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February 20, 2024 | Issue #8

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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.

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 1907 - California Child and Family Service Review System: Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment.

Author: ASM Gail Pellerin

Assemblymember Pellerin served as the chief elections official in Santa Cruz County from 1993 until her retirement in December 2020. Gail served as President of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials from 2010 to 2012 and as co-chair of the Secretary of State’s Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee.


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, you can submit your letter through the California Legislature Position Letter Portal.

If you have any questions, contact TFC staff!


Last Friday was the deadline to introduce new bills. There were 1556 Assembly Bills introduced and 662 Senate bills.

Upcoming Committee Hearings:

Recently Introduced 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.

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Child Care Q&As

Question: Are child care centers eligible for the transitional one-time payments pursuant to SB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes of 2023)?

Answer: Yes, child care centers are eligible to receive the transitional one-time payments. The CCB and funding for this payment is forthcoming from CDSS.

Question: How much is the transitional one-time payment to centers? 

Answer: Per CCB 23-32, the transitional one-time amount is $3,000 to centers.

Question: What data is needed to qualify the center for the $3,000 payment?

Answer: Payments to center-based providers will be based on services provided in the month of April 2023.

Question: What is the administrative allocation for contractors to release these payments?

Answer: Contractors will receive an additional allocation equal to five (5) percent of the allocation.

Child Care and Development Fund State Plan

The federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is an aggregate of several funding sources that is distributed in block grants by the federal government to the states and territories. The majority of the funds are to be used to provide child care services to families who meet certain income and need criteria. A portion of the funding is to be used for activities to improve the quality of child care. Another portion is to be used to pay for costs of administering the CCDF.

The Plan Preprint for States and Territories is now available for public comment through 2/21/2024. The focus of the Plan Preprint (formatted in a Google document for you to add your comments) for FY 2025-2027 is to reduce burden, prioritize key policy areas, and facilitate communication of implementation action plans to address non-compliance. Click here to read ACF Overview of FY 2025-27 CCDF Plan Preprint.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is the lead agency for California and it has the flexibility to modify this program at any time, including amending the options selected or described. Thriving Families California (TFC) has formed a workgroup responsible for providing direction to CDSS as they develop the California’s plan. The members of this workgroup are as follows:

·        Christina Acosta – Pomona Unified School District

·        Jolie Buberl – CDA

·        Rick Richardson – CDA

·        Tanya Vega - Child & Family Services (CFS) California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP); Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE)

·        Karen Ramirez – Hively

·        Mona Shirk - Hively

You may provide input to one of the members above or you may enter your comment directly on the Plan Preprint. We encourage you to take this opportunity to envision the possibilities, and not restrict your input based current circumstances. Consider new opportunities and removal of challenges that have not worked.

Click here to see CDSS landing page for all State Plan informtion.

Federal Update

NWLC Federal Update

The House and Senate are on their Presidents’ Day recess. They have less than three weeks to finish the first half of a federal spending agreement, with the first of two deadlines hitting on March 1st. 


Appropriators in both chambers stress that talks are chugging along, yielding positive progress, and that they’re on track to meet their deadlines. But after a tumultuous eight months since the passage of last summer’s debt deal, members of both parties are still wary of a shutdown or the ultimate fallback — a full-year patch that keeps federal funding static into the fall. More: The government funding fight is about to come back with a vengeance - POLITICO Reminder, a full-year Continuing Resolution (CR) would result in deep cuts for federal ECE programs.


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


Child Tax Credit


As previously reported, 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

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 future domestic supplemental that is considered includes $16 billion for child care and early learning.

 ⇒ Take Action


Take Action - Draft Comment for CCDF Plan Preprint

 From a group of national ECE organizations: 


As previously mentioned, The Office of Child Care (OCC) announced the Federal Register publication of the Second Notice of the Proposed Information Collection Activity and Comment Request regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2025-2027 CCDF Plan Preprint for States and Territories (Plan Preprint). Both the Federal Register notice and CCDF Plan Preprint are posted on OCC’s website.


For those who are interested in submitting comments, a group of national organizations drafted a sample letter for your use: sample CCDF State Plan Preprint letter.docx - Google Docs


Comments must be submitted by Wednesday, February 21st.

Take Action - Join Letter Opposing Fiscal Commission

 From the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME):


Sign On Opportunity: We invite you to sign onto a letter urging House & Senate leadership to oppose the Fiscal Commission Act (H.R. 5779/S.3262), and to reject attaching such proposals to Fiscal Year (FY) 24 appropriations legislation.   


We welcome national, state and local organizations to sign-on.   


Deadline: The deadline for signers is Friday, February 23rd by noon 

Contact: Please reach out to Desiree Hoffman at dhoffman@afscme.org or call 202-660-8220 should you have questions. 


Background: Fiscal Commissions have a problematic history. They have either failed or their recommendations have led to problematic benefit and spending cuts. For example, the U.S. Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction created by the Budget Control Act of 2011 produced a controversial plan that Congress could not bring to the floor, which set into motion mandated cuts under sequestration. Particularly alarming is the possibility of proposals to weaken vital entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, and Social Security. These programs are critical for the well-being of millions of Americans, and any erosion would disproportionately impact the most vulnerable among us.   


The track record of past commissions, coupled with a documented resistance to putting revenue on the table, raises legitimate concerns that a deficit-focused lens would disproportionately target non-defense discretionary programs such as child nutrition, workforce training programs, public health, child care and transportation. These programs play a pivotal role in supporting the economic security and health of children and their families, and any emphasis on cuts in this area would exacerbate existing inequalities and diminish vital social services.   

Event - Dual Language Learner (DLL) Celebration Week

 From Office of Head Start (OHS), the National Center on Early Childhood Development Teaching and Learning (NCECDTL), and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE):




Join the Office of Head Start (OHS), the National Center on Early Childhood Development Teaching and Learning (NCECDTL), and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) in celebrating the 6th annual Dual Language Learner (DLL) Celebration Week! This exciting event introduces the updated Multicultural Principles for Early Childhood Leaders as a powerful resource for advancing language equity. Experts and colleagues will provide insights on how program leaders and educators can utilize these principles to honor and sustain the languages spoken in Head Start children's homes and families. Don't miss out on engaging discussions, valuable research insights, and culturally sustaining practices throughout the week, culminating in a social media showcase on February 23. Save the dates and be part of this enriching event! Learn more: Dual Language Learner Celebration Week | ZERO TO THREE

Report - A 100-year review of research on Black families

 From Child Trends:


Child Trends released its highly anticipated A 100-year Review of Research on Black Families, a report that explores the ways in which social science research focused on Black families has changed over 10 decades. Organized into two volumes—Volume 1: 1920 to 1969 and Volume II: 1970 to 2019—lead authors Chrishana M. Lloyd and Mavis Sanders consider each era’s social, political, and economic contexts to use the past to develop lessons for the future. The review offers four primary lessons:

  • Black scholars have been critical to the evolution of Black family research, even if they have not always been the primary influencers of policy and policy discourse on Black families.
  • Historically, entities that have funded research focused on Black families and communities have taken a problem-centered approach to understanding them, which is of limited use in identifying and addressing systemic challenges.
  • Research focused on Black families has illustrated the need to use a variety of research methods to build a comprehensive knowledge base and promote meaningful change.
  • Although the ways in which Black families have been studied have shifted over time, the report’s findings underscore the continued need for research that highlights the changing diversity of Black families.

Understanding the ways in which research has influenced public attitudes and policies is integral to creating policy environments that are supportive of Black families’ health, wealth, self-determination, and flourishing. Drs. Lloyd and Sanders will use the information gleaned from their review to further develop Child Trends’ applied research agenda on Black children and families. This agenda aims to produce evidence for policymakers, practitioners, and the public that can be used to advance Black families’ well-being in the 21st century.

Sara Shaw, Abigail Wulah, Hannah Wodrich, Kristen Harper, and Zabryna Balen also contributed to this report.  

Webinar & Report - Questioning the Promise of Employer-Sponsored Child Care Benefits

From New America:


Employer-sponsored child care benefits -- especially on-site child care centers and child care stipends -- are gaining national attention. The federal government is influencing employers to provide child care benefits, as with CHIPS Act requirements. And state governments (led by both Republicans and Democrats) have been passing substantial incentives for these benefits, a trend which is only accelerating.


Yet the push for employer-sponsored benefits has largely occurred without critical consideration of the costs involved. Delivering child care access via the employer-employee relationship brings up a host of philosophical and practical questions that need to be seriously examined.


A new report, Questioning the Promise of Employer-Sponsored Child Care Benefits, takes a look at these critical questions and provides much-needed scrutiny. Join New America’s Better Life Lab for discussion of the report, authored by child care policy expert Elliot Haspel. The report also explores alternative models whereby employers pay into a publicly-funded, choice-based system that benefits their employees while avoiding the pitfalls well-established by the American experience of employer-sponsored health insurance.


Haspel will be joined by a panel of other early childhood stakeholders who will provide their perspective and respond to the report. Come be part of a conversation that can spark a long-overdue reckoning with the proper role of employers in American child care.


February 22, 2024

2:00pm–3:00pm EST



  • Miriam Calderón, Chief Policy Officer, Zero to Three
  • Erica Phillips, Executive Director, National Association for Family Child Care
  • Nicole Riehl, President & CEO, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC)
  • Carmi Medoff, Founder & CEO, OnsiteKids

Register here: Questioning the Promise of Employer-Sponsored Childcare Benefits

Report - Considerations for Leaders: Intersection of Early Childhood and Environmental Impacts

 From the National League of Cities (NLC):


“Considerations for Leaders: Intersection of Early Childhood and Environmental Impacts,” the newest report from the National League of Cities (NLC), spotlights their work to elevate the vital role of municipal governments in creating and strengthening comprehensive early childhood systems with emphasis on the prenatal-to-three developmental period, focusing on five cities: Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Flint, MI; Newark, NJ; and Tacoma, WA. The report examines the intersections of housing and homelessness, climate and environmental health and family economic stability, as well as their impacts on maternal and child health and well-being highlighting these cities’ innovations in addressing these intersections, to heighten awareness and provide insights for other communities looking to act. View the full report 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.3832 [118th] - Disease X Act of 2023
  3. H.R.2670 [118th] - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
  4. H.R.2 [118th] - Secure the Border Act of 2023
  5. S.596 [117th] - Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2021
  6. H.R.82 [118th] - Social Security Fairness Act of 2023
  7. S.1323 [118th] - SAFE Banking Act of 2023
  8. H.R.2872 [118th] - Further Additional Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024
  9. H.R.6981 [118th] - Preventing Private Paramilitary Activity Act of 2024
  10. H.R.6363 [118th] - Further Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024

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Field Highlights

Black and Latina workers bear the brunt of California's low child-care wages, report finds

LaWanda Wesley had been working in child care for more than two decades, but no matter what she did, she couldn't seem to get a meaningful raise or the promotion she felt she deserved. Her salary was stuck at around $19 an hour.

She earned her master's degree in educational leadership and policy studies, then a doctorate in educational leadership and management — all while raising five children as a single mother. But the organizations she worked for told her not to expect any pay difference or title change. At one point, Wesley, who is Black, was demoted and asked to train a white co-worker to be her supervisor. At another, a company was audited by the state and required to give her a 7% raise because she was so underpaid...

Click here to view the full article.

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

Things are looking up for young children, parents, and child care providers in California thanks to transformational legislative wins over the summer of 2023. These policy achievements did not happen by chance, but were the result of a coordinated effort that was fueled by the grassroots organizing of parents, providers, and thousands of organizations speaking with one voice. The resulting policy wins consist of many different parts, but revolve around two key issues ripe for reform: 1) family fees, meaning the dollar amount paid by families to access subsidized child care, and, 2) the rates paid by the state to providers of subsidized child care.

Federal law requires states to charge families on a sliding scale for subsidized care, but it’s up to the states to decide which families to charge and how much to charge them. California used COVID-19 funds to waive these family fees during the pandemic, but they were set to return in June 2023.

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. Early bird registration ends at the end of the month!

CDSS & CDE Information & Updates

Upcoming Webinars


PIN 24-04 -CCP announces upcoming orientations for prospective Family Child Care Home (FCCH) providers to attend either an in-person session or a live virtual orientation.


An electronic copy of PIN 24-04-CCP - IN-PERSON AND LIVE VIRTUAL ORIENTATIONS FOR FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES is available for viewing/downloading by clicking on the following link: PIN 24-04-CCP - IN-PERSON AND LIVE VIRTUAL ORIENTATIONS FOR FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES


Previous PINs are available at the CCLD website:


If you have any questions regarding this PIN, please contact your local Regional Office.

Beginning Together Webinar: Using Play to Support Inclusion

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 Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the Beginning Together webinar, Using Play to Support Inclusion!

Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission[er] for Human Rights as a right of every child (Ginsburg et al. 2007, 183). Building on Chapter 5 from the California Department of Education publication, The Powerful Role of Play in Early Education, this workshop highlights the importance of play experiences and social inclusion for children with disabilities and delays. Participants will learn about the laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities, identify ways to use Universal Design for Learning to create inclusive play environments, and explore strategies to promote access to play and encourage children’s participation through modifications and adaptations.

Technical Assistance sessions will be offered regionally in April.

To register, visit Using Play to Support Inclusion.

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 8, 2024: Public Hearing Announcement for the Child Care and Development Fund 2025-2027 State Plan

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) will hold a Public Hearing to receive public comments on the draft 2025-27 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan. Every three years, states and territories receiving CCDF funds must prepare and submit to the federal government a State Plan detailing how the State will allocate and expend these funds. A draft version of the plan is available on the CDSS’ Child Care and Development Fund State Plan webpage for review prior to the Public Hearing.


The Public Hearing will be held at the CDSS’ Headquarters at the following date, address, and time:


Date: March 6, 2024

Address: 744 P Street; Sacramento, CA 95814

Room: OB9, Rooms 235/237

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


When you arrive at CDSS, sign in at the security desk and wait for a Policy Team member to escort you to the hearing room.

At the hearing, any person may present statements, orally, relevant to the draft 2025-27 CCDF State Plan. Persons who make oral comments at the Public Hearing may also submit a written summary of their statements until March 6, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. to the dedicated email box statepln@dss.ca.gov if they choose, but it is not required. No oral statements will be accepted subsequent to the end of the Public Hearing on March 6, 2024, at 12:00 p.m.


If you have any questions about this Public Hearing, you can submit them to the dedicated email box statepln@dss.ca.gov.

RELEASED February 7, 2024: CDSS 2023 YEAR IN REVIEW

This CDSS 2023 Year in Review highlights key achievements for the year, which we could not have accomplished without the tremendous efforts and unwavering support from our many partners and the dedication of our extraordinary staff.


Among our many milestones from 2023, we continued to support the delivery of much-needed food and cash benefits to families, issued additional housing supports to help older adults and adults with disabilities, saw the launch of the first pilot programs designed to provide guaranteed income to former foster youth and pregnant individuals, welcomed and supported newcomers, and continued to provide funding for direct services and support to victims of hate incidents.

To see the full report, click 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 this 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.

Happening This Week, February 20th-23rd:

Tuesday, February 20th: -TFC Weekly Member Call @ 1:00pm. Email to register.

Wednesday, February 21st: -CDSS Webinar- Overview of Key Program and Quality Contract Requirements on February 21, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Click here to register in advance for this webinar.

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

An uplifting way to start the week, for those of us who need a break from the chaos that is our lives.

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. 

CRC was thrilled to be able to provide children's activities at the 7th Annual Napa Valley Black History celebration. Activities included a cozy reading corner, collage and textile projects based on the works of African-American artists and a heart-making station for all ages.

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February 2024 Featured Agency Highlight

Lassen Child & Family Resources

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.

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 Weekly Member Connections via Zoom:

Our commitment to you is to have scheduled at least once per week a call wherein we can all connect. As questions arise, forward them to TFC so that we can address them on these calls. Look for a weekly email to register. Recording and Q&A will also be posted on the Member's Only page. 

Job Descriptions and Salary Information

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!

Visit the Member's Only website to view today!

Best Practices

TFC has been working on Best Practices and policies to support you during this challenging time.

Visit the Member's Only website to view today!

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




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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DSS & CDE Updates

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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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Child Development Inc. (San Jose)

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

Executive Director

Del Norte Child Care Council

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

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