2017-18 Board of Directors
Child Development Associates
Valley Oak Children's Services
Child Care Resource Center
Supportive Services Fresno
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Crystal Stairs, Inc.
Public Policy Co-Chair
Children's Council San Francisco
Choices for Children
YMCA Childcare Resource Service
Amanda Al Fartosi
Community Resources for Children
Siskiyou Child Care Council
Central Valley Children's Services Network
San Mateo 4Cs
Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County
Glenn County Office of Education
Denyne Micheletti Colburn
Featured Agency of the Month
Go Kids, Inc.
was established in 1975 when it was awarded a grant from the city of Morgan Hill to provide early childhood education training to unemployed women from low-income backgrounds. Since its incorporation as a nonprofit in 1978, the agency budget and service area has continued to grow. Go Kids is now headquartered in Gilroy, and provides services in the quad-county region of Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz.
EESD/CDE, DSS & CCLD Updates
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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Inclusion Strategies for Children with Exceptional Needs in the Classroom
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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.
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California lawmakers approved and sent Gov. Jerry Brown a $200 billion state budget. Although it was projected that California would have a $9 billion surplus, California's child care and early education system did not realize significant increases in slots for our lowest income families.
The 13,407 slots will not be available until September 1. However, moving forward, the slots will be available beginning July 1.
- Alternative Payment Programs slots - Creates 13,407 new Alternative Payment slots, of which 11,307 are available until June 30, 2022. These slots are funded with $19 million ongoing General Fund ($15.8 million in 2018-19) and a total of $409.2 million limited-term Federal Funds.
- Increases adjustment factors for Infants, Toddlers, and Special Needs Children - Provides $40.2 million for these increased rate increments, growing to $80.3 million in future years.
- Provides One-Time Quality Funding - Includes $10 million for County Pilot for inclusive care, $5 million for Licensed Child Care Teacher Professional Development, $5 million for the California Child Care Initiative, and $6 million for other one-time quality activities.
- Includes Earlier Expansion Agreements - Includes $64.4 million General Fund and $59.2 million Proposition 98 funding to reflect rate increases and 2,959 new full day preschool slots agreed to in 2016.
- Trailer Bill language
1) Updates the standard reimbursement rate and state preschool reimbursement rate, commencing July 1, 2018 to reflect a cost-of-living adjustment and other increases provided in the 2018-19 budget.
2) Updates the infant reimbursement rate adjustment factor from 1.7 to 2.44 and the toddler reimbursement rate adjustment factor from 1.4 to 1.8. In addition, the adjustment factor for children with exceptional needs is increased from 1.2 to 1.54 and the adjustment factor for severely disabled children is increased from 1.5 to 1.93. These rate adjustment factors are intended to account for the higher costs of serving children in these categories.
3) Makes permanent a provision to hold providers receiving the regional market rate (RMR) for voucher-based child care harmless so no provider receives less under current rates than it received under the regional market rate ceiling that existed in that region on December 31, 2017 (previously this hold harmless expired December 31, 2018).
4) Allocates $167.2 million in Proposition 98 funding for the Inclusive Early Education Expansion program. Under this program grants will be provided to local educational agencies (LEAs) to increase access to subsidized early care and education programs for children from ages zero to five. Priority for grants shall be given to those applicants that have a need for expanded access to inclusive early care, serve low-income communities, leverage local partnerships, are able to serve a broad range of disabilities, and plan to, or already do, serve children with disabilities in proportion to the rate of identification similar to LEAs in their area. Funds may be used for one-time infrastructure costs, adaptive equipment, and professional development and grantees must provide a local match. The California Department of Education (CDE) will administer the program and conduct an evaluation of the program and direct a related stakeholder workgroup.
5) Establishes the Inclusive Early Care Pilot Program. Under this program, county offices of education may apply to receive grants to increase access to early care and education programs for children with exceptional needs, including severe disabilities, from ages zero to five. Grantees may use funds for a variety of purposes to build local and regional capacity, including, but not limited to, outreach coordinators, placement navigators, adaptive equipment, professional learning, and assessment and evaluation tools among others. Priority shall be given to applicants with a demonstrated need for expanded access to inclusive early care and education within their county, particularly within in lowincome and high-need communities. The CDE shall administer the program and conduct an evaluation. For the purposes of this program, $10 million in one-time federal funding is provided in the 2018-19 budget.
6) Requires the CDE to adopt regulations for California State Preschool programs under Title 5, on or before July 1, 2019, related to outdoor shade, drinking water, restrooms, supervision of children, and maintenance of indoor and outdoor space. Allows the CDE to adopt emergency regulations to meet the requirements of this section. Clarifies that the licensing flexibility provisions apply to any LEA-operated classroom that is funded in whole or part under the State Preschool Program. In addition, the Uniform Complaint Procedures section of this bill adds related provisions establishing a process for complaints related to the preschool health and safety requirements added to Title 5 regulations pursuant to this section.
7) Makes other technical changes including, specifying that alternative payment programs have between 12 and 24 months to expend funds allocated within a fiscal year
- Trailer Bill - Clarifies and consolidates statute related to the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP), including specifying instances in which a 60-day timeline is applicable for the CDE to complete UCP appeals. In addition, the section adds complaints related to preschool health and safety requirements, as required to be added to Title 5 under provisions allowing for licensing flexibility for State Preschool Programs operated by LEAs, to the UCP with specific timelines.
- Federal Compliance - Includes $26.4 million for federal compliance activities, specifically annual inspections for licensed child care providers.
- No new funding for child nutrition, breakfast after the bell grants, child development database and the Little-by-Little School Readiness program.
- Does not make changes to the Child Care Facilities Revolving Loan Fund.
, Preschool and After School:
- Does not provide an ongoing increased rate for full-day Kindergarten.
- Provide $100 million one-time non-Proposition 98 General Fund for facility grants for full-day Kindergarten programs.
- Does not provide one-time funding for facility grants for school-based State Preschool programs.
- No new slots for State Preschool.
- Does not provide one-time funding for county offices of education to assist school districts in expanding pre-Kindergarten programs.
- No increase for the After School Education and Safety program.
No Child in Deep Poverty - Increases the maximum aid payment (MAP) amounts for CalWORKs recipients by 10 percent effective April 1, 2019, and states the intent of the Legislature to provide future grant increases in 2019-20 and 2020-21, contingent upon funding in the annual Budget Act, in order to increase grants to no less than 50 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Specifies that if an incremental adjustment is made to the MAP, the county share of the adjustment is either based on the total incremental adjustment or the increase in the California Necessities Index, whichever is lower when the adjustment becomes effective. The Budget Act includes $90 million General Fund in 2018-19 and $360 million in 2019-20 and on-ongoing to fund the first step of this policy.
COLAs for CalWORKs and SSP: Provides for cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) beginning in 2022-23 to both the maximum aid payments in the CalWORKs program and benefits under the State Supplementary Program. Funding for both COLAs is contingent upon funding in the annual Budget Act.
CalWORKs Welfare to Work Study Time. Authorizes that hours required for study time provided for by an educational or training institution when determining the minimum number of hours of participation in educational or vocational training necessary for a CalWORKs recipient to be exempt from concurrent work activities.
CalWORKs Home Visiting Initiative. On and after January 1, 2019, establishes the CalWORKs Home Visiting Initiative as a voluntary program for the purpose of supporting positive health, development, and well-being outcomes for eligible pregnant and parenting women, families, and infants born into poverty, expanding their future educational, economic, and financial capability opportunities, and improving the likelihood that they will exit poverty. Includes case management and evidence-based home visiting, as defined, as a primary component of the program, and would require home visiting to be offered to an individual who meets certain criteria and to include, but not be limited to, specified resources and referrals relating to prenatal, infant, and toddler care, among other things. Makes participation in the program optional for counties and would require a county that applies for funds under the program to agree to the terms of the program and to include specified information in its application. Subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act, requires the Department of Social Services to award funds to participating counties for the purposes of the program.
California Senate and Assembly floor sessions will convene on Tuesday and Thursday this week.
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:
- June 20, 2018 Senate Education @ 9:00am in John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
- June 25, 2018 Senate Appropriations @ 10:00am in John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
- AB 60 (Santiago) Subsidized child care and development services: stages of child care: CalWORKs.
- AB 2001 (Reyes) Family child care home education networks.
- AB 2269 (Lackey) CalWORKs: eligibility.
- June 26, 2018 Assembly Human Services @ 1:30pm in State Capitol Room 437
- June 26, 2018 Senate Human Services @ 1:30pm in Room 3191
- June 27, 2018 Senate Education @ 9:00am in John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203)
Immigrant Families' Safety in Early Childhood Programs
Many people are aware that immigration agents aren't supposed to engage people at places like schools, hospitals, and churches. It's less known that early childhood programs are also protected.
"Sensitive locations policies" are internal guidance at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). In short, immigration agents can't apprehend, arrest, interview, or search people at certain locations without a warrant or other prior approval. That includes schools, school bus stops, health care facilities, places of worship, sites of religious or civil ceremonies, and public demonstrations.
Early childhood programs
-including known and licensed child care, Head Start, preschool, pre-kindergarten, and other early learning programs-fall under the definition of "schools."
What you can do to keep immigrant families safe
CLASP's fact sheets on sensitive locations are available in
English or Spanish. Please share them with your networks and encourage early childhood programs to display them prominently for parents and staff.
The Struggles of Low-Wage Work
Millions of workers have jobs with low pay, shifting schedules, few if any benefits, and limited opportunities for advancement or career growth. Women and people of color are particularly likely to have such jobs. Despite employment gains since the Great Recession, wages have remained low. A median worker did not earn much more in 2017 than in -1979. Workers in low-wage jobs are also more likely to receive part-time hours when they would prefer a full-time schedule.
This fact sheet-written by
Pronita Gupta, and
Eduardo Hernandez-describes low-wage workers' challenges and explains the elements that a good job requires.
House TANF Bill Makes Small Improvements, But No New Funding to Support Them
By Elizabeth Lower-Basch and Renato Rocha
Last week the House Committee on Ways and Means passed H.R. 5862, a TANF reauthorization bill, with no Democratic support. However, members of both parties have expressed a shared understanding that TANF isn't providing participants the education, training, and supportive services needed to find-and keep-good jobs that enable them to meet their families' needs.
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson
Early Learning and Educational Support Stakeholder Group
California Department of Social Services
744 P Street, Auditorium, Room 9-02-205
Sacramento, CA 95814
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
To convene the SSPI Early Learning and Educational Support Stakeholder Group to exchange information about California Department of Education (CDE) initiatives related to early learning and education, and to invite discussion and input on CDE early learning and education policy issues and priorities.
Items covered at the State Advisory Council (SAC) on Early Learning and Care meeting will no longer be on the SSPI Early Learning and Educational Support Stakeholder meeting agenda. Items covered at the SAC meeting can be found on the CDE State Advisory Council Web page at
Item 1: Welcome, Introductions, and Purpose of Stakeholder Group and Meeting
- Sarah Neville-Morgan, Director, Early Education and Support Division (EESD), CDE
- Kelsey Krausen and Judith Ennis, WestEd Comprehensive Center
License exempt - General CCDBG Monitoring and Health and Safety
- Jessica Holmes, Principal Program Budget Analyst, Education Systems Unit, California Department of Finance (DOF)
- Brianna Bruns, Finance Budget Analyst, Education Systems Unit, DOF
- Guadalupe Romo-Zendejas, Administrator, Policy Office, EESD, CDE
- Ronald Johnson, Consultant, Policy Office, EESD, CDE
- Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, Administrator, Quality Improvement Office, Early Education and Support Division (EESD), California Department of Education (CDE)
Item 3: Local Education Agencies Exemption from Licensing
- Guadalupe Romo-Zendejas, Administrator, Policy Office, EESD, CDE
- Becky Halligan, Consultant, Policy Office, EESD, CDE
- Kathleen Halvorson, Consultant, Policy Office, EESD, CDE
Item 4: Wrap-up and Next Steps
Dates for Future Meetings
- Wednesday, October 24, 2018
If you have a Request for Meeting Topic Discussion and Analysis Form, please submit it to
by Friday, September 28, 2018.
CAPPA Statewide Meeting-in partnership with CDE-
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive
Bldg. B, Ste. 100
Sacramento CA 95833
To better support our field, CAPPA, in partnership with CDE, will be hosting an informational training for our field in Sacramento!
These Statewide Meetings will bring our field together to share insights and experiences, explore ideas, shape policy, and discuss best practices.
Both locations will offer the same format, agenda and presentations. We hope you can join us!
Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Act Results
The purpose of this informational session is to present information and results regarding the Improper Payments and Elimination Recovery Act (IPERA) review for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015-16.
Overview of the Alternative Payment, CalWORKs Child Care and Family Child Care Home Education Networks Review Guide
This workshop presents an overview of the Alternative Payment review guide and provides clear written information that will be used in Alternative Payment monitoring reviews.
Attendance Recording, Reporting and Provider Payments (Alternative Payment Programs)
This workshop presents an overview of the changes to attendance reporting as prescribed in AB 274. It will provide information on provider payment requirements and parent and provider responsibilities for attendance recording for reimbursements, proration, monthly maximums, provider examples of actual calculations and how to deal with oddities like if hourly rates exceed daily rates.
A BIG Thank you to our event partners!
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Network and CAPPA Joint Annual Conference 2018
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento
Agency Pre-Pay Option:
We are offering an Agency pre-payment option and it is being provided for agencies that would like to pay their 2018 Conference Registration Fees in advance.
The preliminary program and final conference registration form, including the ability to list all conferees individually and to select workshops, will be released later in July.
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. Please click:
for general information about the conference and if your agency would like to pre-pay for the 2018 Joint Network/CAPPA Conference. Pre-payment for The Joint Annual Conference is Due by June 29th.
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.
Our room block at the DoubleTree is already sold out. If you are still in need of a room, please email
Exhibitor and Sponsor Information is now available!
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
Register Today for an Entire Year's Worth of Training!
All New Early Learning & Child Care Webinar Series for 2018!
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This is Your Opportunity to Receive Professional Development in a Format Convenient to You.
Topic for June 2018:
Inclusion Strategies for Children with Exceptional Needs in the Classroom
Jacqui Banta, Program Director, Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County
Participants will learn effective strategies for use in the early childhood classroom for children who exhibit speech-language, sensory processing, and behavioral challenges due to developmental delays. Information regarding the identification of developmental delays and resources available will be shared as well as communicating effectively with parents to assist them with supporting their children's needs.CAPPA Children's Foundation, in partnership with MCT Technology, brings you an ALL NEW Series of trainings, all for one low price per center or program location.
View the webinar series and be connected without ever leaving your location. This is a fabulous opportunity to train staff, providers and the community on the most requested child care topics for 2018 at an affordable price in an incredibly convenient format.
to see more details, topics and to register for the all new 2018 series.
The 2010- 2017 series' are still available for purchase. Purchase the 2010, 2011 and 2012 webinar CDs for 50% off!! For more information or to view past topics,