"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
July 27, 2020 | Issue #30
Call for Presentations Now Open- Deadline this Friday
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, Friday, July 31, 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 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.
SUCCESS! Child Care & End Child Poverty in CA Virtual Advocacy Day: 2020 Legislative Wrap-Up

On Thursday, over 200 advocates, providers, parents, community partners, legislators and their staff participated in the Child Care & End Child Poverty CA 2020 Legislative Wrap-Up virtual event! We had a packed morning where we heard from champions for state policies that keep Californians healthy, fed, housed and cared for. A big thank you to all of our speakers: Senator Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, Senator Melissa Hurtado, Senator Nancy Skinner, Senator Anna Caballero, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Assemblymeber Buffy Wicks, Kim Johnson with the Department of Social Services, Estelle Mitchell with the National Women's Law Center, Monique Rosas and Adriana with End Child Poverty CA, and of course, the incomparable Dolores Huerta. The event would not have been as strong without the collaboration and partnership with everyone who attended- so thank you!
Did you miss the event? You can view the recording here ! (Password: H0V6Py&Y)