Issue #40                                                             October 9, 2017
Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) do so much more than supporting families with support and access to child care.  From border-to-border, APPs support each county with a menu of services that have evolved to meet the very unique needs of vulnerable families and populations. Therefore, 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 by   clicking here!
October 2017 Featured Agency of the Month:
Community Resources for Children
Community Resources for Children (CRC) is a nonprofit, community-based organization providing resources for the early care and education of children in Napa County. Established in 1978, CRC serves more than 4,300 people annually by supporting families in need of child care and by promoting quality early learning environments for children ages 0-5.
In addition to the Alternative Payment Program, CRC administers the Resource and Referral program for Napa County and promotes quality early learning through the following:
 
Toy Library and Early Learning Center (TLELC) - Families and early education professionals can check out early learning toys, tools and materials organized by ASQ developmental domain. TLELC's bilingual staff models educational activities to implement at home. Serving 1,184 children ages 0-5 and 988 parents/caregivers last year, the TLELC supports children's education and development by implementing the following early learning programs and services:
  • Active Minds Mini Series - a bilingual, interactive, play-based school readiness program for children ages 2 to 3 and their parents/primary caregivers, in a parent-led format with some sessions held at community locations to meet families where they are.
  • Ages & Stages Developmental Screenings - the TLELC offers free developmental screenings (ASQ) to children ages 0-5.
  • Community Connections to Early Learning - partnering with community volunteers who bring their talents to share with children in areas such as music, art, drama and more!
  • Family Events - events such No Sweet Trick or Treat, A Day in the Park, Dr. Seuss Family Literacy Night and Family Meals are held throughout the year to encourage learning in a fun family setting.
  • Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) Caregiver Program - partnering with community organizations to increase access to quality early learning materials and opportunities for family, friend and neighbor informal caregivers.
 Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) - an intensive training series that focuses on child development and best practices in early childhood education for new and existing licensed child care providers.  Last year CRC helped coach and train 74 child care professionals.
 
Quality Counts - enhances the quality of care and education that children receive at child care and/or preschool. In addition to hosting professional development workshops in areas such a child development and Kindergarten readiness, CRC provides 1:1 coaching for licensed child care providers and preschools. In 2016-2017 the program provided support and training to 25 child care professionals serving 153 children.
*Big thanks to Jeanne Fridolfs for the submission
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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:

President
Rick Richardson
Child Development Associates

Vice President

Karen Marlatt
Valley Oak Children's Services

Treasurer

Beth Chiaro
Child Care Resource Center 

Secretary
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 

Members-at-Large

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

EESD/CDE, DSS & CCLD Updates
October 3, 2017
September 29, 2017
September 28, 2017
Webinar: Budget Act of 2017: 
Implementation of
12-month Eligibility 
September 27, 2017
MB 17-14
12-month Eligibility  
September 26, 2017
Revised Regional Market Rates 
September 22, 2017
Enrolling Children with Exceptional Needs into Part-day California State Preschool Programs
September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017
SAVE THE DATE
Topical Input Sessions related to development of the Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan for Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) expenditures and other Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) quality improvement (QI) expenditures will take place on October 5, 2017. 
August 11, 2017
Subject: Revised Family Fee Schedule 
July 26, 2017
July 21, 2017
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
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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.
Karen with her granddaughter in Belize.
This week: Meet Karen Marlatt
I have found the greatest fulfillment in working for programs that provided prevention and intervention services in the formative years of a child's life. It has been my privilege to work with programs like Head Start, Parent Education Network, Del Norte Clinic, Far Northern Regional Center and Valley Oak Children's Services in providing services to children and families. I have been in my current position as CEO of Valley Oak's Children Services in Chico, CA for 12 years, but have been in the field for 30+ years. My experiences have given me a vested interest in advocacy issues, strengthening local collaborative efforts to improve services to families and working with policy makers to ensure systems support families. My Uncle was a California Senator and my family still serves on many community boards.  I was raised to help others and to make a contribution to your community.  Policy is a great avenue to pursue societal change and make a difference in the lives of others. My vision for this field includes a well-funded, more cohesive system that is valued in budgets and policy at the local, state and federal level. Over the next few years, my hope is that as a field we become more coordinated & supportive to design a system that supports communities, families and children.
My second week as CEO of Valley Oak Children's services was my first experience with CAPPA at their annual conference.  I introduced myself to Denyne (CAPPA CEO) and met many helpful CAPPA members who gave me assistance and guidance as I learned my new job.  This is a dynamic organization that I wanted to be more involved with.  The Board and CAPPA Staff drive statewide change for children and families and I wanted to be part of this organization.
I love beaches, snorkeling and spending time with my husband, grown kids and granddaughter. I prefer hotels (not tents), my Pomeranians and working out and reading to relax.  I hate driving, love shopping and hanging with my group of funny, sarcastic friends.  It might surprise you to know I still watch soap operas (Y&R) and, yes, the Real Housewives, but love American Horror story too!  
What's Happening
California 
  LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:
With the California Senate and Assembly in interim recess until January 3, 2018, all eyes are now on Governor Jerry Brown as bills noted below are still currently sitting on his desk awaiting action. 
  • 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 1106 (Weber) This bill will allow allocated monies to support working families with child care, to be distributed over a longer period of time.   (CAPPA sponsored bill) 
  • AB 603 (Quirk- Silva) 
     This bill would require on or before July 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 and/or electronic notice to a child care provider of any changes to reimbursement.
The following bill of interest was signed and chaptered by the governor on 10/2/17
  • AB 1520 (Burke) Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force. This bill establishes the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force, for the purpose of submitting a report to the Legislature and the executive branch administration of the state, as specified, that recommends future comprehensive strategies to achieve the reduction of deep poverty among children and reduce the overall child poverty rate in the state.
You still have time to register your support of bills of interest to you by  Clicking HERE to be directed to the governor's contact page.
On this page, you can email the governor regarding specific pieces of legislation and more. To support or oppose specific legislation, on the contact page, where it says "Please choose your subject", select the
specific piece of legislation that you are writing in regards to by scrolling down to the appropriate bill.
Once you have completed the fields and selected the specific piece of legislation click "continue", at which point you can indicate your position: "pro" or "con" and write a message of up to 6000 characters. If you would like sample support templates, email CAPPA and we are happy to be of assistance. 

Below are lin ks to other organizations that are tracking legislation that may be of interest to you.  
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. 

Our Next California Governor Must Choose Children
In 2018, California should elect a governor who will be a champion for young children. We need a governor who will invest in early childhood care and education to improve the lives of working and middle-class families.  
The first five years of a child's life are the building blocks of their future. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers need to have the best opportunity to succeed in life.
Choose Children 2018 is a statewide campaign committed to ensuring California's next governor is a champion for young children. This initiative is led by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Center for Early Learning in partnership with community, business, philanthropic, and educational leaders throughout California. For further questions, contact us at  info@choosechildren.org.

Federal

Congress Just Let a Critical Program for Vulnerable Children and Families Expire
By Leila Schochet
While leaders in Congress were pushing through their latest failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they let funding for two critical early childhood programs run out. The first-the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)-provides health insurance to nearly 9 million low-income children across the country. The lesser known Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program funds evidence-based home visiting for vulnerable families that are living in poverty or facing other risk factors. 

Federal Advocacy Opportunity:
Child care plays an important role in the U.S. economy, helping to generate 15 million jobs and more than $500 billion in income annually. Yet, on average, millions of working families pay more for child care than they do for mortgage or rent, transportation, or even food every month.
That's why it's critical to fund child care programs, especially for low-income families, at a level where they can afford to continue working and also support their family.


Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) have introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act of 2017 and it aims to do just that!   We need your support on this new bill, which would:
  • More than double the number of children eligible for assistance under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), and ensure these children gain access to high-quality early learning programs.
  • Help states create universal preschool programs for three and four year olds during the school day, and provide a higher matching rate for infants and toddlers.
  • Support the child care workforce through increased training and compensation by ensuring they are paid a living wage.

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.
12 Month Eligibility 

On Thursday, September 28, EESD recorded a webinar in collaboration with CAPPA and CCDAA to address  MB 17-14: 12-Month Eligibility.   Click here to be directed to the posting of the webinar.

All of the materials relevant to MB 17-14 are all hosted  here.  Below are individual links to documents.
 
The PPT presentation part of the webinar can be downloaded by 
 
The MB 17-14 and the PPT reference Attachment A.   Click here to read.

Supplemental links referenced in Power Point
  • Page 6 of PP: Legislative Authority: Budget Act of 2017: Assembly Bill 99 
  • Page 8 of PP: Rescinded Management Bulletins
    • MB 06-14: Update to Changes in Law Affecting Child Care and Development Services for At Risk and Child Protective Services Families
    • MB 15-05: Extension of 60-day Limitation on Seeking Employment
  • 19 of PP: Changes to the California Code of Regulations Title V included:
    • Two (2) sections that were repealed
      • Section 18102 Notice of Families of Their Responsibility to Notify Contractors of Changes to Family Circumstances
      • Section 18104 Limited Term Service Leave Requirements
    • Sixteen (16) sections that were revised
      • Section 18078 Definitions
      • Section 18084 Documentation of Income Eligibility
      • Section 18086 Documentation of Employment
      • Section 18086.5 Documentation of Seeking Employment, Service Limitations
      • Section 18087 Documentation of Training Towards Vocational Goal
      • Section 18088 Documentation of Parental Incapacity; Service Limitations
      • Section 18090 Documentation of Homelessness
      • Section 18091 Documentation of Seeking Permanent Housing, Service Limitations
      • Section 18096 Calculation of Income
      • Section 18103 Recertification
      • Section 18406 Family Eligibility (Cal WORKs, Stage 2)
      • Section 18408 Family Duration (CalWORKs, Stage 2)
      • Section 18410 Contractor Responsibilities for Maintaining Family Eligibility (CalWORKs, Stage 2)
      • Section 18421 Family Eligibility (CalWORKs, Stage 3)
      • Section 18423 Family Duration (CalWORKs, Stage 3)
      • Section 18425 Contractor Responsibilities for Maintaining Family Eligibility (CalWORKs, Stage 3)
    • Three (3) sections that were added
      • Section 18084.1 Duration of Service Requirement
      • Section 18084.2 The Family's Right to Voluntarily Report Changes
      • Section 18084.3 Requirement to Report When Income Exceeds Ongoing Income Eligibility
  • HIGHLIGHTS 4 Major Areas:
    1. Families certified for services on the basis of seeking employment shall receive services for not less than 12 months.
    2. All families must be recertified at least one each contract period, and no sooner than 12 months from when they were last certified.
    3. Families may voluntarily report changes decreasing their service need under specific conditions.
    4. Families must report within 30 days if income exceed 85 percent of state median income (SMI).
  • The information in the Guidance supersedes the information in current 5CCR regulations and FTCs. Refer to the Guidance when enrolling families or reviewing Policies.
  • A payment made by a child care and development program for a child during this period shall not be considered an error or an improper payment due to a change in the family's circumstances during the same 12-month period.
  • The GAU will only be verifying information at:
    • Initial certification, 
    • and at Recertification
Moving forward, EESD is continuing to urge the field to submit their ongoing questions as they relate to 12-month eligibility.  If you have a question regarding MB 17-14, click here to email.  The EESD understands that many questions have been submitted previously and responses are still pending.  It is their intent to continue working on the responses.

Finally, in support of the field, please look at the availability below that CDE staff is extending to those that attend the CAPPA and The Network Joint Conference.

Upcoming Events 
Joint logo
Joint Annual Conference 2017 - Next Week!  
October 18-20, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento
Hotel Reservations:
Our room block at the DoubleTree is sold out. If you are still in need of a room, please email 


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!  
November 6, 2017- Fairfield 
November 16, 2017- Redding 
December 5, 2017- Costa Mesa
December 15, 2017- Stockton
 
Agenda:
10:00am-12:00pm
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)  

12:30pm-1:15pm
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
1:15pm-2:00pm
Peer to Peer Networking Session
Come prepared with your questions!  

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.
October 2017 Webinar:
Social Media & Marketing for Child Care Providers
During this webinar, we will discuss how to use social media marketing to attract clients, retain clients, and build a top reputation in your community. We will discuss how to set up, maintain, and establish safety precautions and protocols for using social media networks. Participants will learn how social media networks can help create positive buzz about their child care program.

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.