"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #28                                                              July 9, 2018  
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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
Community Resources for Children
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
Featured Agency of the Month  

Nestled on the "Lost Coast" side of the "Redwood Curtain," Changing Tides Family Services is a dynamic full service agency dedicated to increasing the health and success of children, youth, families and individuals in Humboldt County. Guided by a dedicated staff and a committed Board of Directors, our organization was established in 1975 as the Humboldt Child  Care Council, and has grown to employ over 200 full and part time staff who cover more than 4,000 square miles in providing an array of child care, behavioral health, and special needs services. 
Click Here  to read more.

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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Child Development Inc. is Hiring! See the Recruitment Flyer 
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The Importance of Community Organizing and Advocacy

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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.
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.  

To help support the continuation of this resource and or advertise in the Monday Morning Update, click 

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The Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), Taxpayer Identification Number is 
03-0521444. Your generous donation is tax deductible.
What's Happening
State Budget

On Wednesday June 27, Governor Brown signed a 2018-19 State Budget and trailer bills.  A listing can be found here.  Click here to see child care, early education and other budget highlights of importance to our field.

Child care Highlights:
  • Clarification for distribution of additional CAPP funds - The federal fund slots (11,307) begin July 1, 2018.  The General Fund slots (2,100) begin September 1, 2018, to reflect available funding in 2018-19.  (Alternative Payment Program Expansion-Increases of $15.8 million non-Proposition 98 General Fund and $204.6 million federal Child Care and Development Fund for a total of 13,407 new voucher slots, of which 11,307 are available until June 30, 2020.)
  • $48.373 million General Fund and $59.216 million Proposition 98 General Fund for the final augmentations associated with the multi-year funding agreement adopted as part of the 2016 Budget Act.
  • $39.668 million General Fund for increases to the Standard Reimbursement Rate adjustment factors for infants, toddlers, children with exceptional needs, and severely disabled children.
  • $15.833 million General Fund and $204.590 million Federal Fund for a total of 13,407 new voucher slots.
  • $167.242 million Proposition 98 General Fund for the Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program.
  • The Budget includes both a 2.71% COLA for all (aside from CalWORKs) and another SRR increase of 2.795%, for a total increase to the SRR of approximately 5.6%.
The California Budget & Policy Center released a report titled  2018-19 State Budget Invest in Reserves and an Array of Vital Services, Sets Course for Future Advances provides a thoroughly overview of what is in the newly enacted budget.

Click here to view full report (PDF) and be directed to more details.  Below are highlighted areas of funding. 
State Legislation 
The legislature is on summer recess until August 6th.
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:
New Release
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
research and proposing policy solutions aimed at improving how our nation prepares, supports, and rewards the early care and education workforce since 1999.

CSCCE released the  Early Childhood Workforce Index 2018, a comprehensive update to the inaugural 2016 edition on the progress made by states to improve conditions for the early care and education workforce.

The Index resources include an interactive map that shows current wages and changes over the last two years and whether states have been assessed as stalled, edging forward, or making headway across key policy indicators.

The report finds that strides have been made in improving education and training levels of the ECE workforce, but they are largely not linked to policies and resources that address teachers' economic well-being. This condition persists despite widespread recognition of the importance of early care and education in shaping children's development, promoting the health of families, and building a strong economy.

The report also includes an updated About the Workforce snapshot, utilizing national and selected state-level data to illustrate the diversity, but also stratification within the workforce, as well as draw attention to the need for more nuanced workforce data. Specifically, the report documents multiple points of disparities that disproportionately impact women of color and those working with infant and toddlers.The report also features new analysis on earnings and economic security.
Highlights from the Index include:
  • State-by-state data on earnings for the ECE workforce are available for three groups: child care workers, preschool teachers, and center administrators. More than half the states saw a decrease in preschool teacher and center director median wages when adjusted for inflation. Child care workers' wages, on the other hand, have slightly increased.
  • States that raised their minimum wage between 2015 and 2017 were more likely to show wage increases for child care workers than those that had not.
  • Nationally, 86 percent of center-based teaching staff working with infants and toddlers earned less than $15 an hour.
  • Women of color, who comprise about 40 percent of this workforce, earn the least. Even after controlling for educational attainment, African American early educators still earn $0.78 per hour less than their white counterparts.
  • Teachers with bachelor's or graduate degrees can face a wage gap as high as $6 an hour, depending on their program's funding source and sponsorship.
The Index provides practical policy solutions that policymakers, business and labor leaders, and educators can use to address the crisis of low wages and economic insecurity among early childhood teachers and the lack of affordable, high-quality services for children and families in the United States.

For more information, visit our website.
Of Interest
Blue Ribbon Commission


The Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission hearing on July 11, 2018 in Fresno, CA has been confirmed. As I mentioned before, this will be out only hearing in the Central Valley so we hope to get as many early learning partners to attend and speak. There will also be ample time for public comment, though please keep in mind our hearings can run over time.
What: Blue Ribbon Commission Hearing on Accessing Child Care
When: July 11, 2018 from 1-3pm
Where: Fresno Unified School District Board Room;  2309 Tulare St., Second Floor;  Fresno, CA 93721

Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education 
Accessing Child Care  in California
  1. Welcome and opening remarks 

Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty and Blanca Rubio, Co-Chairs Speaker Anthony Rendon 

Jim Yovino, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools 

Emilia Reyes, First 5 Fresno County

2.  Access to ECE in the Central Valley: Parent Perspective 

Reba Morris, Parent 

Meris Swett, Parent 

3.  Achieving Equity and Access for all Families and Children in the Central Valley and California 

Dr. Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California 

Kristin Schumacher, California Budget & Policy Center 

4.  Model Programs and Challenges to Access in the Central Valley 

Rose Vang, The Fresno Center 

Dr. Matilda Soria, Office of Fresno County Superintendent of Schools 

Marco Jimenez, Central Valley Children's Services Network 

V. Public comment (30 min)

Please check our website for additional updates, including hearing materials as they become available: https://speaker.asmdc.org/blue-ribbon-commission-hearings

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. Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute.
  2. Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 
  3. Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. 
  4. Division of California into Three States. Initiative Statute.
  5. Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products. Initiative Statute.
  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. Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.
  8. Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment. Initiative Statute.
  9. Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children's Health Care. Initiative Statute
Upcoming CAPPA Events 

CAPPA "Everything Fiscal" Training
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, CDECDNFS 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:
    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 preliminary program and final conference registration form, including the ability to list all conferees individually and to select workshops, will be released early August.
We are hard 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 already sold out. If you are still in need of a room, please email 

Partnership Information: 
Exhibitor and Sponsor Information is now available!

Upcoming Field Events 

To help the field better coordinate the calendaring of information valuable to all, we are hosting a field calendar.  On the calendar will be national, state and regional meetings, legislative and budget hearings, and any other events brought to our attention.  To add to the calendar, simply email CAPPA.
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All New Early Learning & Child Care Webinar Series for 2018!

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Topic for July 2018:
The Importance of Community Organizing and Advocacy
Susan Roll, Associate Professor of Social Work & Director of Civic Engagement, California State University, Chico
There is nothing more powerful than grassroots advocacy in the non-profit sector. Non-profits are valuable community hubs that often have greater impact than they realize. Learn how to maximize and utilize this impact through increasing your advocacy and community engagement efforts. Whether you are already involved in advocacy and would like to advance your efforts or if you are interested in beginning to engage in more advocacy efforts, this webinar will go over basic tenants of community organization and advocacy and help you utilize your unique niche to ensure that your voice is being collectively heard.

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

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