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

Rick Richardson
Child Development Associates

Vice President

Karen Marlatt
Valley Oak Children's Services


Beth Chiaro
Child Care Resource Center 

LaVera Smith
Supportive Services Fresno

Past President
Martin Castro
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

Public Policy Co-Chair
Jeffrey Moreira
Crystal Stairs, Inc.

Public Policy Co-Chair
Phillip Warner
Children's Council San Francisco 

Tina Barna
Choices for Children

Abby Shull
YMCA Childcare Resource Service 
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

Jasmine Tijerino
San Mateo 4Cs

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

Joie Owen
Glenn County Office of Education

Denyne Micheletti Colburn
December 2017 Featured Agency of the Month
YMCA Community Support Services
Yvonne was a single parent with twin babies at the beginning of her journey to recovery, when she began receiving YMCA child care assistance. Yvonne was able to complete her drug treatment program and get back into the workforce, and has since become a Certified Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Specialist with the Dependency Courts, where she helps others who struggle with substance abuse. The twins experience a wide range of creative and educational enrichment at their after school program. When she looked into YMCA summer camp scholarships this past summer, Yvonne was assured to learn that camp staff had the training, protocol, facilities, and strong commitment to inclusive and individualized programming, to prepare a welcoming and safe camp experience for her transgender daughter. Recently celebrating her new marriage and the twins' 8th birthday, Yvonne is now working on her BA in Psychology.
The future is bright for Yvonne and her family.  
Click Here to read more about The YMCA of San Diego County.
Job Openings

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Infant Child Enrichment Services
Crystal Stairs, Inc
International Institute Los Angeles

Go Kids, Inc., Gilroy

Executive Director

Child Care Links, Pleasanton

Teacher Assistant
International Institute of Los Angeles

Child Development Inc. is Hiring! See the Recruitment Flyer 
NEW! All new AP branding templates  from CAPPA's Branding Committee are now available for CAPPA members. 

How to Bring Culture into the Classroom and the Home: Anti-Bias Activities for Kids

CAPPA Member Benefit
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Field Happenings!

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. 
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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 

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.
Meet the Board Member
With the California Legislature on recess, we are pleased to take advantage of this time to introduce a new segment in our Monday Morning Update: "Meet the Board Member". Here at CAPPA, our biggest strength lies in our Board and Membership, and we look forward to sharing more about each of our individual board members for the next coming weeks.

This week: Meet Mike Michelon
I found my passion for child care and early education because of my dad. He was a teacher for 33 years; he loved teaching and was a positive role model and influence for literally thousands of kids.  Even at the age of 92, he is still the inspiration for my life's work.  All children deserve to be treated as unique and precious, and it is my goal to make sure that all of the children our agency serves receive the best possible child care and early education experiences that we can provide.
Currently, I serve as the Executive Director for Siskiyou Child Care Council and have been in this position for 6 years. Prior to this, I was a 5th grade teacher, principal and for the last 10 ½ years that I spent in K-8  education, I was a District Superintendent.
I graduated from  College of the Siskiyous  with an A.A. in General Education in 1976, in 1988 I graduated from CSU-Chico with a B.A. in Social Science, and in 1998 I graduated from Simpson University, with a Master's Degree in Education.
What motivates me as a member of the CAPPA board, is to actively participate and contribute to a group that is truly devoted to improving the lives of the families and children who are most vulnerable in California.  I also want to make sure that both small agencies and rural agencies have a place at the table and a voice at the state level. I am interested in almost all policy areas.  One that I am especially interested in is job development/creation which I believe leads to families having the opportunity to become self-sufficient and prosperous.
My vision for the future of child care and early education is for that all children will have the opportunity to be exposed to a rich and meaningful childhood, not only educationally but socially and emotionally as well.
In my free time, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my two granddaughters, they too are my inspiration for the work that we all do.  I also like spending time in the great outdoors enjoying all that nature has to offer including golfing, fishing, hunting, camping and riding my bike.
What's Happening
The legislature is currently on interim recess and will return on January 3rd, 2018. 

Click here to be directed to the Senate Committee Hearings Daily File.
Click here to be directed to the Assembly Committee Hearings Daily File. 

Last Thursday,  Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León announced that Toni Atkins, a San Diego Democrat, is the consensus pick of the Senate Democratic Caucus to succeed him as leader. She will be formally elected in January, and a transition will take place later in the year, de León said in a statement.  Click here to read more.

Due to unexpected vacancies, there are currently 3 vacant seats although a special election was just held for one and result are pending.  If there is a vacancy in the assembly, the  Governor  must call for a special election. The election must be called by the Governor within fourteen days of the vacancy. No special election can be held if the vacancy happened in an election year and the nominating deadline passed.  Below are the vacant seats:
Statewide Ballot Measures Update

2018 California Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes

Last year, Governor Brown signed SB 3, a bill that increases the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by 2022. The governor's action makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide.

Large businesses with 26 or more employees began complying January 1, 2017. The current minimum wage for large businesses is $10.50 per hour; the rate will increase to $11.00 per hour on January 1, 2018. Large businesses will reach the $15 per hour minimum wage in 2022.
Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees had a one-year delay and will see their first minimum wage increase on January 1, 2018; the minimum wage will increase from $10.00 per hour to $10.50 per hour.
Employers need to prepare for the minimum wage increase and examine other pay practices that might be affected by the increase.
Hint: There are more than you might think!

Download CalChamber's  free white paper  2018 Minimum Wage Hike Brings Changes for California Employers to learn more, including:
  • Scheduled increases to the minimum wage;
  • Affected pay practices;
  • Classifying employees;
  • Posters and notices; and
  • Best practices.
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  • Parental Leave for Small Employers: 
    SB 63
    The New Parent Leave Act, extends parental leave for the purpose of baby bonding to small businesses with 20 or more employees. This law grants eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to bond with a new child. The leave of absence must be taken within one year of the child's birth, adoption or foster care placement. Please note that SB 63 requires employers to provide parental leave  only for baby bonding and not for other reasons often covered by FMLA, such as caring for an ill family member. The New Parent Leave Act will have the greatest impact on employers with 20 to 49 employees who are not currently required to provide baby bonding leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act or the state California Family Rights Act. 
  • Ban-the-Box Law: AB 1008 prohibits employers with five or more employees from asking about criminal history information on job applications and from inquiring about or considering criminal history at any time before a conditional offer of employment has been made. There are limited exemptions for certain positions, such as those where a criminal background check is required by federal, state or local law. Once an employer has made a conditional offer of employment, it may seek certain criminal history information. However, before denying employment because of a criminal conviction, these specific steps must be followed: 
    • The employer must first conduct an individualized assessment to determine whether the conviction has a direct and adverse relationship with the job's specific duties that justifies denying employment. 
    • Any preliminary decision not to hire because of a conviction history requires written notice to the applicant, who must be given the opportunity to respond. A specific timeline and process for this step must be followed. The employer must consider any information provided by the applicant before making a final decision. 
    • Any final decision to deny employment because of the criminal conviction requires another specific written notice to the applicant. 
  • No More Salary History Questions: AB 168 bans employers from asking about a job applicant's prior salary, compensation or benefits (either directly or through an agent, such as a third-party recruiter). In addition, employers cannot rely on salary history information as a factor in determining whether to hire the applicant or how much to pay the applicant. However, an employer may consider salary information that is voluntarily disclosed by the applicant without any prompting. AB 168 further requires an employer to provide a job applicant, upon reasonable request, with the pay scale for the position. 
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CAPPA would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to the Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) providing services in the areas affected by wildfires. As the story unfolds, it has become apparent that APPs do so much more than provide subsidized child care vouchers. In some communities, these agencies have become a stable community hub with years of history and connection to their communities as a whole.  Within each APP is extensive ongoing family support provided to those dealing with a multitude of poverty stressors.  
As child development contractors, when emergencies occur in California, please consider reaching out to CAPPA to inform us of your efforts so that we may share the various resources and disaster relief efforts being provided by APPs with the field and respective legislators. 

We would like to shine a spotlight on the Human Response Network of Trinity County, an agency which has taken a very active role in securing transitional housing for residents displaced by the fires. 

Click here to read the article that was published in The Record Searchlight regarding their efforts.
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  • AB 273 (Aguiar- Curry): This bill amends Ed Code 8263 to 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 language learners or to attain a high school diploma or general educational development certificate. This means that families participating in ESL or GED programs can now receive child care services for the purpose of those needs. Keep an eye out for a management bulletin release from CDE. 
  • AB 818 (Burke)AB 818 allows CalWORKs participants who are in the process of obtaining, or who have recently obtained, their high school equivalency, to continue participating in welfare-to-work activities designed to move them to self-sufficiency. The bill extends the 24-month clock for those who are making satisfactory progress but need additional time to complete a high school equivalency as well as for those who have recently done so but need additional time to complete a subsequent activity
Join us for a special overview of the
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2017
report with comments by Sen. Patty Murray. 

Webinar: Overview of Parents and the High Cost of Child Care: 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. EST
In this webinar, we will share key findings, important policy recommendations, and ways you can take action to make affordable child care a reality. We have some new features so look out for the final report on Tuesday! 
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The Child Care for Working Families Act Will Boost Employment and Create Jobs

Many American families are caught in a child care conundrum. They cannot afford child care, but need it so that they can work. For working families across the country and child care workers, the Child Care for Working Families Act offers a path forward. The bill would give low-income and middle-class families access to affordable child care by limiting payments to 7 percent of their income; making much-needed quality improvements; and increasing wages to provide a living wage to child care teachers. 
If enacted, the Child Care for Working Families Act would create 2.3 million new jobs, which accounts for an increase in employed parents and new jobs in the child care and early education sector. In addition, many parents who are already employed would be able to work more, increasing their family's available resources, and improving the economy. 

An investment in child care as proposed in the Child Care for Working Families Act will put America on a path to meeting crucial economic and societal goals now and into the future by putting more people in the workforce, raising wages, and helping families make ends meet, all while making sure that children-right from the start-get the safe, stable, and high-quality care and learning experiences they will need to thrive and succeed.
Of Interest
An Important Message From CDE Fiscal
January 2018 Regional Market Rate Ceilings: The posting of the January 2018 ceilings will be completed and made available to the public by December 29th. However, moving forward, CDE Fiscal will make RMR ceilings available to the public at the same time that they are made available to contractors. As agencies, if you receive calls from providers asking for the new rates, so long as you, the agency, is ok with sharing the rates, CDE does not have a problem with agencies sharing rates with providers prior to the posting. 

Resource Tool: Click HERE  to be directed to a recording of CDE's  Contingency  Fund process. 
This presentation is intended to provide an overview of what contingency funds are, how to apply for contingency funds, and the process by which the Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services or CDNFS unit approves contingency fund applications. The Contingency Funds Application is available from May 1 to September 30.
This video is 8 minutes and 30 seconds in length.

*Note: CDE will soon be releasing the recording of the "Fiscal Essentials" presentation that was presented at CAPPA's fiscal training event in August and at the annual joint conference in October. Once it is released, it will be posted in the Monday Update
Upcoming Events 

CAPPA & Children's Foundation 
Fall Regional Technical Assistance Trainings
Hosted by CAPPA Member Agencies
CAPPA member agencies, with the support of CAPPA & Children's Foundation, have put together a series of Informational and Networking Sessions that will be coming to a region near you!  

December 15, 2017- Stockton
12-month Eligibility Determination/Redetermination 
Policy & Procedures Discussion
During this group discussion, we will:
  • Review the webinar that was recorded by CDE on September 28th 
  • Review Management Bulletin 17-14: 12-Month Eligibility
  • Share best practices and policies on implementing 12-month eligibility (bring your samples or email ahead of time so they can be sent out to the group)
12:00pm-12:30pm- Lunch (provided)  

CAPPA Public Policy Discussion: 
Now that 12-month Eligibility is a reality- what is next for
  • CalWORKs
  • Eliminating the hold harmless sunset
  • Rate restructuring
  • Full inclusion on a mixed delivery system and that values all provider types
Peer to Peer Networking Session
Come prepared with your questions!  


CAPPA Budget & Advocacy Day
January 18, 2018
California Endowment 
Adelante Meeting Room
1414 K Street, #500
Sacramento, CA 95814
10:00am - 5:00pm 

CAPPA invites you to join us for our Budget & Advocacy Day!  
The day will begin with an expert panel sharing their input, reactions and top priorities on the 2018-19 Governor's Budget.  Confirmed presenters include: 
  • Kristin Schumacher, California Budget and Policy Center
  • Brianna Bruns, Department of Finance 
  • Sarah Neville-Morgan, California Department of Education, Early Education & Support Division 
  • Mike Herald, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Seren Taylor, Assembly Republican Caucus
  • Edgar Cabral & Sara Cortez, LAO
We will then move into an orientation training about the legislative process and how to conduct visits with your representatives. 

In the afternoon, attendees will experience the legislative process 
first-hand by spending the 2nd half of the day at the Capitol participating in legislative visits, educating lawmakers and advocating to make child care and early education a priority.  

Schedule of Events
(You will receive a schedule, room assignments, and legislative advocacy packet when you check in.)
9:30am: Check in at the California Endowment- 1414 K Street,
               Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814

10:00am-11:45am: Opening remarks and budget panel discussions
11:45am-12:15pm: Legislative orientation  
12:15pm- 12:45pm: Lunch 
1:00pm-5:00pm: Legislative Visits
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.
December 2017 Webinar:
How to Bring Culture into the Classroom and the Home: Anti-Bias Activities for Kids
California is one the most diverse states in the country. Providing instruction and care for the children of California requires an ability to practice cultural competence and a strong ability to identify one's own biases. This webinar will explore these topics and identify strategies to achieving environments that celebrate diversity and is all-inclusive.

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.