Advocates Deliver Child Care 101 Briefing to California Legislative Women's Caucus
CAPPA  04/24/2021

Individual member packets may be found below for download:             

Anna Caballero                    Jacqui Irwin                         Marie Waldron                         Sabrina Cervantes
Autumn Burke                      Janet Nguyen                      Megan Dahle                          Shannon Grove
Blanca Rubio                       Laura Friedman                  Melissa Hurtado                      Sharon Quirk Silva
Buffy Wicks                           Laurie Davies                     Melissa Melendez                    Susan Rubio
Cecilia Aguiar-Curry              Lisa Calderon                     Monique Limon                        Susan Eggman 
Connie Leyva                        Lena Gonzales                   Nancy Skinner                         Suzette Valladares
Cottie Petrie Norris                Lorena Gonzales                Patricia Bates                          Sydney Kamlager  
Cristina Garcia                       Luz Rivas                           Rebecca Bauer                        Tasha Boerner Horvath
Eloise Gomez Reyes             Maria Elena Durazo           Rosilicie Ochoa-Bogh              Toni Atkins
Patrick O'Donnell*                  Kevin McCarty*                 James Gallagher*                    Wendy Carrillo

* = New Packet.

On Friday April 23rd 2021, CAPPA and fellow child care and early learning advocates delivered a virtual Child Care 101 informational to the California Legislative Women's CaucusThe event featured an overview of topics such as child care funding, provider types and history, as well as other supports for families. The aim of the webinar was to support legislative and district staff with information to make impactful budget and policy decisions.
  
The webinar provided more detail on the various parts that make up California’s child care system, including an overview of how its funded, how programs are reimbursed, and the capacity of different program types. Also covered was the 2021-22 ECE Coalition budget askOver 50 legislative staff were in attendance, including those from both district and capitol offices.
  
CAPPA CEO Denyne Colburn summed up the importance of the information shared during the event. "Child care is a critical component for the economy, to keep families working, and to keep families thriving. We look forward to continuing our partnership with all of those in the legislature." Colburn said to wrap up the event.
  
Each legislative office received a special packet full of district specific data on the families served amid the varying array of child care programs. Further in the packet is information regarding the cost of child care, eligibility and capacity. Also included is information about the different regional child care supports in each district, as well as a handy acronym sheet explaining some of the dizzying array of terms used in this field. Click here to view and download a copy of the slide show presentation.
  
  
Special thanks to our contributors and presenters: 
  
Valerie Denero - EveryChildCA
Nina Buthee - EveryChildCA
Keisha Nzewi - R&R Network
Heidi Keiser - Child Action, Inc.
Jamie Mauhay - Head Start CA
Elizabeth Holloway - Head Start CA
Jessica Guerra - Child Care Alliance, LA
Margot Grant Gould - First 5 Association of CA