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!**
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!
2018-19 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
Family Resource & Referral of San Joaquin County
Napa County Office of Education
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
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
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.
NOTE: If you would like to share your newsletter or items of interest with our field via the Monday morning e-Newsletter, then please
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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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- Tuesday, March 26, 2019:
- ASM Human Services (Reyes, Chair) @ 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 27, 2019:
- ASM Housing and Community Development (Chiu, Chair) @ 9:30 am
- 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
- Monday, April 1, 2019
- ASM Rev & Tax (Burke, Chair) @ 1:30 pm
- Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
- SEN Housing (Weiner, Chair) @ 1:30 pm
- SEN Judiciary (Jackson, Chair) @ 1:30 pm
- ASM Higher Education (Medina, Chair) @ 1:30 pm
- AB 809 (Santiago) Public postsecondary education: child development programs: priority enrollment: Title IX protections: pregnancy and parental status
- Monday, April 8, 2019:
- SEN Human Services (Hurtado, Chair) @ 3 pm
- Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- ASM Human Services (Reyes, Chair) 130 pm
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:
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.
PROFILED BILL OF THE WEEK
AB 194 ~ Eloise Gomez Reyes
Building Equitable Futures for Families Act
This bill will invest $1 billion for babies over three years. It will increase slots for those highest need families in California and expand access to CA's ECE programs.
Click here for a template for a LETTER OF SUPPORT.
"Speaker Rendon Appoints Jackie Majors to First 5 California"
- The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal - March 20, 2019
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced his appointment of Jackie Majors to the California Children and Families Commission, also known as First 5 California.
"Jackie Majors comes from the same non-proﬁt sector I came from and brings the same passion I have for advancing our communities through the education of young children," Speaker Rendon said. "She headed a model program in Los Angeles and now will add her immense expertise to policy on the state level."
Majors, 49, of Los Angeles, is the Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of Crystal Stairs, Inc., a position she has held for eight years. She was previously Chief Program Ofﬁcer at the Fulﬁllment Fund and Senior Vice President at the Knowledge Learning Corporation. Majors is a Democrat.
Majors has a personal background as well as professional qualiﬁcations that combine to make her uniquely suited for this position.
"As a mother who was enabled to manage the demands of a career due to the availability of affordable, quality child care; and as an African American woman who has personally been impacted by the issues of inequity and inequality, I have a profound commitment to the advancement of Early Care and Education for low-income families and their children," Majors said.
The California Children and Families Commission has worked for two decades to improve the lives of children and families throughout California. The Commission's vision is that the state's children get the best possible start in life. The Commission has nine members - two appointed by the Assembly speaker, two by the Senate Rules Committee, and three by the governor, including one who must be a county health ofﬁcer or executive.
Members of the commission serve without compensation and shall be reimbursed for necessary traveling and other expenses incurred in performing duties and responsibilities.
Please help us in our fight to End Child Poverty in CA
Tell Senate Human Services Committee to support SB 298 (Caballero) The End Child Poverty Act of 2020
In California there are close to 2 million children living in poverty and 450,000 children living in deep poverty (50% of the poverty line). In the 5th largest economy in the world, we have the highest rate and the largest number of children living in poverty. This is morally and economically unconscionable.
Help us pass SB 298 to ensure that CA is laser focused on ending childhood poverty. According to the Harvard Center on the Developing Child the toxic stress of extreme poverty has a life-long negative impact on a child's brain development. The same research indicates that the impact can be reversed by making the appropriate investments, but to do this CA must set goals to ensure that childhood poverty remains a top priority for the long term.
to see the Budget Trailer Bill Language (TBL) has been put forward on the following:
to view a field calendar that will include legislative and bill hearing dates. Below are scheduled budget hearings:
- March 26, 2019 ASM Budget Sub 2 @ 9:00 AM - ECE AGENDA
- 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.
SAVE THE DATE-
Early Learning and Care Division
This notice informs ELCD contractors of key SAVE THE DATE Request for Applications (RFA) events for the following RFAs:
- The California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Expansion RFA will announce score notifications to applicants by mid-March 2019, and send out Proposed Award Letters in mid-May 2019. The program start date will be June 28, 2019. Please note this date has changed from previous years' start dates.
- The General Child Care and Development (CCTR) RFA will announce score notifications to applicants by mid-March 2019, and send out Proposes Award Letters in mid-May 2019. The program start date will be June 28, 2019. Please note this date has changed from previous years' start dates.
- For all other questions regarding the CSPP RFA, please send an email to CSPPRFA@cde.ca.gov.
- For all other questions regarding the CCTR RFA, please send an email to CCTRRFA@cde.ca.gov.
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!
April 3. 2019- Pomona
April 23, 2019- Sacramento
Pomona Agenda will include topics on:
- Early Learning and Care Division Updates
- Trauma and Resilience
- 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
Thank you to our event sponsors!
Interested in sponsoring these events?
Network and CAPPA Joint Annual Conference 2019
October 2-4, 2019
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento
The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network and the California Alternative Payment Program Association look forward to hosting our 7th 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.
Please see the
2019 Call for Presentations Document
for more information about this year's conference. At the bottom of this document you will also find the link to complete the online Call for Presentations. You can also
to be taken directly to the Call for Presentations application.
Workshop proposals are due Friday, April 26th.
Please share this Call for Presentations link with others you feel could present workshops which would be of benefit to conference attendees.
"Increasing subsidize child care and pay for providers crucial to California, report says"
- Zaidee Stavely - March 8, 2019
alifornia families with average or low incomes should pay no more than 7 percent of their income on care and education for children under the age of 6.
That's a long-term goal set by the California Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education, in its
for how to improve child care and preschool throughout the state, which was released this week.
Many families in California pay much higher portions of their income for childcare. A single mother with an annual income of $52,076 would pay nearly half of her income on the cost of care for an infant and preschool-age child in a licensed child care center in 2017-18, if she did not have access to subsidized care, according to the
California Budget and Policy Center
, a nonprofit organization that analyzes how budget policies affect low- and middle-income Californians.
The report also calls for more active outreach to parents who may not know what child care services are available - even suggesting that doctors in prenatal visits make their patients aware of these services before a child is born."
Submit a Comment on SNAP Changes
-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!
Director of Advocacy
"All Families Should Be Able to Afford Childcare, and Here's How... A new bill would also make sure childcare providers earn a living wage"
- Greg Kaufmann, March 22, 2019
nly about one in six children who are eligible for childcare assistance in America actually receive it. In most states, childcare costs more than
at a four-year public university. And more than
of neighborhoods in America have a demand for childcare that exceeds supply.
But the Child Care for Working Families Act, reintroduced last month by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Bobby Scott and largely overlooked by the media, aims to change that. The legislation, which has been endorsed by all of the Democratic presidential candidates who are in Congress, would reach three in four children under age 13 by making quality childcare affordable for every low- and middle-income family who needs it. It would also provide a living wage to teachers, the majority of whom are low-income women of color. Childcare workers earn an average of
, and over
of them earn less than a living wage."
"Child Care and Development Block Grant Sign-on Letter"
"Dear Chair Blunt and Ranking Member Murray,
We deeply appreciate the increased investments in early childhood in the FY 2019 omnibus appropriations bill. As you weigh your budget choices for FY 2020, we urge you to lift the caps on non-defense domestic discretionary funding and to expand the federal commitment to early care and education.
For the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, we request that you increase funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) by $5 billion over the FY 2019 level, increase funding for Head Start and Early Start by $1.495 billion, and provide $250 million for Preschool Development Grants. We ask you to increase funding for early intervention services provided through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C (Grants for Infants and Families) from $470 million to $531 million and for Part B, Section 619 (Preschool Grants) under IDEA from $391 million to $441.8 million. Funding for these two programs has remained at almost level funding for many years. As we move to increase opportunities for all young children to access high-quality early care and learning programs, these IDEA supports and services are critical to ensure young children with disabilities are able to succeed with their peers that are typically developing.
Together, these programs help parents work, boost the well-being of children, and make our economy stronger."
NCASE Webinar on Addressing Adverse Childhood
Experiences in Out-of-School Time
Thursday, March 28, 2019 3-4pm (EST)
Out-of-school time (OST) programs can play a role in mitigating and preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which are disruptive to a school-age child's academic and social development. State policies and initiatives are often the catalysts that support OST programs in this critical work.
This webinar, co-hosted with the National Afterschool Association (NAA), will include a discussion of:
- Research about school-age children's development and the impact of ACEs
- Strategies, challenges, and solutions for providing support for school-age children in OST programs in the areas of social and emotional development, safe zones, family engagement, and academics
- Promising practices for state systems-building that can strengthen supports to help school-age children overcome ACEs and build resilience
Register for the Webinar
Link to the website