"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #8                                     February 25, 2019
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The Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE), Early Care & Education Programs (ECEP) was first conceived under the name of Child Development Services (CDS) back in 1979 with the Child Care Resource & Referral Program, a single $50,000 contract, which consisted of one and a half staff and a small office within the ICOE. Thirty-nine years later, with a name change back in 2009, ECEP has grown into an $18 million program holding eighteen contracts, growing steadily every year, with over 120 staff, (8) Head Start, (4) Early Head Start serving 368 children, and (12) State preschool sites serving 479 children, including (1) blended program.  Click here
to read more. 
**Thank you to Emma Sanchez, Assistant Director, Early Care & Education Programs, for the submission!**

CAPPA Member Shout-Outs
YMCA Childcare Resource Service: SeaWorld Day

YMCA Childcare Resource Service hosted a SeaWorld Gift Giving event over the holidays, and it was a huge success! Together with other YMCA branches in San Diego, they hosted over 400 parents and children from the Alternative Payment Program at SeaWorld San Diego. The families enjoyed an afternoon of food, animal encounters, visit from Dolly the Dolphin, gifts and most importantly family time at the amusement park. Many families expressed that they have never been able to bring their family to SeaWorld because it is too expensive. It was truly amazing to witness first time experiences for many of the families. Childcare Resource Service is grateful for our donors who donated over 1300 gifts, the 100+ volunteers that served on the day of the event and to the YMCA partnerships who made this special event possible. CRS looks forward to many more in the future!

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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
Napa County Office of Education

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
January 28, 2019
January 4, 2018
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has amended regulations pertaining to CalWORKs, within the Eligibility and Assistance Standards Manual.  The changes are detailed in  CDSS Manual Letter No. EAS-18-05
Electronic banking option for provider reimbursement in Alternative Payment Programs (APPs)
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Request for Applications for General Child Care and Development Program Expansion Funds
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International Institute of Los Angeles

Marin Child Care Council
Children's Council San Francisco
Growing Place

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.

Pomona Unified School District- Child Development 
Children's Council San Francisco
Child Care Coordinating Council, Inc. of San Mateo County 
Field Happenings
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What's Happening


To date, 2698 legislative bills have been introduced; 1876 Assembly and 822 Senate.   

Upcoming Legislative Hearings (click here to be directed to CalChannel):  

Click here  to see all of the legislation identified of interest to our field.   NOTE:  Fact sheets are coming in that provide more details on legislation of importance to our field.  They too are posted here. Each week we will profile a piece of legislation on our radar.  Below are a couple highlights:

  • SB 337 (Skinner) Child support.
  • SB 365 (Durazo) CalWORKs: immediate needs assistance.
  • SB 374 (Glazer) CalWORKs: postsecondary education.
  • SB 421 (Pan) Children's Cabinet of California. 
  • SB 443 (Rubio) Transitional kindergarten: average daily attendance.
  • SB 489 (Hurtado) CalWORKs: multidisciplinary services teams.
  • SB 614 (Rubio) Early childhood education: county offices of education: grant programs

  • 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.
    AB 167 Blanca Rubio 
    California Childcare-Early Head Start Partnership Act 
    Will invest $600 million to increase access to high-quality childcare for vulnerable children by strengthening and expanding childcare and development programs for infants and toddlers.

    Click here to see legislation.
    Click here to download background sheet.

    Happening Today
    Policy Perspectives Speakers Series
    Webinar: Exploring the Unmet Need for Subsidized Child Care and Development Programs in California

    The Budget Center will host a special webinar briefing on Monday, February 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. that will look at the significant unmet need for subsidized child care and development programs in our state. This webinar will feature three experts on California's subsidized child care system discussing the importance of child care assistance for our state's children and families and how Governor Newsom's budget plans to invest in these vital programs. 

    Click here to see the Budget Trailer Bill Language (TBL) has been put forward on the following:
    Click here to view a field calendar that will include legislative and bill hearing dates.  Below are scheduled budget hearings:
    • March 5, 2019 ASM Budget Subcommittee No. 2 On Education Finance
      @ 9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 447; Subject: K-12 and Early Education, Overview of the Governor's 2019-20 Budget 
    • April 25, 2019 SEN Budget & Fiscal Review - Special Education and ECE @ 9:00 AM
    • April 26, 2019 ASM Budget Subcommittee 2 - CDE Early Childhood Education @ 9:00 am

    Click here to read the ECE Coalition letter addressed to Assembly and Senate Budget Leaders.  
    Click here to read the End Child Poverty in California letter addressed to Assembly and Senate Budget Leaders.

    Christine Johnson-Staub; February 19, 2019

    " Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continued her history of supporting child care as an economic linchpin and a critical support for children and families by proposing a bold step toward expanding access to affordable, high-quality child care for America's  families . Senator Warren announced she will introduce 
      legislation that would make child care available to all families at no-cost or an affordable cost; establish quality standards that support child development; provide comprehensive child development services for children who need support; and strengthen pay and benefits for the child care and early education workforce.

    Without access to high-quality affordable child care, working families struggle to gain economic stability and their children may have inequitable access to supports needed for their healthiest development. Families with high-quality child care realize such  benefits as more sustained parental employment and better child outcomes. Yet across the board, families with low incomes have limited access to affordable child care. This is particularly true for  children of color-especially Latinx and Asian children-whose families are more likely to be juggling the challenges of  low-wage jobs, which include unpredictable schedules, limited or no benefits, and insufficient work hours. According to a 2018 report from Child Care Aware, a family of three living at 200 percent of the federal poverty level can pay on average as much as 57 percent of their household income on child care. Senator Warren's proposal highlights the importance of making high-quality child care affordable for working families and acknowledges the lifelong impact of that care on children and their parents.

    CLASP is pleased to see greater public attention given to the real need for increased access to high-quality child care for all families. Senator Warren is among a number of Congressional leaders, including Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), who recognize the importance and urgency of the issue and are responding to the need by reintroducing the Child Care for Working Families Act. CLASP will work with members of Congress to continue to elevate this important public conversation and take bold steps toward meeting the child care needs of all children and families-particularly those who have low incomes."  
    The Importance of Investing in the Child Care and Development Block Grant

    The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the major federal child care program, was enacted in 1990 in response to women's growing participation in the workforce and the struggle of these working women to find affordable, high-quality child care. Congress approved a $2.37 billion increase in March 2018. The new federal funds are essential to help address existing gaps in the child care assistance program. Only one in six children eligible for federal child care receives it. And only one state set its provider payment rates at the federally recommended level of February 2018.

    Click here to download.
    Click here to go to the Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission homepage.
    CDE Updates
    State Advisory Council Meeting February 27, 2019

    Dear Colleagues,
    The State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care (SAC) will have a public meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.
    The agenda and information regarding the location can be found on the SAC Meeting Dates and Locations Web page at  
    To expedite security clearance, please RSVP by Friday, February 20, 2019, via e-mail to  CASAC@cde.ca.gov.
    Please note that meeting materials are not provided. The meeting agenda and handouts will be available online prior to the meeting at
    If you have any questions, please contact CASAC@cde.ca.gov

    Upcoming CAPPA Events
    April 3, 2019
    Pomona Unified School District
    1444 E. Holt Avenue
    Pomona, CA 91767
    Entrance 1
    Driving Directions
    April 23, 2019
    University of Phoenix
    2860 Gateway Oaks Drive
    Bldg. B, Ste. 100
    Sacramento CA  95833
    Classrooms 121/122/123
    To better support our field, CAPPA, in partnership with CDE, will be hosting one-day informational trainings for our field in Pomona and Sacramento!  
    These Statewide Meetings will bring our field together to share insights and experiences, explore ideas, shape policy, and discuss best practices.
    We hope you can join us!
    **There will be three workshops from CDE.  Specific topics coming soon!**
    9:00am - Registration
    Workshop #1
    Workshop #2
    12:30pm - Lunch
    Workshop #3

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    Upcoming Partner Events
    Join with Other Early Care and Education Advocates for Early Learning Advocacy Day!
    Registration fee ($50) includes keynote presenter, education and lunch, followed by legislative visits. Register Here.
    Partner Updates


    Child care keeps parents working and families afloat, yet the high cost of care across California often forces parents to make difficult choices about who cares for their child while they go to work. This can be detrimental for families with low incomes, who often struggle to simply afford the basics. California's subsidized child care and development system is designed to serve families with low and moderate incomes, but there are far more children eligible for subsidized child care than what is funded by the state and federal governments. This means that families with few resources are often unable to secure affordable care for their children.
    In 2017, just 1 in 9 children eligible for subsidized child care and development programs in California were enrolled in a program that could accommodate families for more than a couple hours per day and throughout the entire year. According to a Budget Center analysis of federal survey data, an estimated 2 million children from birth through age 12 were eligible for care, but only 228,100 were able to participate in a subsidized full-day, full-year program. This mismatch between eligibility for care and available spaces largely reflects inadequate state and federal funding. Moreover, decades of wage stagnation has dampened families' incomes, making it difficult to afford the high cost of child care. In fact, in 2017, roughly 1 out of 3 California workers with children earned low wages.

    Click here to read full Fact Sheet.
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