Issue #29                                                                July 17, 2017
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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:

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 


Trudy Adair- Verbais
Santa Barbara County Education Office

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

July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
Manual Letter EAS 17-05 includes revisions to the CalWORKs regulations as a result of the repeal of the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule.  These amended regulations are effective June 19, 2017.
Manual Letter EAS 17-06 includes revisions to the CalWORKs regulations regarding eligibility for pregnant women.  These amended regulations are effective July 1, 2017.
July 6, 2017

S ubject: State Median Income(Initial Certification) 
Subject: Graduated Phase-Out (Recertification) 
Subject: Updated Income Rankings
June 29, 2017
and additional information regarding the implementation of early care and education budget provisions.  
May 15, 2017
Transfer of Families into a California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Stage 2 Program
May 5, 2017
The following documents have been revised and are available HERE.
1) April 26, 2017 PSE Presentation Webinar Slides
2) EESD Form 4001 Instructions for Program Review Instrument
July 2017 Featured Agency of the Month!
North Coast Opportunities - Rural Communities Child Care (RCCC)
What we do:
RCCC provides child care subsidies for low-income families, child care referrals to licensed facilities and continuing education for childcare providers. We serve children, families and child care providers through education, resources, and the promotion of quality child care services. RCCC also provides advocacy for children, parents and child care providers.

CAPPA Volunteer Opportunities 

Interested in participating on a CAPPA Committee?

Based on outcomes from the CAPPA board retreat, we  have some volunteer opportunities we hope you consider.  They include:

Public Policy Committee (Standing Committee) - reviews actions of subcommittees and provides staff input on legislative positions and budget.
  • Subcommittee 1   focused on "big picture" policies and changes needed to be worked on within the next three years.  This subcommittee will be chaired by Jeff Moreira from Crystal Stairs.
  • Subcommittee 2  focused on more immediate needs.  This subcommittee will be tasked with developing language to support our field realizing 12 month eligibility, supporting CDE with MB content and feedback.  This subcommittee will be chaired by Phillip Warner from Children's Council of San Francisco.
  • Membership Committee
    (Chair) Abby Shull from the YMCA Childcare Resource Service; This committee will support the continued development of securing member benefits.  Additionally, this committee will help develop and identify the trainings, best practices and materials needing to be put together to help our agencies.

    Please email CAPPA if you are interested in participating in any of these committees.  

  • Job Openings

    Is Your Organization Hiring?

    Post your job announcement here for thousands to see!
    There is no charge for CAPPA members.
    Non-members will be charged a fee of $75.
    Please email us your posting!

    Solano Family & Children's Services

    Child Action, Inc. Sacramento

    YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, North Valley Family YMCA

    YMCA Metropolitan Los Angeles

    Assistant-Child Development Center
    Infant Teacher
    Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

    Fill out the employment application Here.
    Solano Family & Children's Services

    Teacher Assistant
    International Institute of Los Angeles

    Child Development Inc. is Hiring! See the Recruitment Flyer 
    Helping Angry and Aggressive Children

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    Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support! 
    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
    Field Happenings!
    If you have news to share or an event you want added to CAPPA's website Calendar, 

    Congratulations to Child Development Associates on being selected by ASM Shirley Weber as Non-profit of the Year for the 79th Senate District!!
    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!
    Save the Date! 12-Month Eligibility Webinar with CDE 
    CAPPA and CCDAA have joined together in partnership to support our entire field with a training from CDE on 12-month Eligibility. 

    On Friday, July 28th, CAPPA will be hosting this training via webinar. Join the webinar from the convenience of your office or conference room! 

    No questions will be submitted the day of the webinar, so please send your questions to CAPPA ahead of time.  The
    Q & A will be hosted on the CAPPA website, along with the recording of this webinar.

    More details on format, registration and times will be coming soon.

    For those unable to participate in this webinar, CCDAA will be following up with regional site trainings on August 1st.  More details to follow.  

    What's Happening
    This week, California Assembly and Senate floor sessions will convene on Monday and Thursday.   The legislative session will go into Summer recess upon close of session on Friday July 21 through August 21.

    In response to the enacted 2017-18 State Budget, and the mandated changes to move towards 12 month eligibility for families and an increase in the State Median Income (SMI), o n July 7, the Early Education and Support Division (EESD) released New Management Bulletins.   The follow are also posted on the CDE website.
    •  MB 17-08 Subject: State Median Income (Initial Certification) The MB 17-08 notifies contractors of the revised income ceiling to be used to determine income eligibility for families at initial certification for subsidized child development services.
    • MB 17-09 Subject: Graduated Phase-Out (Recertification) The MB 17-09 notifies contractors of the new ongoing income ceilings to be used to determine ongoing income eligibility for families at recertification for subsidized child development services.
    •  MB 17-10 Subject: Updated Income Rankings
      The MB 17-10 notifies contractors of the updated income ranking table, corresponding with the State Median Income ceilings described in MB 17-08 State Median Income (Initial Certification). This income ranking table is to be used when determining order of enrollment and disenrollment of children receiving subsidized child care services.
    Additional Notes:
    MB 17-11: Revised Family Fee Schedule is currently in the approval process, and will be posted in the near future. Additional MBs associated with implementation of the Budget Act of 2017 are forthcoming.

    Finally, EESD has put a hold on issuing more answers to questions regarding past MBs.  The reason for this is that the newly enacted 2017-18 budget has provided the conduit needed to reexamine and do away with burdensome reporting requirements and transfer issues that exist between CalWORKs Stage 1 and Stage 2 child care.
    Last week was the deadline for policy committees to hear and report bills to fiscal committees. The following are bills of interest that are still active:
    • 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 the California Department of Education to provide to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature cost estimates and system analysis for alternative payment programs to develop an electronic timesheet process for the monthly attendance record or invoices, as provided. The bill would require on or before January 1, 2019, an alternative payment program to establish a program of electronic banking for payments made to licensed or license-exempt child care providers that have a contract with that alternative payment program, as provided. This bill would require APPs provide written notice to a child care provider of any changes to service.
    • 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.  (CAPPA sponsored bill)  
    Unfortunately, the following bill is now a 2-year bill and did not meet the July 14th deadline:
    • 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.
    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.
    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.

    Click here to see the upcoming calendar of legislative deadlines and other field meetings.  CAPPA is offering to host a field calendar to help us all better coordinate our conferences, trainings, and meetings.  If you would like to add to the calendar, email CAPPA. 

    New State Budget Enacted, Highlighted by Expansion of Tax Credit for Working Families
    On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the budget bill for state fiscal year 2017-18, which began on July 1. Just a few days later, the Budget Center published our "first look" analysis, which examines key components of the new budget. Read our initial analysis of the 2017-18 state budget. 

    CalEITC Expansion: An important advance in the new budget is the expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a refundable state tax credit that helps working families who earn very little to better afford the basics. In a statement released the day the expansion was first announced, Executive Director Chris Hoene called it "an important victory for working Californians." The state budget agreement extends the CalEITC to include self-employed workers and also lifts income eligibility limits, allowing well over 1 million additional families to benefit from the credit. 

    Recent Budget Center analyses showed that the CalEITC provides substantial benefits to low-income families with children and particularly benefits women and also children of color. Budget Center reports and commentary on the CalEITC received significant media coverage in the past month, including from Capital Public Radio, Capital and Main, and the Orange County Register.
    Early Care and Education: The new state budget also included good news for  early care and education , with state policymakers continuing implementation of a multiyear investment in California's subsidized child care and development system. In addition, the budget package includes a long-overdue update to income eligibility guidelines for subsidized programs. Budget Center analyses over the past several months had highlighted not only the great unmet need for subsidized care, but also how enrollment varies by  race and ethnicity.

    Prop. 56 Revenues for Medi-Cal: Another recent Budget Center analysis on a key piece of the state budget was our explainer on the use of Proposition 56 tobacco tax revenues for Medi-Cal, which provides health care coverage for more than 13 million Californians. This piece discussed the agreement reached by the Governor and legislative leaders on how to spend these revenues, which will now go toward supplemental payments for Medi-Cal providers as well as ordinary spending growth in the program.

    What's at stake for low-income people in federal budget, health care bills?

    June 13, 2017
    A U.S. House subcommittee is voting today on a bill that would slash federal funding for programs that support the economic security of children, families, and individuals of modest means. CLASP has issued a statement with our reactions to why this bill is yet another assault by Congressional leaders and the president on crucial supports for American communities.
    In addition, the U.S. Senate today released a new health care bill that, like previous bills from both the House and Senate, would leave millions without insurance and end Medicaid as we know it. In our response, we describe how devastatin g the bill would be for hard-working people who depend on access to affordable health care.

    Checking in: A Snapshot of the Child Care Landscape: 2017 State Fact Sheets

    This year's,   includes an introduction with an overview of the child care landscape and child care state fact sheets for each state, plus the District of Columbia. This year's state fact sheets include new information about services provided by CCR&Rs, emergency preparedness in states, and child care supply for infants and toddlers.
    Finally, we are pleased to include the  2017 Share Toolkit (doc), which includes social media content for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as shareable graphics.
    We encourage you to use the 2017 State Fact Sheets to inform state and local policymakers on child care issues in your state and take action now by visiting our action center to advocate for child care with our state and national leaders!

    Of Interest
    NOTE:  If you would like to share your newsletter or items of interest with our field via the Monday morning e-Newsletter, then please email us a link.
    Of Importance

    The Governor's May Revise reflects 75th percentile 
    rates using the 2016 Market Rate Survey.   Click here to see that survey and the rates as they relate to your county.  
    The May Revise proposes using the 2016 rates beginning January 1, 2018.
    Included in the May Revise, is another hold harmless provision for 12 months, which is proposed to start from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.

    *MEMBERS: Please email CAPPA for county specific sheets
    Upcoming CAPPA Trainings
    Regional Technical Assistance Trainings
    Summer 2017 
    Hosted by CAPPA Member Agencies
    July 21st- Chico
    CAPPA member agencies, with the support of CAPPA & Children's Foundation, are putting together a series of Technical Assistance trainings that will be coming to a region near you!
    This series will be delivered in a format that is very participatory. We encourage all participating to come with questions, as well as samples for each of the topics that will be discussed. 
    Planned topics include:
    • Best Practices: Parent Handbook & Provider Information, Self-Employment, Broadly Consistent and Provider Payment Calculations.
    •  CAPPA Advocacy Discussion and Legislative Updates
    • Networking & Learning Session:
      This portion of the agenda will allow attendees to share their successful strategies, tools and ideas on the following:
      -How agencies complete their Program Self-Evaluation for CDE
      -Newly released MB 17-06 (Transfer from CalWORKs -Stage 1 to Stage 2 child care services)
      Importance of one-time voluntary transfers

    CAPPA Training: "Everything Fiscal"
    August 23, 2017
    Sacramento, CA 
    9:30am - 2:00pm 
    CAPPA will be delivering a training focused specifically on APP fiscal issues on August 23rd in Sacramento. We will be providing information from a field auditor on auditing practices and another on Projections, so that agencies can better monitor their contracts and also learn best practices that work efficiently. Hope you can join us!
    Workshops to include:
    • Fiscal Projections
    • Preparing For Year-End Activities from an Auditor's Perspective
    • JUST ADDED!  Fiscal Essentials from CDE Fiscal Services
    Joint Annual Conference 2017
    Joint logo
    Joint Annual Conference 2017 
    October 18-20, 2017
    DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento

    Exhibitor and Sponsor Information is now available!

    Registration and workshop information will be available first week of August.

    Hotel Reservations:
    Our room block at the DoubleTree is sold out. If you are still in need of a room, please email  Danielle.
    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.
    July 2017 Webinar:
    Helping Angry and Aggressive Children 
    Often times, children express their anger through behaviors that are perceived as aggressive. As child care  providers, we may often feel helpless or unsure in knowing how to respond to these behaviors. This  webinar will help you deconstruct these behaviors and understand the root cause and reason for the  behavior. By understanding the specific emotions and causes of aggressive behavior in children,
    we can then more effectively assist the child in managing and meeting needs in a positive, healthy  manner.

    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.
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    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 

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