Two Important Hearings for California Children This Week

There will be two important hearings taking place in Sacramento this week, as well as advocacy efforts around these.

February 29, 2012 – Assembly Subcommittee 1 on Health and Human Services at 1:00 pm
SUBJECT: Governor’s Proposal on CalWORKs

Committee Members District Office & Contact Information:
Holly J. Mitchell – Chair Dem-47
Wesley Chesbro Dem-1
Kevin Jeffries Rep-66
Allan R. Mansoor Rep-68
William W. Monning Dem-27
Bob Blumenfield – Dem.
Jim Nielsen – Rep. Alternate

Message points in regards to this hearing:
-Parents need child care to work
-Children from birth on have early care and educational needs that can only be met with oversight from the California Department of Education (CDE)
-California meeting its federal Work Participation Rates (WPR) should not jeopardize the well being and education of children
-Governor’s proposals harms both subsidized and unsubsidized families by closing community based Title 5 child care centers, by reducing the capacity of available child care providers, and by disconnecting fragile families and children from coordinated support under the CDE
-Governor’s budget proposals eliminates child care to working poor and military families that rely on vocational training or community colleges to secure skills and training to enter the work place

March 1, 2012 – Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Hearing at 9:30 am
Subject: Governor’s CalWORKs and Child Care Proposals and Program Redesign

Committee Members District Office & Contact Information: (go to http://www.leginfo.ca.gov )
Senator Mark Leno (Chair),
Senator Bill Emmerson (Vice-Chair),
Senator Elaine Alquist,
Senator Joel Anderson,
Senator Mark DeSaulnier,
Senator Noreen Evans,
Senator Jean Fuller,
Senator Ted Gaines,
Senator Loni Hancock,
Senator Doug La Malfa,
Senator Carol Liu,
Senator Alan Lowenthal,
Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod,
Senator Joe Simitian,
Senator Lois Wolk,
Senator Roderick Wright

Message points in regards to this hearing:
-Parents need child care to work
-Children from birth on have early care and educational needs that can only be met with oversight from the California Department of Education (CDE)
-CDE contractors have the infrastructure to administer all “eligibility” based programs with the supplemental case management to ensure ongoing verification of need of families
-DSS will only focus on parents meeting WPR criteria and will disconnect their children from birth on to community based early care and education quality programs
-California meeting its federal Work Participation Rates (WPR) should not jeopardize the well being and education of children
-Governor’s proposals harm both subsidized and unsubsidized families by closing community based Title 5 child care centers, by reducing the capacity of available child care providers, and by disconnecting fragile families and children from coordinated support under the CDE
-Governor’s budget proposals eliminate child care to working poor and military families that rely on vocational training or community colleges to secure skills and training to enter the work place

Hearing Information and Message Points from the California Alternative Payment Program Association.

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