This section includes a range of materials that can help county commissions with planning and implementing Prop. 10-related programs and services.

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Annual Report Information | Key First 5 Reports | Policy and Advocacy | Fiscal Management | Legal Resources | Key Partners

Annual Report Information

Here are the key resources for adopting the new Annual Report Glossary developed by the Association’s Evaluation Committee.  Implementation is being closely coordinated with First 5 CA staff.  Please contact the Association staff if you have any questions.

Crosswalk Document 080913 – Updated August 9, 2013
AR Glossary Definitions 080913 - Updated August 9, 2013

Key First 5 Reports

Ready for Kindergarten, Ready for Life: An Exploration of the School Readiness of Monterey County’s Children
First 5 San Joaquin – Building Blocks for School Success: Findings From a 5-Year Longitudinal Study

Policy and Advocacy

The Association’s Advocacy Committee develops an annual Policy Platform that addresses issues impacting young children and their families.

The Advocacy Committee monitors state legislation, and has agreed on a support position for the following bills:

  • SB 837: Transitional Kindergarten: Kindergarten Readiness Act (Steinberg)

This bill would make one year of voluntary, high quality transitional kindergarten available to every 4-year-old in California

  • SB 1123: Early Learning: The Strong Families, Strong Children Act (Liu)

This bill builds off of the existing General Child Care and Infant Program to establish a comprehensive, evidence-based, locally controlled program for children birth through age 3.  This is the companion bill to SB 837.

  • SB 1000:  Public health: sugar-sweetened beverages: safety warnings (Monning)

This bill would require a warning label on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California.

  • AB 1454: Community Care Facilities: Annual Unannounced Visits (Calderon)

This bill would increase the frequency of unannounced licensing visits to community care facilities by the State Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing.

  • AB 1559:  Newborn screening program (Pan)

This bill would add Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) to the list of disorders included in the newborn screening program.

  • AB 1654:  Reducing Childhood Poverty (Bonilla)

This bill would increase the amount of child support that is directed to a CalWORKs aid child recipient from $50 to $100 for a family with one child and to $200 for a family with two or more children.

  • AB 1902:  California State Preschool Program: part-day preschool: fees (Bonta)

This bill would eliminate fees for those families using part-day preschool.

  • AB 2125:  Early Care and Education (Ridley-Thomas)

This bill would establish a single statewide reimbursement system

  • AB 2591:  Homeless youth: basic material needs assistance (Weber)

This bill would establish a state policy enabling social services agencies to provide basic material needs for homeless children in public schools.

  • Support for Early Childhood Education Nutrition Investments

The Association joined over 40 organizations requesting that the State reimburse all ECE programs enrolled in the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) $0.2248 for each free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch served.

 

Fiscal Management

The First 5 Financial Management Guide was developed by the Government Finance Officers Association in conjunction with county commissions.  The Guide is a “living document” and is revised as needed, based on changes in statute and other requirements.

The most recent revision to the Guide was on 3/15/2011, when Chapter 5 was modified regarding reporting under GASB Statement 54.

Financial Management Guide (PDF)

Legal Resources

This section includes key legal resources for county commissions, including the California Children and Families Act, conflict of interest laws, open meeting laws, the non-supplantation provision of the California Children and Families Act, and Assembly Bill 99.

Legal Resources

Key Partners

Children Now

Children Now is the leading, nonpartisan, umbrella research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children’s health and education in California and creating national media policies that support child development. The organization also leads The Children’s Movement of California.

California Smokers’ Helpline

The California Smokers’ Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS) is a free statewide telephone program that can help smokers, including pregnant women and parents of children 0-5, quit smoking. The Helpline is funded by Prop. 99 and First 5 California and offers self-help materials, one-on-one telephone counseling, and a referral list of other tobacco cessation programs in the county.