"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #4                                     January 28, 2019
A BIG THANK YOU to all that attended 
Child Care Advocacy Day!
On behalf of our partners, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to to all that participated last Wednesday in legislative visits, educating lawmakers and advocating to make child care and early education a priority! Collectively, we were able to connect to 75 legislative offices in ONE DAY, and this would not have been possible without all of you. In addition, thank you to our expert group of panelists and speakers from California Department of Education, Department of Finance, Legislative Analyst's Office, California Budget and Policy Center, and Assembly Budget Committee.

Quick Links
CAPPA Member Shout-Outs
 
Child Care Links: Making holidays brighter for those it serves
'We work every day ... to ensure that the youngest, most vulnerable residents in our county get the care and support they need'
Child Care Links, a private nonprofit agency that has served children in the Tri-Valley for more than 40 years, has now become a leading provider of a wide range of services and programs from providing food, clothing and baby diapers to needy families as well as helping them find child care. To learn more about the amazing work being done by Child Care Links, 
read the entire article.

Do you have success news to share with us?! We love to hear what our members are up to and where they're going! Submit your accomplishment(s) big OR small by emailing us!

CAPPA's
2018-19 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

Public Policy Co-Chair
Jeffrey Moreira
Crystal Stairs, Inc.

Public Policy Co-Chair
Phillip Warner
Children's Council San Francisco 

Members-at-Large
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
CAPPA CEO
ELCD/CDE, DSS & CCLD Updates
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
Job Openings

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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
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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What's Happening
California 

Legislative 

To date, 495 legislative bills have been introduced; 307 Assembly and 188 Senate.   

Click here  to see all of the legislation identified of interest to our field.  Below are a couple highlights:

AB 2 (Santiago)  Community colleges: California College Promise.
AB 6 (Reyes)   Early childhood education: Office of Early Childhood Education.
AB 15 (Nazarian)  Children's Savings Account Program.
AB 24 (Burke)  Targeted Child Tax Credit.
AB 58 (Rivas) Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council.
AB 67 (Rivas) Individuals or families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness: definition.
AB 123 (McCarty)  Early childhood education: state preschool program: transitional kindergarten: access: standards.
AB 124 (McCarty) Preschool Facilities Bond Act of 2020.
AB 125 (McCarty) Early childhood education: reimbursement rates.
AB 167 (Rubio) Childcare and development services: infants and toddlers.
AB 194 (Reyes)  Childcare and development services.
AB 196 (Gonzalez) Paid Family Leave.
AB 220 (Bonta) Political Reform Act of 1974: campaign funds: childcare costs.
AB 249 (Choi) Public employers: employee organizations.
SB 4 (McGuire)  Housing.
SB 26 (Caballero) Personal income taxes: working families child care tax credit.
SB 48 (Wiener) Homelessness: right to shelter.

Today at 11:00 am The California Budget & Policy Center are having a webinar:  Investments in Young Children and Families in the 2019-20 State Budget Proposal .  Click here to register.


Below are scheduled budget hearings:
  • January 29, 2019 - ASM Budget Committee @ 10:00 am Overview of the Governor's 2019 Budget
  • February 12, 2019 - ASM Joint Hearing Assembly Health And Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On 
    Health And Human Services And Senate Health 
    And Senate Budget And Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 On Health And Human Services @ 1:30
  • February 14, 2019 SEN Budget & Fiscal Review Subject:  Health Care and Cradle to Career @ 9:30 am
  • February 20, 2019 - ASM Joint Hearing Budget Subcommittee No. 2 On Education Finance  And Education @ 1:30
  • February 21, 2019 SEN Budget & Fiscal Review;  SUBJECT:Housing and Homelessness @ 10:00 am
Governor Newsom Announces Two National Experts in Child Development will be Key Leaders in Administration's Efforts to Help the Youngest Californians
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of two nationally-recognized experts in child development to be key leaders in his administration's efforts to help the youngest Californians. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a national leader in pediatric medicine, will serve as California's first-ever Surgeon General, and Kris Perry, a national leader in early childhood policy, will serve as Deputy Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency for Early Childhood Development and Senior Advisor to the Governor on Implementation of Early Childhood Development Initiatives.
Federal

Working Parents Need More Than "Day" Care

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Child Care Aware┬« of America (CCAoA) released its Nonstandard Hours (NSH) Paper:  "It's About Time! Parents Who Work Nonstandard Hours Face Child Care Challenges,"  which found that the inadequate supply of NSH child care is problematic and raises concerns about access to safe, affordable, and quality child care for many families in our country. In today's economy, where anyone can work 24/7, many parents struggle to find reliable,  affordable NSH child care. NHS is defined as hours worked outside the traditional Monday through Friday work week. By 2020, occupations requiring nonstandard schedules are projected to see the most employment growth.

In the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation, 43 percent of all children under 18 in the United States have at least one parent who works NSH. This translates to about 31 million children who may need NSH care. Child care during nonstandard working hours is extremely limited when available and often, unlicensed.

With a declining child care provider market, it's even harder to find NSH care. Many parents turn to a collection of center-based child care, home-based child care, and child care provided by family, friends, and neighbors. Lack of access to a consistent caregiver puts a strain on both parents and children in a number of ways and this report highlights that.

Report Highlights
  • Our Mapping the Gap efforts with the state of Massachusetts. We focused on NSH - specifically, the current supply of child care providers around the sites of two proposed casinos and one existing casino.
  • Factors that affect the likelihood of needing NSH care including poverty, lack of paid leave, and irregular work schedules.
  • More than one in four Americans with low incomes work a nonstandard hours job.
  • Few states have regulations focused on NSH of care, especially for family child care. Realistic regulations for care during NSH could help to further expand licensed care.
CCAoA works with state Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies to track the cost of care for children by age and setting, then compares each state's costs to its median income, ranking the states by affordability for each category of care. CCAoA's   interactive mapshows the relationship between costs and median income by state. The organization has also partnered with the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) to add this year's data to an   online interactive calculatorof child care expenses by area.

Congress recently justified the more than $2.3 billion increase to the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) saying, "...the department should work with states to ensure they are meeting the needs of families with nontraditional work hours." However, more research needs to be done to determine the best practices for programs operating during nights and weekends in order to determine what those standards need to look like.

States, communities and businesses are implementing innovative solutions to meet the NSH child care needs of their employees and of military families. Located in 47 states with touch points at the local, state and national levels, CCR&Rs are a vital resource for families, child care professionals, businesses and community stakeholders. CCR&Rs can connect families to child care providers offering care during evenings and weekends, and can be instrumental in recruiting, retaining and providing outreach to qualified providers to build the supply of NSH care in their communities.

To read and download 2018's  The US and the High Cost of Child Care and supplemental interactive map and fact sheets,

CDE Updates
FY 2018-19 Greenbook posted

The fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 Greenbook has been posted to the Child Development fiscal information web page. The Greenbook is a manual that aids child development contractors in their attendance and fiscal reporting and explains reimbursement procedures and the role of the Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services (CDNFS) unit within the Fiscal and Administrative Services Division (FASD).
 
The updated Greenbook is available on the Child Development Web Page 

The most significant update to the 2018-19 Greenbook is the addition of reporting guidance for Alternative Payment programs. To distinguish between Center-based and Alternative Payment reporting procedures, a footnote has been added to the bottom of each page and indicates "Center Based Programs", "Alternative Payment Programs", or "All Contract Types". Note that "Reporting for Center Based Programs" and "Reporting for Alternative Payment Programs" have separate sections in the Greenbook beginning on pages 36 and 49, respectively, and all other sections are combined for each contract type with an indication of the related programs type in the footer. For example, the section to discuss reimbursements begins on page 59 and ends on page 76. This section speaks to each program type and where the topic relates only to one program type, the program type will be indicated in the footnote.
 
Additionally, a listing of important changes is included at the beginning of the Greenbook 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: 
CDE Releases 12-Month Eligibility and CalWORKs Regulations

CDE has released a regulatory package on 12-month eligibility and CalWORKs.  The 45-day comment period starts today and ends on February 11, 2019.
Partner Updates

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our next collective impact event is the End Child Poverty Plan #EarlyEdChat on Twitter on February 14 at 11am. It's an opportunity for all of us to talk about the specifics of the plan and what they mean to different issue areas, while getting more exposure and more people involved. Email me to let me know if your organizations is in. We'll also include you in the lead up to 2/14
 
To continue to build on our advocacy efforts, Jackie will be sending the End Child Poverty budget letter that we'll be asking your organization to sign onto, if possible.
 
Lastly, if you haven't officially signed on as a partner in the End Child Poverty campaign, email us to let us know you'd like to.

P.S. The picture above is a  social graphic  to share if you'd like. Sample copy: "450K kids in California live in extreme poverty. California has a plan to eliminate it. Together we can #EndChildPoverty. Find out more: http://www.endchildpovertyca.org/. #PassThePlan"

 
 
Explore a new series of resources-"Spotlights From the Field." The series highlights innovative strategies to help implement Early Head Start - Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships. Find guidance on how grantees from across the country developed systems and practices to support their EHS-CC Partnership grant. The topics in this series include workforce and professional development, comprehensive services, and continuity of care. Also, read about implementing fiscal and ongoing monitoring and building supply and access to quality care.

Target Audience -  The intended audience is:  
  •          EHS-CC Partnership grantees
  •          Child care partners 
  •          Training and technical assistance providers
  •          State administrators and staff members
  •          Head Start collaboration directors.
Access the Resources
Select this Web link to start exploring the resources.
Preschool Development Birth Through Five Initial Grant Awards


The Office of Child Car e (OCC) would like to congratulate the 45 states and territories who received a Preschool Development Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) Initial Grant Award at the end of December.

AWARDED :  
California Department of Education
$10,620,000
 
The PDG B-5 grants, which differ significantly from the previous Preschool Development Grants, are designed to fund states and territories to conduct a comprehensive statewide birth through five needs assessme nt, followed by indepth strategic planning, while enhancing parent al choice and expanding the current mixed -delivery system consisting of a wide range of provider types and settings, including child care centers and home-based child care providers, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, state prekindergarte n (preK) programs, and home visiting service providers across the public, private , and faith-based sectors.
 
Specifically, PDG B-5 grants will support state s and territories to do the following:
  •          Develop, update, or implement a strategic plan-based on what is learned from their thorough, statewide B-5 needs assessment-that facilitates collaboration and coordination among existing programs of early childhood care and education within a statewide mixed-delivery system to prepare low-income and disadvantaged infants, toddlers, and young children to enter kindergarten.
  •          More efficiently use existing federal, state, local, and nongovernmental resources to align and strengthen the delivery of existing programs; coordinate delivery models and funding streams within the state's or territory's mixed-delivery system; and develop recommendations to better use existing resources.
  •          Encourage partnerships among Head Startprograms, child care and preK providers, state and local governments, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, private entities (including faith- and community-based entities), and school systems.
  •          Improve transitions between early childhood and school systems.
  •          Maximize parental choice and knowledge about the state's and territory's mixed-delivery system of early childhood education program providers.
States and territories were invited to be innovative in planning, designing, enhancing, and evaluating their early childhood care and education mixed - delivery systems. They were also strongly encouraged to engage and develop their application jointly with a full range of early childhood stakeholders, including partners at the local community level and parents, to engage in system design and development that best meets the needs of families and their young children, particularly low-income and disadvantaged children.
 
Grant awards range between $538,000 and $10,620,000, depending on state and territory proposed plans. The grant performance period will run from December 31, 2018, through December 30, 2019. States and territories that receive this grant award will also be given the opportunity to apply for renewal grants prior to the end of 2019. 
 
Questions about these PDG B-5 awards should be directed to Richard Gonzales at richard.gonzales@acf.hhs.gov.

Of Interest