Issue #39                                                       September 25, 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

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 
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.
Job Openings

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Teacher Assistant
International Institute of Los Angeles

Child Development Inc. is Hiring! See the Recruitment Flyer 
Running Dynamic Parent Meetings - strategies for increasing parent participation  

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Field Happenings!
Birth to Five Water Cooler Conference
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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. 
  • 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!
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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.
New! Meet the Board Member
With the California Legislature now on recess, we are pleased to take advantage of this time to introduce a new segment in our Monday Morning Update for the next 16 weeks: "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 Phillip Warner
Much of my early life was devoted to playing music and being fortunate enough to have parents who were supportive of me pursuing that dream, I graduated from Cal State Hayward with a Bachelor of Arts in Music.  While in college and playing with bands on the weekends, I began building my career in management, working as a production manager at a local Tuxedo company and later running operations for a small non-profit in the East SF Bay Area devoted to recycling goods for other non-profits and schools.  After that, I got my first job in the AP world managing provider payments at San Mateo 4Cs in 2007.  Although I was entering the field during an extremely tumultuous time, I believed that I was there for a reason and that there was an opportunity to not only support families and staff equally through rough times, but to also use my learning and understanding of the work to play a role in making the change that I wanted to see. From there, I took on the oversight of family eligibility while proudly serving on the Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County's advisory board, and began participating in everything that CAPPA had to offer, which provided valuable experience for me that ultimately helped me develop the skills I needed to become the Director of Family Subsidy Services at Children's Council of San  Francisco where I am lucky enough to be working with remarkable cultural diversity, as well as programs and funding streams that are nearly as varying. 
As a proud parent of a daughter who just entered Kindergarten and a 3-year-old son who is enjoying the benefits of quality child care in his sister's footsteps, I have experienced first-hand the incredible rewards of early care and education and I am grateful for each day I get to work toward making that a reality for others.  
Call for Action

We are happy to report that CAPPA sponsored bill AB 1106, a bill which permits the Superintendent of Public Instruction to create a contracting process to permit Alternative Payment Programs to expend their yearly allocated monies over 36 months, has been enrolled and presented to Governor Brown.

By clicking on the above link, you will be directed a form where you can fill in your information which, along with the AB 1106 support letter, will be automatically emailed to the Governor's office when you complete it and click "SIGN".
What's Happening
With the California Senate and Assembly in interim recess until January 3, 2018, all eyes are now on Governor Jerry Brown as bills noted below are sitting on his desk.
  • 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.   (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.
You still have time to register your support of bills of interest to you by  Clicking HERE to be directed to the governor's contact page.
On this page, you can email the governor regarding specific pieces of legislation and more. To support or oppose specific legislation, on the contact page, where it says "Please choose your subject", select the
specific piece of legislation that you are writing in regards to by scrolling down to the appropriate bill.
Once you have completed the fields and selected the specific piece of legislation click "continue", at which point you can indicate your position: "pro" or "con" and write a message of up to 6000 characters. If you would like sample support templates, email CAPPA and we are happy to be of assistance. 

Below are lin ks 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. 

California Needs Congress to Renew Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program
Budget · Health & Human Services · September 21, 2017 · By Esi Hutchful
In recent years, Californians have enjoyed
expanded access to health care coverage, including sizeable gains among our state's young people. From 2013 to 2016 alone, the share of California children without health coverage dropped sharply, declining by more than 60 percent
. An important factor in this progress is the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which during the past two decades has helped millions of California families with low and moderate incomes to afford health care coverage for their children - coverage that would otherwise be out of reach. However, states depend heavily on federal support for CHIP, and federal funding is set to expire soon; Congress should act quickly to renew this spending and reaffirm our nation's commitment to children's health.

Call to Action: Western Center encourages all of its partners, allies, and supporter to help kill                                                             the Graham-Cassidy Bill.
The Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is an all-out attack on health programs serving low-income people and goes beyond prior proposals to roll back the gains made with the ACA.

Here are Western Center's Seven Takeaways on how the Graham-Cassidy Bill would hurt our Medi-Cal population:

1. Graham-Cassidy would raise the number of uninsured Californians, reversing the historic gains in coverage achieved under the ACA.
2. Millions of Californians would lose their coverage - mostly people on Medi-Cal.
3. The state of California would lose $27.8 billion a year by 2026; $57.5 billion in 2027.
4. All Medi-Cal populations are at risk including children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
5. Graham-Cassidy removes key consumer protections from Medi-Cal.
6. Graham-Cassidy adds bureaucratic barriers designed to keep eligible people from getting Medi-Cal.
7. Block grants destroy antipoverty programs.


2 Million Parents Forced to Make Career Sacrifices Due to Problems with Child Care 
by: Leila Schochet and Rasheed Malik
The exorbitant cost of child care has become a significant burden for parents who need it to support their families. Millions of parents must make an impossible choice between paying more than they can afford for child care; settling for cheaper, lower-quality care; and leaving the workforce altogether. Parents who decide to leave the workforce to become full-time caregivers stand to lose much more than just their salaries, earning less in benefits and retirement savings over the long run.

New data from the National Survey of Children's Health further shed light on this issue. 
CAP analysis of this data reveals that in 2016 alone, nearly 2 million parents of children age 5 and younger had to quit a job, not take a job, or greatly change their job because of problems with child care.  As national discussion around the cost, quality, accessibility, and supply of child care continues, policymakers must consider the direct impacts that lack of child care has on parents' ability to work. 

DACA Has Been Rescinded. What Now?
On September 5, the Trump Administration announced it would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has provided temporary relief from deportation, as well as work authorization, to more than 800,000 young immigrants who came to the United States as children.
In response, over 320 child and youth organizations have called for immediate passage of the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017. The bill would provide lawful status and a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth and young adults who came to the United States as children, including DACA recipients.
It is critical Congress pass a legislative solution to prevent the severe consequences of President Trump's decision to end DACA. We must also ensure that Dreamers understand their rights and options and advocates have the resources needed to support them. 

Federal Advocacy Opportunity:
Child care plays an important role in the U.S. economy, helping to generate 15 million jobs and more than $500 billion in income annually. Yet, on average, millions of working families pay more for child care than they do for mortgage or rent, transportation, or even food every month.
That's why it's critical to fund child care programs, especially for low-income families, at a level where they can afford to continue working and also support their family.

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) have introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act of 2017 and it aims to do just that!   We need your support on this new bill, which would:
  • More than double the number of children eligible for assistance under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), and ensure these children gain access to high-quality early learning programs.
  • Help states create universal preschool programs for three and four year olds during the school day, and provide a higher matching rate for infants and toddlers.
  • Support the child care workforce through increased training and compensation by ensuring they are paid a living wage.

Of Interest
NOTE:  If you would like to share your newsletter or items of interest with our field via the Monday morning e-Newsletter, then please email us a link.
Members only: Insights and Advocacy 

CAPPA Insights and Advocacy
Members Only Conference Call
September 29, 2017
10:00am - 10:45am
Topic: Federal Update
Presented by: Marguerite Ries, Federal Policy Liaison, California Department of Education

Join us for an ALL NEW Insights and Advocacy Conference Call. 
For this call, Marguerite Ries, Federal Policy Liaison from the California Department of Education's Government Affairs Division will be providing us with relevant Federal Policy and Budget updates in relation to child care and early education.

Topics will vary from month to month and will include: relevant legislation, budget updates, caucus priorities, reports from policy experts and more.  The purpose of these calls is to share with our members, information that is relevant to our field. 
These calls will be available to CAPPA members only.
Call-in information will be sent the day before the call to the email address provided.  

Of Importance 

The CDE is aware many California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP) contractors continue to project their contracts to over-earn this fiscal year 2017-18 due to over-enrollment from the prior fiscal year 2016-17.


At this time, contractors are reminded of the direction provided in a February 10, 2017, e-mail message that if you are over-enrolled, please do not disenroll or enroll new families, even as families attrition out. Please continue following this directive until further notice. Also, it is recommended that you continue submitting fiscal reports monthly in order to get the most up-to-date earnings projections.


The EESD and the Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services (CDNFS) Office in the Fiscal and Administrative Services Division are working together with the Department of Finance and the Legislature to address the over-enrollment issues for CAPP contractors projected to over-earn their contracts. 


If your program is projected to be over-enrolled, and you have not already notified your EESD field services consultant and your CDNFS Fiscal Analyst, please do so as soon as possible.


The list of consultants can found on the Consultant Regional Assignments Web page at


The CDE will issue further guidance as soon as we have additional information.


Early Education and Support Division

California Department of Education

The Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training California website team in association with the California Department of Social Services have developed a new online training for child care workers. The new Mandated Reporter Training for Child Care Workers does now satisfy the requirements of AB 1207. This is a stand alone training that does not require the General Training to be taken first.
Note:  This new Child Care Worker Training satisfies the requirements of AB 1207
Click HERE now. 
Upcoming Events 
Joint logo
Joint Annual Conference 2017 
October 18-20, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel Sacramento

NEW!  We Want Your Pictures!!   CAPPA and The Network are putting together a collection of member photos for a conference slide show. We would like 3-5 photos from every agency.  They can be from years past, or you can start taking pictures today! Email photos to
Danielle  by Friday, October 6th.    Pictures are all compiled into a slide show that is premiered during a time at the conference where we all come together and celebrate the work we do.

NEW! CDE Meet and Greets during the Conference
During the Joint Annual Conference, CDE staff from the following departments will be on-site for meet and greets with Conference attendees: Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS), Field Services, Policy Office and Parents Appeals. If you are interested in meeting one on one with any of these departments to get questions answered, get clarification on something, etc., please complete the Meet & Greet Sign-up Form and send it to  Danielle.  

Registration is Now Open!
Register Online 
For more conference information and to see the Preliminary Workshop Program, Click Here.

Conference Sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities are still available!
Hotel Reservations:
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.