April 2 & 3, 2020


April 29, 2020


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April 2 & 3, 2020

Pomona Unified School District
1444 E. Holt Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
(Please use Entrance #1.)
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April 29, 2020

University of Phoenix
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive
Bldg. B, Ste. 100
Sacramento CA  95833
Classrooms 121/122/123
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Event sponsors

Big Thank you to our event sponsors!


To better support our field, CAPPA, in partnership with CDE, will be hosting informational trainings for our field in Pomona and Sacramento!  

These Statewide Meetings will bring our field together to share insights and experiences, explore ideas, shape policy, and discuss best practices.

The training in Pomona will be a 2-day event and have two tracks of workshops each day, as space at that venue allows for that. The Sacramento training will be a 1-day event and offer the CDE workshop track.

We hope you can join us!


2-Day Pomona Training:

Day 1 Agenda (9:30am-2:30pm)

9:00am - Registration and Coffee

9:30am-11:00am - Workshop Session 1
A) CDE Workshop #1 (Topic TBD)

B) Strengthening Families-Protective Factors Framework- Part 1
      Christie Yorty, YMCA Childcare Resource Service

  • Strength-Base Theory
  • Protective Factors-high level review
  • Putting aside biases
  • Parent involvement & the importance

11:00am-12:30pm - Workshop Session 2
A) CDE Workshop #2 (Topic TBD)

B) Strengthening Families-Protective Factors Framework- Part 2
     Christie Yorty, YMCA Childcare Resource Service

12:30pm-1:00pm - Lunch (included)

1:00pm-2:30pm - Workshop Session 3
A) CDE Workshop #3 (Topic TBD)

B) Keys to Engaging Families
     Perla Davis, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Community Connection for
     Child Care

Day 2 Agenda (10:00am-2:00pm)

9:30am - Coffee

10:00am-12:00pm - Workshop Session 1
New Family Stability for Families on CalWORKs
     Patti Prunhuber, Child Care Law Center
    Stage One CalWORKS child care now has continuous (12 month)
    eligibility rules and greatly expanded opportunities to connect families in
    the CalWORKs program with immediate, full-time child care.  This workshop
    will cover the specifics of the new law including: immediate authorization of
    12 months of child care for a broad range of activities, full-time care unless
    parent requests part-time care, county duty to verify child care has been
    found before mandating activities, offering child care to sanctioned adults,
    and seamless transfers to Stage Two.  Learn how you can help parents get
    the good, stable child care they need  to improve their prospects, reassured
    that their children are happy and safe. 

B) Compassion Fatigue: Owning Your Narrative- Part 1
      Michelle Graham and Jacqui Banta, Children's Resource and Referral of
      Santa Barbara County
     When we deny our story, we let it define us. When we own our story, we
     have the power to write a brave new ending! 
Take a journey with a CEO and
     COO that illustrate a powerful message of trauma, triumph and
Learn why your story matters and how to use it to make you a
     strong, brave support to families while avoiding compassion fatigue. 

12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch (included)

12:30pm-2:00pm - Workshop Session 2
Building Authentic Partnerships in the Bridge Program- Roundtable
      Amie St. John, Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles; Jeremy Heebner and Tracy Urban, 
      CalWORKs and Child Care Programs Branch, Family Engagement and Empowerment
California Department of Social Services; and Danielle Wondra, Children Now
     Introduced January 2018, the Bridge Program provides eligible resource
     parents vouchers to pay for childcare. These vouchers help ensure
     caregivers have support to balance work and home lives and increase the
     likelihood of a smooth transition for the child. Vouchers are available while
     the resource parent works with a navigator to access non-Bridge Program
     long-term subsidized child care or are able to pay for childcare themselves.
     Come join this roundtable discussion that will be sharing emerging
     promising practices and address barriers hindering the collaborative
     partnerships necessary to successfully implement the Emergency Child Care
     Bridge for Foster Children Program (Bridge Program).

B) Compassion Fatigue: Owning Your Narrative- Part 2
      Michelle Graham and Jacqui Banta, Children's Resource and Referral of 
      Santa Barbara County


1-Day Sacramento Training:


9:00am - Registration and Coffee

CDE Workshop #1 (Topic TBD)

CDE Workshop #2 (Topic TBD)

12:30pm-1:00pm - Lunch (included)

CDE Workshop #3 (Topic TBD)

Event sponsors

Interested in sponsoring these events? Get more information Here!


If you need any assistance with travel planning/hotels, please contact   danielle@cappaonline.com.


Danielle Metzger

–A registered attendee who does not attend the training will be considered a no-show and is still liable for any outstanding balance.

–Substitutions of attendees must be submitted via email to danielle@cappaonline.com no later than Monday, March 30th for Pomona and Monday, April 27th for Sacramento. After those cut-off dates, substitutions will be processed onsite.