"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #17                                                        April 27, 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 COVID-19 Members Only website: 

NEW! In response to requests, the required CDE COVID-19 forms for essential workers have been translated into Spanish 


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?
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!


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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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 
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Of Interest
REMEMBERING ELAINE HENNING
 1945 - 2020 
Elaine passed peacefully at home on April 16, 2020 with her family by her side. She was born in San Francisco and grew up in the bay area. Elaine received dual degrees from UCSC in marine biology and geography, and then enlisted in the US Air Force where she continued her education in special operations school, counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare. Elaine was a decorated Major in intelligence at the Pentagon.
 
After leaving the Air Force, Elaine moved to Aptos and served as Executive Director of the Santa Cruz County Parents Association, Voucher Project.  The Voucher Project is an organization which helps low income families partially or fully pay for their childcare costs.   Elaine cared deeply for the children of our community and for their families, especially working families, struggling to find and pay for quality, affordable childcare.  Elaine formed the Pegasus Project for short term need of services that were not readily available from other county sources. She became an integral part of the early childhood and after school care community of Santa Cruz County. Elaine's dedication and commitment to ensuring all families and children have access to quality childcare was her daily motivation for her work at the Voucher Project, as she always figured out a way to help the most vulnerable. In 2016 Elaine was awarded the Vision and Voice of the Year award, from the ECE conference committee. This was a testament for her contributions to the families and children of Santa Cruz County. Elaine was a mentor to all her staff; she was a hands on director in all aspects.  Her staff is greatly appreciative of her high expectations, encouragements, and assistance in learning.  She was compassionate, flexible, and understanding of their personal needs. 
 
Traveling around the world was one of Elaine's favorite hobbies and she was a lover of animals. Over the years she cared for and raised many horses and dogs.
 
Elaine is survived by her brothers and their spouses: David & Cheryl Henning, Greg & Denise Henning, nieces Erin Penn, Amy Padilla, Lindsay Sadler, nephew Tanner Henning, and numerous cousins.
 
A family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Santa Cruz County.

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.



  
Paid Time Off, COVID-19, and Policy Gaps: Providing California Workers With Quality Paid Leave
April 2020 · By Kristin Schumacher

Choosing between paying the bills or caring for their families has never been an easy choice for California workers, and COVID-19 health and economic conditions have only exacerbated that dilemma. The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act temporarily addresses workers' lack of paid time off in the United States by requiring employers to provide both paid sick days and job-protected paid leave to care for a family member ( see Table for more details ). While the federal government will provide tax credits to businesses to cover the cost of the required leave policies, the federal law has exemptions that allow some employers to opt out of providing paid time off to workers, many of whom earn low wages, have limited benefits, and are at heighted risk of being exposed to COVID-19.

Read the full brief from the California Budget & Policy Center here
 #Movement4ChildCare Week of Action!
Last week was the #Movement4ChildCare Week of Action! From April 22-24, parents, providers, and advocates highlighted why supporting child care is essential to support families and communities as well as the success of economic recovery efforts.Thanks to MomsRising for sharing stories from around the country! 


THIS THURSDAY! Come celebrate Día  de Los
 Libros with First 5 Association, First 5 California, and CA's First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom! 
With so many families sheltering in place, and with child care provi ders working har der than ever to serve essential workers and to support families virtually, First 5 and partners want to bring a fun, engaging and celebratory event to young children and caregivers alike.

We hope you'll join in-- and help spread the word-- about our very special Día de los Libros Facebook Live event with California's First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom! Ms. Newsom will read the book  We Count  from her home to commemorate Día, a day celebrating young children and early literacy.
 
RSVP at the  Facebook Event Page   and you'll find a link to download the  We Count  book by Lisa Bernstein, as well as other activities and resources for sheltering at home.

Please help us spread the word to families, child care provi ders, and others who communicate regularly with families with young children! Forward this email, and/or copy and paste the text below for your social me dia!

The First Partner will be hosting a story time via Facebook Live & read kids a book in English & Spanish on April 30th @10am.
Learn more at bit.ly/First5StoryTime
 #DiaTogether #CA4AllKids 
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. 

Some positive vibes from Del Norte County. Last week Del Norte Child Care Council  started their series of three supply distributions sites for family childcare providers. They got a mini grant from their local child abuse prevention council (CAPC), and donations from First 5 Del Norte, and Home Depot. 


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. 

Monday, April 27, 2020
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 
10 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202
Topic: COVID-19 Recovery & Economic Stimulus  
Agenda can be found  here 
 
The public  is encouraged to provide written testimony before the hearing. You can send your written testimony to: BudgetSub6@asm.ca.gov.
 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2
Part 1: COVID-19 Impact on K-12 Education 
10 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 4202
Part 2: COVID-19 Impact on Child Care & ECE
3p.m- State Capitol, Room 4202
Agenda can be found  here 
 
The public  is encouraged to provide written testimony before the hearing. You can send your written testimony to: BudgetSub2@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 these hearings. 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  https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.


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. 




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  
New Analysis Shows Child Care System needs $9.6 Billion per Month to Survive the Pandemic!  Below is the first page of a 13 page document.   Click here to read the full document via CLASP & the National Women's Law Center

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  
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
After Coronavirus, Nearly Half Of The Day Care Centers In The U.S. Could Be Gone
Twelve years before the current coronavirus pandemic, Shaun Rose helped save his children's day care center from closing down. The church that housed the Bethesda, Maryland, center in its basement said the arrangement no longer worked.
Rose sprinted into action, got himself onto the center's board of directors, helped find a new space and oversaw the construction of the center's new home. 
Ultimately, he helped grow the Rock Spring Children's Center into a bigger school, with 176 kids, from infants to preschoolers. Rose, now 48, became the center's director, leaving his job as a math teacher and fulfilling what felt like a calling. 
"That was going to be the story of my lifetime," Rose said.
Now he's not so sure. Turns out, the center needs another rescue because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic shutdown.

Click here to read full article via Huffington Post

The Heartbreaking Choices Faced by Child Care Providers on the Front Lines
I t was early in March that Karen DeVos first started taking measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus at the day care center she runs. She told the parents at her Little Learners Early Childhood Center in Ada, Minnesota, that there would be a new, lower-contact drop-off protocol, and that anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees would be told to stay home. Show-and-tell was canceled, as she didn't want children bringing anything into the classroom, and she hired an extra staff person to do even more cleaning than normal. Even then, "the scariness of the situation hadn't really set in yet," she said. As the pandemic quickly spread across the country and her governor  ordered  some businesses to close, she faced a more difficult question: Should she remain open to serve the families who needed her, putting herself, her staff, and the children she cared for at risk? Or should she simply close her doors?

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