"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #20                                                               May 14, 2018  
Governor Releases 2018-19 May Revise
  Governor releases 2018-19 May Revise

OVERVIEW
Last Friday, the Governor released the May Revise.  As expected, California's economy continues to be strong, with revenue growth continuing to outperform estimates.  The May Revision proposes spending of $199.3 billion in total state funds, consisting of $137.6 billion from the General Fund, $58.0 billion from special funds, and $3.7 billion from bond funds.The May Revision factors in an additional $8 billion in General Fund (GF) revenues for the current and budget years.  Noting the additional revenue, the May Revision does not make real investments in programs such as child care and early education that have T he Governor continues to commit an additional $3.5 billion to California's constitutional rainy day fund bringing the amount to $13.8 billion for future budget emergencies, as well as another $3.2 billion in discretionary reserve that can be used for any purpose.
For the projected $8 billion in GF, roughly $4 billion is proposed for one-time spending to shore up the higher costs of existing programs in addition to $2 billion for deferred maintenance for universities, courts, state facilities and flood control; $359 for homelessness; and $312 million allocated for counties to serve youth with mental illness.

CHILD CARE
  • Cost-of-Living Adjustment
    The May Revision includes an increase of $2.2 million Proposition 98 General Fund and $1.8 million non-Proposition 98 General Fund to reflect a change in the cost-of-living factor from 2.51 percent at the Governor's Budget to 2.71 percent at the May Revision. 
  • Alternative Payment Program slots - 34,325 May Revision (increased from 32,775 (2017-18 budget)  to 33,096 January budget)
  • General Child Care slots - May Revision 28,427  slots (no change)  
    • Proposes an SRR increase for July 1, 2018 of 2.795%
  • Stage 2 - May Revision notes caseload of 58,674 an increase of 4,834 from January number of 53,840
    • No COLA
  • Stage 3 - May Revision notes caseload of 44,320 an increase of 8,231 January number of 36,089
    • No COLA
  • Migrant -May Revision continues COLA and July 1 SRR Increase
  • Hold Harmless - May Revision continues to restore funding so that no provider rates will be reduced 
  • Other Child Care Activities (R&Rs, LPCs, Child Care Initiative and Qualify Improvement) - May Revision notes $117,818 an increase in funding from January of  $17,207 .  This is due to federal quality funds and COLA.
  • CalWORKs Stage 1 child care - May Revision notes slight increase in enrollment to 38,843 from 38,760; The May Revision proposes Funding for Stage 1 Child Care at $326.8 million, a reduction of $36.8 million from the 2017-18 appropriation, but an increase of $675,000 above the January proposal. Specifically, the budget provides $5.2 million non-Proposition 98 GF to reflect slight increases in the number of CalWORKs child care cases and slight decreases in the estimated cost of care.
  • Pilot Program Funding - May Revision includes language to support CDE's pilot expansion bill (AB 2626 (Mullin)) 
  • Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program
    The Governor's January budget proposed an Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program, which anticipated a transfer of $42.2 million TANF funds. Those one-time federal dollars are no longer available, so the May Revision includes total funding of $167.2 million one-time Proposition 98 GF through a competitive grant program to increase the availability of inclusive early education and care for children aged 0 to 5 years old, especially in low-income
    areas and in areas with relatively low access to care. Grant recipients will commit that all children benefiting from grant funds, especially those with disabilities, have access to appropriate settings that support their educational and developmental growth. 
  • State Preschool Slots - This is the final allocation of 2,759 full-time slots for LEA's effective 2019
  • 3-Year Promise - This is the final year of a multi-year reinvestment promise from Governor Brown.
EMERGENCY FOSTER CHILD CARE BRIDGE -  The May Revision provides full-year funding beginning July 1, 2018 of $31 million for counties that opt into this program.

EDUCATION TRAILER BILL LANGUAGEAmendments to trailer bill legislation to: 
(1) clarify the definitions of inclusive programs and children with exceptional needs, 
(2) clarify the intent of professional development for staff to develop best practices for inclusion,
(3) specify that applicants will need to demonstrate how they will consult with special education experts when determining how to expend funds, 
(4) prioritize applicants that demonstrate the ability to serve a range of disability types and a proportion of children with disabilities consistent with the regional rate of identification, 
(5) specify that grant funds may be used for universal design practices, 
(6) specify that grant recipients must participate in program evaluation activities, 
(7) specify that up to 1 percent of program funds may be used for a program evaluation, and 
(8) remove federal TANF funding from the program.

All Department of Finance (DOF) that breaks down the CalWORKs, child care and other noted slot and budget numbers are hosted on CAPPA's Budget Page.

CAPPA will be hosting an  Informational Conference Call on the Governor's May Revise, this Wednesday, May 16th from 10:00am-11:00am.  H ear from the experts on the Governor's May Revise without leaving your office!
  • Brianna Bruns, Department of Finance
  • Sara Cortez and Edgar Cabral, Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO)
  • Mike Herald, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Kristin Schumacher, California Budget & Policy Center
There will be no charge for CAPPA members. Non-members will be charged a fee of $99.  
Call-in information will be sent the day before the call to the email address provided.  


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Child Development Associates

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Valley Oak Children's Services

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Child Care Resource Center 

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Supportive Services Fresno

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Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

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Crystal Stairs, Inc.

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Featured Agency of the Month 

The Colusa County Office of Education - Children's Services  has a respected reputation for providing high quality early care and educational services for children, families, and childcare providers within the rural community of Colusa County. 
We like to say that Colusa County is unique. Colusa County is a small, rural, and remote community located 60 miles north of Sacramento, California. Colusa County has a rich agricultural heritage and serves many families who work in non-traditional hours in the farming industry.
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EESD/CDE, DSS & CCLD Updates
May 8, 2018
The satellite locations are now confirmed for The public hearing on the draft of the State Plan and are now posted on the  EESD Input Opportunities for 2019-21 CCDF State Plan Web page
The hearing will take place Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This is to inform all CDE, EESD contractors that seven more answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) relevant to 12-month eligibility have been posted on the Budget Implementation
April 20, 2018
Public Hearing for the 2019-2021 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The CDE Child Development Contracts office will begin e-mail distribution of fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 child
development contracts on May  21 , 2018.
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If you have news to share or an event you want added to CAPPA's website calendar, email us!

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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.  

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What's Happening
California 
State Legislation 
California Senate and Assembly floor sessions will convene on Monday and Thursday this week. 
 
Click here   to be directed to CAPPA's website 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 will also note legislative hearings of interest to our field.  
Below are the bills of interest that have been scheduled for a hearing:
  • May 14, 2018 Senate Appropriations @ 10:00 am in Room 4203
  • May 16, 2018 - ASM Appropriations @ 9:00 am in Room 4202
  • June 6 Senate Education @ 9:00 am in Room 4203
    • AB 60 (Santiago)Subsidized child care and development services: stages of child care: CalWORKs
  • June 12 Senate Human Services @ 1:30 pm in Room 3191
    • AB 1914 (Flora) - Presence of health care facilities: conviction of crimes
State Budget Update
For child care and early education, our need and our ask is quite simple... 

WHAT DO WE WANT...
$1 BILLION FOR BABIES!!
100,000 CHILD CARE SLOTS!!!
WHEN DO WE NEED THEM...NOW!!!
  • Parents need access to 24 hour/7 days per week affordable child care options that meet the demands of full time employment.
  • Children need stable and enriching child care settings to attain greater educational outcomes.
  • Child care providers and teachers need to be reimbursed livable rates that value their profession and economic contributions.
  • Employers need a reliable workforce.
The Senate and the Assembly Budget Subcommittees that oversee child care, early education, preschool and transitional kindergarten (TK) will now be reviewing the May Revision Proposals and will be putting forward recommendations for each full houses' budget committee to vote.  Once each house votes on a budget bill, the bills are then put forward to a Budget Conference Committee to negotiate the difference.  The recommendations from each house will be put forward to be considered by a joint budget conference committee.  Click here to see more detail on the budget process.

Click here to read the past agendas for each of the respective subcommittees as well as 2018-2019 budget related materials.  

Click here to read a copy of the Early Care and Education (ECE) Coalition letter.
Federal
Child Care Aware® of America Releases Statement on SNAP

WASHINGTON, DC Dr.  Lynette M. Fraga, executive director of Child Care Aware┬« of America, issued the following statement on changes the House Agriculture Committee has approved for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the current version of the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2):
"SNAP benefits are a national safety net for poor families faced with the choice of either paying rent or buying groceries. More than 42 million people each month depend on SNAP. The program does more than simply stave off hunger, it also helps families buy nutritious food and make healthy food choices on limited budgets.  
Cuts in SNAP would be felt by children in our most vulnerable families, by the caretakers and teachers who serve them, and by retailers of every size in every state. The $70 million in SNAP redemptions in 2014 (the most current year available) account for 10 percent of all food purchases nationally.
In states with the most SNAP participants, the share of beneficiaries  in small towns and rural areas is greater than in cities. That means families - and retailers - in those small towns and rural areas would be hit hardest.
We join with anti-hunger advocates nationally in  urging our representatives  to pass a farm bill that protects and strengthens SNAP, which is a critical program that protects our most vulnerable fellow Americans from hunger."

Follow up Resources on new Child Care & Development Block Grant Funds
as forwarded to CAPPA by Hannah Matthews from CLASP

These resources from CLASP may be helpful in answering your questions about the new funds:
The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) and CLASP are creating a learning community for advocates to facilitate sharing around state strategies for the new CCDBG funds. Click here to fill out the form if you're interested in joining. We will hold monthly calls where advocates can share their best practices, state developments, challenges, and opportunities. This will also be a useful place to discuss maintaining these funds in FY19 and beyond.
Of Interest
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California's next governor must choose children

The race for the next California Governor is on. At last Tuesday's gubernatorial  debate, all the candidates commented on early childhood education, making it a top issue in the next election. We couldn't be more thrilled! With just a few weeks until the June 5th primary, we urge you to register to vote and support candidates who Choose Children this election. 
 
If you didn't catch the debate, watch it in full here . 
Dear Early Learning and Care Partners,

I wanted to share with you information from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Care (OCC) related to allocations of Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds in light of the increased budget appropriation for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 includes $5.226 billion in  discretionary funding for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. This is a $2.4 billion increase from the discretionary funding for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2017. Combined with the mandatory funding that was awarded in October, FFY 2018 funding for the CCDF program is $8.143 billion. California's federal CCDF allocation for FFY 2018 is now $827,230,552, which is an increase of $231.649 million from FFY 2017.
 
Due to the late notice in receiving our funding amount and the timing of the Governor's May Budget Revise, the plan is to have a robust input process in the summer. This lets us be more thoughtful on the use of these additional, discretionary funds. At this time, we don't expect these will be part of the 2018-19 state budget.
 
Per a recent OCC discussion with Shannon Christian, this additional funding provides an opportunity for lead agencies to invest in some of the expensive systems-building and infrastructure efforts that have come with implementing CCDBG reauthorization. These efforts include purchasing equipment for doing fingerprinting for background checks, building more consumer-friendly websites, and developing data systems that allow for integration across agencies. This funding also provides an opportunity to support quality improvement efforts for
informal child care that may currently be excluded from or underrepresented in such initiatives as quality rating and improvement systems and professional development.
 
This substantial increase in federal resources devoted to child care is a major milestone that presents significant opportunities.  We look forward to working with partners and stakeholders as we continue to implement the CCDBG in California and increase access to quality early learning and care for California's most vulnerable children and families.
 
Thank you for all you do!
 
Sarah Neville-Morgan
Director, Early Education and Support Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA  95814-5901

Message regarding FI$CAL

Dear Executive Directors of Child Care  and Development Programs:
 
The Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services (CDNFS) Office is forwarding you a copy of the "Implementation of Statewide Accounting System: FI$CAL" letter. This letter notifies all contractors that the CDE is converting to a new automated statewide accounting system, the Financial Information System of California (FI$CAL) beginning July 1, 2018. The implementation of FI$CAL will impact certain deadlines as well as timing of apportionment payments.
 
If you have any questions regarding this subject please contact your assigned fiscal analyst.
 
Child Care and Development State Fund State Plan

New!   The satellite locations are now confirmed for The public hearing on the draft of the State Plan and are now posted on the  EESD Input Opportunities for 2019-21 CCDF State Plan Web page

UPDATES:  Public Hearing Tuesday, May 15, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

CALIFORNIA CHILD CARE STUDY
We are writing to announce the launch of data collection for the California Child Care Study in May 2018. This is a state-wide study about subsidized child care and the families who use it. For this study, we will collect data about the local agencies that manage child care subsidies, the families who use that care, and the early care and education providers who serve them. State departments will use these data to inform policies and potential changes to child care services for eligible families. This study is being conducted by Child Trends (visit the Child Trends Web site at https://www.childtrends.org/) for the California Department of Social Services and the CDE. You can visit the California Child Care Study Project Web site at  http://www.childtrends.org/project/california-child-care-study/ for more information.
Learn more  
In January, we offered informational webinars (which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6n7l2dsD6A&feature=youtu.be) that provided an overview of the California Child Care Study. Our upcoming webinar will focus on specific details about the local agency, provider, and family data collection processes and what to do if you are contacted to participate in the study. Please feel free to forward this information to people you know who may be interested in joining. You can register for the webinar below.
If you have any questions about the study, you can reach the study team at  CCCS@childtrends.org. You can also find more details about this study on the California Child Care Study Web site at  https://www.childtrends.org/project/california-child-care-study/. The Web site will be updated with additional resources as the study moves forward.
Upcoming CAPPA Events 

Informational Conference Call on the Governor's
2018-19 May Revise
May 16, 2018
10:00am-11:00am

H ear from the experts on the Governor's May Revise without leaving your office!
  • Brianna Bruns, Department of Finance
  • Sara Cortez and Edgar Cabral, Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO)
  • Mike Herald, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Kristin Schumacher, California Budget & Policy Center
There will be no charge for CAPPA members. Non-members will be charged a fee of $99.  
Call-in information will be sent the day before the call to the email address provided.  

Regional Technical Assistance Trainings- Summer 2018

May 25, 2018
Montebello

May 31, 2018
Orland

June 11, 2018
Fresno

June 14, 2018
Santa Rosa

CAPPA member agencies, with the support of CAPPA & Children's Foundation, are putting together a series of Technical Assistance (TA) 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. 
Topics to include:
  • Best Practices Session (10:00am-11:45am):
    • How to successfully prepare for a GAU in the age of 12-month eligibility-discussions based on recently conducted reviews
    • Provider Reimbursement Methods 
  • Lunch (11:45am-12:15pm)
  • CAPPA Budget and Legislative Discussion and Updates (12:15pm-1:00pm)
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking Session (1:00pm-2:00pm):This portion of the agenda will allow attendees to share their successful strategies, tools and ideas.

CAPPA Statewide Meeting-in partnership with CDE
June 21, 2018
University of Phoenix
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive
Bldg. B, Ste. 100
Sacramento CA  95833
Classrooms 121/122/123 
9:30am-2:30pm

To better support our field, CAPPA, in partnership with CDE, will be hosting an informational training for our field in Sacramento!  
These Statewide Meetings will bring our field together to share insights and experiences, explore ideas, shape policy, and discuss best practices.
Both locations will offer the same format, agenda and presentations. We hope you can join us!

Agenda:
9:00am
Registration
9:30am-11:00am
Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Act Results
The purpose of this informational session is to present information and results regarding the Improper Payments and Elimination Recovery Act (IPERA) review for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015-16.
11:00am-12:30pm
Overview of the Alternative Payment, CalWORKs Child Care and Family Child Care Home Education Networks Review Guide
This workshop presents an overview of the Alternative Payment review guide and provides clear written information that will be used in Alternative Payment monitoring reviews.
12:30pm
Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm
Attendance Recording, Reporting and Provider Payments (Alternative Payment Programs)
This workshop presents an overview of the changes to attendance reporting as prescribed in AB 274. It will provide information on provider payment requirements and parent and provider responsibilities for attendance recording for reimbursements, proration, monthly maximums, provider examples of actual calculations and how to deal with oddities like if hourly rates exceed daily rates.

A BIG Thank you to our event partners!


 

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Network and CAPPA Joint Annual Conference 2018
October 17-19, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network and the California Alternative Payment Program Association look forward to hosting our 6th Joint Conference together this fall.
Registration information, along with a preliminary conference program, will be released in July. At that time, online registration will be open and attendees will be able to indicate their
workshop selections when they register for the conference.
Conference registration includes four meals, two plenary sessions, over 60 workshop selections and all conference materials.
WHAT:         Joint Network/CAPPA Conference
WHEN:         October 17-19, 2018
TIME:           Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. to Friday at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:       DoubleTree Hotel
                       2001 Point West Way
                       Sacramento, CA 95815
                       (916) 929-8855
CONFERENCE COST: Member Agencies, 5 or More Staff - $359 per person
                                     Member Agencies - $405 per person
                                     Non-Member Agencies - $525.00 per person

Hotel Reservations:
Our room block at the DoubleTree is already sold out. If you are still in need of a room, please email 
Danielle.
Upcoming Field Events 
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To help the field better coordinate the calendaring of information valuable to all, we are hosting a field calendar.  On the calendar will be national, state and regional meetings, legislative and budget hearings, and any other events brought to our attention.  To add to the calendar, simply email CAPPA.
Register Today for an Entire Year's Worth of Training!


All New Early Learning & Child Care Webinar Series for 2018!

Build or Add to your  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 staff, providers and the community on the most requested child care topics for 2018 at an affordable price in an incredibly convenient format.

Click Here to see more details, topics and to register for the all new 2018 series.

The 2010- 2017 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.