Issue #47                                                         November 27, 2017
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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

Joie Owen
Glenn County Office of Education

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. 
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
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 Links, Pleasanton

Teacher Assistant
International Institute of Los Angeles

Child Development Inc. is Hiring! See the Recruitment Flyer 
NEW! All new AP branding templates  from CAPPA's Branding Committee are now available for CAPPA members. 

Finding the Work Home Balance in Family Child Care

CAPPA Member Benefit
Constant Contact helps small businesses do more business! CAPPA members have access to Constant Contact email marketing system at up to 25% off.
Send emails, run promotions, and get feedback, all from one easy-to-use account. Email marketing can help you build stronger relationships with your clients, so they keep coming back. Need help? Constant Contact's award-winning coaches are just a phone call away to make sure you succeed. 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CAPPA every time you shop.  When you shop at , you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to CAPPA. 
If interested, you can also sign up for an Amazon Business account for free. This is similar to a Prime account and will give you free 2-day shipping. You can learn more  Here.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support! 
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!
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.

Support Our Field & Communications
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 Rick Richardson
Rick Richardson is the current President and CEO of Child Development Associates (CDA) in San Diego. Rick joined CDA in 2011, after retiring as a U.S. Army Colonel.
Through his 26 years of military career, Rick held a variety of positions including combat officer and strategic planner with two deployments to Iraq. He commanded military installations overseas which included supervision of military preschool, after school and family support programs and concluded his military career as Chief of the Plans Division United States European Command. Rick earned Master's Degrees from the prestigious U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies, Webster University, and the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.
Rick currently serves as the Board President of the California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA) and is an active member of the California Child Development Administrators Association (CCDAA). In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering as the head coach and team director of a local High-School and Middle-School Mountain Bike Racing Team and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix for over 5 years.

2017 Child Care and Early Education Survey

2017 Child Care and Early Education Survey 
In 2016, a child care and early education survey was put out to our field asking for data that would support field efforts to realize 12-month eligibility for families, an increase in the State Median Income (SMI) and an increase in funding for child care and early education.
In large part due to the data collected from our field, we were able to make those efforts a reality when the 2017-18 budget was enacted.  However, our work is far from over.
This year, the following partners  and Parent Voices, are again asking for your help in completing a survey that will allow us to collectively be strategic in our "asks" for 2018 and build upon the momentum we have experienced.
We would like to thank, in particular, Dr. Susan Savage of Child Care Resource Center, Dr. Susan Roll of Chico State University, and PhD Candidate Laura Pryor of Child Care Law Center for their input on survey design.
Additionally, based on your input from last year wanting to keep a copy of the survey for your records, click here for a fillable PDF file of the survey.

ECE Mapping Tool to Support Our Field

In recent years, the Early Childhood field has made huge strides in winning the hearts and minds of Californians and our policy makers. Yet, given how many stakeholder are working in this policy area, it can be challenging to connect organizations and efforts that seek to affect early childhood policy in the state.

GPG is excited to announce a tool to help better connect these organizations, with the hope of improving our collective ability to secure necessary policy changes and investments to strengthen California's Early Care and Education (ECE) system.

What's Happening
The legislature is currently on interim recess and will return on January 3rd, 2018. 

Interim Hearings that may be of interest:
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, INFORMATIONAL HEARING SUBJECT: Reducing Youth Incarceration and Setting a Path to Success and Sustainability
  • 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. 

The week of November 15th saw a release from the Legislative Analyst's Office of California's Fiscal Outlook as it stands in preparation and deliberation of the upcoming 2018-19 budget.  The 2018-19 Budget Process has now begun!

The near-term budget outlook is positive. Under our current estimates, the state would have $19.3 billion in total reserves (including $7.5 billion in discretionary reserves) at the end of 2018-19, assuming the Legislature makes no additional budget commitments. The Legislature can use discretionary resources to build more budget reserves, increase spending, and/or reduce taxes. We also estimate the Legislature will have $5.3 billion in uncommitted school and community college (Proposition 98) funds to allocate in 2018-19. We provide more detail on our estimates of Proposition 98 funding in a separate report accompanying this outlook.
The state has made significant progress in preparing for the next recession. To assess the longer-term budget outlook, we present two illustrative economic scenarios for fiscal years after 2018-19. Under a moderate recession scenario, the state has enough reserves to cover its deficits until 2021-22, assuming the Legislature makes no additional budget commitments. Additional budget commitments in the near term could cause the state to exhaust its reserves earlier in the next recession.

Below are links to the LAO report and shorter Health and Human Services and other areas.

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. 

New Criminal Background Check Resources for Child Care Administrators
The National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA) is pleased to announce the release of new and updated resources that support states and territories in the implementation of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program requirements on criminal background checks. These and other resources are available on the NCSIA Criminal Background Check Resources Web page . Furthermore, the Administration for Children and Families has created a Web page that includes guidance, webinars, and other resources on the CCDF program's criminal background check requirements.
As you are no doubt aware, criminal background checks are an issue of national interest and have been for several years. As stewards of public funds, we have a responsibility to protect the safety of children in child care and to reduce children's risk of harm. Parents have the right to be confident that their children's caregivers, and others who come into contact with their children, do not have a record of violent offenses, sex offenses, child abuse or neglect, or other behaviors that would disqualify them from caring for children. 
House Tax Bill's Child Tax Credit Increase Excludes Thousands of Children in Low-Income Working Families in Every State

The House Republican tax bill would increase the maximum Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the current $1,000 to $1,600 per child, but only some families would benefit. Republicans have highlighted this proposal as their plan's signature benefit for working families, but 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 12 million children in working families would receive less than the full $600-per-child increase in the credit (in most cases, much less).  Altogether, about 1 in 3 children in working families would either be excluded entirely or only partially benefit from the CTC increase.

Of Interest
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!  

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!  


CAPPA Budget & Advocacy Day
January 18, 2018
California Endowment 
Adelante Meeting Room
1414 K Street, #500
Sacramento, CA 95814
10:00am - 5:00pm 

CAPPA invites you to join us for our Budget & Advocacy Day!  
The day will begin with an expert panel sharing their input, reactions and top priorities on the 2018-19 Governor's Budget.  Confirmed presenters include: 
  • Kristin Schumacher, California Budget and Policy Center
  • Brianna Bruns, Department of Finance 
  • Sarah Neville-Morgan, California Department of Education, Early Education & Support Division 
  • Mike Herald, Western Center on Law & Poverty

We will then move into an orientation training about the legislative process and how to conduct visits with your representatives. 

In the afternoon, attendees will experience the legislative process 
first-hand by spending the 2nd half of the day at the Capitol participating in legislative visits, educating lawmakers and advocating to make child care and early education a priority.  

Schedule of Events
(You will receive a schedule, room assignments, and legislative advocacy packet when you check in.)
9:30am: Check in at the California Endowment- 1414 K Street,
               Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814

10:00am-11:45am: Opening remarks and budget panel discussions
11:45am-12:15pm: Legislative orientation  
12:15pm- 12:45pm: Lunch 
1:00pm-5:00pm: Legislative Visits