Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM PST
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California Endowment
1414 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Adelante Meeting Room

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We would like to give a BIG thank you to our event sponsors!


We welcome any organization that would like to be included in this event. If interested in partnering with us, please let us know!


Danielle Metzger

Child Care Advocacy Day

January 23, 2019
California Endowment
Adelante Meeting Room
1414 K Street, #500
Sacramento, CA 95814

9:30am - 4:00pm 

We invite you to partner with those noted above for a
Child Care Advocacy Day!

In order for us to be successful securing more services for families and children, we must work together, collect the data, and educate our elected officials about the past successes we have had, but of huge unmet need that still must be addressed.

In the morning we will hear from experts about what Governor-elect has proposed in his January budget.  We then will have time to ask questions and discuss our collective strategy for meeting with legislators in the afternoon.  The legislative meeting times will be set up and you simply need to share with us who you would like to meet with, i.e., your elected representatives.  It is encouraged that if you have district specific information relevant to a specific legislator, bring it.  

Finally, in the afternoon, we have scheduled for legislators and those interested, a showing of the child care documentary No Small Matter.  This showing is the first major theatrical documentary to kick start the public conversation about early care and education.  


Schedule of Events
CAPPA staff will be scheduling the legislative visits.  You will receive a schedule, room assignments, and legislative advocacy packet when you check in.  

9:30am: Check in at the California Endowment- 1414 K Street,
               Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814

9:45am-12:00pm: Opening remarks and budget panel discussions
12:00pm-12:30pm: Legislative "prep-talk" and lunch
1:00pm-4:00pm: Legislative Visits
1:30pm: Planned at 1:30pm in the State Capitol we will be
No Small Matter 


Welcome and opening remarks

Overview of the Governor's Proposed 2019/20 Budget; What has the Governor 
proposed and where are our opportunities? 

  • Kristin Schumacher, California Budget and Policy Center
  • Sara Cortez, Legislative Analyst's Office 
  • Sarah Burtner, Department of Finance 
  • Katie Hardeman, Assembly Budget Committee
  • Sarah Neville-Morgan, California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division

What are CDE's strategies for working with the new administration 

  • Sarah Neville-Morgan and staff, California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division

Legislative "Prep-talk" and working lunch
This presentation will include an orientation about the legislative process and how to conduct visits with your representatives.

  • What is advocacy and why is it important
  • Finding your legislators
  • How to talk to legislators
  • How to share your story in an impactful way
  • Role playing activity

12:30pm- 12:45pm
Walk to the Capitol 

Legislative Visits at the Capitol

Planned at 1:30 in the State Capitol we will be showing No Small Matter