"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #10                                                    March 9, 2020
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March 2020 Featured Agency of the Month

For over 45 years, Children's Council has been at the heart of child care and early education in San Francisco. Under the leadership of   CEO Gina M. Fromer , each year our 120 staff members support 20,000+ families on their search for child care/preschool that meets their needs, and we coach over 5,000 families in applying for and maintaining child care subsidies.
 
Grounded in the Five Protective Factors, Children's Council's  family services  
 provide comprehensive, individualized support and connection in a way that affirms and builds on families' strengths. Our evolving set of Parent/Caregiver programs - attended by over 5,500 participants each year - include weekly playgroups, monthly parent caf├ęs, a support group for new and expecting moms, a toy & book lending library and workshops facilitated by experts. 

Click Here to learn more.






 
CAPPA Member Only Benefits
CAPPA Member Benefits now available on the Members Only website: 

Best Practices
CAPPA would like to support you with more samples of Best Practices being used in the field.  Currently, we host a number of SAMPLE Best Practices in our online library
Visit the Member's Only website to view today!


Sample of webinars available on the Member's only website:

Visit the  CAPPA Member's Only website  for more information on this webinar series and other benefits available to CAPPA Members.  
 
CAPPA's 
2019-20 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

Members-at-Large
Gina Fromer
Children's Council  of San Francisco 

Darrell Hills
Crystal Stairs, Inc. 

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

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
March 5, 2020
February 28, 2020
Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings Video Series
February 28, 2020
The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources, Second Edition
February 20, 2020
Family Childcare Providers: Collective Bargaining; Additional Data Elements to be Reported
January 30, 2020
January 2, 2020
California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Free or Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility Criteria to Enroll Four-Year-Olds
December 10, 2019
November 6, 2019
FY 2019-20 RFA for CSPP Expansion Funds
November 5, 2019
FY 2019-20 RFA for CCTR Expansion Funds
October 14, 2019
15-day comment period is now closed.
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!

Child Care Subsidy Coordinator
The Resource Connection
Colusa County Office of Education

Director of Alternative Payment Programs
Hively (Formerly Child Care Links) Alameda County

Solano Family and Children's Services

International Institute Los Angeles

Manager Early Childhood Special Education
Napa County Office of Education
Children's Council San Francisco  
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.
NOTE: If you would like to share your newsletter or items of interest with our field via the Monday morning e-Newsletter, then please  email us  a link.  Please make sure that you have a link included to an online version or viewing.
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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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You can also make a donation to CAPPA and CAPPA Children's Foundation 
The Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), Taxpayer Identification Number is 
03-0521444. Your generous donation is tax deductible.
Of Interest
2020-21 California State Budget
UPCOMING BUDGET HEARINGS

NOTE:  CAPPA will only highlight those upcoming budget hearings relevant to our field. 
  • March 9 @ 2:30 pm ASM Sub 1 - Health & Human Services - H&HS Office of the Surgeon General - Trauma Informed Care
  • March 18 @ 2:30 pm - ASM Budget Sub 1 - Department of Social Services; California Access to Housing and Services Initiative, CalWORKs, CalFRESH & Emergency Food
  • March 25 @ 2:30 pm - ASM Sub 1 - Department of Social Services: Foster Care & Community Care Licensing
  • March 26 Upon call of the chair - SEN B&FR Sub 1 - Child Care and Early Education, Early Education Facilities
  • March 26 @ 9:30 Joint Hearing SEN B&FR Sub 1 & Sub 3 - Health & Human Services Agency/Office of Systems Integration - Office of Early Childhood Development
  • April 1 @ 2:30 pm - ASM Sub 1 - H&HS Advocacy Proposals
  • April 16 @ 9:30 SEN B&FR Sub 3 - Department of Social Services:  CalWORKs, CalFRESH and Automation
  • May 7 @ 9:30 SEN B&FR Sub 1 Department of Education - Child Nutrition
Click here to read CAPPA's submitted letter on the budget.  If you or your organization has a position or view to share, email CAPPA.

Below is the data that legislators must understand when they make the most impactful of funding decisions.  Funding the needs below will immediately change lives of children and working families.
California is the 5th largest economy in the world.  We have the resources to do better by the children in this state.   
What's Happening
California 

In the CAPPA Monday Morning Update, we will highlight a few of the bills identified as relevant to our field and/or to the families and children we serve.   To see the more expansive listing of bills, click here where there are links to all of the bill along with  factsheets and sample letters if available. If there is a piece of legislation that you would like to have noted for our field, please  email .   Upcoming dates to be aware:
  • April 2-13 Spring Recess
  • April 24 Last day for policy committees to hear fiscal bills
  • May 1 Last day for policy committees to hear nonfiscal bills
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 Member and Bill of the Week
 Assemblymember Autumn Burke representing the 62nd Assembly District representing a part of Los Angeles County covering the cities of 
El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey and Venice.


Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke has made expanding health care access and economic opportunity to her constituents the centerpiece of her legislative career. During her first term in the Assembly, she became widely recognized as a champion for reproductive rights, environmental justice, and health care.  She authored bills establishing Transformative Climate Communities to help disadvantaged neighborhoods heavily impacted by pollution, expand access to quality maternal health care, and create greater accountability and transparency across all levels of government.  Her work in the Capitol goes beyond legislation; Assemblywoman Burke secured $900 million in funding for career technical education programs to help connect students to 21st Century careers, and advocated for new investments in affordable housing and transportation infrastructure.

Assemblywoman Burke's background as a businesswoman and her personal life as a working mother informs and influences many of the public policy positions and legislative initiatives she supports and advances. In 2017, Burke introduced a landmark bill to End Child Poverty in California. Her measure has sparked a statewide movement of support to provide a comprehensive framework for state programs and services to lift 1,000,000 California children out of poverty.   Click here to read full biography.
 


2020-21 Federal Budget & Policy Update
Federal Appropriations Update

Reminder: Congress is set to soon begin its appropriations process! The Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee markup is scheduled for April 29th, with a f ull committee markup on May 13th.  Advocacy up until and after these markup sessions is crucial for securing funding increases for child care and early learning programs in FY 2021 and for setting these programs up for an even bigger increase in FY 2022!  In your congressional outreach, be sure to mention these letters that are currently being circulated:
    • Dear Colleague Letters: There are a number of Dear Colleague letters on child care and early learning appropriations asks (led by both Rs and Ds!) circulating in the House of Representatives, and one in the Senate.  You can access the letters to share with your representatives in this google folder. Keep in mind that the deadlines for signing on to these letters are approaching quickly:
  • oAll House letters will be closing on March 9th
  • oSenator Bob Casey's letter on CCDBG, Head Start and Early Head Start, IDEA and PDG B-% is closing for sign-ons by March 20th COB!
    • National Child Care and Early Learning Coalition Appropriations Ask Letter: This letter, which you can find on NWLC's website NWLC's website, is a great advocacy tool to share with your federal delegation!
Check out the latest podcast from The Child and Family Policy Center's child policy series, "A Deeper Dive", featuring Amy Matsui, the Director of Income Security at NWLC.  On this episode, "Can Tax Credits Save Child Care", Amy breaks down the role of tax credits in child care policy, and discusses their importance as part of the solution to helping families afford child care.  To listen to the podcast , click here .

More from the National Women's Law Center:   We've heard from many of you about questions regarding your state's allocation of the FY 2020 CCDBG funding increase and wanting something official to share with your state/Governor's offices. We've also received a number of questions about when the new money will be sent to States from the Federal Office of Child Care (OCC). Good news - we've got some answers for you!  
 
Allocation Amounts: While OCC is still finalizing the allocations, the most recent public estimate from the Administration are available in the FY 2020 column of the President's FY 2021 Budget request for CCDBG (p. 96 in this pdf and attached as a spreadsheet). While these are still estimates, if your state or Governor's office wants to see an official HHS number, this is the best thing to share with them at this time. We will make sure to share the final allocation tables when we get them, which should be in a couple of weeks.
 
When Money is Going to States: CCDBG funding is provided to States on a quarterly basis. States typically receive 35% of their allotment in Q1, 35% in Q2, 15% in Q3, and 15% in Q4. Because Congress appropriated the funding late in December, States will receive the funding increase spread out over Quarters 2-4 of this Federal Fiscal Year (Jan-Mar, Apr-June, July-Sept). Q2 awards have been made and Q3 awards are expected to go to States in April. So the bottom line is that your State should have received a portion of the funding increase in its Q2 allotment, with more of the increase coming down starting in April.

ESTIMATED AMOUNT FOR CALIFORNIA - $560,532,134
Below is the first page of a four page document.  Click here to read the full document.

Upcoming CAPPA Trainings
April 2-3, 2020
Pomona Unified School District
1444 E. Holt Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
Entrance 1

April 29, 2020
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 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 be a 2-day event and have two tracks of workshops each day, as space at that venue allows for that. The Sacramento training will be a 1-day event and offer the CDE workshop track.
We hope you can join us!
 2-Day Pomona Training: 
Agenda will include:
  • 3 Workshops from CDE (exact topics coming soon)
  • Strengthening Families: Protective Factors Framework
  • "Keys to Engaging Families"
  • "Compassion Fatigue: Owning Your Narrative"
  • Emergency Child Care Bridge Program Roundtable 
  • New Family Stability for Families on CalWORKs
Day 1 Schedule
9:00am - Registration and Coffee
9:30am-11:00am - Workshop Session 1
11:00am-12:30pm - Workshop Session 2
12:30pm-1:00pm - Lunch (included)
1:00pm-2:30pm - Workshop Session 3

Day 2 Schedule
9:30am - Coffee
10:00am-12:00pm - Workshop Session 1
12:00am-12:30pm - Lunch (included)
12:30pm-2:00pm - Workshop Session 2

1-Day Sacramento Training:
Agenda will include:
  • 3 Workshops from CDE (exact topics coming soon)
Schedule
9:00am - Registration and Coffee
9:30am-11:00am - Workshop Session 1
11:00am-12:30pm - Workshop Session 2
12:30pm-1:00pm - Lunch (included)
1:00pm-2:30pm - Workshop Session 3

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CDE Information & Updates
California Early Care & Education Workforce Study  

Note: The survey mentioned below will be available soon.
 
We are excited to announce that the California Early Care & Education Workforce Study has launched! As you may know, the California Department of Education, First 5 California, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation are funding the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at UC Berkeley to conduct the California Early Care & Education Workforce Study, in partnership with the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network (Network). We are writing to share an overview of the study, and updated information about the study timeline and process.
 
Study Purpose & Populations
 
The Workforce Study will provide a statewide and regional picture of the licensed California ECE workforce and contribute to an ongoing, comprehensive data system for the early childhood workforce in California. The Workforce Study will collect essential information about the demographics, education, training, tenure, turnover, wages, benefits, economic well-being, and working conditions of early educators working with children from birth to age five. This is the first effort to collect representative, statewide early care and education (ECE) workforce data since 2006. Updated data is urgently needed to help policymakers and community leaders develop effective ECE workforce policy and investments.
 
The study populations include licensed family child care providers, center directors, center-based teaching staff, and transitional kindergarten teachers.
 
What can Potential Respondents Expect?
 
Centers and family child care providers will be randomly selected for participation from data supplied by the Network and the California Department of Social Services. Any transitional kindergarten (TK) teacher working in California is eligible to participate.
 
Beginning March and through the summer of 2020, center directors, center teachers, and licensed family child care providers that are selected for participation will be contacted by CSCCE's research partner, E&W Research, a professional data collection firm working with CSCCE. They will receive a letter about the study that will contain a link to access the survey online, along with a unique ID to participate in the survey. Providers may also receive a follow-up phone call or email from E&W Research and will be given the option to participate in the survey either online or by phone. Those selected for participation, as well as any California TK teacher who wishes to participate, can also access the survey through the workforce study website at https://caecestudy.org/. The link to the online TK survey will also be distributed by various partner organizations.
 
Study participants are eligible to receive a gift card. All information provided is confidential and will only be reported in aggregate.
 
Thank you for your support in promoting the study in your communities and encouraging participation. Your support of the Workforce Study is critical to our efforts to achieving a robust response rate and obtaining high quality data.
 
If you have questions about the California Early Care & Education Workforce Study, please contact Elena Montoya at CSCCE at   elena.montoya@berkeley.edu.


Management Bulletin 20-03: Fiscal Year 2019-20 Program Self-Evaluation

Management Bulletin 20-03  Subject: Fiscal Year 2019-20 Program Self-Evaluation
 
Attention: Executive Officers and Program Directors of all Early Learning and Care Programs  
Management Bulletin 20-03 informs contractors of CDE, ELCD programs of the requirements and instructions for submitting the Program Self-Evaluation (PSE) due on June 1 of every year.
 
Please visit the ELCD Management Bulletin 20-03 web page at

Quality Counts California Local Consortia and Partnership Grants Request For Applications Now Available

Greetings Quality Counts California Consortium Members and Local Partners,
First 5 California (F5CA) and the California Department of Education (CDE) are pleased to announce the release of the Quality Counts California (QCC) Local Consortia and Partnership Grants Request for Applications (RFA). This RFA represents a unified application, processes, and funding for F5CA IMPACT (Improve and Maximize Programs so All Children Thrive) 2020, the CDE California State Preschool Program Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grant, the CDE QCC Block Grant, and the federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal (PDG-R). The state is excited for what the future holds in early learning and care, and the historic investment and collaborative effort this RFA represents.  
The QCC Local Consortia and Partnership Grants RFA is available at https://bit.ly/3930rBL.
Key Dates:
  • Letter of Intent to Apply due: March 2, 2020
  • RFA Discussion Session "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the QCC Local Consortia and Partnership Grant RFA" on February 5, 2020, 10:30-11:45 a.m., at the 2020 Child Health, Education and Care Summit, Irvine, California; Note: if you plan to attend this session, please read the RFA prior to attending.
  • Statewide Informational Webinar: February 12, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-Noon
    Register at: https://first5.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufuGoqjMrFN4hiDx98RK20AFW2ERcWQ
  • In-person Technical Assistance Sessions: Four in-person meetings with the State Support Team will occur in February and March 2020 at various locations throughout the state. Exact dates and locations will be announced.
  • Applications Due: April 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Grant Awards Announced: May 2020
  • Grant Term Begins: July 1, 2020
For more information, please go to the
QCC website at https://www.qualitycountsca.net/ or email the QCC State Support Team at support@qualityca.net.

National News
The Child Care Crisis Causes Job Disruptions for More Than 2 Million Parents Each Year

At a time when  more than two-thirds  of young children have all available parents in the workforce, child care is a necessity for most families across the country. Yet new data show that the current child care system lets down parents at nearly every turn. High-quality licensed care can be  hard to find , especially for rural and Latinx communities and for families of  children with disabilities . Beyond the scarcity of child care is the expense: On average, families of children under age 5 spend  $250 per week  on child care. Together, these two facts force millions of parents into choosing from an unappealing list of options: spend more than they can afford on child care, settle for cheaper but potentially lower-quality care, or either leave the workforce or scale back their work hours to provide child care themselves.

Click here to read full article.
Interesting Reads
Local child care and preschool measures in California in limbo until more votes counted

Children's advocates in Alameda County and the city of Sacramento are waiting on hundreds of thousands of votes from Tuesday's election still uncounted, which could determine the fate of measures to provide more child care to low-income children.
In Alameda County, proponents of  Measure C are proclaiming victory, after the measure got approval from  61 percent of voters. The measure would add a half percent sales tax on local purchases - 50 cents for every $100 - to raise an estimated $30 million a year for pediatric health care and an estimated $120 million a year for improving child care workers' wages and increasing the number of subsidized child care and preschool slots for low-income children.

Click here  to read full article.