Issue #20                                                                May 15, 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:

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
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
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

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!
Fill out the employment application Here.
Solano Family & Children's Services
 
Crystal Stairs, Inc.  

Teacher Assistant
International Institute of Los Angeles

Child Development Inc. is Hiring! See the Recruitment Flyer 
Here.
Announcements
Getting to the Heart of Good Leadership 
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Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support! 
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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
The International Institute of Los Angeles (IILA) makes a real difference in the world. IILA was founded in 1914 to find solutions to the challenges facing newly arrived refugees and immigrants. In the last century, we have helped hundreds of thousands of new arrivals and low income families in Los Angeles County, to overcome the barriers they face in becoming successful and contributing members in our society. IILA offers hope to the faces of children in our preschool and full day care programs, offers assistance to seniors and others with their utility and phone bill charges, and offers a helping hand to newly arrived immigrants and refugees who resettle here and begin their first job with our help.
IILA has changed the lives of so many people by giving our participants a new start in life...a new beginning.
Learn more about International Institute and their various programs HERE.
(Big thank you to Susan Eckert for the submission!) 
Field Happenings!
If you have news to share or an event you want added to CAPPA's website Calendar, 

Parent Voices Stand For Children Day May 10, 2017
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 
This week, California Assembly and Senate floor sessions will convene on Monday and Thursday. 

Click here to read all related budget information including hearing information, budget bill language, trailer bill language, and other related information.

MAY REVISE INFORMATION - Governor honors his promise 

CAPPA was very pleased to see the governor fund year two of his multi-year promise.  Below are details of what was funded.  

However, the budget was silent on an issue of dire importance to families, providers, and employers, the issue of increasing the State Median Income (SMI).   An increase of the SMI will allow families to achieve a semblance of stability and greater certainty of moving to self sufficiency; allows providers the opportunities to provide stable, nurturing and enriching learning environments to those children that suffer from many poverty stressors; and allows the employers of the families that depend on child care subsidies the peace of mind knowing lack of child care will not force their employees to call in sick or not show up for work.

So what is our ask moving forward?  Let's keep it simple and focused:
  1. Support Governor Brown's May 2017-18 Revise that restores promised funding for child care and early education.
  2. Support an increase in the SMI
The May Revision proposed fully restoring the promise - NO PAUSE!!
  Significant Adjustments:
  • Standard Reimbursement Rates - An increase of $67.6 million General Fund to increase the reimbursement rate to reflect the full 10 percent increased made at the 2016 Budget Act.  An additional increase of $92.7 million General Fund to provide a six-percent increase to the reimbursement rate for State Preschools and other direct-contract child care and development providers beginning July 1, 2017 
    •  Full day non LEA preschool $42.12 per day/$10,530 per year
    • Part-day State Preschool -  $26.31 per day $4,4604.25 per year  
    • Full-day State Preschool - $40.46/$10,115 (Promised:  $42.38/$10,596)
       
  • Regional Market Rate (RMR) - An increase of $42.2 million General Fund (GF) to increase the maximum reimbursement ceiling for voucher -based child care providers to the 75th percentile of the 2016 survey beginning January 1, 2018.   Click here to see the 2016 Survey.  
    • NOTE:  Included in the May Revise was a 12 month hold harmless for those provider rates that did not increase going to the 2016 Market Survey.  It must also be a priority as rates increase that NO PROVIDER WILL BE HARMED.  We must remove the sunset date so that no provider rates will be decreased.
  • Full-Day State Preschool - An increase of $7.9 million Proposition 98 for an additional 2,959 slots 
  • CalWORKs Stage 2 - A decrease of $18.1 million non-Proposition 98 GF in 2017-18 to reflect estimates for CalWORKs Stage 2 caseload and the cost per case 
  • CalWORKs Stage 3 - A decrease of $12.8 million non-Proposition 98 GF in 2017-18 to reflect estimates for CalWORKs Stage 3 caseload and cost per case
  • CalWORKs - a decrease of $34.1 million GF in 2016-17 and $37.3 million GF in 2017-18 to reflect updated caseload average cost per case projections
CLICK HERE for the May Revise summary and detail.

UPCOMING BUDGET HEARINGS:
  • Monday, May 15 upon call of the chair in room 3191 - SEN B & F.R. Subcommittee 1 on Education
  • Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 am or upon call of the chair in room 3191 - SEN B & F.R. Subcommittee 1 on Education 
  • Tuesday May 16 @ 9:30 in room 447 - Assembly Budget Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance - Topic: Overview of all May Revise proposals
  •  Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00 am or upon call of the chair in room 3191 - SEN B & F.R. Subcommittee 1 on Education
  • Thursday May 18 upon call of the chair in room 3191 - SEN B & F.R. Subcommittee 1 on Education 
  • Thursday, May 18 upon adjournment of session in room 447 - Assembly Budget Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance - Topic: Open issues
  • Tuesday, May 22 @ 9:00 am in room 447 - Assembly Budget Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance - Topic: Proposition 98 and Early Education close-out hearing, and other open issues.
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.

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.  


A recent report by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) provides new details about who benefits from California's state Earned Income Tax Credit - the CalEITC - and how much they benefit. With several proposals to expand the credit moving through the Legislature, this report can help inform the debate over how to build on the credit in coming years. Specifically, the FTB report shows that:
  • The CalEITC benefited around 815,000 Californians in tax year 2015, nearly half of whom were probably children.
  • More than 9 in 10 CalEITC dollars went to families with children.

  • Families with multiple children received an average credit of more than $1,000 from the CalEITC alone.
  • The CalEITC, together with the federal EITC, lifted an estimated 255,000 Californians out of deep poverty.
CLICK HERE to read this report.

Federal 
Mother's Day is an important opportunity 
to reflect on the critical ways that working moms contribute to the economic health and security of their families and the nation-and why it's more critical than ever for them to have high-quality jobs that pay fairly and provide time to care for their families.
Today, more women with children are working than ever before. In just forty years, the labor force participation rate for mothers has increased from 47 percent to 70 percent. This equates to over 25.1 million mothers with children under age 18 in the labor force, representing more than a third (34.2 percent) of working women. Women of color, especially Black mothers, have always worked at a higher rate. Moreover, women have become the sole or primary breadwinners in  Nonetheless moms also continue to be the primary caregivers of both children and elders in their families. 

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
 
You will not want to miss this opportunity to advocate for our state's youngest learners! Parents and community advocates can have their voices heard at the annual Early Learning Advocacy Day on May 24 in Sacramento at the Capitol Event Center.
May 24, 2017
Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


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.  Please note that Trustline rates are not yet included.
 
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.

*CAPPA will be working to release county specific sheets in the very near future. 

The CDE, EESD and California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Child Care Programs Bureau  will hold a joint public conference call to present and review the following recently released communications:
Information on the joint public conference call is as follows:
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
Call-in Number: (712)432-0075
Participant Access Code: 575469#

Questions may be submitted on an ongoing basis to CalWORKsFAQ@cde.ca.gov. Responses will also be posted on the CDE CalWORKs Stage 2 Transfers FAQ.

California Wage Orders Updated
The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently  updated most of the Wage Orders to reflect the 2017 and 2018 increases in the state minimum wage. The u pdated Wage Orders include Wage Orders 1 through 13, 15 and 16. Wage Orders 14 and 17 have not been updated at this time.
The correct industry Wage Order bears a revision date of "12/2016," which is found on the bottom of the cover page for each Wage Order. Although the revision date has changed, the Wage Orders will still be called Wage Order 1-2001, 2-2001, etc. (Although the Wage Orders are dated 12/2016, they were just released by the DIR.)

Updates Reflect Wage Increase
The DIR amended sections 4(A) and 10(C) in Wage Orders 1 through 13 and 15. The DIR amended sections 4(A) and 9(C) in Wage Order 16. To date, the DIR has revised only the English versions of the Wage Orders.
The updates show the state minimum wage for 2017 and 2018:
  • Employers with 26 or more employees:
    • $10.50 an hour on January 1, 2017
    • $11.00 an hour on January 1, 2018
  • Employers with 25 or fewer employees:
    • $10.00 an hour on January 1, 2017
    • $10.50 an hour on January 1, 2018
Future minimum wage increases are scheduled until the minimum wage reaches $15 per hour for all size employers by 2023.
The revised industry Wage Orders also reflect the updated meal and lodging credit amounts.

Posting Requirement
Note: After you determine the proper Wage Order for your business, you must post a copy of it in your workplace where employees can read it easily.
In January, the Minimum Wage Order (MW-2017) was also revised to reflect the current and upcoming minimum wage rates. The Minimum Wage Order is part of CalChamber's   California and Federal Labor Law Poster  which contains all 16 required California and Federal Notices.

Upcoming Events

THIS WEDNESDAY!
Informational Conference Call on the 
Governor's May Revise: What's In and 
What's Out?
May 17, 2017
9:00am-10:00am
Hear from the experts on the Governor's May Revise without leaving your office!
  • Virginia Early, Legislative Analyst's Office
  • Ted Lempert, Children Now
  • 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 2017 
Hosted by CAPPA Member Agencies
10:00am-2:00pm
June 30th- Los Angeles
July 12th- Hanford
July 14th- San Mateo
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
  • CAPPA Advocacy Discussion and Legislative Updates
  • Networking discussions to cover: 
    • How agencies complete their
      Program Self-Evaluation for CDE
    • Provider Handbooks
    • Newly released MB 17-06 (Transfer from CalWORKs Stage 1 to Stage 2 child care services)
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
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.
May 2017 Webinar:
Getting to the Heart of Good Leadership
Strong leadership in the child care field is strongly linked to quality outcomes and ultimately, better programs for serving children and families. This workshop will get to the core qualities of what makes for a good leader and help you identify concrete ways in which you can strengthen your leadership skills.

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.