Issue #37                                                        September 11, 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 


Trudy Adair- Verbais
Santa Barbara County Education Office

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

August 11, 2017
Subject: Revised Family Fee Schedule 
July 26, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
Manual Letter EAS 17-05 includes revisions to the CalWORKs regulations as a result of the repeal of the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule.  These amended regulations are effective June 19, 2017.
Manual Letter EAS 17-06 includes revisions to the CalWORKs regulations regarding eligibility for pregnant women.  These amended regulations are effective July 1, 2017.
July 6, 2017

S ubject: State Median Income(Initial Certification) 
Subject: Graduated Phase-Out (Recertification) 
Subject: Updated Income Rankings
September 2017 Featured Agency of the Month!
Central Valley Children's Services Network
Central Valley Children's Services Network (CSN) is the premier source for child care resource and referral services in Fresno County. For over 40 years, CSN has proudly provided early support services for parents; child care providers and children that help meet our mission of "Improving the quality of care for all children of the Central Valley." At CSN we understand that quality child care goes beyond meeting the licensing requirements; it enhances the social, emotional, intellectual, physical, linguistics, and creative development of a child. CSN considers children to be our most precious resource; deserving of the most optimal care possible.  We want parents with child care needs to be informed about what quality child care is and the programs that we provide aim to help!
 Click HERE to read more.
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OPPOSE AB 1250 - Sign on today

In the final legislative days of session, legislation is being pushed through that can have a devastating impact on working families and children, medically fragile individuals and others that rely on public services for supports.  


The legislation,  would put restrictions and burdens on counties from contracting out services such as child care, mental health crisis services, wraparound services, adoptions, residential care and more.  Further, AB 1250 would require that if a county were allowed to contract out, that each contractor would have to furnish salaries, benefits, any claim information, independent contractor information in addition to a host of other requirements.


CAPPA is in opposition to this legislation as it has the potential to devastate the families and children we support.   AB 1250 could take away the child care contract from the APP contractors in 36 counties that deliver the CalWORKs Stage 1 child care and require the respective counties to take it back.  This requirement does not come with a financial guarantee to the families that currently receive support from an existing nonprofit that their placement and stability won't be jeopardized.  


CAPPA further opposes AB 1250 as there are amendments in process for submission. Because the legislative year wraps up next Friday, September 15, 2017 the deadline does not allow for a true public conversation of the existing bill language in print nor the proposed pending amendments.  The families and programs that will be harmed via  AB 1250  will not be heard.


Because we are aware that this communication will be received by many that are nonprofits or individuals but are not APP nonprofits, we have put the link below into a format wherein you can edit and make your own.  Then when you sign, your unique message will also go to every member of the legislature.  


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CAPPA

CLICK HERE to oppose AB 1250 to ensure that your voice is being heard!

By filling out the above form and clicking "SIGN", your information, along with the AB 1250 opposition letter, will automatically be emailed to all members of the California Senate and Assembly. 
What's Happening
Upon adjournment of session this Friday, September 15 will begin the interim recess for legislators.  That means that all 120 legislators will go back to their districts until January 3, 2018.  

The following bills are still active with their final outcomes to be determined by Friday.  It is anticipated that all will pass the legislative process and be enrolled to the governor.
  • AB 273 (Aguiar- Curry) - Child care services: eligibility. This bill would include in the area relating to need, as a requirement that may be satisfied for purposes of eligibility, that the family needs the child care services because the parents are engaged in an educational program for English as a second language learners or to attain a high school diploma or general educational development certificate. 
  • AB 1106 (Weber) -  This bill will allow allocated monies to support working families with child care, to be distributed over a longer period of time.  Additionally, the proposal will allow active military personnel to not have their basic housing allowance considered as part of their income when they apply for a child care subsidy.  (CAPPA sponsored bill) 
  • AB 603 (Quirk- Silva) - The bill would require on or before July 1, 2019, an alternative payment program to establish a program of electronic banking for payments made to licensed or license-exempt child care providers that have a contract with that alternative payment program, as provided. This bill would require APPs provide written and/or electronic notice to a child care provider of any changes to reimbursement. 
Next Monday or as soon as the available, legislation enrolled to the governor will begin to show up on the governor's homepage.  When that happens, we will share with all of you the process wherein you can send your own support and/or oppose positions directly to him.

Below are links to other organizations that are tracking legislation that may be of interest to you.  
Click here   to see all of the legislation that has been identified to be of interest to our field. You can find fact sheets and sample letter templates when available. On this page, CAPPA also will be noting legislative hearings of interest to our field.  To track and/or review legislation or to create your own tracking list,  click here.
To access the Senate Daily Files,  click here.
To access the Assembly Daily Files,  click here.
To watch live coverage of the Assembly and Senate click here.

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. 

Policy Choices Can Help More Midwage Workers Share in Economic Gains

Again this year, Labor Day presents an opportunity to reflect on the advances and challenges for California's workers and their families. This Labor Day brings a measure of good news for the state's lowest-paid workers: recent increases in the state's minimum wage helped to boost their earnings significantly. However, earnings for midwage workers have declined or stagnated in recent years despite a growing economy, pointing to the need for state policymakers to do more to strengthen economic security for the middle class.

California's lowest-earning workers - those with hourly earnings at the 10th percentile of the wage scale - have made substantial gains in recent years. These workers experienced a 14.3 percent increase in their inflation-adjusted hourly wages between 2006 - the year before the Great Recession began - and 2016, likely reflecting recent increases in the state minimum wage. In fact, the lowest-paid workers saw a larger gain in their hourly wages over this 10-year period than the highest-paid workers - those earning at the 90th percentile - after adjusting for inflation. These trends show that raising the state's minimum wage has worked as intended by improving economic outcomes for low-income workers.
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A Blueprint for Child Care Reform
by: Katie Hamm and Julie Kashen
The United States can do better for the millions of families struggling with the high cost of child care. Prioritizing child care puts families first and helps children succeed in school and life. It's an investment in our education system and our future workforce and is one the country cannot afford to ignore. This report outlines a progressive vision for child care reform that guarantees financial assistance on a sliding-scale basis for middle- and low-income families with children ages 12 or younger and children with disabilities up to age 18. CAP and Make It Work propose child care reform that meets the following benchmarks:
  • Lower child care costs for low-income and middle-class families to 7 percent of income through a sliding scale.
  • Provide flexibility to accommodate complex work schedules by increasing availability of care for nontraditional hours and allowing parents to choose the care of their choice in a center or home.
  • Increase options for parents by addressing child care deserts and bolstering licensed care in underserved communities.
  • Invest in high-quality programs by promoting quality standards and fair compensation and giving providers the resources and the supports to improve.
  • Expand opportunities for school-age children by providing access to after-school care, summer programs, and care for children with disabilities.
  • Improve compensation for child care providers by setting a floor of self-sufficiency and creating parity with K-12 teachers.
  • Create more well-paying care jobs in the care industry by expanding the supply of child care providers and increasing pay.

New Resources From the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance
The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) 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) requirements. These and other resources are available on the  ECQA Center Web page .
Program Standards
National Program Standards Crosswalk Tool
The Head Start Program Performance Standards1 and Child Care and Development Fund Regulations, both issued in 2016, are now included in the National Program Standards Crosswalk Tool. The Crosswalk Tool is designed to help states and territories that are developing and aligning program standards for licensing, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and prekindergarten programs to search and compare the content of several sets of national standards (e.g., Head Start, accreditation, Caring for Our Children).
Child Care Licensing 
Developing and Revising Child Care Licensing Requirements
Having clearly written, research-based, measurable licensing requirements is the first step in protecting children from health and safety risks and in promoting quality care. Licensing requirements-supported by monitoring, enforcement, and technical assistance (TA)-provide protection through prevention and reduce risks to the health, safety, and well-being of children in care. This new document presents steps for developing and revising child care licensing requirements
based on several states' successful practices.

Designing Family-Friendly Consumer Education on Child Care
This new brief provides research-based information to support state and territory agency staff members as they design and implement family-friendly consumer education websites and other resources , such as QRIS programs. Consumer education efforts are undergoing revisions in response to provisions in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 20143 and CCDF regulations. The brief provides information that will allow state leaders to understand the general applicability of research findings while acknowledging that multiple approaches are needed to address families' diverse needs.

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Joint Annual Conference 2017
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Joint Annual Conference 2017 
October 18-20, 2017

Registration is Now Open!
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Our room block at the DoubleTree is sold out. If you are still in need of a room, please email  Danielle.
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.
September 2017 Webinar:
Running Dynamic Parent Meetings - strategies for increasing parent participation 
Developing a partnership and fostering collaboration between parents and child care providers can lead to a more consistent home/care environment for a child. By approaching parent meetings in a systematic manner, a caregiver can work to facilitate an effective flow of communication between parent and caregiver. Increasing parent participation in the process can lead to better outcomes for children while ensuring that a parent's voice is heard and empowered throughout the process.

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.
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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