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Child Care Reporting--Child's Ethnicity

Child’s Ethnicity


The Child's Ethnicity indicates whether the child receiving child development services is of Hispanic or Latino origin. The definition of Hispanic or Latino is a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

Note: The Child's Ethnicity question is in addition to the Child's Race questions.

Where to Find It

On the CD-9600 form, look in the box 5, "Ethnicity" in Section IV, "Data on Children." Y= "Yes" and N= "No" on the CD-9600.

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information is required.
  • There are only two choices:
    Yes - The child is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
    No - The child is not of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Error Messages and Solutions

The Child's Ethnicity is required. [801A File Transfer], [801A Web Input], [801B]

The Child's Ethnicity question has not been answered.


Enter "Yes" (Y in transfer file) or "No" (N in transfer file) for the Child's Ethnicity.

The Child's Ethnicity is invalid. [801A File Transfer]

The information provided in the electronic file for the Child's Ethnicity is not acceptable.


Confirm that you have entered valid information (Y or N) for the Child's Ethnicity.

FAQs about the Child's Ethnicity information

Question 1

The child's ethnicity is unknown or the parent isn't sure whether to answer "Yes" or "No." What should I do?


The judgment is up to the parent, but regulations require the question be answered.

Questions:   CDMIS Staff | | 916-445-1907
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 17, 2015

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