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CAPPA's 2017-18 Board of Directors
CAPPA is excited to announce to the field, our 2017-18 Board of Directors:

Rick Richardson
Child Development Associates

Vice President

Karen Marlatt
Valley Oak Children's Services


Beth Chiaro
Child Care Resource Center 

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 

Tina Barna
Choices for Children

Abby Shull
YMCA Childcare Resource Service 
Amanda Al Fartosi
KinderCare Education

Jeanne Fridolfs
Community Resources for Children
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

Denyne Micheletti Colburn


November 2017 Featured Agency of the Month
The Chicano Federation, celebrating its 48th anniversary, was founded in 1969 to improve the quality of life for families and children throughout San Diego County. Its mission is to provide empowering opportunities for our diverse community.

In its early years, the Federation was led by a tireless group of advocates dedicated to the advancement in civil rights and civic participation by Latinos. Today, those strong roots empower the Chicano Federation to serve diverse populations through a variety of programs aimed at helping low-income families and individuals access vital and often life changing services. Programs include affordable housing, child nutrition, child development services, including a Head Start program, infant and toddler program, home visitor program, preschool program, and an HIV monitoring program in partnership with the Federal Center for Disease Control. 
Click HERE to read more. 
October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017
Subject: Digital Applications
October 10, 2017
October 3, 2017
September 29, 2017
September 28, 2017
Webinar: Budget Act of 2017: 
Implementation of
12-month Eligibility 
September 27, 2017
MB 17-14
12-month Eligibility  
September 26, 2017
Revised Regional Market Rates 
September 22, 2017
Enrolling Children with Exceptional Needs into Part-day California State Preschool Programs
September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017
Topical Input Sessions related to development of the Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan for Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) expenditures and other Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) quality improvement (QI) expenditures will take place on October 5, 2017. 
August 11, 2017
Subject: Revised Family Fee Schedule 
Job Openings

Is Your Organization Hiring?

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Non-members will be charged a fee of $75.
Please email us your posting!

Child Care Links, Pleasanton

Teacher Assistant
International Institute of Los Angeles

Child Development Inc. is Hiring! See the Recruitment Flyer 
Finding the Work Home Balance in Family Child Care

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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. 
  • Click here to see the calendar.
  • If you have news to share or an event you want added to CAPPA's website Calendar, email us!
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Become a CAPPA Monday Morning Update Partner!

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 

You can also make a donation to CAPPA and CAPPA Children's Foundation HERE.
The Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), Taxpayer Identification Number is 
03-0521444. Your generous donation is tax deductible.
Meet the Board Member
With the California Legislature on recess, we are pleased to take advantage of this time to introduce a new segment in our Monday Morning Update: "Meet the Board Member". Here at CAPPA, our biggest strength lies in our Board and Membership, and we look forward to sharing more about each of our individual board members for the next coming weeks.
This week: Meet Martin Castro 
Martin Castro was appointed President & CEO of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) in July 2000. The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is a statewide organization, serving five (5) California counties with 33 service locations and over 800 employees. The annual budget exceeds $50,000,000. Martin Castro has been employed with MAOF since 1979 with a five year break in service while he pursued opportunities in Washington D.C. Mr. Castro's responsibilities include administering government and private sector funded projects and management and administrative duties for the organization. Mr. Castro has spearheaded the organization's restructure through growth and program expansion.
Prior to his appointment, Martin served as the Administrator for the Kern County branch of MAOF. Before rejoining MAOF in Kern County, he served as a Project Management Specialist with the National Council of Senior Citizens in Washington, D.C. from 1986 to 1991. In 2003, Martin was named one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in the nation by Hispanic Business Magazine. Martin Castro was also one of seven outstanding community role models recognized by Assemblymember Ed Chau in 2013 for their invaluable service and contributions to their local community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles and the California Alternative Payment Program Association. He served as Board President for the California Alternative Payment Program Association from 2015-2017 and in October 2017 was presented with a resolution from Assemblymember and Speaker Anthony Rendon for his services. Mr. Castro has dedicated numerous years of service in California towards supporting vulnerable families and children. He is a graduate of California State University, Bakersfield and Bakersfield Community College and lives in Montebello with his wife and daughter. 
What's Happening
The legislature is currently on interim recess and will return on January 3rd, 2018. 

Interim Hearings that may be of interest:
  • Thursday December 7, 2017 - Select Committee on Housing Affordability for the Middle and Working Class: SUBJECT:The Housing Needs of Employees in Metropolitan and Urban Areas
Click here to be directed to the Senate Committee Hearings Daily File.
Click here to be directed to the Assembly Committee Hearings Daily File. 
CAPPA Public Policy Principles: Partnering in 2017-18
The California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA) will set policies and take actions on issues based on securing the most advantageous outcomes for working families and children.  We are committed to working collaboratively towards greater access for parents to choose early care and educational programs that best support family stability while leading to greater academic outcomes for our earliest learners.  We believe the best outcomes for parents and children are achieved when delivery of services is provided via California's 40 plus year mixed delivery system.
Click here to read our 2017-18 public policy priorities.

In an effort to expand and broaden collaborative efforts, we would like to share the public policy principles of our partners, as well. We are pleased that there is an organic process unfolding wherein the field has come together and is staying together to realize and achieve better outcomes for families and children.

Below find the policy principles of some of our partners:

Please email us HERE if you would like us to share your policy principles in subsequent updates. 
2017 Legislative Victories for California Families
(A message from the Child Care Law center)
We are happy to share our   
California blazed new trails this year, creating better prospects for families and a brighter future for children.
Among these legislative wins are:
  • Parental leave for three million more new parents
  • Child care for parents taking ESL and GED courses 
  • More diapers for low-income families
Thank you for your work. Our strength is grounded in our ability to work together.
Watch for our update in the new year about policies going into effect January 1st, 2018. 
24 Bills Signed!
(A message from the Western Center on Law & Poverty)
October 15th marked the Governor's deadline to sign or veto bills passed by the California Legislature this year. We are delighted to report that 24 bills that Western Center sponsored or co-sponsored have been signed - including an unprecedented package of housing bills aimed at addressing the state's affordable housing crisis; ending the public shaming of students with unpaid school meal debt; protections for immigrants; and the elimination of fees charged for youth in home detention programs. Read more here, or 
New Estimates Show How Far the Benefits of the House Tax Bill Tilt to the Wealthy
by Esi Hutchful
Last week, Republicans in the US House of Representatives released their proposed tax legislation, a bill that would significantly change the federal tax structure in ways that predominantly benefit the wealthy and large corporations.

In the latest in a Budget Center series on emerging federal tax proposals and their implications for California, State Policy Fellow Esi Hutchful discusses new estimates from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy regarding the impact of the House tax bill. These estimates show that both nationally and here in California, the wealthiest households would receive a disproportionate share of the proposed tax cuts, with this disparity growing wider over the next decade. 


With the state legislature on Interim recess, our attention and focus has turned to the federal government. Of particular interest is the Child Care  for Working Families Act, introduced by Senator Patty Murray  (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate education committee. This bill aims to be a comprehensive early learning and child care bill with the goal of increasing access and affordable, high-quality child care for working families across the country. 

The bill, 
S. 1806
, was introduced on 9/14/17 and has been referred to  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, where it is currently at in the legislative process.

As highlighted in Senator Murray's press release, the main tenants of the bill are as follows:
  • Establish a new federal-state partnership based on Medicaid to provide high-quality, affordable child care from birth through age 13;
  • More than double the universe of children eligible for child care assistance, and increase the number of children who could receive such assistance by more than 13 times the current amount;   
  • Provide incentives and funding for states to create high-quality preschool programs for low- and moderate-income 3- and 4-year olds during the school day, while providing a higher matching rate for programs for infants and toddlers, who are often harder and more expensive to care for
  • Increase workforce training and compensation, including by ensuring that all child care workers are paid a living wage and early childhood educators are provided parity with elementary school teachers with similar credentials and experience;
  • Improve care in a variety of settings, including addressing the needs of family, friend, and neighbor care and care during nontraditional hours to help meet the needs of working families;
  • Build more inclusive, high-quality child care providers for children with disabilities, and infants and toddlers with disabilities, including by increased funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; and
  • Help all Head Start programs meet the new expanded duration requirements and provide full-day, full-year programming.

Test for the bill can be found by clicking 
A fact sheet can be found HERE.
A press release can be found HERE.

New Data Reveal 250 Preschoolers Are Suspended or Expelled Every Day 
By Rasheed Malik
The Center for American Progress analyzed new data from the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health, finding that an estimated 50,000 preschoolers were suspended at least once. Prior research has found that the effect of this phenomenon is frequently connected to race. A report by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights showed 48 percent of preschoolers receiving multiple out-of-school suspensions were African American children. But this number doesn't begin to account for private preschools. CAP finds that, across all types of settings, the average school day sees roughly 250 instances of a preschooler being suspended or expelled.

These disciplinary rates are particularly shocking since suspending and expelling young children has not been shown to produce positive behavioral results. Quite the opposite, such practices have even been discussed as the first stage in a preschool-to-prison pipeline. By shifting preschools away from destructive approaches to discipline and toward research-informed best practices, the preschool-to-prison pipeline could be refashioned as a preschool-to-college pipeline. Research shows that when teachers are supported with adequate resources and evidence-based training, preschool can help young children build crucial social-emotional skills, such as sharing and taking turns, playing games, and coping with a range of emotions.
Click here to read more. 

1 in 7 Children Will Be Excluded from House GOP CTC Increase
The House Republican tax bill would increase the maximum Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the current $1,000 to $1,600 per child, but not every family will see that benefit.
It would completely exclude 10 million children whose parents work for low pay - about 1 in 7 of all U.S. children in working families, including thousands of children in every state.
Another 13 million children in working families would receive less than the full $600-per-child increase (in most cases, much less).
Altogether, 1 in 3 children in working families would either be excluded or only partially benefit from the CTC increase.
Our state-by-state data shows the thousands of children left behind in almost every state - nearly 25 percent of all children in working families.


Of Interest
California Department of Education:
Webinar Announcement: FY 17-18 CSPP RFA

This is a message from the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Education and Support Division (EESD).
The EESD will host a webinar on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to provide information on completing the fiscal year (FY) 2017-18 California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Request for Applications (RFA).
The following documents will be referred to during the presentation: 
These documents can also be accessed on the California Department of Education CSPP Web page at
It is recommended to have printed copies for each participant to refer to during the presentation.
Topic: California State Preschool Program Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Date and Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:00 am, Pacific Standard Time
Event number: 662 936 784
Event password: 145323
Event registration/address for attendees:
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Upcoming Events 

CAPPA & Children's Foundation 
Fall Regional Technical Assistance Trainings
Hosted by CAPPA Member Agencies
CAPPA member agencies, with the support of CAPPA & Children's Foundation, have put together a series of Informational and Networking Sessions that will be coming to a region near you!  
November 16, 2017- Redding 
December 5, 2017- Costa Mesa
December 15, 2017- Stockton
12-month Eligibility Determination/Redetermination 
Policy & Procedures Discussion
During this group discussion, we will:
  • Review the webinar that was recorded by CDE on September 28th 
  • Review Management Bulletin 17-14: 12-Month Eligibility
  • Share best practices and policies on implementing 12-month eligibility (bring your samples or email ahead of time so they can be sent out to the group)
12:00pm-12:30pm- Lunch (provided)  

CAPPA Public Policy Discussion: 
Now that 12-month Eligibility is a reality- what is next for
  • CalWORKs
  • Eliminating the hold harmless sunset
  • Rate restructuring
  • Full inclusion on a mixed delivery system and that values all provider types
Peer to Peer Networking Session
Come prepared with your questions!  

ALL NEW! 2017 Early Learning & Child Care Webinar Series 

Build or Add to Your Center Resource Library!
This is Your Opportunity to Receive Professional Development in a Format Convenient to You. 
CAPPA Children's Foundation, in partnership with MCT Technology, brings you an ALL NEW Series of trainings, all for one low price per center or program location. View the webinar series and be connected without ever leaving your location. This is a fabulous opportunity to train your staff on the most requested child care topics for 2017 at an affordable price in an incredibly convenient format. 
Click Here  to see more details and to register for the all new 2017 series.
November 2017 Webinar:
Finding the Work Home Balance in Family Child Care
Balancing work life and family is very difficult for many providers. It can be tough to keep your home life and work life separate, in terms of the space, your personal time and the needs of your own family. Work -life balance means something different to every individual, but this webinar will provide tips to help you find the balance that's right for you.

The 2010- 2016 series' are still available for purchase. Purchase the 2010, 2011 and 2012 webinar CDs for 50% off!! 
For more information or to view past topics,  Click Here.