"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #48                                                              November 26, 2018
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2018-19 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 
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
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Request for Applications for General Child Care and Development Program Expansion Funds
October 31, 2018
MB 18-11:  Fiscal Year 2018-19, Request for Applications California State Preschool Program Expansion Funds
Contractors must mail or deliver one (1) application packet with original signature, and two (2) copies to the ELCD by Thursday, November 8, 2018.
September 24, 2018
The form for reporting General Child Care data (CDNFS 9500) has been posted to the Child Development and Nutrition
November 2018 Featured Agency of the Month 
Born out of the ashes of the Watts Uprising, Drew Child Development Corporation,
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. Click Here to learn more.

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Growing Place
Infant Child Enrichment Services

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc.
International Institute Los Angeles

Pomona Unified School District- Child Development 
Children's Council San Francisco
Child Care Coordinating Council, Inc. of San Mateo County 

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Team Building Activities to Motivate Early Educators

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Field Happenings!
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If you have news to share or an event you want added to CAPPA's website calendar, email us!
What's Happening
Monday December 3, 2018, the Senate and Assembly will convene at noon to kick off the 2019-20 legislative session.

From EdSource:  Tony Thurmond names second in command at California Department of Education
Lupita Cortez Alcalá currently runs California Student Aid Commission

Tony Thurmond has named a veteran California education administrator as his chief deputy superintendent in his first act as state superintendent-elect of public instruction.

In January, Lupita Cortez Alcalá, 45, will return to the California Department of Education, where she was an administrator for a dozen years, including deputy superintendent of instruction and learning support. For the past three years, she has served as executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, which provides $2 billion in Cal Grants and other forms of state college aid to 400,000 students. The commission is in the middle of a major effort to reorganize and streamline operations, which Alcalá has led.

Like many of the students whom the commission helps, Alcalá and her siblings were English learners and the first in their family to attend college in the U.S. She moved from Mexico to the San Diego area when she was 3 and holds a bachelor's degree in political science from UC San Diego as well as a master's degree in planning administration and social policy from the Harvard University School of Education.
In a statement Tuesday, Thurmond praised Alcalá's "deep and comprehensive experience of 20 years in California education policy" and added, "I know that she will be a champion for every California student, working closely with me to improve public education at every level."

Alcalá will be the first Latina chief deputy superintendent, the second in command at the education department. In her first stint at the department, she was director of legislative affairs, serving as the point person with the Legislature before becoming deputy superintendent of instruction. She worked closely with the State Board of Education to implement the state's new academic standards, including the Common Core state standards in English language arts and math and new English language development standards for English learners. She also oversaw the rollout of the $500 million Career Pathway Trust Grants, a massive initiative to expand career technical education in high schools.

Alcalá "listens to staff and stakeholders before making decisions, and understands what it takes to run a big agency and how to build relationships and partnerships," said Keric Ashley, the current deputy state superintendent of the Performance, Planning and Technology Branch, who will be retiring next month.

Alcalá also ran the department's charter school division, which administers grants for charter schools and oversees charter schools approved by the state board. She "worked hard and effectively to address the many challenges it faced at the time. It's easily one of the toughest divisions in the department to manage," Eric Premack, executive director of the nonprofit Charter Schools Development Center, said in a statement. "Lupita is smart, well-rounded, politic and knows how to work with diverse views to make complex bureaucracies run."

Alcalá serves on the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and was its chairwoman from 2015 to 2017.

Alcalá will face twin challenges of running and rejuvenating the Department of Education, which must clarify its role for both supporting and holding districts accountable in the evolving era of local control. Gov. Jerry Brown did not appreciably increase the department's budget during his last eight years in office.  An analysis of the department in the Getting Down to Facts research project concluded that the department was understaffed and underpaid, making it difficult to attract and keep key personnel.

The state board must approve Alcalá's appointment. There are currently two deputy chief superintendents, Glen Price and Michelle Zumot.

Partner Updates

November 19, 2018 - PRESS RELEASE: State Poverty Task Force Issues Plan to End Deep Child Poverty

SACRAMENTO - The state Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force issued a  concrete plan today to end deep child poverty in California in just four years when fully implemented , affecting 450,000 children. Key elements of the plan include guaranteed childcare and early childhood education for children in poverty aged 0-8, a targeted child tax credit, and increasing enrollment in critical existing services through expanded outreach and improved technology.

The action plan would also reduce overall child poverty in California by 50 percent over 20 years, affecting 1.9 million children each year.

Click here to read the full press release.
Click here to read the full report.
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.
First, the brief,  Work Requirements, Education and Training, and Child Care , may be of interest given the recent conversation about work requirements across federal programs. This brief includes:
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.
Their report,  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.
Of Interest
Upcoming CAPPA Events 
Regional Technical Assistance Trainings-Fall 2018

November 29th
Valley Oak Children's Services

December 7th
Child Care Links
December 11th
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
  • Technology 
    • 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-  Sacramento
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.

Click Here 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, Click Here.
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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