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February 5, 2024 | Issue #6

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February 2024 Featured Agency Highlight

Human Response Network

Community based public and private Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) support the needs of working moms and dads with access to child care and other supports earmarked to lift families up from poverty. During the pandemic, these programs have distributed emergency essential worker child care vouchers, family child care and center stipends & PPE, diapers, food and clothing. Throughout California, these APPs may also support parental choice to CalWORKs Stages 2 & 3, preschool and center-based programs, general child care, After School Education and Safety (ASES), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Family Child Care Home Education Networks (FCCHENs), transportation, behavioral & mental health services, respite, regional centers, health and safety, 21st Century, resource libraries, and Trustline.

Lassen Child & Family Resources offers a variety of information and resources to meet needs of children, parents, child care providers, agency personnel and the general public. Programs include Child Care Resource and Referral, and subsidized child care services as well as many other services.

Child Care Referrals: Brochures and information on parent and child issues, and referrals to licensed providers with child care openings are available.

Licensing Assistance: Staff will provide information on licensing requirements, assistance in completion of the application materials and provision of resources in the administration and daily operation of a child care program. A Family Child Care Orientation class is also offered as needed. Check our calendar for more details.

Lending Library: The resource lending library consists of toys, books, and videos available to parents, providers and the general public. Items may be borrowed for a two-week period at no cost. The library is open from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Carseats: Seats are available for purchase at a low cost of $50.

Monthly activity packets: Monthly activity packets provide seasonal ideas for providers and parents. Workshops are offered on a variety of subjects as needs are identified, including Family Day Care orientations.

Subsidized Child Care Programs: Subsidized child care for income-eligible families is available through contracts with CalWORKS and the California Department of Education. A waiting list is maintained for families who qualify but cannot be immediately enrolled.

Get to know them and the full scope of their work by visiting their website highlighting how they are supporting the needs of family child care providers and families in Lassen County.


2024 Advocacy Day: Lifting Up Families

On January 24, 2024, child care, poverty, food and other advocates came together to host an Advocacy Day focused on lifting up the needs of families across California.

Our passionate speakers included: ASM Al Muratsuchi, ASM Jim Patterson, ASM Isaac Bryan, ASM Juan Alanis, SEN Caroline Menjivar (Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services), ASM Gail Pellerin, ASM Alex Lee (Chair of ASM Human Services Committee), ASM Lori Wilson, ASM Stephanie Nguyen (Assistant Speaker pro Tempore), ASM Dr. Corey Jackson (Chair of the newly formed Budget Subcommittee on Human Services), and SEN Maria Durazo. Click here if you would like to listen to them speak on the issues important to working families and children.

We want to express our gratitude to all of the parents, family child care providers, and advocate partners who showed up to make this Advocacy Day so impactful and successful. Together we will create a strong California where families and children can grow and THRIVE!

To see this year's customized legislator packets and other advocacy materials, click here!

Family Child Care Providers out in force!

Assembly Member Wilson & passionate advocates

California State Budget, Legislature & The Capitol


To help support you staying on top of the 2024-25 budget process and materials connected to the budget, TFC is hosting everything in one place on its Budget Page.

Last week, the Department of FInance released their budget trailer bills. See below:

Budget Trailer Bills & 2024-25 Proposed Budget Trailer Bill Language Tracking

Communications released related to the CA Budget:

All of the above information can be found on TFC's Budget Page. Be sure to reach out to TFC staff with any questions.


AB 1808 - Childcare and Development Services: Eligibility

Author: ASM Stephanie Nguyen

Assemblymember Nguyen served as the Executive Director of Asian Resources, Inc. (ARI) to ensure that all communities, especially the low-income, immigrant, refugee, limited English-speaking youth, formerly incarcerated and undocumented, have access to support and services to help them get one step closer to self-sufficiency. She was elected to the Elk Grove City Council in 2017 and is the first Asian American woman in this role.

Stephanie Nguyen has lived, worked, and served the Sacramento and Elk Grove communities almost all her life. The daughter of Vietnamese Refugees who fled the Vietnam War by boat, she grew up in Sacramento’s Little Saigon district and attended Sacramento schools before graduating from Sacramento State University.

Click here to submit letter in support of AB 1808


Upcoming dates and legislative deadlines to be aware:

  • Feb. 16 Last day for bills to be introduced (J.R. 61(b)(4), (J.R. 54(a)). 
  • Feb. 19 Presidents’ Day.

Upcoming Committee Hearings:

Recently Introduced Bills to Watch:

2-Year Bills to Watch:


  • See the full 2023-24 Legislative Calendar here.
  • Visit TFC's legislation page to find a comprehensive list of bills of interest.
  • Visit TFC's Budget Page for full budget bill details, as well as budget hearing video archive links.
  • Visit TFC's dedicated page to find a full list of Senate and Assembly Committee chairs and contact information.
  • Click here to view all the bills that the Assembly and Senate introduced this legislative year.


All changes to committee assignments have been reflected on TFC's Committee Information, Rules & Position Letter Deadlines page. This page has been tailored to only include those committees relevant to the field. However, you can find the full, comprehensive and updated list of all committees on this site.

Please reach out to TFC staff if you have any questions.


Important Dates:

  • February 20, 2024 - Last Day to Register to Vote
  • March 5, 2024 - Presidential Primary Election
  • November 5, 2024 - General Election

Qualified Statewide Propositions:

Click here to see the Secretary of State's full list of candidates for 2024 elections.

Click here to see more information on elections from the Secretary of State.

Did you know?

Child Care Q&As

Question: Will center-based providers receive a transitional one-time payment in parity with family child care home providers?

Answer: Funds to support Transitional One-Time Payments to center-based providers are expected to be issued in Spring 2024. 

Question: How long will the monthly cost of care plus rates be distributed?

Answer: Providers serving children enrolled in all setting types of the programs identified above (License/License-Exempt Family Child Care Homes and centers) will be eligible for the Monthly Cost of Care Plus Rates payments from January 2024 through June 2025. 

Federal Update

NWLC Federal Update

Federal Government Update:

Late last week, Congress’s top appropriators reached a deal on the totals for a dozen FY24 spending bills, clearing a critical hurdle toward securing a broader government funding agreement before federal cash expires for a swath of agencies in less than five weeks.

Senate Appropriations Chair Murray (D-WA) and House Appropriations Chair Granger (R-TX) reached the deal late Friday night. Both sides aren’t releasing the numbers for the 12 funding bills, which will provide federal agencies with updated budgets for the current fiscal year. More: Dozen funding totals struck as Congress races to avert another shutdown cliff - POLITICO

It is critical that we continue to make the case that FY24 appropriations and any additional funding considered by Congress includes our ECE priorities. 

⇒ Please urge your Members of Congress to protect and expand funding for child care and early learning programs.

Our country needs Congress to push past the chaos and focus on the basics: keeping the government running and passing funding bills that place the needs of women, families, and children first. 

UPDATE: Child Tax Credit

This week, the House passed the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act―the tax package that includes an expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC)―and now it’s on to the Senate. More: NWLC Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Tax Bill

⇒ Please urge your Senators to protect and expand funding for child care and early learning programs. (Coalition on Human Needs)

We want to build momentum heading into the Senate (especially since we think it might not get picked up immediately). MomsRising has created a new petition page and a new call-in page to the Senate. People can also text CTC to (888) 418-5699 to connect to MomsRising's hotline to the Senate for free. In addition, here is a resource guide and social media toolkit put together bythe Coalition on Human Needs--this will continue to be updated with Senate-focused materials.


We know how to end child poverty. That is why we are fighting for this expansion right now, and why we will keep fighting to further improve the CTC.   

Supplemental Federal Child Care Funding Update:

As the timeline for passing the national security supplemental request continues to draw out, we are now focused on ensuring that any domestic supplemental that is considered includes $16 billion for child care and early learning.

⇒ Please urge your Members of Congress to support the $16 billion proposal supported by President Biden and many congressional Democrats

From the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC): 

This week, appropriators divvied up the $1.7 trillion top-line funding for all government programs. The so-called 302(b) numbers are funding levels allocated to each of the 12 appropriation subcommittees. This begins the intensive work crafting and negotiating the subcommittee bills. Funding for the USDA (including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children — WIC) runs out on March 1. Advocates continue to press for an additional $1 billion to fully fund WIC to avoid 2 million parents and young children being turned away from WIC by September (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities). 

Take action: With negotiations intensifying and a looming March 1 deadline, advocates continue to call on Congress to fully fund WIC. Actions include: utilizing FRAC’sAction Network to send a message directly to Members of Congress; sharing state impact data and WIC’s proven positive outcomes from the National WIC Association and House Education and the Workforce Democrats; texting “FundWIC” to 888-418-5699; using the #FundWIC social media toolkit and FRAC’sand Moms Rising’s Letters to the Editor. 

Report - Child Care Industry Struggling in Pandemic’s Aftermath

From the Committee for Economic Development, the public policy center of The Conference Board (CED):

Report on the Child Care Industry in the Pandemic’s Aftermath


In the wake of the pandemic, a significant drop in paid child care usage is reshaping the industry. A new report by the Committee for Economic Development finds that despite an overall economic recovery, in 2022 child care services remained almost 10% below pre-pandemic levels. The report suggests that traditional economic and demographic factors cannot fully account for this decline, pointing to remote work, shifting parental preferences, and a reduced supply of child care as potential causes. Read more


Report - Leveraging CACFP for Farm to Early Care and Education: Growing Wins Across Early Childhood and Food System Sector

From the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC):


On January 31, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) released its report: Leveraging CACFP for Farm to Early Care and Education: Growing Wins Across Early Childhood and Food System Sectors, which outlines a pivotal cross-sector approach to improving children’s equitable access to fresh, nutritious foods to reduce hunger. The report provides recommendations and policy changes that support child care providers to access the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and utilize it for eligible Farm to Early Care and Education (Farm to ECE) activities. 

From the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center:

To continue our longstanding efforts in addressing higher education barriers for the Early Childhood Education workforce, the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center has published, A Roadmap to Student Success for the Early Childhood Education Workforce. The document explores barriers and strategies to address higher education faculty development, increase faculty and higher education institution capacity toward building a more robust and responsive ECE higher education system to support early childhood education workforce students’ success; and creating a career pathway to support early childhood classroom educators whose goal is to move beyond the classroom into faculty and other leadership roles in the field.


Factsheets - How Two Communities are Using ARPA Funds for Young Kids

From the Children’s Funding Project :

Our new fact sheets highlight how two communities, Austin, TX, and Tulsa, OK, have used their American Rescue Plan Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to invest in child care, pre-K, foster care, and more.

Austin, TX, has allocated $11M in American Rescue Plan funds to projects expanding access to child care and public pre-K, as well as home visiting programs. Read it: https://www.childrensfundingproject.org/s/Austin-TX-Community-Profile.pdf

Tulsa, OK, has allocated $1.3M in American Rescue Plan funds to projects that benefit babies, infants, and students in grades pre-K through 12. They’ve also supported mental health, foster care, and family support. Read it: https://www.childrensfundingproject.org/s/Tulsa-OK-Community-Profile.pdf

Check out the fact sheets: https://www.childrensfundingproject.org/american-rescue-plan

Resource - 2024 PN-3 Coverage of State Legislatures Is Here

From the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center:

States are now in session! Legislators across the country are considering policies to support young children and their families. From today until June, a monthly blog series by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center will inform you about bills on paid family leave, tax credits, child care subsidies, community-based doulas, and more.

Sign up here for updates on new blog posts. We also provide tracking on legislation, governor proposals, and administrative changes in our monthly newsletter, so be sure to opt in to both "General News" and "Blog."

In today’s blog post, we tell you how South Dakota plans to include doula services in Medicaid coverage, two ways that Florida lawmakers may tackle the child care crisis this year, five states who are considering tax credits to address childhood poverty, and so much more.

Most Viewed Bills of the Week:

  1. H.R.7024 [118th] - Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024
  2. H.R.6981 [118th] - Preventing Private Paramilitary Activity Act of 2024
  3. H.R.2 [118th] - Secure the Border Act of 2023
  4. H.R.2670 [118th] - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
  5. H.R.6976 [118th] - Protect Our Communities from DUIs Act
  6. S.3558 [118th] - A bill to prohibit contracting with certain biotechnology providers, and for other purposes.
  7. S.3589 [118th] - Preventing Private Paramilitary Activity Act of 2024
  8. H.R.2670 [118th] - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
  9. H.R.7085 [118th] - To prohibit contracting with certain biotechnology providers, and for other purposes.
  10. H.R.82 [118th] - Social Security Fairness Act of 2023 acting with certain biotechnology providers, and for other purposes.

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Field Highlights

One State Rolled Out a Promising Child Care Model. Now Others Are Replicating It.

Last month, business leaders and child care advocates from a handful of states convened on Zoom. Representing Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia, they had come together to discuss a new child care model, called “Tri-Share,” that has gained traction across the country, including in their respective regions.

The cost-sharing model, in which the state government, the employer and the employee each pay for one-third of the cost of child care, first launched in 2021 in Michigan, where it is furthest along. But it has become so popular that other states, including New York, North Carolina and Kentucky, have already secured funding for their own adaptations of the program.

Click here to view the full article.

Parents say they could spend more than $36K on child care this year

Parents are depleting their savings accounts to cover child care, a new report released by Care.com shows.

They are working multiple jobs, going into debt and ultimately leaving the workforce because even in a double-income home, the rising costs are too hard to manage, the report reveals.

Care.com, the largest online marketplace connecting families to child care, surveyed 2,000 households on what they are on track to spend this year. In a report of findings published Jan. 17, 49% said they plan to spend about $18,000 on care in 2024, while 23% of respondents said they will spend more than $36,000.

Click here to view the full article.

Field Events

Overview of Fiscal Year (FY) 2025-2027 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan Preprint for States and Territories

Register for the Webinar Online

Date: February 8, 2024

Time: 1-2 p.m. ET


This Office of Child Care (OCC) webinar provides an overview of the FY 2025-2027 CCDF Plan Preprint for States and Territories, which was released for a 30-day public comment period on January 22, 2024.


Presenters will describe OCC’s approach to refining the Plan Preprint and how the current version reflects the needs expressed by grantees and the public, plus other key child care policy priorities. The webinar is intended for CCDF Lead Agency representatives as well as other state and national partners.


The Plan Preprint requires Lead Agencies to describe how they effectively administer the CCDF program to meet the needs of children and families in alignment with CCDF requirements. OCC has refined and restructured the FY 2025-2027 CCDF Plan Preprint to do the following:


  • Reduce the burden on Lead Agencies by asking fewer and more direct questions; simplifying question structure; and aligning purpose and information collection across the Plan, monitoring, and other reporting requirements 
  • Prioritize and highlight key child care policy priorities
  • Provide a mechanism for States and Territories to communicate their implementation action plans to address areas of non-compliances 


Public comments on the Plan Preprint are due on February 21, 2024.


Please click this link to register for the webinar.

CDSS & CDE Information & Updates

Upcoming Webinars

Register and save the date - “Dismantling the Pipeline" Equity Webinar on February 8, 2024! This Week!

Here is an upcoming webinar hosted by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division: "Dismantling the Pipeline: A Change Centered Approach," facilitated by EduPOP! TLC (Educational Equity Leaders).

Title: Dismantling the Pipeline: A Change Centered Approach

Presenters: EduPOP! TLC

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024 Time: 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

Please register for the webinar here: Webinar Registration Link

Webinar Highlights: This two-hour webinar will delve into the critical topics of the preschool to prison pipeline, implicit bias and microaggressions and their role in perpetuating generational barriers for historically excluded communities. Attendees will gain valuable insights and strategies to ensure that all children receive unique support and celebration for the diversity they bring.

Intended Audience: We welcome allies, advocates, early learning and care workforce, child care community members, and anyone passionate about fostering equity and inclusion.

CDMIS Webinar Announcement: CDD-801A Updates & Introduction to Assembly Bill (AB) 22

Attention: Program Directors, Executive Directors, and Active CDMIS Users

The California Department of Education (CDE) and California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) Support Team will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This session aims to provide valuable guidance on essential updates pertaining to the CDD-801A report, which will be in effect starting from the January 2024 reporting period.

In addition to the updates on the CDD-801A report, we will be providing a brief introduction to the legislation regarding Assembly Bill (AB) 22 and its requirements. A key mandate of the AB 22 is that it requires the CDE, by July 1, 2024, to collect student, teacher, and classroom data for each pupil enrolled in a California State Preschool Program (CSPP) operated by a local education agency (LEA), including all applicable data elements that are collected for pupils in transitional kindergarten, as provided. To meet this mandate, the CDE is developing the California Preschool Data Collection (CAPSDAC) system, which is expected to be launched on July 1, 2024.

This upcoming webinar aims to comprehensively revisit the content discussed in the January 9, 2024, webinar, providing in-depth insights into each update. In this session each section will be followed by detailed explanations of frequently asked questions from the previous webinar, to provide a more thorough understanding of each topic. 

While the CSPP-related items are not relevant to CDSS contracted agencies, the webinar remains crucial for our CDSS contracted agencies. It will provide essential information about recent changes to CDMIS and CDD-801A reporting.

The following topics will be presented during the webinar:

  • High Level Overview of the CDMIS & CDD-801A Report
  • Cost of Care Plus Rate Advances
  • Transition to Enrollment Reporting
  • Sub-Contractor Information: Updates to the Part-Day Field
  • New Reason Code: U - CSPP Early Enrollment
  • New Reason Code: V - Means-Tested Government Program
  • Updating Agency Information
  • Information on AB 22 and Introduction to the CAPSDAC System (CSPP Only)

Registration for this training webinar is not required.

Zoom Webinar Connection Information:

When: February 13, 2024, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: CDD-801A Updates & Introduction to Assembly Bill 22

Join the CDD-801A Updates & Introduction to Assembly Bill 22 webinar.

Meeting ID: 85847198181

Passcode: 228384

Contractor Connections:  Announcement for Upcoming Training Webinar 


The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Child Care and Development Division (CCDD), will host the training webinar Overview of Key Program and Quality Contract Requirements on February 21, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The webinar is one of the series that the CCDD will host as part of its overall goal of working collaboratively with child care and development contractors to reinforce their understanding of contract requirements, ensure their proficiency in accessing current information about program requirements and staying informed, and support continuous improvement and program integrity. The webinar topics were generated from a recently completed survey of contractors and from findings of past contract monitoring reviews.

The training webinars are appropriate for new and veteran staff. The webinar presentations will be free on Zoom and will be recorded and made available on the CDSS website for continuing educational purposes.

Click here to register in advance for this webinar.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Information & Updates

RELEASED February 2, 2024: Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) Update #32: New Reason Codes in “Reason for Receiving Child Care Services” Field

Attention: Program Directors, Executive Directors, Active CDMIS Users, and Software Vendors

On February 1, 2024, two new reason codes will be added to the Reason for Receiving Child Care Services information field. The Reason for Receiving Child Care Services information field indicates the primary reason that subsidized child care services through an agency’s contract with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) are needed by the family. This is the primary reason used to determine “need” for services. Two new reason codes have been added and will be available for use starting on February 1, 2024, for the January 2024 reporting period.

Read more here.


The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) has recently posted the following document on its Internet website: CCB 24-02 CHILD CARE PROVIDERS UNITED – CALIFORNIA (CCPU) ACCESS TO PRESERVICE MEETINGS AND ORIENTATIONS.


The purpose of this Child Care Bulletin (CCB) is to provide County Welfare Departments (CWDs) and contractors with guidance pertaining to newly enacted requirements surrounding Child Care Providers United – California (CCPU) access to preservice meetings and orientations, pursuant to SB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes of 2023), signed by the Governor on September 13, 2023, and the Agreement between the State of California and the Child Care Providers United (CCPU) union, ratified by CCPU on July 31, 2023. 


Read the entire CCB here.

RELEASED February 1, 2024: Release of the Draft Version of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) 2025-27 State Plan

Every three years, states and territories receiving Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) allocations must prepare and submit to Administration for Children and Families (ACF) a CCDF State Plan detailing how the State will allocate and expend these funds. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has released a draft version of the 2025-27 CCDF State Plan on the CDSS’ CCDF State Plan webpage for public comment.

In Section 4 on Equal Access, there are several questions related to cost analysis and rate setting based on the use of CDSS’s pre-approved alternative methodology for estimating the costs of child care. In the final State Plan, the responses in this section will be updated once additional work on the alternative methodology is completed. An updated timeline for the work related to the alternative methodology will be posted on CCDD’s Rate Reform and Quality Webpage early next week.

Additionally, please note that on January 22, 2024, in the Federal Registry announcement, ACF proposed changes to the state plan preprint, which establishes the questions and format of states’ CCDF plans. These changes are not yet incorporated in California’s draft State Plan due to the timing of the release of the Federal Registry announcement and that the proposed changes from the federal government are not final at this time. Our listening sessions to date have captured information to support responses to existing pre-print format. If ACF approves of the preprint changes, CDSS will transfer information to the new version, which will be submitted to ACF no later than July 1, 2024. Both the Federal Register notice and the CCDF Plan Preprint are posted on OCC’s website.

Individuals can submit written comments regarding CDSS’s posted draft plan during the 30-day public comment period beginning February 1, 2024, through March 1, 2024, via the dedicated email box statepln@dss.ca.gov.

RELEASED January 23, 2024 **Revised** CDMIS Update #31: Transition to Reporting Enrollment in the CDD-801A Report

Attention: Program Directors, Executive Directors, Active CDMIS Users, and Software Vendors

Commencing with the December 2023 CDD-801A Report, all California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contractors and California Department of Social Services (CDSS) contractors will report all children enrolled for at least one day during the reporting month in their CDD-801A Report. Children should be added to the CDD-801A report during the month associated with their "First Date of Subsidized Service" as indicated on the California Department of Education (CDE) Form 9600 or CDSS CCD 26 Form.

The CDE is currently working on rescinding Management Bulletins (MB) 07-02 and 09-12, which provide guidance for contractors to report all families and children who received subsidized services during the month; this guidance will be revised to instruct contractors to instead report all families and children who were enrolled for subsidized services during the report month. This updated MB is forthcoming, and the contents of this update serve as interim guidance until it is published.

Enrollment-based reporting will be tied to the per-child allocation amount your agency receives in the Cost of Care Plus Rate quarterly advances and true-ups. To ensure your agency receives the correct Cost of Care Plus Rate payment, please review your CDD-801A Reports from December 2023 and thereafter to ensure all children enrolled for at least one day during the month are included in that month’s report. For example, if a child enrolled in your program with a “First Date of Subsidized Service Date” of December 19, 2023, but did not attend your program in the month, they must be reported in your December 2023 CDD-801A. As another example, if a child is disenrolled from your program on November 19, 2023, and was not enrolled for any part of December, they should be removed from your December 2023 CDD-801A.

For more information, please visit the CDMIS Update #31 webpage.

CDSS Child Care and Development Transition January 2024 Quarterly Report

The transition of child care and development programs from the California Department of Education (CDE) to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) supports the State’s approach to strengthening our child care and development system to be more comprehensive, high-quality, and affordable.

The January 2024 Child Care Transition Quarterly Report outlines crucial milestones achieved from September to December 2023. It covers a historic second agreement between the State of California and the Child Care Providers United – California (CCPU), and a collaborative effort with WestEd. Additionally, a visual comparison in the report illustrates the rise in annual caseloads for CDSS’ subsidized child care and development programs from October 2022.

Read the report here.

Read the executive summary here.

Happening This Week, February 5th-9th:

Monday, February 5th: -TFC Public Policy Committee Workgroup: Lens of a Family @ 11:00am

Tuesday, February 6th: -TFC Weekly Member Call @ 1:00pm. Email to register.

Wednesday February 7th: -TFC: Public Policy Committee Meeting @ 2:00pm

Thursday, February 8th: -Overview of Fiscal Year (FY) 2025-2027 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan Preprint for States and Territories. 1:00-2:00pm. Register for the Webinar Online.

-Webinar hosted by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division: "Dismantling the Pipeline: A Change Centered Approach" @ 2:00pm. Register Here.

Thriving Families California (formerly CAPPA) is committed to supporting our field with a coordinated calendar. Click here to see current calendar of events. If you have an event to add, email us and it will be added.

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TFC's 2023-24 Board of Directors


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Michelle Graham

Children's Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County 


LaVera Smith

Supportive Services, Inc. Fresno


Beth Chiaro

Child Care Resource Center


Rick Richardson

Child Development Associates


Leslie Reece

Family Resource Center


Jeanne Fridolfs

Napa County Office of Education


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Glenn County Office of Education- Child and Family Services


Karen Marlatt

Valley Oak Children's Services 


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Crystal Stairs, Inc.


Tina Barna 

Catalyst Community


Jessica Kranz

Go Kids, Inc.


Mike Michelon




Christine Nguyen

Child Action, Inc.


Teri Sedrick

North Coast Opportunities, Inc.

Denyne Micheletti Colburn


The representation of the TFC board spreads across all agency types and sizes, and represents voices from nearly every region in California.

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February 1, 2024 CCB 24-02 Child Care Providers United – California (CCPU) Access to Preservice Meetings and Orientations January 17, 2024

CCB 23-34E: Erratum to Implementation Of The Provisions Of SB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes Of 2023) Pertaining To Child Care Provider Payment

January 8, 2024

CCB 24-01: Transitional One-Time Allocation To Family Child Care Homes And Cost Of Care Plus Rate Payments To Child Care Contractors Pursuant To SB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes Of 2023)

December 21, 2023

CCB 23-38:

Emergency Closure Request

November 17, 2023

CCB 23-37: Cost of Care Plus Rate Payments to Child Care Providers Pursuant to SB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes of 2023)

November 14, 2023

CCB 23-33:

Continued Funding Application Fiscal Year 2024-25

November 8, 2023

CCB 23-36:

Fiscal Year 2023-24 Direct Service Budget Act Amendments

CCB 23-34:

Implementation Of The Provisions Of SB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes Of 2023) Pertaining To Child Care Provider Payment

November 6, 2023

CCB 23-35:

Fiscal Year 2023-24 Voucher-Based Budget Act Amendments

November 2, 2023

CCB 23-32:

Transitional One-Time Payments To Child Care Providers Pursuant To AB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes Of 2023)

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