"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #45                                                                  November 5, 2018
CAPPA's monthly "Featured Agency" segment will highlight amazing work being done by Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) child development contractors throughout the state of California. From border-to-border, APPs support working families and children with services to support self-sufficiency, stability of children in child care, and a host of services coordinated to help break the cycle of poverty.  Many APPs also have been called on to serve as a community life-support of information and resources during natural disasters.  We are pleased to continue this tradition and bring focus to the untapped potential that is the 40 plus year APP community-based system. 

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November 2018 Featured Agency of the Month 
Drew Child Development Corporation

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. 
Drew CDC is an organization dedicated to the education and well-being of at-risk children in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Services for children and families were initially administered by the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, but in 1987, the Drew Child Development Corporation was established as a separate organization to more specifically target the needs of children and families. The agency administers a comprehensive array of services to 10,300 children and their families annually.
Program Services
Each year, Drew CDC serves 10,300 children and their families by preparing children for school by providing a safe and stable environment for them to learn through our early childhood centers, promoting the mental health of young children and their families through in-house and linked programs and therapies, and strengthening the family unit by promoting family resiliency and preservation.
  • Early Childhood Education Six Centers, Endless Opportunities:
    The Education Division's six Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centers services are structured to provide culturally sensitive and, developmentally appropriate activities that promote children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.
    In 2016, Drew CDC implemented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into the Creative Curriculum currently being used. Staff has been trained by the foremost STEM Early Childhood Educator, Dr. Susan Wood, Director of the Children's Center at Caltech. STEM is based on the Constructivist Learning Theory which is a philosophy in which learning is an active process and learners construct new ideas or concepts based upon their current/past knowledge. The learner selects and transforms information, constructs hypotheses, and makes decisions, relying on a cognitive structure. The cognitive structure (i.e. schema, mental models) provides meaning and organization to experiences and allows the child to go beyond the information given.
  • Subsidized Child Care Affordable and Accessible:
    Subsidized Child Care Affordable and Accessible High quality child care is the foundation for a great educational future. We believe that a family's income should not be a barrier to good child care. Through Drew CDC's Subsidized Child Care Program, we help families access affordable, quality care which is administered by the California Department of Social Services and the California Department of Education. Servicing children through age 12 (and up to 21 years for children with exceptional needs or severe disabilities).
  • Mental Health and Child Welfare Healthy Families and Healthy Communities:
    Drew CDC's Mental Health and Child Welfare Programs are comprised of two distinct, but inter-related programs: Mental Health and Wraparound. Together, these three programs provide clients with highly trained professionals focused on achieving and maintaining overall family functioning and optimal mental health. Regardless of the point of entry, consumers have access to any of our three programs (depending on their specific needs).
  • Child Care Bridge Program:Drew CDC has been selected to provide trauma-informed care training to the cohort of Trauma Informed Care Advisors throughout Los Angeles County.  The training includes, but is not limited to, infant and toddler development, the effects of trauma on healthy childhood development and research-based, trauma-informed best care practices.   Child care providers will also receive coaching to assist them in applying trauma-informed best practices with children in foster care.
**A Big thank you to Darrell Hills,  Director, Child Care Subsidy Programs for the submission! **
Quick Links
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
October 31, 2018
Upcoming CDE Webinars:
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
Fiscal Services (CDNFS) web page.
September 27, 2018
Input Opportunity for Federal Preschool Development Grant Application
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
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
August 24, 2018
August 21, 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
MB 18-05:
Transfer of Families into a California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Stage 2 Child Care Program
MB 18-04:
Homeless Children and Youth
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Team Building Activities to Motivate Early Educators

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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.
If you have news to share or an event you want added to CAPPA's website calendar, email us!
What's Happening
November 6th General Election is TOMORROW - PLEASE VOTE!!

Tomorrow, voting will decide our next California Governor, a four-year term but realistically the outcome could carry over for eight years.  All 80 assembly seats and 20 senate seats are up.  Candidly, many of the seats based on the voter registration in the district are considered "safe".  However, there still a handful that are not and you need to vote!

California is holding elections for one U.S. Senate seat, 53 U.S. House seats, governor and eight other state executive positions, 20 of 40 state senate seats, and all 80 state assembly seats. Two state supreme court justices and 50 court of appeals judges must stand for retention.   

  • California's 25th Congressional District: Incumbent Rep. Steve Knight (R) faces nonprofit executive Katie Hill in a what The Los Angeles Times called "one of the most fiercely competitive congressional races in the country." California's 25th is one of 25 Republican-held U.S. House districts that Hillary Clinton (D) won in the 2016 presidential election.
  • California's 10th Congressional District: Incumbent Rep. Jeff Denham (R) faces venture capitalist Josh Harder (D) in his bid for a 3rd term. The Cook Political Report, Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball, and Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rate this race a "Toss-up."
  • California's 39th Congressional District: Navy veteran Gil Cisneros (D) faces former state legislator Young Kim (R) in the election for thirteen-term incumbent Rep. Ed Royce's (R) U.S. House seat. In the 2016 presidential election, the district backed Hillary Clinton (D) by a margin of 9 percentage points and it is one of ten Republican-held districts in California to be targeted by the Democratic Party.
  • United States Senate election in California: Five-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) faces state Sen. Kevin de León (D) in the general election for U.S. Senate in California. This is the second consecutive U.S. Senate race in the state without a Republican competing in the general election. De León raised $1.3 million compared to Feinstein's $15 million-which includes $8 million in self-funding-through June.
  • California Governor: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and businessman John Cox (R) are running for governor of California. Former President Barack Obama (D) has endorsed Newsom, and President Donald Trump (R) has endorsed Cox in the race.
Democrats  captured a two-thirds supermajority in the 2016 elections when they expanded their majority from 26-13 to 27-13.
To take control of the chamber in 2018, Republicans need to gain eight of the 11 Democratic-held seats that are up for election. Republicans need to gain one seat to break the Democrats' supermajority. In April 2018, a recall campaign was launched against Sen. Josh Newman (D), threatening the Democratic supermajority ahead of the 2018 elections. He was recalled on June 5, 2018, and Ling Ling Chang (R) was elected to replace him.

Elections for the office of  California State Assembly  will take place in 2018. A  top-two primary  election took place on June 5, 2018, and the general election will be held on November 6, 2018. The candidate filing deadline was March 9, 2018. The filing deadline for write-in candidates was May 22, 2018. [1]  All  80 Assembly seats  are up for election in 2018. California state assembly members serve  two-year terms , with all seats up for election every two years.

Click here to see the propositions on the November 6th ballot.
Click here to see a certified list of candidates that will be on the November ballot.
CALMatters Election Guide - An election? We prefer to call it a job interview.
Click here to find your voting location and early drop off locations.
Partner Updates
Two Days Left to Defend Vulnerable Immigrant Children's Safety, Wellbeing
The Trump Administration has proposed a regulation that would detain immigrant children indefinitely and expand the harmful practice of jailing families. This follows earlier harm to immigrant families including babies ripped from their parents' arms at the border, children locked away in makeshift "tent cities," and preschoolers afraid to go to school for fear their parents won't pick them up at the end of the day. The public has less than a week to speak out against the change to the Flores agreement. Please join CLASP in opposing it!

Click here to read more.
Click here to read Who Would Be Harmed by Trump's "Public Charge" Proposal?
Click here to submit your comment.  

Webinar:  Early Childhood Education and Public Charge

On October 10, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was published in the Federal Register, outlining the administration's intent to dramatically change the meaning and application of "public charge" provisions in immigration law. This proposal could harm the health and wellbeing of millions of children and families and is of great concern for young children's development and the early childhood field as outlined in this Q&A.

On November 7, from 3-4pm ET, CLASP staff will provide an overview of the proposed public charge rule, its potential impact on young children, and explain how the early childhood field can support immigrant families and take action during the public comment period.

Click here to register.
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.
An interactive, online report, the 2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children's Well-Being delivers a current and comprehensive picture of children's health, education, and welfare in every one of California's 58 counties. This report provides county-level data mapping, tracking key indicators of child well-being across counties, over time, and by race and ethnicity.

Data that has been suppressed due to small sample size or large margin of error, or data that is unavailable is in gray.

Click here to use the tool.
The 2006 California Early Care and Education Workforce Study, conducted by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) and the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, provided an in-depth portrait of the center-based and licensed family child care workforce across the state and regionally. Yet 12 years after this study, California lags behind a majority of other states when it comes to the status of its workforce data, and the absence of an updated statewide survey or a statewide workforce registry creates numerous challenges to the implementation of evidence-based decision making.
For advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders seeking information about the workforce, there is a demand for data in the interim. 
This brief directs stakeholders to three more recent, though not comprehensive, sources of information about the California early childhood workforce: 1) local workforce data sources from three counties; 2) annual federal data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; and 3) California-specific data drawn from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education.
Health Resource Spotlight: Emergency Preparedness Manual for Early Childhood Programs

The Problem 
By law, child care programs must have a disaster plan to keep children and staff safe in an emergency. However, developing one can be complicated.  

One Solution 
The newly updated Emergency Preparedness Manual for Early Childhood Programs, developed by the National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW).  
Providers in centers and family child care homes can use this tool to develop customized emergency plans for their programs. The manual is a workbook-style document that includes information on:  
  • National requirements and recommendations for child care emergency preparedness 
  • The three phases of emergency planning: Preparedness, Response and Recovery 
  • Different types of emergencies (e.g., hurricane, wildfire, intruder, etc.)  
  • The various responses to an emergency: evacuation, shelter-in-place, lockdown 
The manual has a collection of tip sheets, worksheets and checklists which - step by step - walk a provider through the process of developing an emergency plan. Topics include:  
  • Emergency Preparedness Self-Assessment 
  • What Types of Emergencies Could You Experience? 
  • Whom to Consult in Your Community When Making Your Plan 
  • Establishing Your Communication Procedures 
  • How to Build an Emergency Kit 
  • Reunification Procedures 
The manual from the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) also has links to many other resources.  

Of Interest
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Upcoming CAPPA Events 
Regional Technical Assistance Trainings-Fall 2018

November 8th
Children's Home Socierty
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.**
Interested in Sponsoring this Event?    Learn more here.

Register Today for an Entire Year's Worth of Training!

All New Early Learning & Child Care Webinar Series for 2018!

Build or Add to your  Resource Library!
This is Your Opportunity to Receive Professional Development in a Format Convenient to You.

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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