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March 25, 2024 | Issue #13

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California State Budget, Legislature & The Capitol


NOTE: Legislature is in Spring recess until April 1, 2024.

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:

  • Tuesday, April 2 - ASM Budget Sub 3 @ 9:00 - State Capitol, Room 447 - PREK-12 EDUCATION AND STUDENT LEARNING RECOVERY PROPOSALS AND OVERSIGHT
  • Thursday, April 4 - SEN B&FR Sub1 @ 9:30 - 1021 O Street, Room 2100 - Department of Education, Expanded Learning

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


NOTE: AB 1808 will be heard on April 2 @ 1:30 is the ASM Human Services Committee. If you would like to add onto a coalition support letter, please email logo. To send your own letter, click here. All letters must be submitted by March 27th.

AB 1808 (Nguyen) Childcare and development services: eligibility.

Author: Assemblymember Stephanie Nguyen

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

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

Click here to view the bill.

Click here to view coalition sign-on letter.

Click here to email TFC to sign-on to a coalition support letter.


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.


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

Upcoming Legislative Hearings:

  • A.B.No. 1808Stephanie Nguyen.Childcare and development services: eligibility.
  • A.B.No. 1876Jackson.Developmental services: individual program plans and individual family service plans: remote meetings.
  • A.B.No. 1911Reyes.Residential care facilities: complaints.
  • A.B.No. 1925Rendon.Childcare and development programs: eligibility.
  • A.B.No. 1952Dixon.Foster care: infant supplement.
  • A.B.No. 2141Gipson.Cash assistance programs: direct deposit.
  • A.B.No. 2206Addis.Child daycare facilities: fire clearance requirements.
  • A.B.No. 2317Stephanie Nguyen.Child day care facilities: anaphylactic policy.
  • A.B.No. 2343Schiavo.CalWORKs: childcare programs.
  • A.B.No. 2360Rendon.Developmental services: family services: counseling.
  • A.B.No. 2452Quirk-Silva.CalWORKs: supportive services.
  • A.B.No. 2671Weber.Family daycare homes: filtered water.
  • A.B.No. 2828Bains.Child health and safety: "Have a Heart, Be a Star, Help Our Kids" license plate program.
  • A.B.No. 2866Pellerin.Pool safety: State Department of Social Services regulated facilities.

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.

Did you know?

Child Care Q&As

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.

Question: When is the Program Self-Evaluation due? 

Answer: It is due on June 1st.

Federal Update

Federal Update & Take Action

Federal Government Update:


Earlier this week, Senator Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the second and final bipartisan package of six fiscal year 2024 appropriations bills alongside Vice Chair Collins (R-ME) and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Granger (R-TX-12) and Ranking Member DeLauro (D-CT-03). More: Murray, Top Appropriators Release Second Funding Package | Majority News Releases | News | United States Senate Committee on Appropriations


Congressional Appropriators, especially child care champions Senator Murray (D-WA) and Representative DeLauro (D-CT), fought hard for increased investments for ECE programs, including:

  • $8.75 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), an increase of $725 million over FY23;
  • $12.27 billion for Head Start, an increase of $250 million; and
  • $75 million for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS)—protecting House Republicans’ proposal to eliminate the program;

Unfortunately, many programs benefiting women, families, and children will receive the same funding as last year, with a few receiving small reductions or increases. Level funding of these programs amounts to a cut due to increasing costs and inflation. Congressional Appropriators were constrained by funding caps set in a deal agreed to last summer between Congressional leaders and the White House. 


The House voted on Friday to approve key government spending bills, setting off a sprint in the Senate to take up and pass the legislation ahead of a fast-approaching shutdown deadline, as well as energizing a revolt amid House conservatives against Speaker Mike Johnson’s leadership.


Friday’s tight timeline has sparked fears of a potential, partial shutdown at midnight, though top lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they are pushing to prevent that. More: House sends government funding package to Senate hours ahead of shutdown deadline | CNN Politics



Child Tax Credit


UPDATE: Improvements to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) remain at a standstill following pushback from key Republican Senators despite bipartisan support. The best chance for the improved CTC to pass in time for this tax season is through a Senate vote when the Senate returns from recess on April 8

⇒ 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 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.

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


As previously shared,


 ⇒ Take Action






Please feel welcome to reach out with any questions or opportunities for collaboration.

Administration Updates, including CCDF Preprint

From the White House:


The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce the fiscal year (FY) 2025-2027 CCDF Plan is now final and available on OCC’s website. As previously disclosed, State and Territory submissions of the FY 2025-2027 Plan are due to OCC no later than July 1, 2024. A separate Program Instruction with details for completing and submitting the Plan through the CARS data system is also included on the website. We expect the CARS system to be available starting in May 2024 and will send a separate announcement about CARS training dates.


The final CCDF Plan reflects input from a variety of stakeholders via the public comment process and feedback from Lead Agencies and other stakeholders collected throughout the previous plan cycle. The FY 2025-2027 State/Territory Plan serves as the State/Territory Lead Agency’s application for a three-year cycle of CCDF funds and is the primary mechanism OCC uses to determine Lead Agency compliance with the requirements of the statute and regulation. The Plan aims to capture the most accurate and up-to-date information about how a State/Territory is implementing its CCDF program and thus serves as a compliance document, a national data collection tool, and a planning resource for working with partners in states and territories to implement the CCDF program and reflect their priorities. The Plan will be used by OCC to evaluate Lead Agency compliance with the recently revised CCDF Rule, 45 CFR Part 98. This FY 2025-2027 State/Territory Plan is a key part of the overall framework OCC is using to align the Plan, monitoring, and technical assistance supports to effectively achieve the CCDF policy goals and a CCDF child care program that meets the needs of the children and families it serves.


Additional guidance, resources, and training on the Plan is forthcoming, including information on how the Plan will intersect with the 2024 final rule and the upcoming availability of transitional waivers related to new requirements in the Rule.

  • Also this week, the Department of Health & Human Services released a report to Congress highlighting grant activity for the Preschool Development Grant program. It’s the first report on PDG in several years.


  • In late February, and in keeping with the President’s Executive Order on Care, the Department of Labor released $200 million in grants to support the expansion of Registered Apprenticeships in high-need sectors, including early care and education.

Take Action - Help CCAoA Celebrate Child Care Providers on May 10th

 From Child Care Aware of America:


Help CCAoA Celebrate Child Care Providers on May 10!   


Provider Appreciation Day® (PAD) is coming up on May 10, 2024! PAD provides the perfect opportunity for you or your network to show your thanks for the vital work of child care providers in your life and an excellent opportunity to connect with your state and local elected officials.  


Ready to start the celebrations? Show your support by requesting a proclamation from your state and local elected officials to recognize May 10, 2024, as Provider Appreciation Day. Increase your impact by sharing this with your networks and encouraging them to request a proclamation, too! 


Request A Proclamation Now!  


If you have any questions about requesting a proclamation, please email the CCAoA Advocacy Team at takeaction@usa.childcareaware.org

Report - Alarming Number of Infants & Toddlers Experiencing Homelessness in the U.S.

 From SchoolHouse Connection:


SchoolHouse Connection released "Infant and Toddler Homelessness Across 50 States: 2021-2022," the most comprehensive analysis to date of homelessness among the nation's youngest children. This report offers the first-ever state-by-state collection of data on infant and toddler homelessness and provides detailed recommendations for policymakers and communities alike.


Key Findings

  • 64,390 birth through age three-year-old children experienced homelessness across the United States during the 2021-2022 program year, representing approximately 2.5% of the entire birth through age three population;
  • Only 41,767, or just over 11%, of these children were enrolled in an early childhood development program, with some states serving as few as 3.5%, and others as many as 55%.
  • Of the programs for which children ages birth through age three and their parents are eligible:
  • Early Head Start enrolled an estimated 5% of infants and toddlers experiencing homelessness; 
  • Home visiting programs served an estimated 2.2% of infants and toddlers experiencing homelessness;
  • Local educational agencies served an estimated 4.2% of infants and toddlers experiencing homelessness.
  • While all states have the opportunity through Child Care Development Fund provisions and other initiatives to provide expanded access to programs and services for families experiencing homelessness, few take full advantage of the flexibilities offered to support infants, toddlers, and families experiencing homelessness:
  • 26 states waive copayments for families experiencing homelessness;
  • 9 states offer work requirement exemptions to parents experiencing homelessness;
  • 18 states provide automatic or streamlined eligibility for children experiencing homelessness to access child care programs.

 The report concludes with a call to action, offering targeted recommendations for state and federal policymakers to increase the identification of homeless families with infants and toddlers and to improve their access to critical early childhood development services and housing supports. The report also includes practical strategies for early childhood development programs that can be implemented immediately.


Need help understanding the report? Join a webinar with SchoolHouse Connection and guest presenters on Wednesday, March 27, at 3 PM Eastern where we will walk through this data in more detail, and share how providers, systems leaders, policymakers, and advocates can take action to increase access to services for infants, toddlers, and their families


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Report - Care Matters: A 2024 Report Card for Policies in the States

 From The Century Foundation and Caring Across Generations:


This week, The Century Foundation and Caring Across Generations released our 2024 Care Report Card, grading each state’s care policies and infrastructure. The care report card measures states’ progress on transformative investments in care that support people throughout their lifespan from child care and early learning to home and community-based services for aging or disabled people. Read the full report HERE


No state earns an ‘A’. Oregon, California, Colorado, Minnesota and Massachusetts top the list while Alabama, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Idaho are at the bottom. If the hard work of advocates and activists was reflected in these grades, they would look very different. Our report calls for increased federal and state investment in care infrastructure.


Please spread the word. Here is our social media toolkit: “Care Matters: A 2024 Report Card for Policies in the States," and please watch this video to hear from state leaders, Governor Walz (D-MN), Rep. Gomez (D-CA) and more! 


States were graded on their performance in several key policy areas including:

  • Affordable child care and universal pre-k;
  • Support for home and community based services;
  • Fair working conditions for care workers;
  • Paid family and medical leave as well as paid sick days;
  • And more


Blog - Bipartisan Child Tax Credit (CTC) Expansion Would Benefit About 6 Million Young Children

 From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:


Bipartisan Child Tax Credit Expansion Would Benefit About 6 Million Young Children


The House-passed bipartisan tax bill would expand the Child Tax Credit for 16 million children in families with low incomes — including 5.8 million young children (under age 6) — in its first year, bringing them up to or closer to the full $2,000-per-child amount that children in higher-income families receive. (See table below for state-specific estimates.) The Senate should pass it without further delay.


Young children of all races and ethnicities would benefit from the bill’s Child Tax Credit expansion. Overall, the expansion would deliver a larger credit to 1 in 4 children under age 6. It would benefit even larger shares of Black, Latino, or American Indian or Alaska Native young children, whose parents are overrepresented in low-paid work and may face more limited economic opportunities due to historical and ongoing discrimination and other structural barriers.


Looking at these children under 6, we estimate that:

  • 39 percent of all Black;
  • 37 percent of all Latino;
  • 34 percent of all American Indian or Alaska Native;
  • 16 percent of all white; and
  • 15 percent of all Asian children of these ages would benefit.

 The expanded Child Tax Credit would provide meaningful support to families. Consider, for example, a married couple with a kindergartner, a toddler, and a newborn. One parent earns $30,000 as a cashier while the other parent stays home to care for their children. The expansion would boost this family’s credit by $1,275 in the first year, helping them afford groceries, utility bills, and other necessary expenses.


Ample research indicates that providing additional income to families with low resources yields significant, lasting benefits for young children’s health, education, and future earnings. The Senate has an opportunity to help 1 in 4 children under age 6. Lawmakers should act quickly to pass the bipartisan tax package. 


UPDATE: Improvements to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) remain at a standstill following pushback from key Republican Senators despite bipartisan support. The best chance for the improved CTC to pass in time for this tax season is through a Senate vote when the Senate returns from recess on April 8.

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

Most Viewed Bills of the Week:

  1. H.R.7521 [118th] - Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act
  2. S.686 [118th] - RESTRICT Act
  3. H.R.4366 [118th] - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024
  4. H.R.7024 [118th] - Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024
  5. H.R.7511 [118th] - Laken Riley Act
  6. H.R.231 [118th] - Terminate TikTok on Campus Act of 2023
  7. H.R.2 [118th] - Secure the Border Act of 2023
  8. H.R.1332 [118th] - Thirty-Two Hour Workweek Act
  9. S.1143 [117th] - No TikTok on Government Devices Act
  10. S.596 [117th] - Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2021

Thriving Families CA Events

To better support our field, Thriving Families CA, in partnership with DSS, will be hosting an informational training for our field in Pomona. We will be offering 3 tracks- one for AP's, one on Strengthening/Engaging Families and one for Executives.

This Statewide Meeting will be very interactive and bring our field together to share insights and experiences, explore ideas, shape policy, and discuss best practices.

We hope you can join us!

Learn More & Register Here.

Social Media Spotlight

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Field Highlights

Providing Affordable, Accessible, and

High-Quality Child Care

Child care is work that supports all other work: It enables parents to participate in the workforce. Among parents who are not working full time, 3 in 5 say that they would choose to do so if they had access to affordable child care. Mothers, who do the bulk of the caregiving, weigh the care options that they have: They can stay home or reduce their paid work hours to provide care for their own children, which is nearly always unpaid; they can arrange formal child care, which can be so expensive it may not be financially worthwhile in the short term to continue to work; or they can find informal care from a neighbor, close friend, or family member...

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Biden proposes 'historic new program' to address child care shortages

As part of his budget proposal on Monday, President Joe Biden is asking Congress to make child care more affordable for the parents of 16 million children around the country.

The president is requesting a $500 million increase in Child Care and Development Block Grant funding, which states use to lower the cost of child care for low-income families and raise child care provider wages.

But advocates say it’s not enough to stabilize the nation’s child care system, which has been teetering ever since the nearly $40 billion in child care subsidies approved under the American Rescue Plan Act expired at the end of September.

To date, more than a quarter of providers have had to cut salaries, according to a national survey by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. A similar share also reported serving fewer children. Since the subsidies ran out, advocates warned that as many as 70,000 programs could ultimately close, affecting more than 3 million children...

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

Child Care Program licensee, provider, and interested partner webinar on March 27, 2024

The Child Care Program (CCP) has released a new Provider Information Notice: PIN 24-05-CCP - CHILD CARE LICENSING WEBINARS.


Summary: PIN 24-05-CCP provides Zoom registration information for the statewide Child Care Program licensee, provider, and interested partner webinar on March 27, 2024.


An electronic copy of PIN 24-05-CCP - CHILD CARE LICENSING WEBINARS is available for viewing/downloading by clicking on the following link:



Previous PINs are available at the CCLD website


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

Information & Updates

RELEASED March 13, 2024: Child Care Bulletin (CCB) 24-03: Program Self-Evaluation for Fiscal Year 2023-2024

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) has recently posted the following document on its Internet website: CCB 24-03: Program Self-Evaluation for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

The purpose of this CCB is to describe the requirements for the Program Self-Evaluation of CDSS subsidized child care and development contractors. Within the bulletin, guidance is provided on the submission requirements for the Fiscal Year 2023- 2024 Program Self Evaluation (PSE) as well as a list of all the required documents to be maintained onsite by contract type. 


If you have any questions or need additional guidance regarding the information in this letter, please contact your assigned CCDD Program Quality and Improvement (PQI) Consultant.

RELEASED March 8, 2024: Whole Child Community Equity Workgroup Membership Application

Assembly Bill (AB) 2832, also referred to as the “End Racial and Economic Inequities in Childcare in California Initiative,” seeks to bridge the racial and socioeconomic gaps in California’s early childhood education system. This bill requires the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in consultation with the California Department of Education, to convene the Whole Child Community Equity Workgroup to provide recommendations to CDSS for purposes of developing the Whole Child Community Equity Framework, Whole Child Equity Screening Tool, and recommended uses of the Screening Tool for equitable distribution of early childhood investment and whole child resources.  

The goal of the CDSS Whole Child Community Equity Workgroup is to provide recommendations on the Framework categories essential to support children 0 to 13 years of age, inclusive, as well as the index or set of indicators which should be used in the Equity Screening Tool to classify communities in these categories, and the ways that the categories and indicators may be used to equitably distribute early childhood investments and whole child resources in service of closing the racial and socioeconomic gaps in the State’s early childhood education system. The Whole Child Equity Workgroup will be composed of parents and families, practitioners, researchers, experts, advocates, and other interest holders that bring insight to address racial and economic inequities for California’s children.   


Interested individuals must complete the Whole Child Community Equity Workgroup application for the CDSS to identify workgroup candidates. Please find the link to the Application in English and Spanish. The application includes questions about the personal and professional experiences of prospective workgroup members. The questions are designed to ensure the workgroup addresses the needs of all communities. Please click on the link provided below to begin the workgroup application process. To be considered, the application must be completed and submitted by April 8, 2024.


Please note that if you are selected to participate in the Whole Child Community Equity Workgroup the first meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 30, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


For technical assistance regarding the mechanics of the application, please email RADDsurveyhelp@dss.ca.gov.   


For general inquiries regarding the CDSS Whole Child Community Equity Workgroup, please contact WCCE@dss.ca.gov.


The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) has recently posted the following document on its Internet website: CCB 24-03: Program Self-Evaluation for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

This purpose of this CCB is to provide clarifications and guidance regarding the definition changes to part-time and full-time care pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes of 2023). Additionally, this CCB clarifies the inconsistencies between California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 18075 and Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) section 10213.5(al) with the codification of SB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes of 2023). 

Click here to read CCB 24-04.

Happening This Week, March 25th - 29th:

Tuesday, March 26th: 

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

Wednesday, March 27th:

Child Care Program Licensee, Provider, and Interested Partner Webinar, 11:00am-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.

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. 

Welcome to the BRAVE Conference! Join us for an incredible day of inspiration and empowerment. This in-person event will be held at 1550 South College Drive, Santa Maria, CA. Get ready to connect with like-minded individuals and expand your horizons. Our expert speakers will share their stories and insights, offering valuable advice to help you overcome challenges and embrace your inner leader. Don't miss this opportunity to gain new perspectives and ignite your passion. Mark your calendars and get ready to be BRAVE!

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Davis Street Community Center

Davis Street Community Center has been a key community leader in guiding families out of poverty and into productive lives since 1972. We provide programs and services encompassing: primary care (including medical, dental, pediatric, behavioral health and women’s health services), child care, programs for adults living with developmental disabilities, free food and clothing, housing information, utility assistance and more. Our full range of services is unique from any other local organization.

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

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Child Development Inc. (San Jose)

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Executive Director

Del Norte Child Care Council

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-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

Field Happenings and Resources


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

CocoKids March Newsletter

Del Norte Child Care Council February Newsletter

4Cs of Alameda Current Newsletter

Upcoming Valley Oak Children's Service Events

4Cs Sonoma Upcoming Events

Connections for Children Upcoming Events

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Our Monday Morning Update supports our Early Learning & Child Care field with timely information about what is going on in California and nationally; as well as dates to be aware and upcoming events. 

Our weekly Monday morning distribution is to nearly 10,000 federal and state local agencies, resource and referrals, contractors, legislators and their staffs', centers, parents, providers, state departments and advocates. 

To help support the continuation of this resource and or advertise in the Monday Morning Update, click HERE.

To advertise in the update, click here.

You can also make a donation to TFC and The CAPPA Children's Foundation HERE.

The Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), Taxpayer Identification Number is 03-0521444. Your generous donation is tax deductible.

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