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April 22, 2024 | Issue #17

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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:

  • Wednesday April 24 - 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.


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

Author: Assemblymember Mia Bonta

SCHEDULED TO BE HEARD on 4/23 @ 1:30pm in ASM Human Services Committee

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.

Click here to see the coalition support letter.

To send your own letter, click here.


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 is racing to finish up its foreign aid package and reauthoriuzation of the US spy program before heading out of town for the Passover holiday recess next week. Also, House Speaker Johnson is facing an increasing threat of being ousted: Third Republican endorses push to oust Johnson - POLITICO


Update: The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has found documented evidence of the impact of the child care funding cliff in 40 states. 


On Nov. 30, 2023, one month after billions of child care dollars in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) expired, NWLC began tracking local news stories that described how the child care funding cliff has harmed child care providers and families. 


NWLC’s map reflects articles by local reporters who have helped uncover the widespread impact of the lack of federal child care grants on communities across the country.  


It also underscores how important it is that Congress passes $16 billion in emergency child care funding to help prevent further harm to the child care sector, particularly as the second tranche of ARPA’s child care dollars is set to expire this September.  


NWLC’s state-by-state child care funding cliff map can be found here.

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



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 


We are focused on ensuring that any future domestic supplemental that is considered includes $16 billion for child care and early learning.

As previously shared,


⇒ Take Action





Administration Updates, Care Workers Recognition Month events & resources

From the White House:


Workers cannot train for or stay in good jobs if they cannot meet basic needs, such as access to child care and transportation. That is why supportive services are critical to building the workforce necessary to carry out President Biden’s Investing in America (IIA) agenda. Building on the Department of Commerce’s historic requirement that companies receiving major CHIPS and Science Act grants provide child care for their workers, the President’s Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers (Care EO) directed every cabinet-level agency to determine how they can require, preference, or encourage their own federal funding applicants to provide supportive services, including care, for workers.

On Wednesday, April 17th, Senior Biden-Harris Administration officials, Governor Tina Kotek of Oregon, Governor Kathy Hochul of New York, and Governor Maura Healey of Massachusetts along with tradeswomen, care advocates, and business community representatives convened for a Making Care Work event. Participants announced new actions that advance President Biden’s call to strengthen the nation’s Care Economy and discuss the importance of supportive services, including child care and long-term care, for building a skilled, diverse workforce. To read the full fact sheet, click here. Watch the livestream here.


New Resources:

  • A first-of-its kind guide to federal programs that can be leveraged to provide care to individuals and families.
  • A fact sheet from the Department of the Treasury highlighting that employer-provided “work-life referral services”—such as services that help an employee identify a child care provider—are considered a de minimis fringe benefit and therefore excluded from an employee’s taxable income.
  • Guidance from the Department of Labor on how federal agencies, federal funding recipients, employers, workforce development entities, and other stakeholders in the care community can make thoughtful investments into child care and long-term care support services, particularly as communities build their workforces to deliver on federal projects funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, CHIPS & Science Act, and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.


Data Analysis - CCDBG FY2024 State-by-State Appropriations Distribution Estimates and Increases

From the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP):


CCDBG FY2024 State-by-State Appropriations Distribution Estimates and Increases | CLASP


On March 23, 2024, President Joe Biden signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 into law. The act’s allocations for fiscal year (FY) 2024 included a significant increase of $725 million in discretionary funds for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This was in addition to a smaller increase for Head Start and level funding for other important child care and early education programs such as Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.


CCDBG is a critical support for families with low incomes who, without access to assistance, would likely be unable to afford their current child care arrangements. However, due to limited federal funding, the program was only able to serve 18 percent of eligible children in 2020.[1] The annual appropriations process is an important opportunity to increase federal investments in programs that respond to increased need and ensure funding keeps up with rising inflation.


The FY2024 CCDBG appropriation of $8.7 billion represented an increase of 9 percent, or $725 million, above the previous year’s funding.[2] This increase is a positive step forward in a difficult funding environment. However, we need much more investment in child care to truly meet the needs of families and providers; to deliver on the new requirements in the 2024 final rule on Improving Child Care Access, Affordability, and Stability in CCDBG; and to support states in maintaining and building on the positive improvements from the pandemic relief funding.


As concerns about economic recovery, unemployment, and inflation persist—and with the federal child care funding through the American Rescue Plan Act set to expire on September 30, 2024—significant and sustained increases in annual discretionary funding remain a critical support. And, given the fragile nature of the child care sector caused in part by decades of insufficient federal funding, the need for long-term and sustainable increases for child care remains ever present.


The following table provides each state’s actual distribution of grant year[3] (GY) 2023 annual discretionary funds;[4] the estimated distribution for GY2024 discretionary funds; and the estimated increase from 2023 to 2024. The increases in 2024 for each state range from $910,000 in Wyoming to $88 million in Texas.


For questions, please contact Stephanie Schmit at sschmit@clasp.org.

Apply - Leading from Home Initiative

From Home Grown:


We’re excited to announce the launch of the third cohort of our Leading from Home initiative


Leading from Home invests in and supports home-based providers and caregivers as they work to have a voice in policy and decision-making. Launched in 2021, this initiative has provided support and resources to cohorts of home-based provider leaders, made up of both licensed family child care and family, friend and neighbor providers.

The third cohort of the Leading from Home initiative will support selected provider and caregiver leaders as they convene and expand their provider networks and grow their leadership in their communities. Home Grown will provide monthly stipends for selected provider and caregiver leaders, with additional funding available to support engagement activities and expenses such as technology, meeting expenses, and transportation. Home Grown will also match provider leaders with mentors and technical support to assist in goal setting and building capacity around policy strategy, strategic communication, and engagement.

We encourage both licensed family child care (FCC) providers and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers to apply. Information and applications are available in English and Spanish. Applications are due May 15, 2024. Please access this recruitment toolkit for social media posts, emails, graphics and more. 


To learn more, visit the Home Grown website or register for the webinar on Wednesday, May 1 from 1-2 p.m. ET (10-11 a.m. PT) to participate in a live Q&A. 


Apply Today

Report - The 2023 State of Preschool Yearbook

From the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER):


The 2023 State of Pre-K Yearbook is LIVE! 


The 2023 State of Preschool Yearbook provides critical insights into the current landscape of preschool education in America. Amidst the challenges of the past few years, state pre-K programs have shown remarkable resilience, with enrollment, spending, and quality standards reaching new highs in 2022-2023. However, there is still much work to be done to ensure equitable access to quality preschool education for every child. Key highlights from the report include:

  • Higher Enrollment: Enrollment in preschool increased in 2022-2023, reaching all-time highs for the percentage of both 3-year-olds (7%) and 4-year-olds (35%) enrolled. Despite this progress, the nation has far to go, and the number of children enrolled in state-funded remains below pre-pandemic levels.
  • Increased Spending: State spending on preschool surpassed $11.73 billion, with per-child spending exceeding $7000. Spending increased more than $1 billion from the prior year but inadequate funding remains a problem in many states. 
  • Better Policies on Quality: Progress was made in improving quality standards in four states but too many states still fall short of setting high standards for program quality. Quality matters, and continued efforts are needed to ensure that every child receives a high-quality preschool education.

Access our Data Explore for detailed data insights!


Read Chalkbeat’s feature, Half of new state spending on preschool was backed by COVID aid last year, new report finds

Blog & Take Action - D.C.’s Devastating Proposal Kills Support for Its Early Childhood Educators

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


The proposal to slash the Pay Equity Fund is not just a failure for Washington, D.C. early educators and families, but for early educators across the United States. D.C. had been leading the nation in a moment when early childhood educators and the families who rely on their services desperately need state and local leaders to step up for them, not step back.


Read more: D.C.’s Devastating Proposal Kills Support for Its Early Childhood Educators - Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (berkeley.edu)

Webinar - Getting Up To Speed: Making the Small Business Case for Childcare Investments

From Main Street Alliance:


Getting Up To Speed: Making the Small Business Case for Childcare Investments


Childcare is in crisis in the United States. The increasing costs and low wages for early childhood educators have had a devastating impact on small businesses. It doesn't have to be this way. The American Rescue Plan passed during the COVID pandemic, provided much-needed investments in the industry. With those dollars having expired it is incredibly important for small business owners to fight for robust public investment in child care to stabilize parent prices and raise child care educators' wages to ensure the workforce behind the workforce can support Main Street. 


Join Main Street Alliance, the Alliance for Early Success, and Virginia Organizing to learn about success stories, challenges, and how you can use your voice to make sure every family and every child has quality, affordable child care. 


Monday, April 22, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

  • Albert Wat, Senior Policy Director, will join us from The Alliance for Early Success, 
  • Brian Johns, the Executive Director of Virginia Organizing, 
  • Shelly Boelter, Owner of M & M Sweet Child Care in Wisconsin, and 
  • Allison Vick, Owner of Little Blue Macaron in North Carolina 


Commentary - CHIPS Act Child Care Requirements Already Showing Promise

From The Century Foundation:


The CHIPS and Science Act mandates that companies seeking major grants must offer child care for their employees, a stipulation that recognizes how critical support services like child care are to hiring, training, and retaining workers and that could become a model for building child care into industrial policy more broadly. 


Lea Woods and Julie Kashen examine how companies like Intel and Micron are making progress creating child care plans that prioritize affordability, inclusivity, and quality without exacerbating inequities in the child care sector. Read More

Seven Facts About the Economics of Child Care

Those who care for children, the elderly, and people with disabilities are vital for the healthy functioning of our economy. Access to affordable, high-quality care allows individuals to enter the labor forcereduce absenteeism at work, and retain more of their income to spend on basic necessities like food and housing.

The Biden-Harris Administration has demonstrated its commitment to supporting affordable care through direct investments such as the American Rescue Plan, the CHIPS and Science Act, and each of its annual Budgets. On the one-year anniversary of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers, this blog focuses on child care specifically, highlighting seven reasons the economics of child care necessitate policy interventions like those enacted and proposed by the Biden-Harris administration to make high-quality, affordable care available to more working families.

Click here to read 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.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

Understanding Child Care and Early Education Investments in President Biden’s FY2025 Budget

Now that the federal fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget is finalized, we’re moving into advocacy for FY2025, which begins on October 1. The first step in the yearly budgeting process is the release of the President’s budget, which is a mechanism for the President to share his priorities and vision for the forthcoming fiscal year. President Biden’s recently released FY2025 budget proposes bold investments in children and families. It prioritizes improved access to child care and recognizes the need for increased funding for families, providers, and the economy. While congressional action is needed to make the president’s proposals a reality, the budget’s investments make President Biden’s recognition of the value of child care clear...

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Finding a Home for Family Child Care in Publicly Funded Preschool

Home-based child care is a fact of life in the U.S. On any given day, millions of children spend their days—sometimes their nights—in family child care settings. The decision for a child to attend a family child care home is influenced by multiple factors, but despite their popularity among parents, such homes rarely find their place among state-funded pre-K programs.

Given the number of states that now realize the urgency of expanding their preschool offerings, and the challenge they uniformly face in meeting demand, why have cities and states been slow on the uptake of this valuable option and what it would take to remedy the situation? What would it look like for family child care homes to be part of states’ publicly funded high-quality pre-K system? And what might that cost?

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Legislative Analyst's Office

On April 15, 2024 the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) released the following report:

The 2024-25 Budget: Child Care. This report analyzes the Governor’s budget proposals related to child care programs administered by DSS. (None of the child care and development proposals were addressed in early action.) It provides background on child care programs and an overview of total expenditures and budgeted slots included in the Governor’s budget. It then analyzes key Governor’s budget proposals related to:

  • Ramp‑up assumptions and costs associated with the multiyear child care slot expansion plan.
  • Proposition 64 funding levels.
  • Federal fund expenditures, and implementation of the current collectively bargained child care Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and parity agreement.
  • Identifies potential budget solutions the Legislature could consider beyond what is include in the Governor’s budget.

Click here to read the report.

CDSS & CDE Information & Updates

Upcoming Webinars

CCDD Monthly Contractor Meeting

The California Department will host the training webinar Written Program Policies for Center Based Programs on May 1, 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, reduce errors in documenting and certifying families, 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.

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

RELEASED April 16, 2024: Enrolling Families Into CalWORKs Stage 2

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) has recently posted the following document on its Internet website: CCB 24-06 ENROLLING FAMILIES INTO CALWORKS STAGE 2.

The purpose of this CCB is to provide clarification to Child Care and Development Contractors who administer CalWORKs Stage 2 (C2AP) and CalWORKs Stage 3 (C3AP) contracts regarding the additional eligibility requirements for children and families enrolling in these programs.

Read the entire CCB 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 24-05 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.

Happening This Week, April 22nd-26th:

Tuesday, April 23rd:

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

Wednesday, April 24th: ASM Budget Sub 2 & 3: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS, Universal Transitional Kindergarten Implementation, 9:00am-12:00pm

Thursday, April 25th:

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Sub 3 Hearing: Child Care and Development, 9:30am-12:00pm

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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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 has collected more than 85 job descriptions from member agencies that you can view and use when you create your agency's next job posting!

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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

April 16, 2024 CCB 24-06:

Enrolling Families Into CalWORKs Stage 2

April 12, 2024 CCB 24-05:

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

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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-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

California’s Child Care System Serves Only a Fraction of Eligible Children

In California, Parents and Child Care Providers Work Together to Make Meaningful Change

A new child tax credit could pass this month. Here’s what it would do for low-income families.

Emerging Solutions for America’s Broken Early Education System

Opinion: Bob Norris: Child care deserts affect entire communities

Would California spend billions of extra dollars to improve the wellbeing of its children?

A Good Economy Feels Bad For Americans When Care Is Still Out Of Reach

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how our agencies continue to engage and communicate with families and providers.

Del Norte Child Care Council April Newsletter

CocoKids March Newsletter

4Cs of Alameda Current Newsletter

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