"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
Issue #41                                         October 14, 2019
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October 2019 Featured Member Agency
supportive serv Supportive Services, Inc. was the first "parental choice" Alternative Payment Program established in Fresno, California on November 5, 1976. The agency is contracted with the California Department of Education to provide subsidized child care to over 4,000 children whose parents reside in Fresno County. In addition, the agency has administered various child development contracts over the course of 43 years. Presently, we administer CAPP, C2AP, and C3AP contracts.
The agency provides assistance on a non-discriminatory basis extending equal treatment and access to services for children, parents and providers. The agency's ability to offer a maximum level of support is due to the longevity of our exceptional staff. Many employees have been with the agency a minimum of ten years; supporting the mission of CDE to offer 'continuity in services.' Our parents love to see familiar faces!

Supportive Services, Inc. has also had the pleasure of serving as the lead agency for the Fresno Area Child Development Consortium for 29 years. The agency offers a venue to collaborate with various community-based organizations including school districts, subsidized/non-subsidized providers, community colleges, universities, social service agencies and businesses to establish partnerships in meeting the diverse needs of the families of Fresno County.

Recently, Supportive Services, Inc. had the opportunity to host the end of the year luncheon for the Fresno Area Child Development Consortium in which Dr. Joseph Martinez was honored for his invaluable years of service to the Central Valley prior to his retirement in July 2019. It is hard to image that 43 years ago we began as a three-person operation with a goal to uplift the 80 children enrolled on our program; to now 30 staff and growing, and thousands of children in Fresno County thriving due to the funding and support of the CDE's APP programs.
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CAPPA Member Shout-Outs
4th Annual Champions for Children Luncheon

CocoKids celebrated 43 years of service to children and families across Contra Costa County at the 4th Annual Champions for Children Luncheon last September 19th.
With close to a hundred and fifty guests, CocoKids celebrated their work
benefiting children and their families over the past year and thanked their many supporters and partners for their continued support of their mission which is to champion and advance quality childcare and early education. The luncheon featured keynote speaker Vicki Hoefle, who spoke about raising fearless, resilient, independent, and self-sufficient happy human beings. Other speakers included childcare provider Khulood Jamil, who shared her story on how CocoKids helped her navigate the challenging but very fulfilling field of child care over the past 20 years, and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine Eastin, honorary chair of the event who highlighted the importance and impact of quality early childhood education on the East Bay community.

Pictured: Keynote Speaker Vicki Hoefle
Pictured: John Jones (Executive Director of CocoKids), Vicki Hoefle (Keynote Speaker), & Khulood Jamil (Provider/Speaker)
Pictured: Candy Duperroir (Resource & Referral Manager), Letty Quizon (Director of Development & Communications), Delaine Eastin (Honorary Event Chair)
Pictured: John Muir Health (Platinum Event Sponsor)
Pictured: John Muir Health (Platinum Event Sponsor)

Pictured: Nicolas Gutierrez (Board Member), Letty Quizon (Director of Development & Communications), & Barbara Moreland (Board Member)
Pictured: CocoKids Event Staff
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CAPPA Member Only Benefits
CAPPA Member Benefits now available on the Members Only website:
Best Practices
CAPPA would like to support you with more samples of Best Practices being used in the field.  Currently, we host a number of SAMPLE Best Practices in our online library
Visit the Member's Only website to view today!

Just added to the Member's only website are two AP 101 webinars on Enrollment; 
Enrolling Clients into the CalWORKs Program and  Enrollment Overview: 
Welcome to the Alternative Payment Program .

Visit the  CAPPA Member's Only website  for more information on this webinar series and other benefits available to CAPPA Members.  
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
Management Bulletin 19-07: Continued Funding Application Fiscal Year 2020-21
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Two-Day Fiscal Training for Center-Based Contractors.   Additional information regarding location details and how to sign up for these trainings will be forthcoming
Job Openings

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Child Care Subsidy Coordinator
The Resource Connection

Public Affairs Manager
California Head Start Association
Colusa County Office of Education

Director of Alternative Payment Programs
Hively (Formerly Child Care Links) Alameda County

Solano Family and Children's Services

International Institute Los Angeles

Manager Early Childhood Special Education
Napa County Office of Education
Children's Council San Francisco  
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.
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What's Happening

Yesterday was the final day for Govenor Newsom to act on legislation for the 2019 year.  In his final action, the Governor vetoed many bills he noted that may have high cost pressures.  Unfortunatley, many of his final actions will put more burdens on working families and those struggling with homelessness and poverty.  Below are the final outcomes since last Monday of some high profile bills.
For all, while legislators are back in their districts, please make it a priority to educate them about your programs, families and children served, ideas for better delivery of services, etc.  

While on recess, informational hearings may be scheduled throughout the state that may be of interest.  

Monday, October 21, 2019
  • ASM  Higher Education Oversight Hearing (Medina, Chair) 1:30pm - State Capitol Rm 437
    • CSU Quantitive Reasoning Admission Proposal
Wednesday, October 23, 2019:
  • ASM Governmental Organization and Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Joint Hearing (Gray, Limon, Chairs) 10:00am - 12:00pm - Chapala Event Center
    • The Role of Nonprofits in Emergency Preparedness 
Thursday, October 24, 2019:
  • SEN Select Committee on Social Determinants of CHildren's Well-Being (Mitchell, Chair) 10:00am - Holman United Methodist Church, Los Angeles
    • Past, Present, and Future: Immigration in Los Angeles and California's Investments in Immigrant Children
Click here to see calendar of field events/interests and legislative hearings and deadlines.  If you would like something added to the field calendar, click here and submit details.
                           Profiled Bill  of the Week!

AB 48 - Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell
K-12 and Community College Facilities Bond

Assembly Bill 48 Will Provide $15 Billion to 
Ensure Schools are Safe and Updated

Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill 48:

"AB 48 gives voters the opportunity to support our preschools, K-12, community colleges and universities with a facilities bond measure on the March statewide ballot.

School facilities set the tone for the school day. Students are more motivated to learn when their schools are safe and modern. This bond will provide funds to rehabilitate our classrooms and construct career technical education/vocational education facilities to ensure our high school graduates are prepared for jobs in the modern economy. This bond is about investing in our students' and California's future.

I would like to thank the Governor for his support of this bond and for recognizing the impact that school facilities have upon student achievement."

Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell represents the 70th Assembly District, which includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.

Link to AB 48 text.
Link to full press release.
Governor Gavin Newsom Signs 18 Bills 
to Boost Housing Production

Signs SB 330, major legislation to remove
local barriers  to building more housing.
Signs AB 1763 to incentivize affordable housing density.
Signs package of bills to ease construction of accessory dwelling units.
Legislation builds on urgent action undertaken by the 
Administration to tackle California's housing affordability crisis.

Building on the state's historic actions and investments this year to tackle the housing affordability crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed 18 bills designed to help jumpstart housing production. Included was SB 330, major legislation aimed at removing local barriers to housing construction and speeding up new development.

"Since taking office in January, my Administration has been urgently focused on California's housing affordability crisis," said Governor Newsom. "The high cost of housing and rent is putting the squeeze on family budgets, and our housing shortage threatens our economic growth and long-term prosperity."

"In 2019, California has taken urgent action to address this challenge. We've invested more in new housing than at any point in our history, and we have created powerful new tools to incentivize housing production. Now, we are removing some key local barriers to housing production. This crisis has been more than a half century in the making, and this Administration is just getting started on solutions," added Governor Newsom.

October 9, at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, the Governor signed SB 113 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, which will enable the transfer of $331 million in state funds to the National Mortgage Special Deposit Fund, and establishes the Legislature's intent to create a trust to manage these funds to provide an ongoing source of funding for borrower relief and legal aid to vulnerable homeowners and renters. This follows the Governor's proposal  in August to provide a new, sustainable, ongoing source of funding for legal aid for renters and homeowners through local nonprofits, and builds on the state budget's additional $20 million in legal assistance to help California renters fight unjust evictions.

Link to full press release with full list of bills signed.
2020 Election Information
Information on Upcoming Initiatives

November 2020 Eligible Statewide Ballot Measures 

1840. (17-0044, Amdt.#1)
Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors. Initiative Statute. )

1851. (17-0055, Amdt.#1)
Requires Certain Commercial and Industrial Real Property to be Taxed Based on Fair-Market Value. Dedicates Portion of Any Increased Revenue to Education and Local Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Link to initiative page.

Attorney General Information: Initiative and Referendum Proposals Pending Review By Attorney General

The following are initiative that are active measures:
Upcoming Senate, Assembly, and Presidential Elections:

Largest School Bond In California History Will Be On March 2020 Ballot

California's March 2020 primary ballot will ask voters whether to approve the largest school bond in the state's history.

If approved, the $15 billion bond Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday would fund construction and modernization projects at all levels: preschools, K-12, community colleges and the UC and CSU systems.

It's the largest school construction bond in the state's history. And it's a sharp shift from former Gov. Jerry Brown, who sought to pay down bond debt and oppose or reduce new bonds for school, housing and water projects.

Brown declined to address this specific bond when asked about it  in a recent CapRadio interview. But he did point out that bond and pension debts must be paid before regular state spending - "come hell or high water."

Link to full article.
2019-20 State Budget Update
2019-20 State Budget Information

Click here to see the 2019-20 Budget materials, details and reference documents.
2019-20 Federal Budget Update
House would fund child care for 300,000 more children - Senate proposes to cut 40,000 instead

The House and Senate have proposed investing dramatically different amounts into the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). The House has proposed investing an additional $2.4 billion in the program while the Senate has proposed a $25 million increase. The House's proposal would provide an additional 301,000 children with child care assistance while the Senate's proposal would cause 40,500 children to lost child care subsidies because the $25 million increase is lower than inflation. This factsheet is our state-by-state analysis of the number of children served by these starkly different CCDBG investments.

Link to article.
Link to fact sheet.

2020 Budget Proposal Would Underfund Health, Job Training, Education Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee proposes to cut  2020 funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education by  $2.7 billion below the 2019 level in inflation-adjusted terms, even though the President and Congress agreed this summer to increase overall non-defense discretionary (NDD) funding for 2020.

Moreover, the bill increases funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), so other priorities that the bill funds - including helping families afford child care and improve their children's opportunities, strengthening workers' skills, improving health and education, and administering Social Security - face a cut of nearly $4.3 billion after adjusting for inflation, which would worsen shortfalls in some areas that already face serious funding gaps. The House, which provided a larger share of its overall increased funding for NDD for 2020 to Labor-HHS-Education programs, offers a far better approach.

This cut, along with the bill's increase for NIH, means that it underfunds a wide range of programs that improve the quality of life for millions:
  • Child care and Head Start. The bill ignores the need for substantial additional investments in early learning, reducing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Head Start by nearly 2 percent ($104 million for CCDBG and $196 million for Head Start) relative to the 2019 level in inflation-adjusted terms. Child care should be an investment priority, especially because current funding falls  well short of need. Only about 1 in 6 children who qualified for child care assistance under federal eligibility rules in 2015 received it due to funding shortfalls, and in 2017 the program assisted 450,000 fewer children than in 2006.

  • Family planning. The bill would cut funding for Title X family planning by over 2 percent, after adjusting for inflation. Coming on top of many previous years of cuts, it would leave Title X funding 25 percent below the 2010 level, after adjusting for inflation. Also, whereas the House-passed Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill would block the Trump Administration from implementing its February 2019 regulations excluding many qualified safety net family planning clinics from Title X, the Senate bill doesn't address the issue. These regulations likely would significantly reduce access to essential family planning and other health care services for low-income women and men.
  • K-12 education. The bill would cut funding for one of the largest federal sources of K-12 funding - Title I for disadvantaged students - by $388 million or more than 2 percent after adjusting for inflation. Education funding for students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act would also face a cut in inflation-adjusted terms.
  • Job training. The bill would continue the trend of underinvesting in job training by reducing funding for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act job training grants for states and localities by over 2 percent, after adjusting for inflation. The total cut since 2010 would grow to 22 percent in inflation-adjusted terms.
  • Social Security Administration (SSA). The bill would cut SSA's operating budget by $270 million or more than 2 percent, after adjusting for inflation. SSA's operating budget fell by nearly 11 percent between 2010 and 2019 in inflation-adjusted terms, even as the number of beneficiaries grew by 17 percent. This disinvestment has forced the agency to close field offices, shorten office hours, and shrink its staff, undermining customer service as costs and workloads grow.
Link to full article.
Upcoming Events
Regional Technical Assistance Trainings-Fall 2019

October 29, 2019- Weed (Siskiyou County)
Siskiyou Child Care Council
170 Boles Street
Weed, CA 96094
Hosted by Siskiyou Child Care Council 

November 4, 2019- Los Angeles
Crystal Stairs
5110 W. Goldleaf Circle, Suite 150
Los Angeles, CA  90056
Hosted by Crystal Stairs, Inc.

November 13, 2019- Concord (Contra Costa County)
1035 Detroit Avenue, Suite 200
Concord, CA 94518
Hosted by CocoKids
November 18, 2019- Fresno
Central Valley Children's Services Network (CVCSN)
1911 N. Helm Ave
Fresno, CA 93727
Hosted by Central Valley Children's Services Network (CVCSN)

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):
  • Discussion on Unpredictable and Intermittent Income
  • Review of Variable Work Schedules
  • Review of Broadly Consistent
  • Clarifications on Continuity of Care
  • Conversation on 12-Month Regulations:
    The 12-Month Eligibility Regulations are nearing the end of the comment period. The next draft of the regulations are anticipated to be out by these TAs.
Lunch (11:45am-12:15pm)

CAPPA Legislative Update (12:15pm-1:00pm)
During this portion of the agenda, we will discuss CAPPA's Legislative Proposals for 2020.

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.

Click here to add your logo to the growing list above.
Partner Updates
California needs a master plan for early childhood 

Ad vocates, leaders and researchers have been waiting for a long time to have an early childhood champion in the governor's office.

Now we finally have one. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the new California Legislature have a historic opportunity to put families first this year - something politicians all say they want to do.

Gov. Newsom committed a   $2.5 billion-dollar total investment in early childhood in the 2019-20 budget, focused on the whole child, and composed of new one-time funds and ongoing funding. That is something we should all be praising.
The big question is: What should we do next and how? There are too many working families on waiting lists for childcare, early learning providers don't receive enough public funds to provide the best care for our families and teachers are paid poverty-level wages. Too many children are not getting the health services they need to give them the best start in life.  

The Newsom administration is asking us to have a master plan to solve all these issues first  before making any long-term funding commitments like reforming California's reimbursement rate system, paying higher salaries to early learning teachers, providing universal pre-K or comprehensive health services.

An independent team of researchers and experts will develop an actionable plan  based on current and previous research reports by October 2020.  A 27-member Early Childhood Policy Council - comprising diverse stakeholders from across the state, including childcare providers, parents, legislators, advocates, and experts in the field - is also being established to review and implement this plan.

Link to the full article.
Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods

This snapshot shares the latest data - for the nation and each state - on children growing up in high-poverty areas. It also singles out two important factors, geographic location and race and ethnicity, that shape a child's risk of living in concentrated poverty. The document ends by outlining recommended moves that leaders can take to help families in these communities thrive.

Key Takeaway:  Hometown disadvantage: 12% of kids nationwide are growing up in a high-poverty area.

Living in areas of concentrated poverty - and missing out on safe and healthy opportunities to learn, play and grow - is a reality for more than 8.5 million kids in America today. Policy, business and philanthropic leaders must act now to boost housing options and spur economic growth for the families who call these communities home.

Link to the full report.
National News

In recognition of Children's Health Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a memorandum of understanding to further support efforts that reduce lead in drinking water at schools and child care facilities.

The commitments made in this MOU are expected to provide safer and healthier environments for children across the country.

"In accordance with Children's Health Month, this administration is forging an important new partnership to reduce childhood lead exposure in schools and child care facilities," EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said. "This MOU supports the Lead Action Plan and brings together more than a dozen partners across the government and private sector to enhance our efforts to test for and address harmful lead exposure."

The new MOU provides a framework for a coordinated approach between more than a dozen critical partners across the federal government, tribes, water utilities and the public health community. One existing effort that is further supported by the MOU is EPA's 3Ts - training, testing and taking action - for reducing lead in drinking water in school and child care facilities.

Link to full article.

Nearly a quarter of all U.S. undergraduates (4.3 million students, 22 percent) are parenting, and more than half (55 percent) of them are single parents. Yet few schools have prioritized the needs of student-parents. A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which was prepared at the request of Senators Patty Murray and Tammy Duckworth, looks critically at the experiences of undergraduate student-parents and makes recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education for improvements in serving them. This report was released at an event on Capitol Hill where the report's findings were placed in context by student-parents-who shared their lived experiences-and college officials who serve them.

The report looked at student-parents' characteristics and their participation in the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program and other federal programs that support students. It also examined student-parents' awareness of a federal financial aid provision that provides a dependent care allowance as a part of their cost of attendance.

The average age of student-parents is 33, and 71 percent are female. Student-parents are more likely to be Black or Latinx, and less likely to be Asian or White, as compared with undergraduates overall. The report highlights a critical gap in outcomes for student-parents: after 6 years, 52 percent of student-parents left school without a degree, compared to 32 percent of all other students. 

To promote student-parent success, schools must identify and provide needed financial, emotional, and logistical supports such as child care services. The GAO calculated an 82 percent persistence rate among students participating in the CCAMPIS program. CCAMPIS participants paid a median rate of $160 a month for child care, which was significantly lower than the average of $490 a month for all students with child care expenses. Unfortunately, CCAMPIS is too small to meet the needs of all student-parents; among the schools they surveyed, the GAO found substantial waiting lists for care at CCAMPIS program sites.

Link to full article.
Interesting Reads

PG&E cut power to 513,000 customers in Northern and Central California early Wednesday morning, including more than 141,000 in the Bay Area. The utility said it's the first in a series of preemptive power shutoffs aimed at reducing the risk sparking wildfires amid gusty winds and dry conditions. More shutoffs across the East and South Bay are expected to start around noon today.

On Tuesday afternoon -  two years to the day after the deadly North Bay firestorm erupted - PG&E announced  it planned to cut electricity for up to 800,000 customers across its service area beginning Wednesday.

The first phase of shutoffs began just after midnight and included the northern part of PG&E's service area and parts of Sonoma, Solano, Marin and Napa counties in the Bay Area. The second phase, which will include portions of the rest of the Bay Area counties except San Francisco, will affect 234,000 customers and will start around noon today. The third phase would include the southernmost area and is still being determined.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s unprecedented power shutdown will keep more than 130,000 students - at a minimum - out of school this week as red flag conditions and high winds bear down on Northern California, and the state's largest utility attempts to keep from sparking another catastrophic wildfire.

More than 320 schools in 19 counties, including Sonoma, Napa, Contra Costa and Alameda, shut their doors Wednesday or announced they would be shutting down Thursday, a population roughly the size of the city of Santa Clara, according to a CalMatters tally. The closures represent one front among many being impacted in this era of climate-fueled natural disaster.

Link to full article.

LAUSD has the largest distribution of free or reduced-price meals in California - and it's increasing. About 80% of students are served the breakfasts or lunches. Last year, the district provided 120 million meals, or 720,000 per day.

The numbers of Los Angeles children who need the meals have been rising sharply in recent years. In 2015-2016, 72.4% or 405,338 LAUSD students qualified for the free or reduced price meals, according to a 2017 Food Research Action Center report. 

"We have the highest participation of students who are served breakfast in the classroom," said Monica Garcia, a member of the LAUSD School Board. "Also, most of our schools (75%) are in the Community Eligibility Program, where all students get all meals without charge." 

Other California counties also are experiencing high rates of students who depend on the meals: 74% of students in Fresno County and 71% in San Bernardino County. In each of these districts, Latinos make up the majority of the student population.  

Link to full  article.
California's first surgeon general: Screen every student for childhood trauma

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has an ambitious dream: screen every student for childhood trauma before entering school.

"A school nurse would also get a note from a physician that says: 'Here is the care plan for this child's toxic stress. And this is how it shows up,'" said Burke Harris,  who was appointed California's first surgeon general in January.

"It could be it shows up in tummy aches. Or it's impulse control and behavior, and we offer a care plan. Instead of reacting harshly and punitively, every educator is trained in recognizing these things. Instead of suspending and expelling or saying, 'What's wrong with you?' we say, 'What happened to you?'"

Burke Harris has dedicated her career to changing the way society responds to childhood trauma, which research has shown affects brain development and creates lifelong health problems.

Link to full  article.
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