"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #20                                          May 20, 2019
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May 2019 Featured Agency

Child Action, Inc.  is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1976 to provide for the education and social welfare of children and families and to advocate on their behalf. Our goal is to partner with families and assist them in the care and education of their children and to advocate beside them in support of their concerns. We want to do our part in promoting the healthy growth and development of children and families living in Sacramento County. We strive to meet the needs of our community and as those needs change, we do our best to continue to grow and develop our services to better serve parents and providers. We are proud of the diversity of our staff which is able to assist parents and providers in 23 different languages! 
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CAPPA Member Shout-Outs

Davis Street APP Parent success story:
About a year ago in April 2018, we enrolled a CPS 4 year old child  who was abandoned by the mother, and was a in the process of being united with the  father.  The father who was referred to our agency for child care payment assistance had just started a job a month before, and was in desperate need of child care to continue to work and be able to be awarded the custody  of the child since he had been homeless, and just moved in with a friend in order to provide a stable living situation.  Our Davis Street Child Development Center had a preschool opening and the father was able to choose this child care learning environment.   
The first few months on the program were challenging for both the parent and child as the child adjusted to the changes in his environment.  The child was not easily adjusting to a group child care setting.  The child and father were having difficulties bonding in the new home setting, but with the support of our in-house resource services, Davis Street was able to provide the father and child with behavioral health counseling, food, clothing and referrals to outside resources to assist his child's social-emotional needs at the preschool along with the social services in -home visits. 
Today, both child and father are thriving at home, work and school.  The father expressed his gratitude for having the support of the APP program and other Davis Street resources as his child is now ready to enter Kindergarten this Fall!   
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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
May 14, 2019
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Services and Adjustment  Factors
April 3, 2019
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

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Children's Council San Francisco
The Resource Connection of Amador and Calaveras Counties
Crystal Stairs, Inc

Solano Family & Children's Services

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

International Institute of Los Angeles

Marin Child Care Council

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.


Pomona Unified School District- Child Development 
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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May Revise Released

Since the release of Governor Newsom's May Revision, many questions have arisen, as well and confusion about where priorities are being placed.  Is there a promise to do more for every child regardless of need at the expense of those that are economically and educationally hungry to access supportive, nurturing and enriching learning environments?

In tracking the Stage Controller's reposts on the economy,  we definitely have tracked the softening of the economy but still are realizing a strong economy.  Because of that, because of listening to the rhetoric that child care and early learning will be the priority of legislative leadership and the Legislative Women's Caucus,we continue to be optimistic that the final outcome of decision making will make a dent in the  roughly 1.8 million eligible for subsidized child care of which we current are only funding just 1 in nine.

Overall the May Revision reflected higher revenues than previously projected by roughly $3.2 billion.  To seek the links to the May Revision, the Department of Finance "one-pagers", and much more, click CAPPA's Budget Page.

To date, the Senate budge subcommittee has closed out their responsibility of putting forth their child care and early learning priorities.  See below for how they compare/contract to the priorities of the governor noted in the May Revise.  The Assembly subcommittee will close-out this Wednesday.

See Governor May Revise (MR) and SEN recommendations:
  • MR - $80.5 million Cannabis Fund to subsidize child care for school-age children from income-eligible families - SEN $90 Million Budget Year / $150 Million Ongoing (GF)  (12,250 AP/1,800 GCC)
  • MR $40.7 million in General Funds (GF) in 2019-20 and $54.2 million in GF ongoing to bring 12 month eligibility into the CalWORKS Stage 1 child care program.  The Governor notes "this will provide CalWORKs clients consistent child care access while their work activities stabilize."; SEN adopted the same.
  • MR $12.8 for emergency child care vouchers.  These vouchers will allow vulnerable families to maintain work activities by providing emergency child care services through the Alternative Payment program as they pursue job stability; SEN Rejected MR proposal.  
  • MR $2.2 million ongoing federal funds to improve child care quality through Quality County California; SEN adopt MR.
  • $38.2 million ongoing GF to supplement the Stage 2 and Stage 3 funding to account for an additional 14,000 children receiving child care services.  This caseload increased resulted from the adoption of increased income eligibility and 12 month eligibility rules; SEN adopt MR.
  • MR Reduces proposed State Preschool expansion increases by $93.5 million to reflect an adjustment to the Governor's Budget proposal to provide 10,000 State Preschool slots at non-local educational agencies beginning July 1, 2019. This adjustment reflects a change to release 2,500 slots starting April 1, 2020, and 7,500 slots starting July 1, 2020.by postponing the release of the additional 10,000 preschool slots until April 1, 2020.  SEN adopt MR.
    • Of the amount appropriated $31,400.000 is available beginning April 1, 2020 to provide 2,500 additional full-day state preschool slots to non-local educational agencies."
  • MR COLA's adjustment for non-CalWORKs decreased from 3.46 percent to 3.26 percent;  SEN adopt MR.
    • Standard reimbursement rate shall not exceed $49.54 per day general child care/$30.87 per day part-day California state preschool programs/ $49.85 for full-day California state preschool programs
  • MR License Exempt Hourly Rate no proposal; SEN hourly rate to ensure 70 of Family child care rate
Click here to read Trailer Bill Language (TBL) for some of the May Revision proposals.    
Click here to view a field calendar that will include legislative and bill hearing dates.  Below are scheduled budget hearings:
  • ASM Sub 2 will close out on May 21, 2019
Once the ASM budget subcommittees close out (put their recommendations forward) then the Joint Budget Conference Committee can be convened to resolve the difference between the recommendations put forward by each respective house.

CAPPA will host all meetings and materials on its Budget Home Page.
ECE Coalition Day - TOMORROW May 21st!!!
ECE COALITION DAY - JOIN US TOMORROW

Come join us on ECE 
Child Care Advocacy Day!  This is a day advocates will join together, in a shared voice, to advocate for child care and early education.

To join us, email us.  
What's Happening
California 

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

Click here  to see all of the legislation identified of interest to our field. Below are a couple of highlights of the results from the recent Appropriations committees:

Assembly
Senate


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
SB 298 ~ Anna Caballero 
The End Child Poverty Act targets to end deep poverty in four years and to reduce child poverty by 50% in California by 2039 and would create a permanent framework via the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Taskforce whose strategic focus will be to set attainable targets and outcomes

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




CDE Updates

Contingency Funds Application Process
 
Dear Alternative Payment Program Contractors:
 
The purpose of this letter is to provide Alternative Payment Program (CAPP) contractors with information regarding the process to apply for contingency funds.
 
Pursuant to Education Code Section 8222.1, per the Budget Act of 2018, the California Department of Education (CDE) shall reallocate funds as necessary to reimburse CAPPs for actual and allowable costs incurred for additional services. A CAPP contractor may apply for reimbursement of up to three (3) percent of their contract amount, or for a greater amount subject to the discretion of the Department, based on availability of funds. Applications may be submitted as early as May 1, 2019, but no later than September 30, 2019. The CDE will approve or deny applications submitted pursuant to this section, but will not consider applications received after September 30, 2019, of the current calendar year for additional costs incurred during the 2018-19 fiscal year.
 
The CDE will distribute reimbursement funds for each approved application within 90 days of receipt of the application if it was filed between May 1 and July 20 inclusive of the current calendar year. Applications received after July 20 are not subject to the 90-day requirement for the distribution of funds. If requests for reimbursement pursuant to this section exceed available funds, CDE will assign priority for reimbursement according to the order in which it receives the applications.
 
Funds received by a CAPP contractor pursuant to this section that are not substantiated by the program's annual audit must be returned to CDE and are not subject to the appeal process.
 
The Contingency Fund Application, form CDNFS 1571, is now available at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/cd/documents/cdnfs15711819.pdf. Please note, this form cannot be submitted electronically, and must be received by the CDE no later than September 30, 2019.
 
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact me at 916-324-6611, or email JClegg@cde.ca.gov.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jordan Clegg, Staff Services Manager I
Child Development & Nutrition Fiscal Services
Fiscal and Administrative Services Division

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:
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
Upcoming CAPPA Events

Network and CAPPA Joint Annual Conference 2019
October 2-4, 2019
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

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.
Visit the Conference Web page   for more information.
Partner Updates
End Child Poverty Bus Tour
Before the state budget is finalized, we need parents, children, and communities across California to demand action on our child poverty crisis. California has more children living in poverty than any other state. One in five California children lives in poverty. That's almost 2 million children-with 450,000 of those children living in families trying to survive on less than $12,900 per year. But we also have the   End Child Poverty Plan : a comprehensive roadmap to end deep child poverty. Let's Pass the Plan.

The #EndChildPoverty Bus Tour launches Friday! 5/17-5/20: Chula Vista, LA, Pomona, Weedpatch, Fresno, Salinas, Oakland, Sacramento. Will you be with us? We can END deep poverty for 450K CA kids:  https://www.endchildpovertyca.org/ecp-bus-tour/

May Revision Maintains Funding for Child Care "Infrastructure" While Expanding Access to Care for Older Children

Subsidized child care allows parents with low and moderate incomes to find jobs and remain employed, but the high cost of care across California often forces parents to make difficult choices about who cares for their child while they go to work. Due to a lack of state and federal funding, in 2017 just 1 in 9 children eligible for subsidized child care and development programs in California were enrolled in a program that could accommodate families for more than a couple hours per day and throughout the entire year.

The Governor's May Revision maintains provisions included in the January proposal to invest $490 million General Fund in child care "infrastructure," split equally between a facilities grant program and a workforce development program, as well as $10 million General Fund for a comprehensive plan to increase access to the subsidized child care and development system. The May Revision expands upon the January proposal by proposing new investments that would increase access to subsidized child care for certain children. Specifically, the Administration:
  • Provides $80.5 million from the Cannabis Tax Fund to add spaces for school-age children. After certain administrative, regulatory, and research activities have been funded, remaining resources in the Cannabis Tax fund are to be directed to a number of programs and services, including youth-related drug education, prevention, and treatment. The Governor proposes using $80.5 million from the estimated $198.8 million available in the Cannabis Tax Fund to increase access to subsidized child care for income-eligible families with school-age kids to "keep these children occupied and engaged in a safe environment, thus discouraging potential use of cannabis." In a phone call with the Administration, it was noted that this level of funding would serve about 8,700 children.
  • Provides $40.7 million General Fund to implement a 12-month eligibility period for certain CalWORKs families. Currently, upon initial determination of eligibility, most families participating in the state's subsidized child care and development system establish a 12-month period of eligibility. However, CalWORKs Stage 1 child care, which is available to families newly enrolling in the welfare-to-work program, do not have this same benefit. The May Revision would extend 12-month eligibility to families participating in CalWORKs Stage 1 child care, which is intended to stabilize childcare for these welfare-to-work families. The ongoing cost is estimated to increase to $54.2 million General Fund in future years.
  • Provides $12.8 million in federal funds for a pilot emergency child care program. The May Revision creates a pilot program that would provide subsidized child care for families in crisis that are currently waiting for subsidized care in the Alternative Payment Program. The Speaker of the Assembly's Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education proposed a similar program in their recent comprehensive report.
Link to full article with excerpts about the CalEITC, CalWORKs, and Paid Family Leave.
Federal
Support Child Care for Working Families!

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. Yet, on average, millions of working families pay more for child care than they do for mortgage or rent, transportation, or even food every month. That's why it's critical to fund child care and early learning programs so all families can afford care. Tell your congressmembers to support the Child Care for Working Families Act and thank those who already have signed on!  

Governors Propose Nearly $3 Billion of Investments in Early Learning Programs

In 2018, a commitment to improving child care and other early childhood programs helped many gubernatorial candidates win election.  With significant majorities of Republican, Democratic, and independent voters supporting increased funding for early learning, it's no wonder that early childhood was a winning issue.  Now, those campaign promises are turning into action as governors unveil their budget proposals.  A Center for American Progress analysis of the latest budget proposals of governors from 49 states -as well as the mayor of Washington, D.C.-reveals that the nation's governors have proposed a combined $2.9 billion in new state funding for child care, preschool, and home visiting programs. This number is almost one-third of federal yearly spending on Head Start, and more than seven times that of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, demonstrating governors' strong commitment to improving early childhood programs.

CAP's analysis of governors' most recent budget proposals found that 32 governors and District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed a total of $2.9 billion in additional state funds for early care and education programs. Funding is proposed for a range of programs, such as expanding the number of families reached by home visiting programs; constructing new child care facilities; expanding full-day kindergarten; increasing the value and reach of child care subsidies; and more.



Of Interest