"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #10                                        March 11, 2019


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.
The training in Pomona will have an additional track of workshops on Trauma and Resiliency, as space at that venue allows for that. The Sacramento training will just offer the CDE workshop track.
We hope you can join us!

Pomona Agenda (April 3rd):
9:00am - Registration
9:30am-11:00am
Workshop Session #1:
1.  Early Learning and Care Division Updates
2.  Intro to Trauma and Resiliency- Part 1
11:00am-12:30pm
Workshop Session #2:
1.  Updated Review Guides 
2.  Intro to Trauma and Resiliency- Part 2
12:30pm - Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm
Workshop Session #3:
1.  12-month Eligibility 
2.  Fostering Resilience in Ourselves and the Families we Serve
Sacramento Agenda (April 23rd):
9:00am - Registration
9:30am-11:00am
Workshop Session #1:
1.  Early Learning and Care Division Updates
11:00am-12:30pm
Workshop Session #2:
1.  Updated Review Guides 
12:30pm - Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm
Workshop Session #3:
1.  12-month Eligibility 



Register here to see more details and agendas

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March 2019 Featured Agency

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC)  is one of the largest non-profits in California with a mission to cultivate child, family, and community well-being. CCRC is at the forefront of advocacy, early care and education, communications and research. Since 2003, CCRC has tripled in size, budget and impact, serving over 50,000 families every month at 25 locations spanning 22,500 square miles in Northern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Click here to read more.
**Thank you to Cristen Sayegh, Communications and Marketing Supervisor, for this submission!**
CAPPA Member Shout-Outs

Child Development Associates: 
Read Across America Day

On Friday, March 1, Child Development Associates (CDA) celebrated Read Across America Day at their three child development centers. Read Across America Day is sponsored by the National Education Association (NAE) as an annual reading motivation and awareness that calls for every child in every community to celebrate the love of reading on the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Special guests visited CDA's centers for a reading session with the children and to learn more about CDA's new "Storytime!" Literacy Program. "Storytime!" partners with parents, as a child's first teacher, to develop and nurture their child's love for reading. Each month, CDA's preschoolers receive a new book to build their first home library, as well as resources and tips for parents to strengthen reading habits at home. To learn more about "Storytime!" and how to support this program,
 
Special guests included : Francine Maigue, District Director for Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez; Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, Mayor of National City; Anthony Manzon, Founder and Owner of Team Manzon at Keller Williams Realty; and Julio Garcia, Commercial Relationship Manager at Bank of the West.

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
The ELCD will host a webinar on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide technical assistance with the CDMIS.
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
Job Openings

Is Your Organization Hiring?
Post your job announcement here for thousands to see!
There is no charge for CAPPA members.
Non-members will be charged a fee of $75.
Please email us your posting!

Solano Family & Children's Services

 -Center Director
-Career Substitute Teacher

-Associate Director- Early Childhood Education
University of California, Berkeley

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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What's Happening
California 

Legislative 

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

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

Monday, March 11, 2019
ASM Revenue & Taxation (Burke, Chair) @ 2:30 pm
  AB 347 (Choi) Preschool:  privately funded pilot program: tax credits
SEN Human Services (Hurtado, Chair) @ 3:00 pm
SB 234 (Skinner) Family daycare homes

Wednesday, March 13, 2019:
Asm. Education (O'Donnell, Chair) @ 1:30 pm
AB 197 (Weber) Full-day kindergarten

Monday, March 25, 2019:
ASM Revenue & Taxation (Burke, Chair) @ 2:30 pm
AB 1109 (Fong)  Preschool:  privately funded pilot program: tax credits

Tuesday, March 26, 2019:
ASM Human Services (Reyes, Chair) @ 1:30 pm
AB 167 (Rubio) Childcare and development services: infants and toddlers: state funding
AB 324 (Aguiar-Curry) Childcare services: state subsidized care: employee retention funds
AB 807 (Bauer-Kahan) CalWORKs eligibility: income exemptions

Wednesday, March 27, 2019:
AB 58 (Rivas, L) Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council

  ASM Education (O'Donnell, Chair) @ 1:30 pm
AB 6 (Reyes) Early childhood education: Office of Early Childhood Education
AB 842 (Limon) Child nutrition: school, childcare, transitional kindergarten, and preschool meals

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:

ASSEMBLY
SENATE
 
  • SB 4 (McGuire) Housing.
  • SB 26 (Caballero) Personal income taxes: working families child care tax credit
  • SB 48 (Wiener) Homelessness: right to shelter.
  • SB 174 (Leyva) Early childhood education: reimbursement rates.
  • SB 298 (Caballero) Poverty reduction.
  • SB 321 (Mitchell) CalWORKs: supportive services: childcare.
  • SB 421 (Pan) Children's Cabinet of California.
  • SB 365 (Durazo) CalWORKs: immediate needs assistance.
  • SB 374 (Glazer) CalWORKs: postsecondary education.
  • 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.
    The Blue Ribbon Commission has released their report and their hearing is on Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 10 am in room  State Capitol Rm 4202





    PARENT RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION

    Parent Voices was proud to participate in the  CA Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education.
    Mary Ignatius, 

    Parent Voices Statewide Organizer served as a  Community Commissioner on the BRC.  We secured funding through First 5 LA to partner with Social Policy Research Associates to conduct parent focus groups with 40 parents.  The recommendations are embedded in the full  BRC draft report.    The BRC is accepting comments on the draft through March 20, 2019, email  Assembly.BlueRibbonCommission@asm.ca.gov

    CLICK HERE to see the parent recommendations to the BRC..
    PROFILED BILL OF THE WEEK
    SB 234 Nancy Skinner
    Keep Kids Close to Home Act This bill levels the playing field for large family daycare homes by equalizing the permitting requirements with small family daycare homes. It also makes clear that family childcare is allowed in apartments and condos. Additionally, it  will strengthen tenant protections for family childcare providers.


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


    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 14, 2019 SEN Sub 1 @ 9:30 AM - Prop 98
    • March 26, 2019 ASM Budget Sub 2 @ 9:00 AMECE
    • April 3, 2019 ASM Budget Sub 1 @ 2:30 PM - DSS: CalWORKs & CalFRESH
    • April 10, 2019 ASM Sub 1 @ 2:30 PM - DSS: Child Welfare Services/Foster Care, Community Care Licensing
    • April 4, 2019 SEN Sub 3 @ 9:30 AM - DSS Community Care Licensing
    • April 11, 2019 SEN Sub 3 @ 9:30 AM - DSS: CalWORKs, CalFRESH
    • April 25, 2019 SEN Sub 1 @ 9:30 AM - CDE Child Care and Early Education, Special Education
    • May 6, 2019 ASM Sub 1 @ 2:30 PM - OPEN ISSUES
    • May 7, 2019 ASM Sub 2 @ 9:00 AM - OPEN ISSUES
    • May 9, 2019 SEN Sub 1 @ 9:30 AM - OPEN ISSUES
    • May 9, 2019 SEN Sub 3 @ 9:30 AM - OPEN ISSUES

    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.

    On March 4, 2019,  The Budget Center hosted a webinar designed to help advocates and other Californians to better understand how the budget and policy bill processes are related and how to work within them to advance public policy changes. It  featured three seasoned public policy advocates who shared their insights and experiences as well as best practices related to navigating the state budget and policy bill processes.

    Here is a link to the  slides.
    Here is a link to the  webinar page.
    CDE Updates
    Workforce Career Lattice and Barriers Survey 2019

    The California Department of Education (CDE) invites all early learning teachers to participate in two surveys (available in English and Spanish) about working in early childhood education (ECE) in California. The surveys ask for your input on what supports are most helpful to you, and what challenges you may be experiencing.

    You may take the survey in either language, but please do not complete both languages for one survey. We respectfully request that you complete both surveys by March 15, 2019.
     
    Survey 1
    English -  Click here
    Spanish -Click here
     
    Survey 2
    English -  Click here
    Spanish -  Click here

    These surveys are part of an ECE workforce grant that California received from the  National Governors Association and  Council of Chief State School Officers to improve training, effectiveness, and working conditions for ECE professionals throughout the state.  


    Federal
      Submit a Comment on SNAP Changes
      by 
    April 2!
    -Chrisi West, Director of Advocacy

    SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a proven anti-hunger, anti-poverty program that helps young children and their parents, working adults, disabled individuals, and the elderly gain access to healthy food. 

    Currently, the federal government is seeking comments on a proposed rule that would drastically change the work requirements for SNAP and make it harder for people to access the program. The destabilizing effect of this proposed rule could harm over 750,000 people and cut $15 billion from SNAP.
    We are calling on CCR&Rs and advocates to submit a comment to this proposed rule, telling the federal government you oppose this harmful change in policy. 
    STEP 1: Download template and edit with your own personal message and/or story. 
    STEP 2: Upload your comments to the Regulations.gov site by April 2 at 11:59 pm EST.
    (If you have trouble downloading the templates, send an email  and we will make sure you can access them in a different format.)

    Comments are due April 2, 2019 and we strongly encourage you write to the USDA with your thoughts. 
    Thanks for all you do for children and families!
    Chrisi West
    Director of Advocacy  

    Comprehensive Child Care Bill Provides Needed Investment in Working Families 

    Washington, D.C., February 26, 2019

    "Today Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), along with 131 cosponsors in the House and Senate, will reintroduce the Child Care for Working Families Act, which would guarantee affordable, high-quality child care to millions of working families. Affordable child care can make a critical difference in families' economic success and children's healthy development. The bill takes a comprehensive approach to expanding access to child care assistance, supporting a well trained and compensated workforce, and building the supply of high-quality care.

    Without access to high-quality affordable child care, working families struggle to gain economic stability and their children may have inequitable access to the supports they need for their healthiest development. Families with high-quality child care realize benefits such 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."


      Child Care Advocates Applaud  Reintroduction of Child Care for Working Families Act
    -Jay Nichols; February 26, 2019

    " Earlier today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the " Child Care for Working Families Act of 2019 " on Capitol Hill.  At the press conference, Senator Murray was joined by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Bob Casey (D-PA), as well as several parent advocates. The legislation is nearly identical to the  2017 version .

    Child Care Aware® of America proudly endorses this legislation and encourages all members of Congress to support this bill. Contact your members of Congress and ask them to sponsor this legislation, or thank them for their current support."

    TAKE ACTION Contact Your Congressmember!


    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.
    The training in Pomona will have an additional track of workshops on Trauma and Resiliency, as space at that venue allows for that. The Sacramento training will just offer the CDE workshop track.
    We hope you can join us!

    Agenda:
    9:00am - Registration
    9:30am-11:00am
    Workshop Session #1
    11:00am-12:30pm
    Workshop Session #2
    12:30pm - Lunch
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Workshop Session #3

    Pomona Agenda will include topics on:
    • Early Learning and Care Division Updates
    • Trauma 
    • Updated Review Guides 
    • 12-month Eligibility 
    • Fostering Resilience in Ourselves and the Families we Serve
    Sacramento Agenda will include CDE topics on:
    • Early Learning and Care Division Updates 
    • Updated Review Guides
    • 12-month Eligibility 
    Register here to see more details and agendas

    Event Sponsorship
    Thank you to our event sponsors!


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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
    AB 2816: Let's talk about the Healthy Schools Act
    By: Christina Vredevoe, Senior Environmental Scientist, CDPR

    Do you have something to say about the Healthy Schools Act? Now is your chance to voice your comments via our new email account, HSAinput@cdpr.ca.gov! The Healthy Schools Act (HSA) is a set of nine requirements that California public K-12 schools and licensed child care centers must comply with when they use any kind of pesticide on school grounds, including antimicrobial pesticides like bleach and disinfectant wipes. Family day care homes are exempt from this law.
    Assembly Bill 2816 is a law that passed in 2018. The law directs DPR to write a legislative report that evaluates and provides recommendations for the Healthy Schools Act. The report is due to the Legislature by January 1, 2021. Our new Healthy Schools Act Legislative Report webpage has more information about AB 2816.
    Throughout 2019, the DPR School and Child Care IPM Team is asking you-our stakeholders-to share your input about the Healthy Schools Act. If you can believe it, the Healthy Schools Act has been around for almost 20 years, so we're sure you have something to say! Sharing your real-world experiences at HSAinput@cdpr.ca.gov will help us to write a better report and give practical recommendations for the Healthy Schools Act.
    For information on the Healthy Schools Act history and requirements, visit the Department of Pesticide Regulation's School & Child Care IPM website at www.cdpr.ca.gov/schoolipm. Thank you for your participation, and for all that you do to protect the health of California's children!

    Of Interest