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Don’t Fold on this Opportunity!

Don’t Fold on this Opportunity!

Place your bet on Child Care Resource Center, as we help bridge the hunger holiday gap with our Hunger Free Holiday Poker Tournament. Grab your chips for Saturday, November 03, 2018 from 5-9 PM because this benefit poker tournament is meant to shed light on child hunger affecting California children during school break. It is our goal to make sure no child goes hungry this holiday season. 

CCRC partners with The Mother Company Foundation

CCRC partners with The Mother Company Foundation

Child Care Resource Center partners with The Mother Company Foundation in their efforts to reach more families about the importance of helping young children understand and express their feelings. A little Book About Feelings or Un Pequeño Libro Sobre Sentimientos! is the first in a series of bilingual children’s books by the Mother Company’s Samantha Kurtzman-Counter and Abbie Schiller.

 

Informed Voters are the best Voters

Informed Voters are the best Voters

The 2018 Midterm Election is just two months away. California voters will have the opportunity to elect both the next Governor and State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI).

End of Legislative Session 2018

End of Legislative Session 2018

The California State Legislature reconvenes after Summer Recess this week. The second and third weeks of August will be crucial for our Government Relations team as legislative bills will be voted upon in each house’s Appropriations Committee. The bills must move on from the Appropriations Committees by August 17th in order to continue to the Assembly or Senate Floors. Bills with significant fiscal impact will be set aside to the Suspense File to be voted upon closer to the deadline.

CCRC Celebrates Child Care Providers Striving for Higher Education

CCRC Celebrates Child Care Providers Striving for Higher Education

Northern Los Angeles County, CA – Friday, July 26th 2018, Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) celebrated 60 child care providers from the San Fernando and Antelope Valleys, matriculating from the Family Child Care On-the-Job Training Program partnership they share with the Service Employees International Union's Early Educator Training Center (SETC).

Dr. Michael Olenick named as top influencer!

Dr. Michael Olenick named as top influencer!

We are pleased to announce the selection of our President & CEO, Michael Olenick, as one of the 2018 San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 200 most influential leaders! The Valley 200 is an annual list that distinguishes leaders who have built successful businesses and organizations. Each influencer has positively impacted and shaped the San Fernando, Simi, Conejo, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys – where more than 1.75 million people call home!

Message from our President: State Budget and Family Separation at the Border

Message from our President: State Budget and Family Separation at the Border

We are only a few weeks into the 2018-2019 fiscal year and have received a signed budget from Governor Brown. It is very disappointing for me to report that after tireless and instrumental hours of committed work towards the #Billion4Babies campaign our ask was not met. We are not giving up, and this challenge fuels my drive and that of my colleagues as well.

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.

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.

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.

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