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Message from our President & CEO – Fighting For A Better Tomorrow

Message from our President & CEO – Fighting For A Better Tomorrow

In March of this year we hosted our 27th Policy Forum, where we announced our Billions for Babies campaign and covered topics such as government investment in early childhood education, universal preschool and overall access and affordability for all families. We started the conversation then, now we are taking action.

ECE Coalition Advocacy Day - CCRC Fights The Good Fight!

ECE Coalition Advocacy Day - CCRC Fights The Good Fight!

Our Government Relations team collaborated with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Coalition and Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry’s office to host an advocacy day and press conference on Tuesday May 29th, 2018. Over 50 Coalition members came to the Capitol to create buzz about the “Billion for Babies” ask, along with Assemblymember Eggman, Acting-Interim Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Assemblymember Mullin. This campaign aims to increase child care funding and access for thousands of California families.

Laugh Today, So a Child Can Read Tomorrow

Laugh Today, So a Child Can Read Tomorrow

Child Care Resource Center is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Laughs4Literacy, a fundraising comedy night, will be held at the JetHawks Stadium on Thursday June 28th, 2018. Experience the new Golden Beer Garden, laugh and enjoy a meal while raising funds to promote literacy in the Antelope Valley community.

CCRC’s Board of Directors Visits the State Capitol

CCRC’s Board of Directors Visits the State Capitol

On Wednesday May 16th, 2018, seven members of the CCRC Board of Directors joined our Government Relations team in Sacramento for CCRC’s annual Board of Directors Day at the Capitol! Each May we meet with our local representatives and their staff to present our policy priorities and share the impact we have on families and child care providers.

CCRC team advocates in Washington, D.C. alongside leaders across the county

CCRC team advocates in Washington, D.C. alongside leaders across the county

A delegation of CCRC program leaders joined our Government Relations team in Washington, D.C. last month at the Child Care Aware Policy Symposium. Dr. Michael Olenick, Donna Sneeringer, James Moses, Susan Savage, Eileen Friscia, Cynthia Renteria, Liz Melendrez and Andria Zaverl attended the conference to learn from national experts and colleagues from other states about emerging best practices and innovations.

One Billion for Babies

One Billion for Babies

This year, the ECE Coalition is rallying behind a proposal to increase child care funding by $1 billion to create additional child care spaces to immediately improve access for California’s families. The proposal is amicably referred to as “Billion for Babies.”

There is a great void between qualifying people who need care and those very people who are receiving care. In Los Angeles County alone, only 7.45% of eligible infants and toddlers (children ages 0-2) are served in subsidized programs. The Alternative Payment (AP) voucher program, which serves children from low income working families in Los Angeles County, currently serves 6,928 children ages 0-12 but has a waiting list of 46,093 – in other words, only 1 in 6 children has access to a child care subsidy.

With an increase of $1 billion toward child care slots, California child care providers could serve approximately 100,000 more children than they currently do – this would have a huge impact!

Research conducted by CCRC’s Research and Evaluation Department shows that families thrive when they have access to subsidized child care, compared to families on child care wait lists. Parents with access to subsidized child care are more likely to keep their jobs and further their education or attend work trainings, and their children are more likely to develop socially and perform better in school compared to parents and children without access to subsidized child care.

The ECE Coalition has also requested that the California Legislature act to increase the infant and toddler adjustment factors in order to increase the maximum payment rate providers can earn, as well as provide start-up funds to convert existing classrooms designated for older children into rooms appropriate for infant and toddler care. The ECE Coalition has already met with many legislative leaders and the Legislative Women’s Caucus has once again made child care its legislative priority.

This spring, support CCRC and the ECE Coalition by attending our events (see event details below) and using our hashtags #SpringForKids and #BillionforBabies on social media. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Contact CCRC Director of Government Relations, Donna Sneeringer, at dsneeringer@ccrcca.org for more information.

Events.

May 2, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
First 5 Association Advocacy Day & 20th Anniversary Celebration
Host: First 5 Association of California Sacramento
Location: State Capitol Building
Learn more.

May 8, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Gubernatorial Debate
Host: Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Location: Televised Event
Learn more.

May 9, 2018 8:00am
Parent Voices 22nd Annual Stand for Children Day 2018
Host: Parent Voices
Location: Sacramento
Learn more.

May 09-10, 2018
Fundraising for Impact Summit: The Small and Mighty Edition (Virtual conference)
Host: United Ways of CA Virtual
Learn more.

May 19, 2018 10:00am -1:00 pm
Annual Annabelle Godwin Play Day
Host: CCRC
Location, Van Nuys - Los Angeles Area
Learn more.

CCRC Discusses the Universal Pre-K Movement

CCRC Discusses the Universal Pre-K Movement

Northridge, CA – Amidst the ongoing debates surrounding the upcoming California gubernatorial election and the continual national discussion regarding Early Childhood Education (ECE) and funding, Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) found it timely to focus their 27th Annual Policy Forum on those topics. At the sold out event held at California State University, Northridge, leaders in the ECE community gathered to apprise and inspire attendees to action.

Mrs. Cervantes joins the LA County Policy Roundtable for Child Care Development

Mrs. Cervantes joins the LA County Policy Roundtable for Child Care Development

Child Care Resource Center's (CCRC) Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ellen Cervantes, has been appointed to represent the 5th District as a member of Los Angeles County’s Policy Roundtable for Child Care Development (Roundtable). CCRC is delighted to support her on this new venture as she continues her dedicated work in support of early childhood education, child development and community relations.

CCRC receives a massive book donation to support literacy in San Bernardino

CCRC receives a massive book donation to support literacy in San Bernardino

We are pleased to announce Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC) is donating 2,000 books to support Child Care Resource Center’s (CCRC) literacy campaign. CAPSBC and CCRC are working together to promote literacy and early learning in San Bernardino County!

You Shop and Amazon Smile Gives Back

You Shop and Amazon Smile Gives Back

Supporting CCRC while shopping on Amazon? Yes, it does exist!

For years, the Amazon Smile Foundation has donated over $69 million dollars to charities around the world! Yes, you read that correctly, $69 million dollars!

You work. Let EITC work for you!

You work. Let EITC work for you!

For the last 40 years, Earned Income Tax Credit made life better for millions of workers. You may have extra money waiting for you. If you qualify and claim the credit, it could be as much as $6,318 from the IRS for some workers.

BRAIN BUILDING COMES TO LOS ANGELES

BRAIN BUILDING COMES TO LOS ANGELES

Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is pleased to announce it has received funding to develop an 18-month pilot program to promote Vroom in Los Angeles County. Funding for the Vroom grant was provided by The LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment, led by their mission to invest in and promote innovations that advance the lifelong health and well-being of Los Angeles County children age 0-5.

2018-19 budget proposals for child care and early learning

2018-19 budget proposals for child care and early learning

On Wednesday, January 10, Governor Brown released his proposed budget for 2018-2019.  The governor reiterated the importance of fully funding the “Rainy Day Fund” to establish fiscal security for future administrations in the event of another recession.  Other significant proposals include full funding of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) for K-12 education and the creation of a fully online California community college.

30,000 Donated Books and Toys Distributed to Children and Families in Need

30,000 Donated Books and Toys Distributed to Children and Families in Need

San Fernando Valley, CA -- Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) wrapped and distributed 30,000 age appropriate books and gifts to children served by the agency in its many programs. Currently, there are over 330,000 children living below poverty in CCRC’s service area. Each year we engage the community to make the holidays a little brighter for thousands of local children.

A full house for a good cause!

A full house for a good cause!

CCRC held it’s 1st Annual Poker Tournament on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 to benefit its Annual Holiday Book and Toy drive. This sold out event raised over $19,000 and we reached 70% of our campaign goal thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and event attendees.

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