"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #16                                                        April 20, 2020
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April 2020 Featured Agency of the Month

Training, Employment and Community Help, Inc. (T.E.A.C.H., Inc.) was established in 1983 as a non-profit 501(c)3, and is the only diverse, multi-program community based non-profit in Modoc County.  T.E.A.C.H. is dedicated to assisting and empowering individuals and families to improve their quality of life and self-sufficiency.
T.E.A.C.H. administers approximately 58 grants from agencies such as the California Department of Education, Department of Community Services and Development, Cal-OES, The California Judicial Council, California Department of Health Services and the County of Modoc.  Programs administered include: subsidized child care, domestic violence and sexual assault victim services, Center based child care centers, Senior nutrition programs (congregate & home bound) Adult Education,  Modoc Foster Family Agency and housing programs.

CAPPA Member Only Benefits
CAPPA Member Benefits now available on the Members Only website: 


COVID-19 twice Weekly Video Calls:
Our commitment to you is to have scheduled at least once per week a call wherein we can all connect.  As questions arise, forward them to CAPPA so that we can address them on these calls.  Look for a weekly email to register. Recording and Q&A will also be posted on the Member's Only page. 

Best Practices
CAPPA has been working on Best Practices and policies to support you during this challenging time.
Visit the Member's Only website to view today!


Sample of webinars available on the Member's only website:

Visit the  CAPPA Member's Only website  for more information on this webinar series and other benefits available to CAPPA Members.  
 
CAPPA's 
2019-20 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

Members-at-Large
Gina Fromer
Children's Council  of San Francisco 

Darrell Hills
Crystal Stairs, Inc. 

Tina Barna
Choices for Children

Abby Shull
YMCA Childcare Resource Service 
 
Leslie Reece
Family Resource & Referral of San Joaquin County

Jeanne Fridolfs
Napa County Office of Education

Mike Michelon
Siskiyou Child Care Council

Marco Jimenez
Central Valley Children's Services Network

Jasmine Tijerino

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

Joie Owen
Glenn County Office of Education

Denyne Micheletti Colburn
CAPPA CEO
ELCD/CDE, DSS & CCLD Updates

April 17, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance regarding Family Child Care Home Education Networks
Management 20-09:  COVID-19 Guidance on Program Self-Evaluation, Contract Monitoring, and Program Quality Requirements
COVID-19 Guidance on Procurement and Audits
April 15, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance to California Resource and Referral Programs and Local Planning Councils
April 14, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance regarding Emergency Childcare Services for Essential Workers and At-Risk Populations
April 9, 2020
COVID-19 Guidance regarding Emergency Childcare Services for Essential Workers and At-Risk Populations
April 8, 2020
April 6, 2020
March 26, 2020
March 13, 2020
March 5, 2020
Job Openings

Is Your Organization Hiring?
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Non-members will be charged a fee of $75.
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Child Care Subsidy Coordinator
The Resource Connection
Colusa County Office of Education

Director of Alternative Payment Programs
Hively (Formerly Child Care Links) Alameda County

International Institute Los Angeles

Manager Early Childhood Special Education
Napa County Office of Education
Children's Council San Francisco  
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.
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.  Please make sure that you have a link included to an online version or viewing.
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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 
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You can also make a donation to CAPPA and CAPPA Children's Foundation 
The Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), Taxpayer Identification Number is 
03-0521444. Your generous donation is tax deductible.
Of Interest
Coronavirus - Information & resources for our field

CAPPA is supporting our field with coordinated information for all to use here. If you have a resource to share and or a question, email.


The Funds are Starting to Flow!
On Friday, April 10, Governor Newsom announced $100 million in emergency funding to support the child care field during the COVID-19 crisis. $50 million of this can be accessed for cleaning and sanitation, and the other $50 million will be used fund emergency child care vouchers to serve the essential workforce. 

This past Friday, April 17th, the funds started to flow! We've been hearing from community partners across the state that funds have begun to be released with the intention of serving essential child care workers.   
 
We wanted to take a moment to send a special CAPPA thank you to all of our partners over at the California Department of Education. These times are truly unprecedented, and we are all striving to support California's kids and families the best we can as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Our friends at CDE have been working around the clock along side us, in the trenches with parents, providers, and the advocate community. We want to give recognition where it is due, and for that, we thank you for all of the work you do to keep our programs running! 
 



URGENT:  Sign the End Child Poverty California letter  to federal legislators - PRIORITIES TO STRENGTHEN FAMILIES. The ECPCA movement and Dolores Huerta Foundation were given the opportunity to submit proposals for the next federal relief package. Based on collaborative feedback with our Partner organizations,   these 22 priorities advocate for the needs of children and families living in poverty , and specifically work to close relief gaps left by the last relief packages. We urge you to support the letter before May 1st. Your organization's sign-on will also give you the opportunity to participate in upcoming digital legislative visits.  Click here to sign on to the letter.
An uplifting way to start the week, for those of us who need a break from the chaos that is our lives.

During this time where we are all stressed, it would be great to celebrate the positive.  Each week we will celebrate  everyday heroes, inspiring movements and great things happening in our field. 

Connections for Children staff distributed diapers and wipes to child care providers that are providing child care  to essential workers during COVID-19 crisis.
  
        


Let us know
 
what your organization is doing, we would love to feature you in the coming weeks!
2020-21 California State Budget
UPCOMING BUDGET HEARINGS

The Legislature is on recess and set to reconvene on May 4, 2020, pending a further extension. There may be select hearings during this time. 

Upcoming Budget Hearings to Discuss COVID-19 Response
Monday,  April  20, 2020
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 
10 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202
Topic: COVID-19 Response  AGENDA

Monday, April 27, 2020
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 
10 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202
Topic: COVID-19 Recovery & Economic Stimulus  

The public  is encouraged to provide written testimony before the hearing. You can send your written testimony to: 
BudgetSub6@asm.ca.gov.
 Please note that any emails sent to that address are considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing. Given the statewide stay-at-home order, and guidance on physical distancing, seating will be very limited for press and for the public. All are encouraged to watch the hearing from its live stream on the Assembly's website at
What's Happening
California 

In the CAPPA Monday Morning Update, we will highlight a few of the bills identified as relevant to our field and/or to the families and children we serve.   To see the more expansive listing of bills, click here where there are links to all of the bill along with  factsheets and sample letters if available. If there is a piece of legislation that you would like to have noted for our field, please  email .   Upcoming dates to be aware:

UPDATE April 3, 2020: The Legislature has extended their recess with a new date to return set for May 4, 2020. There will be no legislative or budget hearings during this time. At this point, we do not know what the impact of COVID-19 on active legislation will be, and we will update the field as we hear more. 
 
Click here to see calendar of field events/interests and legislative hearings and deadlines.  If you would like something added to the field calendar, click here and submit details.
COVID-19 Community Resources 
COVID-19 CAPPA & Community Resources 
During California's Declared State of Emergency, we will be highlighting resources to support you in your work.

Please visit CAPPA's COVID-19 Response Page found at  https://www.cappaonline.com/cde-dss . We are updating this page daily with breaking news, guidance from CDE, DSS, and the Governor, as well as ongoing questions and answers to questions from the field. 

We are also featuring community online resources for parents and providers on our new resource page, found at  https://www.cappaonline.com/covid-19-resources.
 
Information from the Governor's office can be found at  www.COVID19.ca.gov

Additionally, we encourage you to explore community resources from our partners that have been put together to support the field as we navigate this unprecedented crisis together. 



We need to fund Emergency Child Care Vouchers and get families care! 
Check out our website: https://www.cappaonline.com/covid-19-resources   for additional community resources. 

Do you have a resource page you would like to share? Email it to   CAPPA 
to be included in next week's newsletter! 
2020-21 Federal Budget & Policy Updates
Federal  
Below is the first page of a 13 page document. Click here to read the full document via First Five Years Fund.

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tina Smith (D-MN) Release $50 Billion Plan for Child Care 

On Wednesday, Senators Warren and Smith released their plan for a   "$50 Billion Child Care Bailout." The plan, posted on Medium, outlines three key spending areas for the proposed new funds: emergency funding to help child care providers serving children of essential workers remain open; supporting providers who are closed (including keeping educators on payroll); and making long term investments in our child care infrastructure to prepare for economic recovery.  To read a summary of Warren and Smith's plan published by Vox,  click here.  
Upcoming CAPPA Events
Network and CAPPA Joint Annual Conference 2020
September 16-18, 2020
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
We find ourselves in a surreal place in our lives - at work and at home. We never thought at the start of the year that this is where we'd find ourselves in April. And, while we don't know exactly where we'll be in September when the Joint Network/CAPPA Conference is scheduled, it is with hope and perseverance, that we are continuing on our mission to plan this year's conference. As the world evolves over the next few months, and we all strive to navigate the changing landscape, the plans for the Joint Conference will also move forward and evolve.

To be prepared in the event that we are all able to join together at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento, September 16 - 18, 2020, we have decided to move forward as usual with the planning process for the Joint Network/CAPPA Conference. 

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.

Visit the Conference Web page   for more information.

Please see the  2020 Call for Presentations Document  for more information about this year's conference. At the bottom of this document you will also find the link to complete the online Call for Presentations. You can also  Click Here  to be taken directly to the Call for Presentations application.

Workshop proposals are due Monday, April 27th.
Please share this Call for Presentations link with others you feel could present workshops which would be of benefit to conference attendees.
Thank you!

CDE Information & Updates
Management Bulletin 20-10: COVID-19 Guidance regarding Family Child Care Home Education Networks
The Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) contractors will be supported during periods of physical closure due to the COVID-19 state of emergency. Contractors will continue to receive apportionments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contractors who have physical and on-site closures and suspensions must continue program operations to support children and their families, staff and FCCH providers during periods of closure. In order to support contractors during this time, contractual requirements for contractors providing ELC services through FCCHENs are to be addressed as provided in the directive below.
Please visit the ELCD Management Bulletin 20-10 web page at  
Management Bulletin 20-09: COVID-19 Guidance on Program Self-Evaluation, Contract Monitoring, and Program Quality Requirements
Effective immediately, the CDE will suspend comprehensive compliance reviews of contractors for the remainder of FY 2019-20. However, the CDE will continue to perform compliance reviews to ensure program quality, as needed.

Effective immediately, the CDE will suspend the submission of the Program Self Evaluation (PSE) for FY 2019-20.
Please visit the ELCD Management Bulletin 20-09 web page at  
Management Bulletin 20-08: COVID-19 Guidance on Procurement and Audits
Management Bulletin 20-08 has been developed to notify and provide guidance to state-subsidized ELCD programs about temporary changes to the requirements related to the procurement of goods or services and changes to contract audit timelines.
Please visit the ELCD Management Bulletin 20-08 web page at  
Management Bulletin 20-07 Subject: COVID-19 Guidance to California Resource and Referral Programs and Local Planning Councils Attention
Management Bulletin 20-07 has been developed to provide joint guidance to Resource and Referral programs and Local Planning Councils regarding updated requirements and instructions during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
Please visit the ELCD Management Bulletin 20-07 web page at  
If you have questions regarding the information in this Management Bulletin, please contact your assigned regional Field Services Consultant from the ELCD Consultants Regional Assignments web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/assignments.asp or by phone at 916-322-6233.
For a listing of all ELCD Management Bulletins, please visit the ELCD Management Bulletins web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/allmbs.asp.

Guidance for Providers Who Are Closed and Reimbursed Through a Subsidy Voucher
 
According to Management Bulletin (MB) 20-04, Alternative Payment (AP) contractors have been authorized to reimburse, for 30 calendar days from the date of closure, center, family child care home, and license-exempt providers paid through a subsidy voucher/certificate.
The ELCD COVID-19 Guidance and Resources web page at 
https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/elcdcovid19.asp   has been updated to include Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding subsidy voucher payments and dual provider payments.
Partner Updates
New Research Briefs About Trends in Child Care Licensing Requirements and Policies for 2017
The   National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) is pleased to announce the publication of three research briefs ofindings and trends from the 2017 Child Care Licensing Study :
The data presented in these briefs were collected from state child care licensing regulations  that were in effect as of December 21, 2017, and from responses to the National Association for Regulatory Administration's 2017 survey of state licensing agencies from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Click here to read more.
Interesting Reads
Essay: "'I'M CARING FOR THE KIDS OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN COMPTON'"
"I' m a licensed quality childcare provider in the wonderful city of Compton, California. I provide teaching and activities that are age and developmentally appropriate for the children in our care, but because of COVID-19, we are only caring for essential workers' children at this time.
Compton Unified School District closed schools on March 16, and that was when we really started buckling down here, in terms of extra safety and precautions.

Bus drivers, grocery workers, nurses and tax preparers-those are the workers whose children come here to Sanders Family Day Care. Some of the grocery workers' shifts are now starting even earlier, so we've adjusted our times here so that we can work with their schedules. Because without them we all wouldn't be able to have the supplies and things that we need."

Click here to read full article via Newsweek

We Can't Save the Economy Without Universal Child Care
A smoothly functioning economy is one in which people who want to work are able to do so.
I've worked from home for seven years, but my workday is now punctuated by new sounds: the clamor of little feet and loud voices as my young upstairs neighbors learn from home.

Every state has closed schools in response to the coronavirus outbreak; some are not resuming the academic year. That has sent at least 55.1 million students home. But many parents have come to count on school as a form of child care while they go to their jobs.  Both parents work in nearly two-thirds of married couples with children under the age of 18, and about three-quarters of single mothers and 84 percent of single fathers do. That's 22.6 million families that now have nowhere to send their children.

 Click here   to read full article via The Nation.

NAEYC Survey: The Ongoing Effect of the Pandemic on Child Care 

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) released new survey data on the impact of COVID-19 on child care providers.  Topline findings include:  
  • Nearly half of providers said their center was completely closed  
  • Of providers still open, 85% said they were operating at less than 50% of enrollment capacity  
  • 37% of respondents said that they had either had to lay off or furlough employees, or been laid off or furloughed themselves 
    • Another 41% said they anticipate furloughs or layoffs in the next 1-4 weeks 
  • 69% of providers do not want small business loans or are worried about having to pay the loans back 
To access NAEYC's full findings,  click here