This newsletter includes an announcement for the Office of Early Care and Education's July 19 NOFA process listening/feedback session, updates on the California Budget, Fall classes at City College,  job announcements, and more

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NOFANOFA Process Listening/Feedback Session

OECE will be holding a listening/feedback session on the NOFA process on July 19, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm at SF City College, Ocean Campus, Multi-Use Building (MUB) rm 140. Please see more information in the below flyers in English, Spanish and Chinese. 

cabudgetupdate California Budget Update
Please take a look at the California Budget & Policy Center's update on the enacted California Budget below. Of particular note, increased reimbursement rates and well as increased access to subsidized care. 
First Look: The 2017-18 State Budget

"Budget Package Updates Eligibility Guidelines and Continues Multiyear Investment in Early Care and Education

The 2017-18 budget package continues implementation of the multiyear investment in California's subsidized child care and development system, as included in the 2016-17 budget agreement. The budget package also takes an important step forward in updating income eligibility guidelines for subsidized programs, which have not been updated in a decade. Specifically, the budget package:
  • Provides $160.3 million to increase the reimbursement rate for providers that contract directly with the state.The budget increases by 5 percent the Standard Reimbursement Rate (SRR), the payment rate for providers contracting with the state ($43.7 million Proposition 98, $23.9 million non-Prop. 98 General Fund). This increase takes effect July 1, 2017, and reflects the second half of a 10 percent increase included in the 2016-17 budget agreement. In addition, the 2017-18 budget increases the SRR by an additional 6 percent, also effective July 1, 2017 ($60.7 million Prop. 98, $32 million non-Prop. 98 General Fund).
  • Provides $40.6 million General Fund to update the payment rate for voucher-based providers. Families can access subsidized care by using a voucher to select a child care provider of their choice. The value of these vouchers is based on the state's Regional Market Rate (RMR) Survey, which is conducted on a periodic basis. The budget package increases the value of vouchers by updating rates to the 75th percentile of the 2016 RMR Survey, effective January 1, 2018.
  • Provides $25 million General Fund to update income eligibility limits and implement a 12-month eligibility period. The budget agreement updates income eligibility limits using the most current state data on family incomes. The budget also establishes a 12-month eligibility period, where families remain eligible regardless of changes in income or need, as long as family income does not exceed 85 percent of state median income. These changes bring California into compliance with the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant rules and take effect July 1, 2018.
  • Provides $15.5 million General Fund to create a "child care bridge" for children in foster care. In participating counties, the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children will help foster care families find and pay for short-term child care services, effective January 1, 2018.
  • Provides $7.9 million Prop. 98 General Fund to increase the number of slots in the state preschool program. The budget package adds 2,959 full-day state preschool slots beginning March 1, 2018, as stipulated in the original multiyear plan in the 2016-17 budget agreement."
Read the full post, which includes more information about the budget as a whole.

cdevccsfFall 2017 CDEV Classes at CCSF include ESL Support!
Please see the following information from City College of San Francisco regarding classes being offered Fall 2017 that include an English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor.   

"The following CDEV classes will include an ESL instructor for ESL supportive services. ESL (English as a Second Language) students interested in enrolling in CDEV 67 or 96 can receive additional support in English language development. 
1. CDEV 67: Child Family and Community with Norma Villazana-Price. Leslie Vaughn is the ESL Instructor. It meets Thursdays 1-3:50. Room 174 (Mission Campus)
2. CDEV 96: Understanding Children with Challenging Behaviors with Linda Sudak. Terri Massin is the ESL Instructor. It meets Mondays 6:10-9:00. Room 174 (Mission Campus) 
3. CDEV 67, Child Family and Community with Cynthia Fong. Cindi Augsjoost is the ESL Instructor. It meets Thursdays 10:10-1:00 in MUB 238 (Ocean Campus)
Additional courses available in Cantonese and Mandarin at the Chinatown/North Beach Campus and Spanish at the Mission Campus. Enroll now! CCSF will be free in the Fall 2017 semester for San Francisco residents! 
For additional information, please contact 415-452-5605 or 415-239-3172!"
Kathleen White
Program and Pathways Coordinator
Child Development & Family Studies Dept.
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave. - MUB 247
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 239-3891 or (415) 239-3172
jobs Workforce Registry & Job Announcements
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For comprehensive ECE job information, check out the California ECE Workforce registry, a comprehensive ECE job source!  
The Registry is a state, regional, and local collaboration tracking and promoting the education, training, and experience of the early care and education workforce, and piloted in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Visit to create your account, and post or search job listings. For assistance, contact the San Francisco Professional Development Project (PDP) in the Child Development and Family Studies Department at City College, 415-452-5605, or Mona Mala,, 415-343-4669. 

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