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Child Care Reporting--Child Gender

Child Gender


The Child Gender indicates whether the child receiving child development services is female or male.

Where to Find It

On the CD-9600 form, look in box 2, "Sex" in Section IV, "Data on Children." (M= Male, F= Female)

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information is required.
  • There are only two choices:


Error Messages and Solutions

The Child Gender is Required. [801A File Transfer], [801A Web Input], [801B]

No information has been provided for the Child Gender.


Make sure you have selected "Male" (M in the transfer file) or "Female" (F in the transfer file) for the child's gender.

The "Child's Gender" is Invalid. [801A File Transfer]

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


Confirm that you have entered valid information (M or F) for the Child's Gender.

FAQs About the Child Gender

Question 1

I don't know the Child Gender. The box was not checked on the CD-9600 form, and I can't tell by the name. What should I do?


Ask staff responsible for maintaining this information to update the file for this child so you can answer the question.

Questions:   CDMIS Staff | | 916-445-1907
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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