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April 15, 2024 | Issue #16

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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.

Upcoming Committee Hearings for this week below. All upcoming calendared budget hearings noted here:

  • Monday, April 15 - ASM Budget Sub 1 @ 2:30 - State Capitol, Room 127 - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – CHILDREN AND YOUTH - Hearing Canceled
  • Thursday, April 18 - SEN B&FR Sub 1 @ 9:30 - 1021 O Street, Room 2100 - CDE Nutrition, Preschool, TK
  • Thursday, April 18 - SEN B&FR Sub 3 @ 9:30 - 1021 O Street, Room 1200 - Behavioral Health Services
  • Wednesday, April 24 - ASM Budget Sub 2 & 3 - State Capitol, Room 444 - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS, Universal Transitional Kindergarten Implementation
  • Thursday April 25 - SEN B&FR Sub 3 @ 9:30 - 1021 O Street, Room 1200 - Child Care & Development
  • Tuesday, April 30 - ASM Budget Sub 3 @ 9:00 - PreK-12 Education & Learning Recovery - State Capitol, Room 447

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


Email TFC to sign-on to the Coalition Support Letter for AB 2476 (Bonta)


Click here to see the letter. To send your own letter, click here.


AB 2476 (Bonta) Childcare services: alternative payment programs.

Author: Assemblymember Mia Bonta

Assemblymember Bonta has spent her career advocating for students and working families. Mia made Alameda her home more than 20 years ago where she has worked for and led several nonprofit organizations focused on improving educational outcomes for low-income students. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, Mia served as the CEO of Oakland Promise, a cradle-to-college and career preparation initiative across Oakland public schools. In 2018, Mia was elected to the Alameda Unified School District School Board and she served as Board President from 2018-2021. In addition to her professional work, Mia has served on the boards of national non-profits seeking to build power for low-income people like Community Change Action and local providers like Alameda Free Library Foundation. Mia also served as an appointed 18th Assembly District Delegate to the California Democratic Party and on the AD-18 Advisory Committees for Women, Education, and Early Childhood.

Click here to view the bill.


As bills move through California’s legislative process, they are presented to and heard by several committees who may recommend amendments and vote on whether or not the bill should continue through the legislative process.

As legislators decide how to vote, they consider public opinion as expressed through position letters. To support a bill and submit a position letter, you must first register here for an account. You only need to do this once. After you register, you will log in, and then you click on submit a letter. From there, you simply click on either AB (Assembly Bill) or SB (Senate Bill) and then the bill number. If you need any support, please email TFC.


April 26 - Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings:

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.

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Child Care Q&As

Question: When will child care centers receive their one-time transitional payments?

Answer: Child care centers that provided services in April 2023. These payments shall be payable to child care centers serving children enrolled in the following child care and development programs based on services provided in the month of April 2023:

• California Alternative Payment Programs (CAPP)

• Migrant Alternative Payment Programs (CMAP)

• California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Stages One, Two (C2AP) and Three (C3AP)

• The Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (Bridge Program)

• General Child Care and Development Programs (CCTR)

• Migrant Child Care and Development Programs (CMIG)

• Child Care and Development Programs for Children with Severe Disabilities (CHAN) 

Question: When will the new definitions for part-time and full-time be released?

Answer: CDSS posted CCB 24-04 on March 8th with the new definitions.

Question: According to the Funding Terms & Conditions, how many years must a contractor reconcile a physical inventory with property records?

Answer: Every 2 years.

Federal Update

Federal Government Update


Congress has returned to DC and has been working on potential aid for Ukraine, the reauthorization of a US spy program, and the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, among other priorities. 


Regarding movement on the tax legislation that includes the critical CTC enhancements, NBC reports that GOP Senators are prepared to sink the tax bill.


Congress held two committee hearings on child care and early learning this week:



As a continuation of its Care Month of Action, the Care Can’t Wait Action coalition hosted a congressional town hall this week at the American Federation of Teachers’ HQ with federal lawmakers - including several of our child care champions: Senators Sanders (I-VT), Warren (D-MA), and Casey (D-PA) and House Whip Clark (D-MA) - as well as advocates, families, care workers, and early childhood educators. Joined by Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su (D) and several lawmakers, advocates spoke about the critical need for Congress to take swift action to invest more in child care, aging and disability care, expand paid family and medical leave, and better support the care industry.

Child Tax Credit


Improvements to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) remain at a standstill following pushback from key Republican Senators despite bipartisan support. 

⇒ Please urge your Senators to pass the expanded CTC now.


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 


As the timeline for passing the national security supplemental request continues to draw out, we are now focused on ensuring that any future 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


As previously shared,

Administration Updates, Care Workers Recognition Month events & resources

This week, President Biden joined Care Can’t Wait Action for a rally celebrating care champions alongside advocates, elected officials, families, early childhood educators, and care workers. Speakers at Union Station, including advocates from the country’s largest labor unions and grassroots organizations, celebrated the progress made by the care champions within the Biden-Harris administration and Congress over the last four years while calling for additional legislative action in 2025.


The rally coincides with two historic milestones: The White House’s second proclamation declaring this April as “Care Workers Recognition Month,” and the one-year anniversary of the signing of the White House Executive Order on Care meant to strengthen paid leave and child, aging, and disability care.

 As part of its own month of action, the Care Can’t Wait Action coalition will host a congressional town hall on April 10 to highlight the need to pass comprehensive legislation, lobby days with federal lawmakers, and nearly a dozen local events celebrating care champions in states like Georgia, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

Also this week, senior Biden-Harris Administration officials hosted advocates from across the country, including early educators, home- and community-based care workers, family caregivers, veterans, people with disabilities, and older Americans. Participants in the convening highlighted the substantial progress the Biden-Harris Administration has made toward making care more affordable for American families, supporting family caregivers, boosting compensation and job quality for care workers, and expanding care options.  


As a part of Care Workers Recognition Month, the convening honored the coalition driving the care agenda in communities across the country and highlighted the stories of Americans from all care sectors: child care, home- and community-based services for older Americans and people with disabilities, family caregivers, and paid family and medical leave. The White House convening follows President Biden’s remarks at a rally in which he underscored his commitment to investing in and supporting the care economy. More: Readout of White House Care Convening | The White House

New Polling & Webinar - National Survey Finds People Strongly Favor Taxing the Rich to Pay for Caregiving Priorities

From MomsRising and NWLC:


MomsRising and NWLC released the results of a new national survey that finds voters on both sides of the aisle overwhelmingly support raising taxes on the wealthiest individuals and corporations to help invest in caregiving priorities, such as child care, elder and disability care, and paid family and medical leave.  


The survey also asked respondents about their views on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed into law by Congressional Republicans in 2017. It finds that two-thirds of voters across party lines support getting rid of the 2017 tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent. The survey also shows strong public support for using the extra tax revenue from eliminating tax loopholes for the rich to invest in caregiving priorities.  

Why Taxes Matter for the Care Economy: New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support


Wed 4/24 at 2:00 pm ET/1:00 on CT/12:00 pm MT/11:00 am PT


All of us will need to care for ourselves or a loved one at some point in our lives. During Care Workers Recognition Month and on the heels of tax season, the CARE Fund is hosting a virtual funder briefing and discussion at the intersection of care and taxes. CARE Fund grantees will share new polling data, and discuss how making the tax code more progressive can raise billions more so that we can invest in care. We also will discuss philanthropy's role and share current and emerging strategies to mobilize support for equitable revenue streams for robust caregiving systems and policies.


Moderator: Anna Wadia, Executive Director at the CARE Fund



  • Elyssa Schmier, Vice President of Government Relations and National Budget at MomsRising Together & MomsRising Education Fund
  • Erica Clemmons Dean, Deputy Director at Family Values @ Work
  • Amy Matsui, Senior Counsel and Director of Income Security at National Women's Law Center

New Polling - Small Business Majority Poll Shows Childcare Access is Important to the Small Business Ecosystem

From the Small Business Majority:


This week, we released a new poll that reveals small businesses believe the federal government should take steps to address the high cost of childcare and they strongly support several legislative solutions. The data was released in an exclusive article by Inc. Magazine and was highlighted by Chair Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) during the U.S Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s hearing on America’s childcare crisis this Wednesday. 


The poll found that a lack of affordable and accessible childcare is a barrier to small business formation (58% agree) and growth (59% agree) for many entrepreneurs. In fact, entrepreneurs have been forced to take time away from their business (56%), lost out on business opportunities (39%) or even had to close their business to rejoin the workforce (26%). The poll also finds that a lack of childcare is limiting the small business workforce, with 3 in 10 reporting that they’ve had an employee quit due to childcare issues.


More than two-thirds of small business owners think policymakers need to take action to address the cost of childcare. They support several federal policy solutions, including renewing funding for the Child Care Stabilization Program that expired last fall and would fill a $16 billion gap in federal funding for childcare providers.


Please see here for the report and here for our press release. Additionally:

  • You can find a partner toolkit here - please share with your networks and use these findings to bolster your work!
  • An exclusive on Inc.com
  • And Chair Shaheen, from the Senate Small Business Committee, highlighted our poll in a press release.

 If you would like to have any dialogue about how business and childcare are intersectional issues, please see Small Business Majority as a resource. Lindsey Vigoda, lvigoda@smallbusinessmajority.org

Virtual Workshop - Promoting Equitable Access to Early Childhood Programs and Services

From Child Trends:


Please join us for a workshop, Promoting Equitable Access to Early Childhood Programs and Services, on Tuesday, April 16 at 3 pm ET. Child Trends, along with federal and state partners, developed a comprehensive framework for understanding early childhood access from a families’ perspective. This family-centered approach, known as the Access Framework, considers family needs and preferences when accessing early childhood programs and services. The framework can help state and community leaders in their efforts to define, measure, and assess equitable access, and subsequently tailor policy and programmatic solutions. The goal of this workshop is to support the use of this framework and share steps and strategies that state and community leaders can take to promote equitable access to early childhood programs and services.


Workshop Overview

  • Overview of the Access Framework and how it can be used to assess equitable access to care and services.
  • State case studies highlighting insights on strategies to assess gaps and opportunities to address equitable access in your work.
  • Share strategies for engaging family and provider voice to identify barriers to equitable access and strategize solutions.
  • Outline five steps state and community leaders can take to assess and address barriers to equitable access.

Register Here: Promoting Equitable Access to Early Childhood Programs and Services


Tuesday, April 16 | 3pm ET | 2pm CT | 1pm MT | 12pm PT

Case Study - Bold Vision, Educator Power, and Focus on Compensation: Laying Groundwork for Transformation in New Mexico

From the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE):


I’m thrilled to share our newest case study on early educator compensation: Bold Vision, Educator Power, and Focus on Compensation: Laying Groundwork for Transformation in New Mexico. The case study is available in English and Spanish. Please share this with your networks. 


About the case study: 


New Mexico has made bold reforms to their early childhood education and care system in the last four years, building on over a decade of advocacy and community-based organizing with educators. Despite laying promising groundwork, compensation has only improved slightly for some educators. 


This case study looks at how New Mexico built support for these reforms - and the political and administrative challenges the movement for compensation continues to face. We draw on first-hand interviews with early educators and members of state agency and advocacy organizations, plus extensive research to tell the story behind the headlines. This case study is the first of a series of case studies on state advancements on early educator compensation. 


Stay tuned for the release of our North Carolina case study, and a pre-recorded video briefing for the field on early educator compensation, released in May.

Webinar - Building a National FFN Dataset that Drives Local and National Practice and Policy Innovation

From Home Grown and the RAPID Survey Project based in the Stanford Center on Early Childhood:

Please join Home Grown and the RAPID Survey Project based in the Stanford Center on Early Childhood on April 18th at 2:00pm Eastern (11:00am Pacific) to learn about RAPID’s national survey of child care providers as well as efforts to engage family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care providers in data collection aimed to learn more about their experiences and better support them. 


We’ll hear from an organization that has partnered with Home Grown and RAPID in the past to learn about how they benefited from engaging providers in this way and how the data enhanced their practice and policy work. We’ll also spend some time sharing about a forthcoming mini-grant opportunity to access funds to support efforts to recruit FFN caregivers to participate in the RAPID child care provider survey.


Please register for the event in advance and email any questions to Katie Nicolaou, RAPID Survey Senior Coordinator at knicolaou@stanford.edu.

Register here.

Most Viewed Bills of the Week:

  1. H.R.7024 [118th] - Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024
  2. H.R.7888 [118th] - Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act
  3. S.1693 [115th] - Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017
  4. S.596 [117th] - Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2021
  5. H.R.82 [118th] - Social Security Fairness Act of 2023
  6. H.R.2882 [118th] - Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024
  7. H.R.4366 [118th] - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024
  8. H.R.5074 [118th] - Kidney PATIENT Act of 2023
  9. H.R.6611 [118th] - FISA Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2023
  10. S.1323 [118th] - SAFE Banking Act of 2023

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Field Highlights

We must take better care of our home-based child care providers

I retired from the practice of family child care last December after 29 years. That same month, I attended a funeral for Deanna Robles, an amazing family child care provider and early care and education advocate who was 53 years old.

In January, I attended another funeral for another family child care provider in her mid-60s. Renaldo Sanders was not only a professional who had done this critical work for over 25 years, but also a dear friend. Both died from “natural causes,” but there is nothing natural about working 60, 70, or 80 hours a week for 20 or 30 years.

These were women who worked in a field with little, no, or all-too expensive health care, who struggled to provide for themselves and their families on wages far below the minimum. These were women who couldn’t get a good night’s rest trying to figure out how to take pennies and create a million-dollar early learning environment within the walls of their homes. These were women who sacrificed and gave their lives to children and early learning...

Click here to view the full article.

Fresh Food, Dance Class, and Nap Mats: What's Lost Without Federal Money for Child Care

It’s 5 a.m. and Tiffany Gale is up, as she is every morning, and the first thing she does is check to see if any of her child care staff have called out sick.

“They each have kids of their own, and someone is always sick,” she explains.

If indeed someone is out, Gale will be the one to step in and take over that classroom at the child care center she owns and runs. Until recently, she’d had enough money to hire a floating staff person to fill in the gaps or offer extra support, thanks to federal funds for child care providers under the American Rescue Plan Act...

Click here to view the full article.

Field Happenings

California Budget and Policy Center is hosting their Policy Insights conference on Tuesday, April 16th in Sacramento!

The dynamic workshops will cover some of the most important issues facing our state, including:

  • Building Wealth, Building Futures: Strategies for Fostering Economic Opportunity and Mobility for Children
  • Advancing Racial Equity in California: From Policy to Progress
  • Dream Big: Increasing State Revenues Through Corporate Tax Fairness
  • Expanding Child Care Access: Analyzing Supply Gaps and Policy Opportunities

Click here to register.

CDSS & CDE Information & Updates

Upcoming Webinars

CCDD Monthly Contractor Meeting

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care & Development Division (CCDD) will host the next CCDD Contractor Meeting, Thursday, April 18th, 2024 from 10 am to 11 am.  This meeting series is open to CCDD contractors only and the tentative agenda is below.

April 2024 Agenda:

Topical Updates​

  • California Early Childhood Mentor Program Alternative Pathways Pilot
  • SB 140 - Transitional Payment to Centers
  • SB 140 - Cost of Care Plus

Standing Updates​

  • Funding Opportunities​
  • Community Care Licensing (CCL)​
  • Program Quality and Improvement Updates ​
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program​
  • Child Care Bulletins (CCBs)​
  • Child Care Bulletins in Development

Please use this Zoom link to register for the meeting.

These meetings will be close captioned. The April 2024 presentation slides will be sent out after the meeting. 

Infant and Toddler Desired Results (2025) Updates and Interest Holders Feedback Sessions Announcement

The Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) assessment tool is being updated. The updates aim to align more closely to the California Learning and Development Foundations (both Infant/Toddler and Preschool/Transitional Kindergarten), to reflect current research, and to increase ease of use.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) invites your agency to review the draft of the DRDP (2025) new tool. We are hosting interest holder sessions to gather feedback specifically related to updates to the infant/toddler levels of the DRDP measures. Representatives from your agency can attend one or more of the following sessions focused on the following DRDP domains:

  • Wednesday, April 24, 3:00 to 4:30pm PT (Foundational Language Development (FDL)/English Language Development (ELD))
  • Thursday, April 25, 2:00 to 3:30pm PT (Social Emotional Development (SED))
  • Tuesday, April 30, 9:00 to 10:30am PT (Approaches to Learning (ATL))
  • Wednesday, May 1, 3:00 to 4:30pm PT (Cognitive Development/MATH/SCI)
  • Friday, May 3, 10:00 to 11:30am PT (Physical Development/Health)

CDSS Interest Holder Sessions are focused on Infant/Toddler levels of the DRDP (2025) measures.  Please complete this form by Friday, April 19, 2024, to register for the interest holder sessions. Feel free to share this email with anyone in your agency who may be interested in attending. If an individual is unable to attend any or all the sessions, and prefers to provide offline feedback, the form provides an option to sign up for offline review.

Beginning Together Webinar: What About the Other Children? The Benefits of Using Inclusive Practices for All Children.  

The California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division, in partnership with WestEd, is offering another inclusion webinar opportunity! Join us virtually on Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the Beginning Together webinar, What About the Other Children? The Benefits of Using Inclusive Practices for All Children.

Have you ever wondered, 'I’d love to include more children with disabilities in my setting, but what about the other children?'. Join us for a transformative training session, What About the Other Children? The Benefits of Using Inclusive Practices for All Children. Discover valuable insights, backed by research, and gain practical strategies to ensure the holistic fulfillment of ALL children's needs within inclusive environments. Explore the myriad of benefits that inclusive experiences bring not only to children with disabilities but also to those who are typically developing. Let's pave the way for a more inclusive and enriching learning environment for every child.

Technical assistance sessions will be offered regionally in late May and June.

To register, visit What about the other children? Registration page.

RELEASED April 10, 2024: Child Development Virtual Permit Training

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) is now offering virtual trainings on how to process and submit a Child Development Permit Stipend application.

We will be reviewing the Permit Matrix and the benefits of applying for a permit through CDTC. 

Registration spaces will be limited and are first come, first served. Additional information along with the registration link will be available on our CDTC website two weeks prior to each Permit training. For any questions, please reach out to us at CDTC-Permit@yosemite.edu.

Upcoming Dates:

April 26th, 2024 10:00 A.M-12:00 P.M.

May 16th, 2024 10:00 A.M-12:00 P.M.

June 13, 2024 10:00 A.M-12:00 P.M.

Information & Updates


The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) has recently posted the following document on its Internet website: CCB 24-05 TRANSITIONAL ONE-TIME PAYMENTS TO CHILD CARE CENTERS PURSUANT TO SB 140 (CHAPTER 193, STATUTES OF 2023)

The purpose of this CCB is to notify counties and child care and development contractors of the distribution of transitional one-time payments to child care centers that provided state-subsidized child care services in the month of April 2023. These payments are being issued pursuant to SB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes of 2023), which fully ratified the Agreement between the State and Child Care Providers United (CCPU).

Read the entire CCB here.

RELEASED March 27, 2024: 2024 Final Rule Announcement

On February 29, 2024, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC) announced a new rule that will reduce costs and improve access for families who receive child care subsidies funded with federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) resources. 

The federal regulations described in the Final Rule 2024 - 04139 are effective April 30, 2024. The Legislature and Governor in California have already enacted policies that are consistent with some of these new requirements. 

Below is a summary of the key updates to the federal regulations for which CDSS has already implemented the relevant policy direction.  

Click here for more information.

Happening This Week, April 15th-19th:

Tuesday, April 16th:

TFC Weekly Member Connections Meeting @ 1:00pm. Email to register.

Wednesday, April 17th: Fiscal Year 2023-24 Program Self-Evaluation for California State Preschool Programs @ 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Join Here.

Thursday, April 18th:

CDSS Contractor Connections Webinar @ 10:00am. 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.

The Weekly Good

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During this time where we are all stressed, it would be great to celebrate the positive. Each week we will celebrate everyday heroes, inspiring movements and great things happening in our field. 

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April 2024 Featured Agency Highlight

Stanislaus County Office of Education- Child & Family Services

The Stanislaus County Office of Education’s Child & Family Services (CFS) Division was established with the mission to provide the foundational resources and services children ages 0-5 need to become lifelong learners. CFS advances that goal every day through comprehensive early childhood education programs, as well as initiatives that empower parents and the education professionals with whom they work to maximize their ability to help the region’s children thrive in the classroom and community.

Get to know them and the full scope of their work by reading their 2023 Annual Report highlighting how they are supporting the needs of family child care providers and families in Stanislaus County.

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.

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TFC's 2023-24 Board of Directors


Gina Fromer, Ph.D.



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


Joie Owen

Glenn County Office of Education- Child and Family Services


Karen Marlatt

Valley Oak Children's Services 


Kendall Hirai

Crystal Stairs, Inc.


Tina Barna 

Catalyst Community


Jessica Kranz

Go Kids, Inc.


Mike Michelon


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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DSS & CDE Updates

March 8, 2024

CCB 24-04:

Implementation Of The New Part-Time And Full-Time Definitions For Reimbursement

March 1, 2024

CCB: 24-03: Program Self-Evaluation For Fiscal Year 2023-2024

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)

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Children's Council San Francisco 

Deputy Chief Financial Officer Child Development Associates, Inc. (San Diego)

-Program Services Assistant III

-Local Child Care Planning Coordinator

-Teachers - Child Development

Colusa County Office of Education 

-Program Specialist (Case Management)- Orange County

-Program Specialist (Child Care Payment Case Management)-Long Beach

-Program Specialist (Child Care Payment Program Case Management)-Yuba City

Children's Home Society

-Finance Director

-Center Director at Roosevelt

Davis Street

Education Director

Sierra Nevada Children's Services

-Child Care Case Manager & Support Specialist

-Child Care Case Manager

Glenn County Office of Education

Family Advocate

YMCA of San Diego County

Pathways LA- Multiple Job Openings

Nutritional Aid, Child Care Provider Training Coordinator, Child Care Case Worker,

Preschool Associate Teacher, Child Care Professional Dev. Coach and Payment Processor

Of Interest

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