"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
August 3, 2020 | Issue #31
Call for Presentations Now Open- Deadline extended to this Wednesday!
Submit a Workshop Proposal Today!
We invite you to submit a workshop proposal to this year's Virtual Joint Conference. Please see the  2020 Call for Presentations Announcement   for more information.
To submit a workshop proposal please complete the  Workshop Proposal Form.

Please share the below Call for Presentations links with others you feel could present workshops which would be of benefit to conference attendees.
 
Workshop proposals are due, Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
Network and CAPPA Joint Annual Conference 2020 Goes Virtual!
We will certainly miss being able to come together in-person to share and gain information and to meet and connect with colleagues and workshop presenters. We want to create a conference event that meets as many of our members’ needs as possible given the parameters that virtual conferences/workshops have. Now, perhaps more than ever, it is important for our community to stay connected, stand united, and meet this challenge together.
While we won’t be able to meet in-person, what we hope to offer in a thoughtful, user-friendly manner, are keynote presentations, workshops, networking opportunities, and connection time with vendors. It will be different this year since we cannot be in the same physical location, but assisted by technology, we can do all that. With no travel and flexibility, we look forward to new opportunities for R&R Network and CAPPA members from across the state, as well as state partners, joining us as we collectively support our children, families and communities.
Virtual Conference Details
Workshops will be both live and on-demand, with some speakers available for live discussion during their scheduled presentation time. The Virtual Exhibit Hall will run the full conference with links to company videos, materials on the platform, and live chat and meeting opportunities. We also hope to incorporate some networking opportunities to connect you with your peers. Post conference, workshop sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for a limited time which will provide additional learning opportunities for conferees
following the conference dates.
Registration Fees
Conference registration fees for members will begin at $250 per person if 5 or more staff from one agency attend or $265 per person. Conference registration includes access to 4 keynote sessions, over 40 workshops, opportunities to virtually network with colleagues from around the state and connect with exhibitors.

We hope you can join us virtually!
2020 Virtual Joint Conference Planning Survey- Please respond by this Wednesday!
Please help us make our first ever virtual conference even better by completing the Conference Planning Survey. Let us know what you would like to see and experience at this year's conference. The link to the survey can be found   Here.

Visit the Conference Web page    for more information and updates as they become available.
CAPPA's monthly "Featured Agency" segment will continue for 2020, highlighting the amazing work being done by Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) child development contractors throughout the state of California. From border-to-border, APPs support working families and children with services to support self-sufficiency, stability of children in child care, and a host of services coordinated to help break the cycle of poverty. Many APPs also have been called on to serve as a community life-support of information and resources during natural disasters.  We are pleased to continue this tradition and bring focus to the untapped potential that is the 40 plus year APP community-based system. 

If you would like to be featured,  please email us!

August 2020 Featured Agency of the Month
4Cs of San Mateo County

Who We Are
As the Resource & Referral (R&R) agency in our community, Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County (also known as 4Cs) is here to support parents, providers, and our local community in finding, planning for, paying for, and accessing affordable, quality child care. We also provide referrals to programs and services that support children and families’ needs, including food resources; housing resources; mental health support; legal assistance; and other safety net services. We provide developmental screenings and enhanced child care referrals for children who may have special needs. And we support early caregivers and educators in providing quality early care and education.
Our Mission
Our mission is to connect and empower families, educators, and child care providers with resources today for a stronger San Mateo County tomorrow.
For over 45 years, 4Cs has been helping to meet the child care needs of parents living and working in San Mateo County. We support licensed child care providers and preschool programs by investing in professional development and improving program quality.