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
EESD/CDE, DSS & CCLD Updates
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Request for Applications for General Child Care and Development Program Expansion Funds
Fiscal Year 2018-19, Request for Applications California State Preschool Program Expansion Funds
October 26, 2018
October 25, 2018
October 8, 2018
Contractors must mail or deliver one (1) application packet with original signature, and two (2) copies to the ELCD by Thursday, November 8, 2018.
The form for reporting General Child Care data (CDNFS 9500) has been posted to the Child Development and Nutrition
California is eligible for a new federal grant opportunity administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Preschool Development Grant (PDG). The maximum amount a state can apply for is $15 million and the application is due November 6, 2018. Similar to the prior Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant, this is a Governor's application and it requires Governor Brown's
ignature in order to be submitted.
The CDE is pleased to announce the release of an Early Learning Career Lattice, which was recently approved by the State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care at its June 20, 2018, meeting.
August 28, 2018
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August 3, 2018
CDSS has scheduled a Public Hearing on September 19, 2018, to receive testimony on proposed regulations concerning Safe Sleep for infants in childcare facilities.
Learn more here.
August 1, 2018
Transfer of Families into a California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Stage 2 Child Care Program
November 2018 Featured Agency of the Month
a private, nonprofit organization, has been a cornerstone of the Watts Willowbrook area since 1987. Over the years Drew CDC has provided services to the underserved population of Service Planning Area 6 (SPA 6), with the greatest activity in the Watts-Willowbrook, Compton, and South Los Angles areas. These communities are areas that have routinely carried the burden of social, racial and economic disparity and injustice. Drew CDC was created in response to these challenges, and has since dedicated its time and effort to build the community connections and the high level of trust needed to deliver on its mission.
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CAPPA Member Benefits now available on the Members Only website:
CAPPA Member's Only website for more information on this and other benefits available to CAPPA Members.
Final CAPPA Branding materials added to the Member's only site. APP logo, one-pager and info graphic.
Team Building Activities to Motivate Early Educators
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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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During this season of thanks, we extend to you our sincere gratitude for your membership, support and the trust you have bestowed upon us.
We want you to know that CAPPA and the Children's Foundation are here to support you. We are here to provide you, and the families and children you serve, a voice in advocacy, a training and technical assistance resource, real time information, and a link to network and grow. We encourage you to get even more involved and to take advantage of what we can deliver.
But most importantly of all, we look forward to partnering with you and all organizations in unifying our strength in numbers and protecting the most valuable of services for working families and the child care and early learning infrastructures needed by our children.
So during this season of thanks, WE THANK YOU.
The CAPPA and Children's Foundation Board of Directors & Staff.
Our hearts go out to all those that have been devastated by the fires raging out of control in California.
It is with a heavy heart that we have been made aware that four employees of Valley Oak Children's Services in Butte have lost everything. A
account has been set up for these individuals.
The four individuals that have been devastated have dedicated their careers to supporting others in need and have continuously supported families. Please consider supporting them during this time of need.
Three major wildfires - Camp, Woolsey, and Hill - continue to engulf the state of California.
Below are other ways to donate or volunteer:
- American Red Cross workers have set up temporary shelters and food sites across the state. Donate to the efforts by visiting redcross.org or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donors can even specifically request their monies go towards California relief efforts by writing the specific disaster name in the memo line of a check made out to the organization.
- The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation supports the first responders fighting on the frontlines of the wildfires. They are currently requesting donations to put towards hydration backpacks for the firefighters.
- The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with United Way of Ventura County to collect donations for its its Disaster Relief Fund.
- Baby2Baby is working to get high-need items to children affected by the ongoing Camp, Hill, and Woolsey fires in California. Help them supply diapers, wipes, blankets, and other basic baby essentials to families in need by purchasing from their registry.
- Donate directly toDirect Relief, which helps provide resources to healthcare agencies and first responders in wildfire-affected areas across California. Tito's Handmade Vodkahas pledged to match all donations, up to $15,000.
- California Volunteers, a state office that manages volunteer programs in California, has created a list of services and donation options to help victims affected by the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires. Use this list to find information about making donations and volunteering.
If you know of other efforts where we can direct donations,
let us know
. We need to support each other during these times.
Tony Thurmond is announced winner for race for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
On Saturday, Assemblyman Tony Thurmond won the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Although there are still probably about 1.5 million votes to be counted in the race, Thurmond's opponent noted in a press release to be down by over 150,000 votes and noting "there is nothing in our analysis of the remaining votes that would indicate that we can come back and win this election."
On Twitter, Thurmond posted, "I want to thank the voters of CA for electing me to serve the 6 million students of CA. I intend to be a champion of public schools & a Superintendent for all CA students. I want to thank Marshall Tuck for his gracious call to congratulate me & wish me well. Time to get to work!"
The final outcome of the above and all elections require county elections officials to report their final results to the Secretary of State by December 7, 2018. Then the Secretary of State will certify the results by December 14, 2018.
As of now, both the California state Senate and Assembly have secured supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature.
Two-thirds majorities will allow Democrats to raise taxes, override gubernatorial vetoes without a single Republican vote, and suspend legislative rules if needed.
In Washington, Democrats took over the majority in the House of Representatives, but Republicans gained ground in the Senate and preserved some key state governorships. Declared House Minority Leader in the House of Representatives will again be Nancy Pelosi.
DPR's Integrated Germ Management Training Course Is Now Available!
By: Christina Vredevoe, Senior Environmental Scientist, CDPR
Cold and flu season is here! Do you use antimicrobial products, like bleach and disinfecting wipes, to keep those germs out of your center? Did you know that you have to complete annual Healthy Schools Act training when using antimicrobial products in child care centers? Your facility's designated IPM Coordinator is also required to take the annual training. The training requirement applies to all child care centers except family day care homes.
To help with the annual training requirement, the Department of Pesticide Regulation offers free, online training courses on our School & Child Care IPM website. We offer four courses for different levels of training, including a brand new course, "Integrated Germ Management." The new course was created based on feedback from child care providers and others whose pesticide use at their schools is limited to antimicrobial pesticides, such as sanitizers and disinfectants. All of the training courses are available online and as a DVD group training kit.
For fact sheets and more information about the Healthy Schools Act, antimicrobial pesticides, integrated pest management, and available training courses, visit our School and Child Care IPM Program page at
For questions, or to request a free group training kit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Charge Early Childhood Template for Public Comments
Our friends at CLASP have put together some very helpful resources for all of us to participate and send our comments during the public charge open comment period. Submitting organizational and individual comments is crucial as its a way to make our voices heard and make it clear that immigrant children and their families could be greatly affected if this proposed rule is finalized.
More background and action items:
On October 10, the long-anticipated "public charge" proposed rule was published in the federal register for a 60-day comment period. The rule proposes to expand the forms of public assistance that are counted in a "public charge" determination, which may be used to deny individuals entrance to the United States or lawful permanent residency. It establishes standards for income, health, age, and English language proficiency for immigrant families seeking long-term stability. If enacted, the rule would make immigrant families afraid to seek programs-such as Medicaid and SNAP-that keep children and families healthy and fundamentally change who we are as a nation.
This proposal will have a major impact on millions of young children in immigrant families.
Please find attached template comments written especially for the early childhood field. We ask that you modify these comments to reflect your unique perspective or expertise and have included prompts in the template for you to do that. The
Protecting Immigrant Families
campaign is using a sector-based strategy for generating a large number of unique comments in opposition to this rule. Template comments are being written from the perspective of 40+ different sectors. If you receive more than one template for commenting, we encourage you to use the template or sections of the templates that are most relevant to your expertise or perspective. By law, every unique comment must be read and considered by the federal government. Public comments must be submitted to the federal register by December 10th.
Reports on Child Care for Parents in Education and Training & Work Requirements
The Urban Institute has released two research products as part of their Bridging the Gap project which focuses on elevating the child care needs of parents seeking education and training.
Significant proportions of adults in the major safety net programs are parents, and to get good jobs, many low-income parents need to improve their skills.
- But low-income parents often have trouble finding quality, affordable child care that meets their needs-and federal child care subsidies are often not available for low-income parents seeking education and training given the competing needs for the funds.
- Policymakers can better meet the child care needs of low-income parents by continuing to invest in child care subsidies for parents in education and training, building on the growing awareness of families' child care needs, designing workforce programs to minimize child care challenges and expand support for parents in education and training, and facilitating connections between workforce development and child care systems.
Local Workforce Development Boards and Child Care,
presents findings from interviews with five local workforce development boards that have undertaken efforts to address child care barriers. It provides information on the structure of each site, how child care fits into their vision, how they help families with their child care needs, which partners they work with, and more.
EHS-CC Partnership Funding Opportunity Announcements
The following funding opportunity
announcements for the Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership Grants have been posted. All applications are due by November 30, 2018.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $140 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start - Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships or through the expansion of Early Head Start (EHS) services. ACF will solicit applications from public entities, including states; private, nonprofit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations; or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility requirements for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act. Interested applicants may email EHS.CCPartnerships@acf.hhs.gov for additional information.
Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership Grants
ACF announces the availability of approximately $6.1 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income, migrant and seasonal infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships or through the expansion of EHS services. ACF will solicit applications from public entities, including states; private nonprofit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations; or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility requirements for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act. Interested applicants may email EHS.CCPartnerships@acf.hhs.gov for additional information.
American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership Grants-
ACF announces the availability of approximately $4.1 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income American Indian and Alaska Native infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships or through the expansion of EHS services. ACF will solicit applications from public entities, including states; private nonprofit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations; or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility requirements for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act.Interested applicants may email EHS.CCPartnerships@acf.hhs.gov for additional information.
Regional Technical Assistance Trainings-Fall 2018
Valley Oak Children's Services
Child Care Links
Community Connection for Child Care- Kern County Supt. of Schools
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!
This series will offer a variety of Hot topics for the field and ALL staff are encouraged to attend.
If you would like to add any topics to the agenda, please let us know!
Best Practices Session (10:00am-11:45am):
- 12-month initial and recertification - Do you still have questions?
- Provider Reimbursements
- Where are you with direct deposit?
- Digital signatures
- Moving towards a paperless work environment
- How to strengthen communications between parents and providers
- Lunch (11:45am-12:15pm)
- CAPPA Political Update and Election Discussion (12:15pm-1:00pm)
- Peer-to-Peer Networking Session (1:00pm-2:00pm):
This portion of the agenda will allow attendees to share their successful strategies, tools and ideas.
CAPPA Audit Training, in partnership with CDE
December 5, 2018
University of Phoenix-
CAPPA, in partnership with the CDE Audits and Investigations Division, will be delivering a training for our field focused on auditing. There will be a training from CDE on auditing changes and requirements, as well as a training from a CPA on how agencies should be preparing and complying with the different requirements.
Presentation from CDE Audits and Investigations Division
The California Department of Education's Audits and Investigations Division will provide an overview of federal and state requirements that apply to agencies administering the child development programs including cost allowability, audits, and certified public accountant selection.
Presentation from Michelle R. Elder, CPA, Elder Accountancy
How agencies should be preparing and complying with the different requirements. This portion of the training will cover audits and internal controls as applied to the contractors.
**Lunch will be included.**
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All New Early Learning & Child Care Webinar Series for 2018!
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Topic for November 2018:
Team Building Activities to Motivate Early Educators
Holly Elissa Bruno, educator, best selling author, international keynote speaker, online radio host
As an early childhood leader, motivating your staff is essential to ensure they feel valued and work as a cohesive team. During this webinar, we will discuss simple activities to add to your team building toolbox. Use them when running professional development sessions, at staff meetings or when inducting new teachers. These activities stimulate communication and foster working relationships, as educators collaborate, problem solve and laugh together.
to see more details, topics and to register for the all new 2018 series.
The 2010- 2017 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,
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.
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