CAPPA's 2017-18 Board of Directors
CAPPA is excited to announce to the field, our 2017-18 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
Amanda Al Fartosi
Community Resources for Children
Siskiyou Child Care Council
Central Valley Children's Services Network
San Mateo 4Cs
Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County
Denyne Micheletti Colburn
EESD/CDE, DSS & CCLD Updates
October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017
Subject: Digital Applications
October 10, 2017
October 3, 2017
September 29, 2017
September 28, 2017
September 27, 2017
September 26, 2017
Revised Regional Market Rates
September 22, 2017
Enrolling Children with Exceptional Needs into Part-day California State Preschool Programs
September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017
Topical Input Sessions related to development of the Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan for Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) expenditures and other Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) quality improvement (QI) expenditures will take place on October 5, 2017.
August 11, 2017
Subject: Revised Family Fee Schedule
October 2017 Featured Agency of the Month:
Community Resources for Children
Community Resources for Children (CRC)
is a nonprofit, community-based organization providing resources for the early care and education of children in Napa County. Established in 1978, CRC serves more than 4,300 people annually by supporting families in need of child care and by promoting quality early learning environments for children ages 0-5.
In addition to the Alternative Payment Program, CRC administers the Resource and Referral program for Napa County and promotes quality early learning through a variety of programs.
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Child Care Links, Pleasanton
Children's Council of San Francisco
Child Action, Inc. Sacramento
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, North Valley Family YMCA
YMCA Metropolitan Los Angeles
Child Development Inc. is Hiring! See the Recruitment Flyer
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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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- If you have news to share or an event you want added to CAPPA's website Calendar, email us!
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|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 Jasmine Tijerino
While attending college, I worked for San Francisco City & County Human Services Agency in the Medi-Cal division doing administrative work. I took on an internship later at a local non-profit in San Mateo County. While there, I was offered a part-time position to do eligibility for Healthy Families, Medi-Cal, and the county's ACE program for adults. I then graduated from Cal State East Bay with B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Social Services. It became time for me to pursue a full-time job. I went to work in my first AP position at San Mateo 4Cs in the Fall of 2009, where I have worked for the last 8 years. I started as a Bilingual Family Eligibility Coordinator, moved on about a year and half later to an Intake Lead position where I did that for about 3 years. In March of 2014, I began my current role as the AP Program Manager overseeing the subsidy programs.
I have a passion for helping others. I am fulfilled in seeing parents and families find stability in their lives. I enjoy working in the AP field where I have had and continue to be a part of helping families navigate the subsidy program and access services to meet their daily needs to be able to work or go to school and at the same time their children are able to be in a safe and learning environment. My motivation to take a step to join the CAPPA board was to further my involvement in the work to help make the program better for families through public policy and advocacy. I am enjoying this opportunity to also work along with other great leaders in the field.
In additional to the professional part of my life, I am also a mom to 3 amazing young children. I have 2 sons, 8 and 6 years old, and a 2-year-old daughter. I, like other parents, have had the experience of having to find child care providers to care for my children when they were small and when my boys needed after school care. I am fortunate to work in the right field and agency that really helped me through this process. Apart from my professional and family world, I enjoy spending my time going to the gym, cooking, and traveling.
The deadline for Gubernatorial action on legislation passed on October 15. All in all, this year yielded some very positive results for families and chilren. Below are some highlights from the past couple weeks:
Click here to see the upcoming calendar of legislative deadlines and other field meetings. CAPPA is offering to host a field calendar to help us all better coordinate our conferences, trainings, and meetings. If you would like to add to the calendar, email CAPPA.
Sign the Petition Today!
It is Critical that you Respond Now
The California Child Development Administrator's Association (CCDAA) is requesting that the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) pause the recommendations from the Advisory Panel on the Child Development Permit Matrix. Many of the recommendations would dramatically increase the already existing hardship of finding qualified staff NOW and the ability of operators to pay equitable wages.
A number of years ago the CTC increased requirements for child development permits with no coordination with the Legislature, to provide additional funding to compensate staff for higher qualifications. As a result, teachers with substantial college training, mostly females, have continued to be denied living wages. We cannot allow this gross inequity and equal pay injustice, to occur again!
Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing CCDAA at
or calling the office at 916-443-5919.
Understanding the Recently Enacted 2017 State Legislative Housing Package
The California Budget & Policy Center today (October 17, 2017) published a new post by Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin on our blog, California Budget Bites.
California's housing affordability crisis was a primary focus of the California Legislature in 2017, culminating with Governor Brown signing into law a historic "housing package" of 15 bills, passed on the last day before the legislative session adjourned. This new set of bills represents the most significant state-level action addressing housing since the elimination of redevelopment agencies in 2011. Though in recent years state policymakers have frequently discussed the urgent problem of rising housing costs, they had previously failed to reach agreement on how the state should respond, making this year's success noteworthy.
This blog post summarizes the new policies put in place by each of the 15 bills in the housing package and follows our earlier analysis of key strategies included in the package, as well as our analyses of housing costs and housing cost-burden throughout California...
Child care systems are complex, and good information can help make it easier to manage and improve those systems. Our Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) has developed resources that provide practical information and support to help Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators and their teammembers strengthen the early care and education workforce and improve coordinated monitoring.
National Survey of Early Care and Education Briefs
SCBC has published six short summary briefs with information from the National Survey of Early Care and Education, which queried 12,000 families and many home- and center-based child care programs (6,000 home-based providers, 5,600 classroom staff, and 8,200 program directors). The
provide useful data to inform state and local planning and implementation efforts:
Coordinated Monitoring Tool
SCBC, in cooperation with the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, has developed an implementation tool for those focusing on coordinated monitoring. This tool,
Mapping the Early Care and Education Monitoring Landscape
, is designed to help state and territory leaders review current early care and education (ECE) monitoring systems as they evaluate opportunities for alignment and integration. The tool was designed as an implementation companion to the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation's publication,
Coordinated Monitoring Systems for Early Care and Education
. It has seven sections:
1. Who Is Monitoring ECE Providers?
2. What Is the Role of Child Care Licensing in Various Monitoring Systems?
3. Standards: What Is Monitored?
4. Tools and Procedures: How Is Monitoring Conducted?
5. Qualifications, Training, and Oversight: How Are Monitoring Staff Supported?
6. What Data Systems Are Used in Monitoring?
7. What Are Some Next Steps?
As always, these and other resources related to child care systems are available on the
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2017 Joint Network and CAPPA Annual Conference
I CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE THE 21-DAY THANK YOU PLEDGE
Our closing speaker from our joint conference last Friday truly inspired many that heard her message.
Karen inspired all to simply breath and take a moment to be in the moment; to be kind to yourself.
She also spoke about her 21-day challenge, to send a thank you to someone for each of the 21 days. CAPPA staff are taking this challenge. And to kick us off, but it is not going to count towards our 21-days, is to say THANK YOU to each of you for what you do each day, for the change you bring to the lives of others, and to having chosen our field to dedicate your life and talents.
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!
November 6, 2017- Fairfield
November 16, 2017- Redding
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
- 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!
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.
to see more details and to register for the all new 2017 series.
October 2017 Webinar:
Social Media & Marketing for Child Care Providers
During this webinar, we will discuss how to use social media marketing to attract clients, retain clients, and build a top reputation in your community. We will discuss how to set up, maintain, and establish safety precautions and protocols for using social media networks. Participants will learn how social media networks can help create positive buzz about their child care program.
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,