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CDPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of California's children and their families through bipartisan public policy advocacy.
CDPI California Performance Review Report
When Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger released his California Performance Review Report (CPR) in the summer of 2004, CDPI immediately released an analysis of the recommendations impacting the early care and education field. In addition, CDPI provided some other recommendations to be considered.
Child Care at a Crossroads
During the budget crisis that preceded the release of the Governor's FY 2004-05 state budget, child care found itself at a crossroads of two systems providing assistance to the lowest income families of the state with competing goals: one in Social Services and one in Education. This report analyzes the Governor's proposals for that budget year as well as several fundamental questions such as:
- achieving equity between welfare recipients and the "working poor";
- pushing toward quality services through provider reimbursement incentives;
- focusing attention on fraud prevention; and
- funds recovery.
Child Care Counts: Supporting Work Participation and Family Self-Sufficiency
"Child Care Counts: Supporting Work Participation and Family Self-Sufficiency" was written by Dr. Tim Fitzharris, CDPI's Advocate, has been in the making for more than a year. The report is offered as a means of engaging interested parties in the dialogue on how the child care community can help the State and the counties with the new federal work and data reporting requirements. The report explores the importance of the cash grant, recommends an enhanced role for the diverse organizations engaged in the delivery of the CalWORKs program, and considers the complicated intricacies of child care finance. Child care counts. Child care enables work. It is essential to the success of CalWORKs.
Transfer of CalWORKs Child Care to the Counties June 25 2010