Winter 2010 Newsletter
BCC Special Announcements
- R&R Network 2009 Child Care Portfolio
- Advocates Gather at ELQIS Town Halls
- BCC Offers One -On-One Capital Financing Technical Assistance
- Child Development Permit Funds
- Selected Federally Funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance Programs
- The Benefits of Using Loans to Meet Child Care Facilities Development Costs
- Loan Resources for Child Care Facilities Development in California (Revised March 2009)
Existing BCC Publications Highlighted
- A Guide to Homeownership for Family Child Care Providers
- Directory of Small Business Technical Assistance Providers in California
- Kaboom! Playground Resources and Toolkits
- Strategies for Increasing Child Care Facilities Development and Financing
- What Does a Lender Look For? The 5 C's of Lending
Save the Date!
- Para Los Niños Exhibit and Conference
- First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Symposium
- NACCRRA 2010 National Policy Symposium
- Higher Education Colloquium for Early Care & Education
- CAEYC Annual Conference and Expo
- 2010 26th Annual NACCP National Conference
- Early Experiences Matter Policy Guide
- Los Angeles Unified School District unveils new transition kindergarten program
- Early Childhood Education in the ARRA: Opportunities for Helping Low-income Children and Families
- How Does it Feel?: Child Care From Families' Perspective
BCC Special Announcements
- R&R Network 2009 Child Care Portfolio: This report is a statewide and county-by-county report documenting child care supply and demand. The report combines data on licensed child care facilities and parents' request for child care gathered by local child care resource and referral agencies to help better understand the need for quality child care in California.
- BCC Offers Capital Financing Technical Assistance: Through the BCC Project, the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) provides assistance for people who need capital loans to finance child care center facilities.
- Advocates Gather at ELQIS Town Halls: More than 80 local preschool supporters gathered in Sacramento on February 3rd, to provide feedback on the development of a statewide early learning quality improvement system (ELQIS). The town hall meeting was hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education and featured an expert panel discussion on the latest advancements in federal, state and local early learning policy. Participants also worked in groups to provide feedback on the state's emergent ELQIS and brainstorm ways to align the state system with Sacramento County's work toward a comprehensive quality rating system. The feedback will be forwarded to the California Department of Education for consideration in their ELQIS development work.
- Child Development Permit Funds: Effective February 15, 2010 the Child Development Training Consortium will pay the application and fingerprint processing fees (if applicable) for Child Development Permits.
- Selected Federally Funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance Programs: The US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families provides information of selected federally funded early childcare technical assistance programs.
Existing BCC Publications Highlighted
Save the Date!
- Para Los Niños Exhibit and Conference: Para los Niños will be hosting an international exhibit, "The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Children," which opened on Jan. 31 and will be shown until April 25. Co-hosted locally by Para Los Niños and the First Presbyterian Nursery School in Santa Monica, the "Wonder of Learning" is a 4,500 square foot traveling exhibit that calls attention to the importance of education and schools as places for discussion and change. Para Los Niños will also host a related conference on March 4 to 6, focused on "School as a Place of Community and Collaboration: Community as a Context for Learning."
March 4 - 6, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
- First 5 California and the Water Cooler Joint Symposium: This two-day co-sponsored effort features a series of panel discussions that will focus on how to improve and expand services for children birth to 5 and how to best position California to take advantage of new federal funding opportunities. Experts will discuss the most current scientifically-based research, best practices, policy developments and advocacy in the field.
March 9-10, 2010 - Sacramento, CA
- NACCRRA 2010 National Policy Symposium: The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies Policy Symposium brings together more than 600 child care resource and referral professionals, early care and education experts, researchers, and other early childhood education authorities to Washington, D.C. on an annual basis. The Symposium features innovative sessions on the latest policy, research and practice developments in child care and CCR&R. It also offers a forum for policy analysis and discussion, examination of latest research, high-quality training, peer networking, visits to legislators and resources dissemination.
March 9-13, 2010 Washington, D.C
- Higher Education Colloquium for Early Care & Education: This colloquium is an exciting opportunity for faculty in higher education to talk and think about the role of higher education in early care and education workforce preparation with an eye toward the future.
March 19-21, 2010 Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento CA
- 38th Annual NCCCC Conference: The National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers (NCCCC) is a nonprofit educational membership organization. This Annual Conference will bring together a group of early childhood education leaders to discuss Inclusion Innovations for 2010 & Beyond: A New Model.
April 7-10, 2010 Buena Vista Palace Hotel - Orlando, FL
- CAEYC Annual Conference and Expo: The California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) will be hosting their 3-day Conference and Expo focused on professional development with more than 200 engaging workshops, two special events and an expo hall full of valuable and enriching resources.
April 8-10, 2010 Long Beach, CA
- 2010 26th Annual NACCP National Conference: The National Association of Child Care Providers is an association committed to strengthening the skills of owners, directors, administrators, emerging leaders, and other professionals who are dedicated to early care and education (ECE). This is a high-level leadership conference designed to specifically meet administrative needs in the field of ECE.
April 20-23, 2010 Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL
- Early Experiences Matter Policy Guide: ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. This report is a set of tools for taking action and improving public policies that impact the lives of infants, toddlers, and their families.
- Los Angeles Unified School District unveils new transition kindergarten program: Though chronologically old enough to start school, some children who turn five in the second half of the year-between June 1 and December 2-need more than one year to develop the skills that will help them become successful learners.To address their needs, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will pilot a two-year kindergarten program beginning next school year.
- Early Childhood Education in the ARRA: Opportunities for Helping Low-income Children and Families: This presentation by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) highlights funding opportunities for supporting young children and their families, quality early learning experiences, and healthy and supportive communities.
- How Does it Feel?: Child Care From Families' Perspective: This book written by Anne Stonehouse, contains insights on what it takes to create and maintain effective partnerships that benefit young children.