"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #49                                                   December 9, 2019
California Alternative Payment Programs (APPs)- Lifting families and children up is the North Star that is our compass for the work that we do
Since 1976, community based Alternative Payment Programs (APPs)  have been supporting working families with access to child care, early education and supportive services .  For over 40 years, APPs connected income eligible working families with resources to lift families up towards self-sufficiency and help break free from the cycle of poverty for themselves and for their children.  Today, these programs have evolved in their supports for the most fragile of families by linking them not only to child care and early learning programs but also to food programs, mental health, domestic violence intervention, housing, transportation and health care to name a few.
For each month in 2019, an agency was profiled to showcase their work and services being delivered within their respective county and/ or community.  Review of those profiled highlighted ways that individual agencies and the case managers were working to support the needs of families in a 24 hour/seven days per week economy, to meet the unique cultural and linguistic needs of families with outreach and materials in understandable languages and to serve as a reliable place families could turn to in any time of need.
During this year's numerous disasters, our agencies not only continued to be the reliable place for families to turn, but increased their supports to include access to emergency child care, diapers, collected clothing for the entire family, housing and food. As communities continue to recover, the agencies continue to serve.  Lifting families and children up is the North Star that is our compass for the work that we do. 
Here are the unique CAPPA Member Agencies profiled in 2019.  Click on each of them to learn more!

Imperial County Office of Education- Early Care & Education Program.    Learn more here.    Visit their website.
Child Care Resource Center.      Learn more here.    Visit their website.
Glenn County Office of Education- Child Care Resource Referral and Payment Program.     Learn more here.    Visit their website.
Child Action, Inc.     Learn more here.    Visit their website.
Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County.      Learn more here.    Visit their website.
Community Resources for Children.      Learn more here.    Visit their website.
Stanislaus County Office of Education- Child & Family Services.      Learn more here.    Visit their website.
Supportive Services, Inc.    Learn more here.
Infant Child Enrichment Services.    Learn more here.     Visit their website.
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2019-20 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
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
November 6, 2019
FY 2019-20 RFA for CSPP Expansion Funds
November 5, 2019
FY 2019-20 RFA for CCTR Expansion Funds
October 14, 2019
15-day comment period is now closed.
September 17, 2019
September 9, 2019
Management Bulletin 19-07: Continued Funding Application Fiscal Year 2020-21
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Two-Day Fiscal Training for Center-Based Contractors.   Additional information regarding location details and how to sign up for these trainings will be forthcoming
Job Openings

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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

Solano Family and Children's Services

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.
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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.  

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Of Interest
Weekly Fact
California's budget for 2019-20 is $146 billion.  However, of that amount only $5.3 billion is spent on infant and toddlers outside of Proposition 98.

Q:  Given the increase in funding, how many slots are allocated to the working poor (vouchers)?

A:  For 2019-20, there are a total of 57,930 "voucher" slots for working poor families to access.  Since the 2009/2010 recession, a mere 20,744 additional slots for working families has been realized.  Yet, from 2016 to now, the number of income eligible children has surged from 1.2 million to over 2 million.  

We can and we must do more for the babies in California.
What's Happening

The final actions on bills have been made.  To see those vetoed, signed (Chaptered),  or are two-year bills  click here.  

For all, while legislators are back in their districts, please make it a priority to educate them about your programs, families and children served, ideas for better delivery of services, etc.  

While on recess, informational hearings may be scheduled throughout the state that may be of interest.  
  • Monday, December 9, 2019 - ASM Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and HUman Services - Informational Hearing on The Promise of Proposition 63 and the Future of Mental Health Funding in California - State Capitol Room 437 @ 1pm
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Joint Informational Hearing on Census 2020 in Los Angeles and Orange Counties: Coming Soon to Your Community - Long Beach City Hall @ 11:15am
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - ASM Higher Education (Medina, Chair) - State Capitol, Room 447 @ 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - Joint Hearing on Education (ASM O'Donnell and SEN Leyva, Chairs) - Presentation by the California Association of Student Councils -  State Capitol, Room 4203 @ 1:30pm
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.
Upcoming Events

Child Care & End Child Poverty Advocacy Day
January 22, 2020
California Endowment Building & State Capitol 

This is a day that advocates will join together, in a shared voice, to advocate for more child care and policies to eradicate poverty.  The focus of this day is not just on child care and early learning, but on ending child poverty and talking about the supports that the families we all touch need.  

In the morning we will hear from experts about what Governor Newsom has proposed in his January budget.  We then will have time to ask questions and discuss our collective strategy for meeting with legislators in the afternoon.  The legislative meeting times will be set up and you simply need to share with us who you would like to meet with, i.e., your elected representatives.  It is encouraged that if you have district specific information relevant to a specific legislator, bring it.  After this session at the Endowment, we will walk over to the Capitol for lunch and legislative visits.  

**Please note, there is an option for those who want to hit the ground running and go straight to the Capitol to start legislative visits in the morning. Please let us know which option you are interested in when you register. **

Planned Schedule of Events
Staff will be scheduling the legislative visits.  You will receive a schedule, room assignments, and legislative advocacy packet when you check in.  

**For those participating in Legislative Visits only:**
8:30am: Check-in at the Capitol Basement (Eureka Room) for materials and visit schedules
9:00am-4:00pm: Legislative Visits
11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch will be available in the Capitol Basement 

**For those attending the entire Budget Training:** 
 Check in at the California Endowment- 1414 K Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814
9:45am-10:00am: Welcome and opening remarks
Overview of the Governor's Proposed 2020/21 Budget; What has the Governor proposed and where are our opportunities? 
  • Kristin Schumacher, California Budget and Policy Center
  • Sara Cortez, Legislative Analyst's Office 
  • Sarah Burtner, Department of Finance 
  • Christian Griffith, Assembly Budget Committee
  • Stephen Propheter, California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division
Legislative "Prep-talk" 
This presentation will include an orientation about the legislative process and how to conduct visits with your representatives.
  • What is advocacy and why is it important
  • Finding your legislators
  • How to talk to legislators
  • How to share your story in an impactful way
12:00pm: Walk over to the Capitol for lunch
12:30pm: Lunch in the (Eureka Room) State Capitol Basement
1:00pm-4:00pm: Legislative Visits

 Interested in Supporting this Event?    Learn more about sponsorship here.

Work is beginning to put materials together for this event.  If you would like to become a partner,  send your email and logo here.

Profiled Legislator of the Week!
Senator Richard Pan

Senator Richard Pan on the issues animating health policy conversations in California

In a keynote presentation at the  2019 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference , Senator Richard Pan outlined the work his committee may take up in the 2020 legislative session, as well as the lessons learned from a raucous 2019 session.

Pan chairs the Senate Committee on Health and the Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. He is also a pediatrician by trade. It is this background and experience that makes Pan one of the foremost experts on health policy in California. 

As Pan noted during the presentation, Governor Newsom made health care a signature issue in his campaign. This proved to be a winning strategy. A  PPIC poll  conducted after the election found that voters were placing on premium on reaching universal coverage. 

Link to full article.
CDE Information & Updates
FY 2019-20 Attendance and Fiscal Reporting and Reimbursement Procedures for Child Development Contractors

The FY 2019-20 Attendance and Fiscal Reporting and Reimbursement Procedures for Child Development Contractors has been posted to the Child Development fiscal information web page. The Attendance and Fiscal Reporting and Reimbursement Procedures for Child Development Contractors is a handbook that had been commonly referred to as the Greenbook. Beginning FY 2019-20, this handbook will no longer be referenced as the Greenbook and will now be referenced as the Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services (CDNFS) Fiscal Handbook.
The CDNFS Fiscal Handbook is a manual that aids child development contractors in their attendance and fiscal reporting and explains reimbursement procedures and the role of the CDNFS unit within the Fiscal and Administrative Services Division.
The updated CDNFS Fiscal Handbook is available on the Child Development Web Page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/cd/documents/1920fiscalhandbook.docx.
A listing of important changes is included at the beginning of the CDNFS Fiscal Handbook each year. Please pay special attention to these changes and contact your assigned fiscal analyst with questions. The fiscal analyst directory can be found at

Announcement Update for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Bidders Conferences for California State Preschool Program (CSPP) and General Child Care and Development (CCTR)

Please join us! The ELCD will conduct 11 Request for Applications (RFA) Bidders Conferences or webinar training sessions for applicants interested in applying for California State Preschool Program (CSPP) and General Child Care and Development (CCTR) funding. Presenters from the ELCD will discuss the following: the overview of the CSPP and CCTR RFA instructions, fiscal and contractual portions of RFA, timeline, process and funding available. This training will also review the new program narrative, scoring rubric, required documents , and answer application questions.
Please visit the ELCD Bidders Conferences and Webinars web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/rfa1920biddersconf.asp for the dates, times and locations of each of the Bidders Conference training sessions. These trainings will be heldon-site in several counties across California, or through a webinar session. Most sessions will begin at 10 a.m., and end at 3 p.m. Lunch is on your own and a forty-five (45) minute lunch break will be provided. Space is limited to two attendees per agency in each location. Information about the webinars will be sent out at a later date.
Information regarding the RFAs may be found on the CDE website at:
2020 Election Information
Information on Upcoming Initiatives

March 3, 2020 Statewide Ballot Measures
November 3, 2020 Statewide Ballot Measures 
Link to initiative page.

November 2020 Eligible Statewide Ballot Measures 
  • 1840. (17-0044, Amdt.#1) - Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute.)
  • 1851. (17-0055, Amdt.#1) - Requires Certain Commercial and Industrial Real Property to be Taxed Based on Fair-Market Value. Dedicates Portion of Any Increased Revenue to Education and Local Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 
Link to initiative page.

Upcoming Senate, Assembly, and Presidential Elections:

2019-20 State Budget Update
2019-20 State Budget Information

Click here to see the 2019-20 Budget materials, details and reference documents.
CalWORKs Child Care Outlook

Over the past five years, spending on CalWORKs child care has increased significantly. The increase has been due to a combination of higher provider reimbursement rates and a greater number of children served. Under our Fiscal Outlook, CalWORKs child care spending continues to grow. Assuming current policies remain in place, we estimate costs in 2020-21 will be 12 percent higher than in 2019-20, with costs growing at an average annual rate of 4 percent through 2023-24. Costs could be notably higher than we project due to a number of factors, including future budget decisions impacting provider reimbursement rates and the implementation of legislation enacted last year authorizing collective bargaining among some child care providers.

Link to report.
2019-20 Federal Budget Update
Senate Approves Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown, and Trump Signs It

Congress gave final approval on Thursday to a stopgap spending bill that would punt the threat of a government shutdown to just before Christmas, setting up a potential clash over federal spending just as the House could be weighing whether to impeach President Trump.

Hours before funding was set to lapse on Thursday, the Senate voted to postpone the spending fight, approving a measure to extend funding through Dec. 20 for all federal government departments and agencies, as well as a number of health care and community programs. That deadline sets up a potentially climactic series of votes in late December, when lawmakers could be considering impeachment articles against Mr. Trump while racing to avert a holiday season government shutdown.

Lawmakers remain divided over funding Mr. Trump's signature promise to build a wall at the southern border - the same issue that led to the pre-Christmas government shutdown nearly a year ago, which stretched into January and  became the nation's longest. By a vote of 74 to 20, the Senate agreed to the temporary measure, haunted by the consequences of the 35-day shutdown that lasted into January. The measure received  a slim bipartisan majority in the House this week, and the president signed the bill into law on Thursday.
"These are things we must do," said Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, lamenting the lack of a full-year spending package as well as other legislative priorities at a news conference on Tuesday.

Link to full article.

Partner Updates
Supervisors Provide Grant for Early Childhood Ed Teacher Training

Supervisor Dave Pine Champions Grant for Community Equity Collaborative to Improve Teacher Pipeline for Early Childhood Educators

Today, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant for $50,000 from Measure K funds in support of Community Equity Collaborative's (CEC) Teacher Pipeline Project. This program offers tuition-free Early Childhood Education classes to address the shortage of high-quality child care providers in San Mateo County.

"There is an acute shortage of high-quality early childhood education providers in San Mateo County and the region," said Supervisor Pine. "This shortage contributes to the lack of availability of childcare and preschool spaces which creates significant challenges for both local families and employers. Improving the pipeline of teachers coupled with efforts to develop new childcare facilities through our Build Up initiative are critical to meeting the demand for childcare and early learning programs."

The Teacher Pipeline Project provides adult students pursuing early childhood education college credits with one and two-year pathways to assistant teacher or teacher positions with classes, meals, and childcare at no cost to the participants. By facilitating the training of these future teachers, CEC anticipates that this grant will put 80 new assistant teachers into local early childhood education classrooms in 2020. The Teacher Pipeline Project leverages existing community resources so that participants can easily access the wraparound support necessary to become an early childhood education professional.
In 2020, CEC will refine this community-based model and look to expand throughout San Mateo County, with an emphasis on North County expansion.
Link to full   article .
KCAO receives funding to expand child care services

Kings Community Action Organization has been awarded additional funding to expand child care services for families in Kings County.

The funding in the amount of $470,022 comes from the California Department of Education, said a press release from KCAO.

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Multiple school transfers contribute to high absenteeism among foster students

As many California foster students struggle to succeed academically, they face multiple obstacles just getting to school.  Foster students miss the most school days of any group of students in the state. But school districts and county agencies are trying to improve attendance by eliminating transportation barriers and ensuring that students don't change schools too frequently, among other efforts.

More than a quarter of foster students in the state were chronically absent, which means they missed at least 10 percent of the school year or approximately 18 days, according to 2017-18 data from the California Department of Education, the most recently available. Nearly 34,500 foster students are in California, according to the state.

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National News
Nearly 700,000 SNAP Recipients Could Lose Benefits Under New Trump Rule

The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for some food stamp recipients, a change that is expected to eliminate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for 688,000 adults.

The new rule makes it more difficult for states to waive a requirement that able-bodied adults without children work at least 20 hours a week or else lose their benefits. The administration says the change is intended to encourage those receiving SNAP to get jobs, but anti-hunger advocates worry it will hurt low-income individuals who can't find steady work.

"We need to encourage people by giving them a helping hand, but not allowing it to become an infinitely giving hand," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a  press release. "Now, in the midst of the strongest economy in a generation, we need everyone who can work, to work."

The new rule impacts able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 without dependents. There were nearly 4 million such adults receiving food stamps in 2016, about three-quarters of whom did not work, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Some estimates say the changes could save nearly  $5 billion over five years.

Link to full   article .
The 2020 census is on horizon

Beginning in mid-March 2020, letters will be mailed inviting household members to complete the census online. Follow-up reminders will be mailed to non-responders. Eventually in-person visits will be made to those who have not responded.

By law, the U.S. government is required to count the number of people living in the United States every 10 years. Getting an accurate count is important because census numbers impact daily life in the United States in many ways. Because getting an accurate count is so important, the process is designed to be fast, easy, and safe. On average, it takes no more than 10 minutes to answer the questions on the census.

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Poverty Impacts Access to Health Care. These Women Are Trying to Change That.

In the United States, wealth buys health. Consider: In  2000, in Boston's upscale Back Bay community, a typical resident could expect to live nearly 92 years. But just a few miles away in the South Boston and Roxbury neighborhoods, the average person could not expect to celebrate a 59th birthday.

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Poor children in the US: Here's how many kids live in poverty in your state

Close to 13 million children residing in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty line, a threshold shown to underestimate the financial needs of American households. Here are  25 facts of life the federal poverty rate completely ignores.

Click here to read full   article .
Interesting Reads
California Selects UCSF Trauma Screening Tool for Statewide Initiative to Combat Adverse Childhood Experiences

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has approved the use of a screening tool for Medi-Cal patients that helps pediatricians identify Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that can lead to increased health risks in their patients. It is the only tool of its kind to qualify for pediatric Medi-Cal payments.  Known as PEARLS, for Pediatric ACEs and Related Life-Events Screener, the tool was developed by pediatricians and researchers from  UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland , the  UCSF School of Medicine  and the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW). 

Click here to read   article
3 kids. 2 paychecks. No home.

South of San Francisco, in a fertile corner of California that feeds much of the country, working families are sleeping in shelters and parking lots.

Today, the region's 91,000 farmworkers live with stagnant wages (the median pay for farmworkers is $12.79 per hour) and the constant threat of ICE (the majority of these laborers are undocumented). Public health officials describe an epidemic of malnutrition among the workers and their families, and hunger has become widespread. The perverse irony that "The Valley That Feeds the Nation," the title of a colorful mural in nearby Soledad, is now struggling to feed itself has been lost on nobody. Activists argue that a lack of fair wages in agriculture, in particular, is a key driver of this food insecurity. But for now, charity is what the industry is willing to offer. Last year, at the Food Bank of Monterey County, much of the 12 million pounds of emergency food assistance it provided was donated by agricultural companies. 

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'It's like a nightmare you never wake up from.' | California parents wait years for subsidized daycare

In California, roughly 2 million children are eligible for subsidized child care, which is available as vouchers or open slots at daycare centers.

Tamara Hudson's workday routine typically starts before 4 a.m., when the bleary-eyed single mother rouses her 2-year-old son in their Redwood City home, wraps him in a blanket and places him in her Honda for the first of her 40-mile round trips to the closest daycare provider she can afford.  After dropping him off in Fremont, Hudson heads back to Redwood City for her 6 a.m. shift assembling medical parts. In the afternoon, she drives back to Fremont to pick up him and by the time she gets home - 6 p.m. if she's lucky with Bay Area traffic - she's depleted.

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