, Division 40
CDSS MANUAL LETTER NO. EAS-17-03
Starting with Section 40-105
April 4, 2017
Subject:
Fiscal Year 2016-17 Request for Applications (RFA), California Renovation and Repair Loan Program
March 24, 2017
Subject:
Fiscal Year 2016-17 Program Self-Evaluation
March 14, 2017
Subject: Fiscal Year 2016-17 Request for Applications (RFA), Round Three California State Preschool (CSPP) Expansion Funds
Job Openings

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Teacher Assistant
International Institute of Los Angeles

Child Development Inc. is Hiring! See the Recruitment Flyer 
Here.
 
R&R Specialist II- Trainer
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Solano Family & Children's Services
Announcements
Developing Early Childhood Training Workshops for Staff and Families
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To help support the CAPPA Board and your Board of Directors moving forward, we have a couple volunteer opportunities for CAPPA Members to sit on one of our Committees and Subcommittees.
Learn more about the CAPPA Committees
Featured Agency of the Month

Child Care Links is a Resource and Referral agency located in Alameda County, established in 1976 in response to the State of California's interest in creating innovative systems to deliver quality child care services to low-income families. The agency's dedication to its mission statement of providing support and resources to the Tri-Valley community is consistently seen in its growing efforts to provide innovative services to a diverse population. The agency has built a strong foundation to serve children and families in the community through various programs.
(Big thanks to Laura Page for the submission!)

To better support our field and decision makers with information about agencies and their services, each month CAPPA will be featuring an agency highlighting the contracts and programs delivered. 
If you would like to be featured please  email us!
Field Happenings!
If you have news to share or an event you want added to CAPPA's website Calendar, 
Child Care & Early Learning Master Calendar



The CAPPA Board  has made it a priority to support our field with a coordinated calendar to note upcoming statewide conferences, federal conferences of relevance, CDE and DSS stakeholder meetings and legislative and budget deadlines and hearings. 
  • Click here to see the calendar.
  • If you have news to share or an event that you would like added to CAPPA's website calendar, let us know!
Support Our Field & Communications
Become a CAPPA Monday Morning Update Partner!

Our Monday Morning Update supports our Early Learning & Child Care field with timely information about what is going on in California and nationally; as well as dates to be aware and upcoming events. 

Our weekly (50 times per year) Monday morning distribution is to more than 4,000 federal and state local agencies, resource and referrals, contractors, legislators and their staffs', centers, parents, providers, state departments and advocates.  

To help support the continuation of this resource and or advertise in the Monday Morning Update, click 
HERE. 

You can also make a donation to CAPPA and CAPPA Children's Foundation HERE.
 
The Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), Taxpayer Identification Number is 
03-0521444. Your generous donation is tax deductible.
What's Happening
California 
Today the California Assembly and Senate return from Spring Recess. Floor sessions will be held on Monday and Thursday. 

Upcoming child care, early education and related issues main budget hearing days are as follows:
  • Thursday, April 20 - SEN Budget Sub 3 - CalWORKs
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 9:00 - ASM Budget Sub 2 on Education: After School Programs
Click here to read all related budget hearings and budget related information.

Prior Budget Hearings:
On April 4, 2017 the ASM Budget Sub 2 on Education convened a hearing covering Early Childhood Education. By a vote of 5-1, the sub-committee passed a motion to reject the Governor's proposed funding pause. 

On April 6, 2017 the SEN Budget Subcommittees 1 (human services) and 3 (education) convened a joint hearing on Child Care and Early Education. No formal action was taken, however there was clear bi-partisan expression that the governor's proposal pause should be rejected.

**Both the Legislative Women's Caucus and the Legislative Latino Caucus have committed child care as a priority.
Click here to read Legislative Women's Caucus Press Release
Click here to read Legislative Latino Caucus Press Release, where AB 60 was named as 2017 priority legislation.

Click here   to see all of the legislation that has been identified to be of interest to our field. You can find fact sheets and sample letter templates when available. On this page, CAPPA also will be noting legislative hearings of interest to our field.  To track and/or review legislation or to create your own tracking list,  click here.

Bills identified as of high interest to our field include:
  AB 60 (Santiago & Gonzalez)  - This bill updates income eligibility guidelines that have been frozen for over a decade, taking into account the new minimum wage, and streamlines reporting requirements to minimize disruptions for children, parents, employers and child care providers.   AB 60 Resource Page.
AB 160 (Stone) - This bill would restore CalWORKS eligibility from 48 months to 60.
AB 227 (Mayes) - This bill would create the Educational Opportunity and Attainment Program that would provide education incentive grants to CalWORKs recipients to encourage and support low-income parents who reach certain educational goals and create additional work-study slots and support services for CalWORKs recipients pursuing their education.
AB 231 (Chavez) - This bill will define State Median Income and create a phase out process.
 AB 273 (Aguiar- Curry) - Child care services: eligibility. This bill would include in the area relating to need, as a requirement that may be satisfied for purposes of eligibility, that the family needs the child care services because the parents are engaged in an educational program for English as a second language learners or to attain a high school diploma or general educational development certificate.
AB 603 (Quirk-Silva) - This bill would require alternative payment programs to: develop an electronic
timesheet process for the monthly attendance record or invoices, offer the electronic time sheet process to child care providers, 
offer to reimburse the child care provider via a direct deposit transfer into the child care provider's financial institution account. 
AB 1106 (Weber) -  This bill will allow allocated monies to support working families with child care, to be distributed over a longer period of time.  Additionally, the proposal will allow active military personnel to not have their basic housing allowance considered as part of their income when they apply for a child care subsidy.  
AB 1164 (Thurmond)Foster care placement: funding. This bill would establish the Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (bridge program). The bill would authorize county welfare departments to administer the bridge program and distribute vouchers to children between birth and 4 years of age, placed with an approved resource family or the child of a young parent involved in the child welfare system. 
 
To access the Senate Daily Files,  click here.
To access the Assembly Daily Files,  click here.
To watch live coverage of the Assembly and Senate click here.

The legislature has begun work on framing the legislative and budgetary priorities for the upcoming 2017-18 session. Click here to see the upcoming calendar.  Please feel free to forward to us any trainings, conferences or meetings that you think would be beneficial to our field.  


With Tax Day - the deadline for filing personal income taxes - coming up tomorrow, it's a good time to reflect on the purpose of our tax system. As we pointed out in  Who Pays Taxes in California? , tax policy is not only a means to an end, allowing us to collectively generate the resources needed to create strong and vibrant communities, it also can be an end in itself, serving as a tool for broadening economic prosperity.  Click here to read more.


On March 17, 2017,  Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher attended the California Child Development Coalition Retreat in Sacramento to deliver her presentation:
Areas covered included: Economic growth and decline data, poverty rates in California, the importance of affordable child care and preschool, child care costs in relation to income, cuts and reinvestments made to CalWORKs, Child Care, and Preschool during and after  the Great Recession, information on slots, and the income eligibility limit. 

Federal 

The White House and congressional leaders seem headed for a clash ahead of an April 28 deadline to stave off a government shutdown, with budget negotiations on the Hill threatening to derail over the administration's push to crack down on sanctuary cities, cut federal agency spending and increase funding for a border wall.

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has reportedly told lawmakers the White House wants to see the must-pass spending bill restrict funding to cities that have sanctuary policies limiting cooperation with federal officials on immigration enforcement. Such a provision would be met by Democrats as a "poison pill," and they have vowed to block any legislation that includes it, Politico reported Wednesday.

Supporting Young Children in Immigrant Families
What Early Childhood Stakeholders Need to Know About the New Immigration Orders.

Join us for a webinar discussing recent executive orders and their implications for young children in immigrant families. The webinar will provide an overview of current early childhood policies and eligibility rules as well as recent immigration enforcement policy changes that directly impact children living in mixed-status immigrant families. Speakers will also share strategies and new resources to help child care and early education providers support children and families at risk of immigration enforcement, including how to keep their programs safe from enforcement actions and help families cope and prepare for possible deportation.
When: Wednesday April 19, 2017 2pm- 3pm


CLASP estimates that an increase of $1.4 billion is needed in FY 2018 to fully fund the CCDBG reauthorization without further reducing the number of children served. Implementing the CCDBG Act in 2018 will cost an estimated $775 million.6 This does not account for the costs of maintaining current caseloads. CLASP also estimates an additional $612 million would be necessary to prevent additional children from losing child care assistance. 7 Our estimate assumes the costs of maintaining a caseload of 1.4 million children-although insufficient investments in 2016 and 2017 could already have resulted in a further reduction in children served.
Upcoming Events


Upcoming State Advisory Council Meeting
When:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 : 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: California Department of Social     
             Services
             744 P Street, Auditorium, rm 9-02-205
             Sacramento, CA 95814


State Superintendent of Public Instruction Early Learning and Educational Support Stakeholder Group
When:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 : 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Where: California Department of Social     
             Services
             744 P Street, Auditorium, rm 9-02-205
             Sacramento, CA 95814


Members Only: "Insights and Advocacy" Call: Federal Child Care and Early Education Updates
Who: Hannah Matthews, Director of Child Care and Early Education, Center for Law and Social Policy ( CLASP)- a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty organization advancing policy solutions that work for low-income people
When: Friday, April 28th 10- 11:00am
Where: Conference Call
Topics covered: Federal budget, appropriations and legislative updates, and CCDBG implementation.  
Click here  for more information and to register. 
Joint logo
Joint Annual Conference 2017 
October 18-20, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento

Hotel Reservations:
Our room block at the DoubleTree is already sold out. We are currently working on 3 separate overflow hotels. If you are still in need of a room, please email

Calling All Presenters!
The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network (Network) and the California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA), along with our Joint Conference Committee, are excited to announce the 2017 Joint Conference.
Please see the   2017 Call for Presentations document  for  more information about this year's conference. At the bottom of this document you will also find the link to complete the online Call for Presentations. You can also  Click Here   to be taken directly to the Call for Presentations application.
Workshop proposals are due Friday, April 21st.
Please share this Call for Presentations link with others you feel could present workshops which would be of benefit to conference attendees.
ALL NEW! 2017 Early Learning & Child Care Webinar Series 

Build or Add to Your Center Resource Library!
This is Your Opportunity to Receive Professional Development in a Format Convenient to You. 
CAPPA Children's Foundation, in partnership with MCT Technology, brings you an ALL NEW Series of trainings, all for one low price per center or program location. View the webinar series and be connected without ever leaving your location. This is a fabulous opportunity to train your staff on the most requested child care topics for 2017 at an affordable price in an incredibly convenient format. 
Click Here  to see more details and to register for the all new 2017 series.
April 2017 Webinar:
Developing Early Childhood Training Workshops for Staff and Families 
The knowledge and skills of child care workers are significant factors in how children are prepared for entry into school, amongst other things. For this reason, ongoing professional development of staff is crucial, in addition to providing the same consistent information to parents. This workshop will show you how to take initiative in developing workshops for two of the most prevailing forces in a child's life.

The 2010- 2016 series' are still available for purchase. Purchase the 2010, 2011 and 2012 webinar CDs for 50% off!! 
For more information or to view past topics,  Click Here.