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Child Development Data Reporting


California must report information to the federal government on subsidized child care and development programs to receive federal matching grant funds and to comply with state and federally mandated reporting requirements. The California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division (CDE/EESD) has developed the CDD-801A and CDD-801B information collection reports for this purpose. The information collected from these reports will be used by state and federal legislators to develop public policy for child care and development services in California and to request increased funds to expand child care availability in unserved and underserved areas.

CDD-801A, Monthly Child Care Population Information

The CDD-801A is the collection in which all agencies report specific information on all families receiving subsidized child care and development services.

CDD-801B, Monthly Sample Report

The CDD-801B is a monthly collection limited to about 250 families randomly sampled from all CDD-801A statewide submittals for a given month. The families in the sample are selected to provide a more thorough description of the families being served from all CDD-801As submitted statewide.

Log on to the Child Development Data Collection System

Child care agencies can log on to the Child Development Data Collection System to fulfill their reporting requirements (password required).

Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) Updates

CDMIS Updates keep users abreast of changes and improvements to the system.

Other Information

Data Reporting-Frequently Asked Questions are available to provide additional information.

Vendor Information 
For your convenience, the California Department of Education is providing information about vendors who have expressed interest in working with child development agencies on the electronic reporting of CDD-801A monthly reports.

Data Definitions

The family and child information fields from the CDD-801A and CDD-801B reports are described in the Data Definitions. Each information field has its own individual Web page. For those who wish to print the entire list, all the information fields are available in the Data Definitions (DOC) document. Note that updates are made periodically, so if you choose to print the Word document, check back for updates regularly to ensure you have the most recent version.

Help Screens
The help screens from within the CDMIS web application are listed here.

Contact Information 

If you have questions or comments about any aspect of Child Development Data Reporting, please call the CDMIS staff at 916- 445-1907 or send an e-mail to

Questions:   CDMIS Staff | | 916-445-1907
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 6, 2015

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