"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #9                                        March 4, 2019
CAPPA's monthly "Featured Agency" segment will highlight amazing work being done by Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) child development contractors throughout the state of California. From border-to-border, APPs support working families and children with services to support self-sufficiency, stability of children in child care, and a host of services coordinated to help break the cycle of poverty.  Many APPs also have been called on to serve as a community life-support of information and resources during natural disasters.  We are pleased to continue this tradition and bring focus to the untapped potential that is the 40 plus year APP community-based system. 

If you would like to be featured, 
please email us!
March 2019 Featured Agency of the Month 
Child Care Resource Center

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.

Here are a few things we are working on right now!
  •  CCRC's satellite office in Sacramento focuses on policy, advocacy and government relations. Located in the Senator Hotel across from the State Capitol, CCRC operates this collaborative space with nine other agencies all working toward creating bright futures for California's young children.
  • Whether you need to keep up with the latest marketing trends, evolving technology, or developing the next level of leadership, you will get the most out of your time at The IDEAL Conference 2019.  Brought to you by CCRC, the event will be held at The Garland in North Hollywood, CA on September 18 & 19, 2019. This inaugural two-day conference includes 40 inspiring speakers, panels and 24 cutting edge workshops. Attendees will also hear from dynamic keynote speaker Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder of The Malala Fund & Founder of NOW Ventures. View speakers and session at theidealconference.com. Register now and save with our early bird special!  
  • The Family Well-Being Division was created to help strengthen the quality of children's relationships with adult caregivers and foster the development of healthy relationships.  The work the Family Well-Being staff is doing will increase support for children, parents/caregivers and child care providers. This multi-generation model of service helps parents and caregivers develop family goals, complete their education, secure employment, build social networks and, most importantly, reach their full potential.
  • CCRC's most recent parent needs assessment conducted by our Research & Evaluation Division identified several basic needs that are not regularly being met including access to adequate food and clothing. In 2018, we held our first Hunger Free Holiday campaign providing more than 25,000 food items to families and 50,000 pieces of new clothing including warm winter jackets, sweaters, socks, pajamas, and shoes were donated by Cherokee, Pajama Program and Baby 2 Baby.  
  We invite you to  visit  our website to learn more about our latest ventures.  

**Thank you to Cristen Sayegh, Communications and Marketing Supervisor, for this submission!**
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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
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!

 -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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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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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):  

Wedensday March 11, 2019
ASM Revenue & Taxation @ 2:30 pm
AB 347 (Choi) Preschool:  privately funded pilot program: tax credits

Tuesday, March 12, 2019:
Asm. Human Services (Reyes, Chair); 1:30 p.m.
AB 167 (Rubio) Childcare and development services: infants and toddlers

AB 283 (Chu D)  CalWORKs: immunizations: truancy.


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

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 48 (Wiener) Homelessness: right to shelter.
  • SB 174 (Leyva) Early childhood education: reimbursement rates.
  • SB 234 (Skinner) Family daycare homes.
  • SB 298 (Caballero) Poverty reduction.
  • SB 321 (Mitchell) CalWORKs: supportive services: childcare.
  • SB 337 (Skinner) Child support.
  • 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.
    PROFILED BILL OF THE WEEK
    AB 197 Shirley Weber 
    K-12 - Full Day Kindergarten 
    Calls for school districts that offer kindergarten to begin a full-day kindergarten program by the 2021-22 school years.


    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 5, 2019 ASM Budget Subcommittee No. 2 On Education Finance
      @ 9 a.m. - State Capitol, Room 447; Subject: K-12 and Early Education, Overview of the Governor's 2019-20 Budget CLICK here to see agenda.
    • April 25, 2019 SEN Budget & Fiscal Review - Special Education and ECE @ 9:00 AM
    • April 26, 2019 ASM Budget Subcommittee 2 - CDE Early Childhood Education @ 9:00 am

    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.


    Don't forget to join us March 4 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for a webinar on how the budget and policy bill processes are related and how to work within them to advance public policy changes. As part of our 
    Policy Perspectives Speakers Series, this webinar will feature three seasoned public policy advocates who will share their insights and experiences as well as best practices related to navigating the state budget and policy bill processes: 



    • Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law & Poverty
    • Ronald E. Coleman, Director of Policy and Legislative Advocacy, Health Access California
    • Tia Orr, Director of Government Relations, SEIU California
    In addition, our Director of Research Scott Graves will briefly describe the budget and policy bill processes and highlight key factors that help to determine whether a proposal moves through the Legislature on the policy bill track or the budget track (or both). Scott's comments will draw from our latest guide, Dollars and Democracy: Understanding How the State Budget Process Relates to the Policy Bill Process.


    CDE Updates
    State Advisory Council Meeting  from February 27, 2019

    The council met to discuss the Federal Preschool Development Grant, for birth to 5 years, that will require gathering of information and data from various sources.

    The agenda and information regarding the location can be found on the SAC Meeting Dates and Locations Web page at:

    Information about the grant can be found here:  https://capdg.wested.org/

    The CDE has asked that all interested parties to fill out the following surveys found here:

    Federal
      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 plays an important role in the U.S. economy, helping to generate 15 million jobs and more than $500 billion in income annually. Families need child care so they can work, and children need a safe place where they can learn and continue their healthy development. Unfortunately, far too many low-income families do not have access to high-quality care, or cannot afford it. Over the past decade, the cost of child care has remained high, which has forced families to make the difficult decision of trying to afford putting their child in child care or leaving the workforce altogether.

    On average, millions of working families pay more for child care than they would for a mortgage/rent, transportation needs, or food every month. The Child Care for Working Families Act would ensure low-income families pay no more than seven percent of their annual income on child care, help young children gain access to preschool, and for the child care workforce.

    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!


    Child Care in State Economics - 2019 Update

    Provides an update to CED's original report from 2015 to reflect the most currently available data. The 2019 Update  examines the child care industry's effect on parents' participation in the labor force, and provides extensive details regarding the industry's impact on 
    regional economic growth and development, including: usage rates, the role of public funding, revenues, and business structure. The report was commissioned by the Committee for Economic Development, produced by 
    the economic firm, Region Track, Inc., and generously supported by the Alliance for Early Success.


    Click here to go to the Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission homepage.
    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 #1
    11:00am-12:30pm
    Workshop #2
    12:30pm - Lunch
    1:00pm-2:30pm
    Workshop #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!

    Interested in sponsoring these events?
    Travel
    If you need any assistance with travel planning, please contact  danielle@cappaonline.com.

    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.
    "Live-Meet the Advocate: Mike Herald, Director of Policy Advocacy"

    Want to know what WCLP is up to in this year's legislative session?
    Tune in on Facebook Live Thursday, March 7th at 2p for a Facebook Live conversation with Western Center's Director of Policy Advocacy, Mike Herald, to find out what we're working on in the Capitol!


    Click here to go to the homepage.
    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!

    Webinar: "Exploring the Unmet Need for Subsidized Child Care and Development Programs in California"
    from Monday, February 25, 2019
    with Kristin Schumacher, Erin Gabel, 
    and Mary Ignatius 

    California's subsidized child care and development system keeps families working while providing kids with an environment that helps them learn and thrive. Yet, we know that the number of children eligible for subsidized care far outstrips the number of available slots. 

    Two new Fact Sheets from Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher underscore the unmet need in California's subsidized child care system by showing eligibility by age, race and ethnicity:
    In a family with two working parents earning low wages, each parent would have to work 147 hours per week to avoid paying more than the federally recommended 7% of income on the cost of child care for their infant. The high cost of care coupled with the large number of children eligible for child care assistance underscores the need for additional investments in California's subsidized child care system. Because children of color are more likely to live in families with low incomes, they are disproportionately eligible for child care and development programs. Therefore, state policymakers should use a race-equity lens to ensure that new funding is targeted to communities of color that have historically been left behind due to structural racism and ongoing discrimination. 

    See also Kristin's prior Fact Sheet that shows that an  estimated 2 million California children were eligible for subsidized child care in 2017, but only 228,100 received care from a program that could serve families for a full day and throughout the year.

    Of Interest