"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #32                                                            August 6, 2018  
CAPPA's monthly "Featured Agency" segment will highlight 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 2018 Featured Agency of the Month 
Community Action Partnership of Kern 

The Community Action Partnership of Kern was established in 1965 to help fight President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty in the Southern San Joaquin Valley of California.
It is our mission to "provide and advocate for resources that will empower members of the communities we serve to be self-sufficient."
To accomplish that mission Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) operates 11 anti-poverty programs that help more than 100,000 people in the San Joaquin Valley build strong, safe families, educate their children, keep their homes cool in summer and feed themselves and those they love.
CAPK has been administering the MCAP program since 1999. It is the only AP program in California that allows migrant families to enroll in the program in any of the six entry counties (Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Tulare and Fresno) and once enrolled have their childcare services follow them as they move throughout the State following agricultural work.
MCAP provides childcare vouchers that allow parents to choose the best child-care option for their family. CAPK currently provides childcare reimbursements to over 200 independent contracted childcare providers for services rendered to approximately 850 children per month. CAPK operates MCAP offices at each of the six entry counties with the main office located in Kern County.
CAPK is the Head Start and Early Head Start provider for Kern County.
CAPK also provides healthy food, education and breastfeeding support to women and their children through the Women, Infants and Children program.
The CAPK Food Bank distributed more than 12.4 million pounds of food to Kern County residents in 2017.
Our East Kern Family Resource center provides basic needs to at-risk Mojave Desert families.
The 2-1-1 line refers hundreds of thousands of Kern County residents to social services.
Our Energy program helps low-income residents pay for utility bills and appliances.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helps more than 7,000 residents bring in more than $10 million in tax returns and credits annually.
And our youth centers in Shafter and southwest Bakersfield that help youth and teens expand their horizons and resist the influence of drugs and gangs!

* Big THANK YOU to  James Burger, Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, Community Action Partnership of Kern, for the submission!

August 2018 CAPPA Monday Morning Update Partner 

Join hundreds of attendees from all walks of the Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP, as we start the new fiscal year and the end of CACFP Meal Patterns Implementation and Transition Period with a Bit of CACFP Magic. 
Since 1992, the CCFP Roundtable has sponsored this highly successful CACFP Conference which attracts over 500 participants from around the country. The Conference committee has continued through the years to provide anyone within the CACFP community an affordable, productive, energetic, and educational networking experience. 
Quick Links
2018-19 Board of Directors
Rick Richardson
Child Development Associates

Vice President

Karen Marlatt
Valley Oak Children's Services


Beth Chiaro
Child Care Resource Center 

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 

Tina Barna
Choices for Children

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

Jeanne Fridolfs
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

Joie Owen
Glenn County Office of Education

Denyne Micheletti Colburn
August 3, 2018
CDSS has scheduled a Public Hearing on September 19, 2018, to receive testimony on proposed regulations concerning Safe Sleep for infants in childcare facilities.  Learn more here.
August 1, 2018
MB 18-05:
Transfer of Families into a California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Stage 2 Child Care Program
MB 18-04:
Homeless Children and Youth
July 6, 2018
Subject: Revised State Median Income for 2018-19
July 5, 2018
2018-19 Family Fee Calculator
Please be advised that the new Family Fee Calculator for fiscal year 2018-19 became live on July 2, 2018. The 2018-19 Family Fee Calculator is another tool that can be used when assessing family fees during certification and recertification. The revised Family Fee Calculator is based on the updated State Medium Income thresholds and can be found at  HERE.
June 5, 2018
The State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care (SAC) will have a public meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Click Here for agenda and more information.
June 1, 2018
May 10, 2018
Implementation of Statewide Accounting System: FI$CAL
The Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services (CDNFS) Office is forwarding you a copy of the "Implementation of Statewide Accounting System: FI$CAL" letter.
This is to inform all CDE, EESD contractors that seven more answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) relevant to 12-month eligibility have been posted on the Budget Implementation
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International Institute Los Angeles

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Strategies for Teaching Young Dual Language Learners 

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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.
If you have news to share or an event you want added to CAPPA's website calendar, email us!
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.  

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What's Happening
URGENT:  Court decision threatens to cut subsidized child care slots

We have less than 30 days to secure a legislative remedy to protect the allocated 192,000 child care slots for our working families.

T he issue of classification as an independent contractor versus an employee has been challenged. If the does not intervene and allows the decision to be interpreted to apply to family child care providers, it will result in a devastating cut of half to two-thirds of the allocated subsidized child care slots funded in the 2018-19 budget.  

For fiscal year 2018-2019, the California Legislative Women's Caucus (LWC) made it the top priority to secure more child care slots for working families to access ].   As justification in making child care the priority, the LWC noted a recent report estimated that six out of seven children eligible for subsidized child care in California did not receive services from state programs; the estimated number of children eligible for subsidized childcare is 1,479,000.  Dynamex takes away all of the gains made in recent years.  Click here to read LWC Budget Priorities.

The specific issue is a decision from April 30, 2018 by the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court (Dynamex).   The decision has the potential to dramatically impact our agencies by calling into question the independent contractor versus employee status.  Further, the decision also is retroactive and indicates paying "misclassified" employees for the past four years.
The Dynamex decision is legally in effect now.  Here are the immediate issues. 
  1. Who are the providers an employee of:
    • Family who uses voucher to choose
    • Agency/nonprofit
    • CDE/DSS
    • County welfare departments
  2. Designating the providers as employees (however that decision is made) moves these providers to $11.00 per hour with benefits and lost pay and benefits.  Immediately this action will reduce the number of slots (roughly 192,000) by at least half to 2/3rds.  
  3. Reducing these slots will immediately impact California meeting the federal CalWORKs work participation rates
  4. The decision requires the "employers" to go back four years to make right the pay.  Minimum wage would be in effect.
ACTION:  All must immediate call and write to their elected officials asking that they pursue a legislative remedy protecting California's allocated child care slots for working families, and allow family child care providers to maintain their independent business status.   California's child care delivery system is not a "gig" economy and therefore the Dynamex decision ought not to apply.   
State Legislation 
They're back!!  Buckle down the hatches and let's get mobilized for the last month of session.  
And according to lobbyist Chris Micheli, counts the bills (that we know of) for the last month of session:
As we head into the final month of the Legislative Session, the following is a snapshot of the number of measures [over 1,370 bills - 480 in Assembly and 890 in Senate] still pending that will be considered during the four weeks of August (note that there are a number of bills to be heard in policy committees still and additional bills that could be pulled off the Inactive File to increase these numbers):

The Assembly has about 480 measures to process in August.
On the Assembly Floor, there are roughly 30 Assembly measures and 120 Senate measures. [150 measures]
Assembly Appropriations Committee has 303 measures scheduled for its August 8 hearing (although a few may be pushed over to its August 15 hearing). It has 27 bills currently on Suspense File. [330 measures]
The Senate has about 890 measures to process in August.
On the Senate Floor, there are roughly 15 Senate measures and 285 Assembly measures. [300 measures] 
Senate Appropriations Committee has 502 measures scheduled for its August 6 hearing (although a few may be pushed over to its August 13 hearing). It has 88 bills currently on Suspense File. [590 measures]
The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees are likely to vote on their respective Suspense File measures on Thursday, August 16, upon adjournment of the Floor Sessions.

Click here to be directed to CAPPA's website 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 will also note legislative hearings of interest to our field.  
Below are the bills of interest that have been scheduled for a hearing:
Request from our partner
Parents and family advocates from California to  Connecticut,  are taking action this August by visiting their legislators back in their home districts for "Baby's First Town Hall"They are attending town halls and making office visits to talk about the importance of fully funding early care and learning programs in the fiscal year 2019 budget. Follow along on social media (TwitterFacebook, and Instagram, #BFTH18) for pictures and stories!

YOU can take action today by asking Congress to fully fund the Child Care Block Development Grant!
  • On the safety net, we released a number of materials highlighting the flaws of proposals to take assistance away from people not able to meet work requirements. We published an analysis from economists Kristin F. Butcher and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach finding that most people in the low-wage labor market - those likely subject to the requirements - work substantial hours, and in volatile jobs. Brynne Keith-Jennings highlighted those findings in a report summary and blog post. She also cited a new paper from the Economic Policy Institute, which demonstrated that work requirement proposals ignore the realities of the low-wage labor market and would do little to boost employment.
On state budgets and taxes, Samantha Waxman showed that states expanding their earned income tax credits (EITCs) will help millions of workers and their families. We released a fact sheet explaining how state EITCs help build opportunities for people of color and women. We also   updated our backgrounder on what state tax dollars pay for.
Excerpt: State earned income tax credits (EITCs) help people of color and women struggling on low wages afford basic necessities and, studies suggest, contribute to their children's future success. Twenty-nine states plus the District of Columbia have enacted their own version of the federal EITC to help low-wage, working households meet basic needs.  State EITCs build on the success of the federal credit by keeping people on the job and further reducing hardship for working households and children. Because people of color and women are overrepresented in low-wage work, the state credits are also an important tool for advancing racial and gender equity.

Of Interest
Information from CDE
EESD Contractor Applications Save The Date Information

This notice informs EESD contractors of key SAVE THE DATE events:
1. The Continued Funding Applications (CFAs) will be released in early September 2018. Please note this date has changed from prior years.
  • The EESD will host a webinar in mid-September 2018 to provide information on completing the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 CFA. Further information will be provided prior to the webinar.
2. The California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Expansion Request for Applications (RFA) will be released in mid-September 2018.
  • The EESD will host a webinar in late September 2018 to provide information on completing the FY 2018-19 CSPP RFA. Further information will be provided prior to the webinar.
3. The General Child Care and Development (CCTR) Request for Applications (RFA) will be released in early November 2018. Priority for the funds will be given to full-day/full-year Infant/Toddlers.
  • The EESD will host a webinar in mid-November 2018 to provide information on completing the FY 2018-19 CCTR RFA.
Further information will be provided prior to the webinar.
2018 Ballot - 12 Measures Certified
Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Measures for the November 6, 2018 General Election Ballot

SACRAMENTO - Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that 12 measures have qualified for the November 6, 2018, General Election ballot.  Three of the measures were placed on the ballot by the Legislature and nine qualified through the initiative process.

Initiatives are eligible to qualify for the ballot after proponents collect and submit valid petition signatures. Initiative statutes require 365,880 valid signatures and initiative constitutional amendments require 585,407 valid signatures. 

The signatures are collected by the proponents and submitted to county elections officials who then verify the signatures. Initiatives become eligible to qualify for the ballot through either a random sampling of signatures or a full check of signatures.
Ballot order and proposition numbers will be assigned and announced by close of business on June 29, 2018.

For more information on ballot measures, candidate filing requirements, and election deadlines, click here.
  1. Proposition 1 - SB 3 (Chapter 365, Statutes of 2017), Beall. Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018. 
  2. Proposition 2 AB 1827 (Chapter 41, Statutes of 2018), Committee on Budget. No Place Like Home Act of 2018.
  3. Proposition 3 - Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute.
  4. Proposition 4Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children's Health Care. Initiative Statute
  5.  Proposition 5 - Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 
  6.  Proposition 6 Eliminates Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transportation Funding by Repealing Revenues Dedicated for those Purposes. Requires any Measure to Enact Certain Vehicle Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Submitted to and Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.  
  7. Proposition 7 - AB 807 (Chapter 60, Statutes of 2018), Chu. Daylight saving time. 
  8. Proposition 8 - Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. 
  9. Proposition 9  - Removed by Order of the California Supreme Court. Division of California into Three States. Initiative Statute.
  10. Proposition 10Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.
  11. Proposition 11Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment. Initiative Statute.
  12. Proposition 12 - Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products. Initiative Statute.  
Upcoming CAPPA Events 

CAPPA "Everything Fiscal" Training- next week!
August 15, 2018
University of Phoenix
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive
Bldg. B, Ste. 100
Sacramento CA  95833
Classrooms 121/122/123 

Planned Workshops:
  • Fiscal Essentials and Reporting, CDE  CDNFS representatives will present a variety of fiscal topics affecting Alternative Payment contracts, including CalWORKs Stage 2, Stage 3 and CAPP. A wide variety of topics will be covered including the importance of reporting caseload and expenditure data accurately, how reported data affects projected earnings, payments and future year funding. Additionally, this presentation will include information about Assembly Bill 1106, including information regarding the new reporting procedures related to multiyear contracting for CAPP contracts. Whether the attendee is new to the agency or a seasoned accountant, everyone will benefit from this session. 
  • Fiscal Projections:
    Sean Tubridy, YMCA Childcare Resource Service; Beth Chiaro, Child Care Resource Center; Mindy Brown, Valley Oak Children's Services
    Come prepared to hear how some agencies are doing their budget projections and data and trends that ought to be considered as part of any budget forecasting exercise.  This workshop will help you better monitor your contracts and learn best practices that work efficiently. This workshop will take you step by step with interactive worksheets and templates.
  • Fiscal Q&A Session: JUST ADDED! This session is all about getting your fiscal questions answered!  This session will provide attendees the opportunity to get their questions answered, learn more about the topic as it relates to their circumstances and to get clarification.We ask that you submit your questions ahead of time so that we can plan this session and make it a valuable opportunity that will allow attendees to deepen their understanding of a specific topic. Please submit your fiscal questions to CAPPA.
Interested in sponsoring this event?  Learn more here.
We look forward to seeing you!

Joint logo
Network and CAPPA Joint Annual Conference 2018
October 17-19, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

The Network and CAPPA would like to give a BIG thank you to our 2018 Title Sponsor- MCT Technology!!

The preliminary program and final conference registration form, including the ability to list all conferees individually and to select workshops, will be released next week!
We are stillhard at work creating a conference program that includes a variety of workshops to meet the needs of staff working with parents; staff providing training and technical assistance to child care providers; staff administering AP programs, program staff-supervisors; managers and directors. 

About the Conference
The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network and the California Alternative Payment Program Association look forward to hosting our 6th Joint Conference together this fall.
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.
Conference registration includes four meals, two plenary sessions, over 60 workshop selections and all conference materials.

Hotel Reservations:
Our room block at the DoubleTree is sold out. If you are still in need of a room, please email 

Partnership Information: 
The Network and CAPPA would like to thank all of our 2018 Conference Partners!  Click Here to for more details on each partner.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information is still available!

Register Today for an Entire Year's Worth of Training!

All New Early Learning & Child Care Webinar Series for 2018!

Build or Add to your  Resource Library!
This is Your Opportunity to Receive Professional Development in a Format Convenient to You.

Topic for August 2018:
Strategies for Teaching Young Dual Language Learners 
Carolyne Crolotte, Senior Policy Analyst, Early Edge California
The research base shows that attending to the social, emotional, and cognitive skills of dual language learners in early childhood enhances their schooling experiences. Instruction in oral language proficiency, vocabulary, and pre-literacy skills provides a strong foundation for later success. During this webinar, we will discuss why it is so crucial that educators understand how best to effectively support the home language so that early literacy can be fostered in the home as well as school.

Click Here to see more details, topics and to register for the all new 2018 series.

The 2010- 2017 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.