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Child Care Reporting--Child's Race


Child's Race

Description

The Child's Race indicates the race of the child receiving child development services. The race categories are from the questions asked by the U.S. Census Bureau and are defined as follows:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains a tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Where to Find It

On the CD-9600 form, look in box 6, "Race" in Section IV, "Data on Children." See the codes below for each race.

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information is required.
  • At least one racial category must be "Yes." Select all racial categories that apply.
  • The five racial categories and their related codes from the CD-9600 are:

    * American Indian or Alaska Native [1 on CD-9600]
    * Asian [2 on CD-9600]
    * Black or African American [3 on CD-9600]
    * Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander [4 on CD-9600]
    * White [5 on CD-9600]
  • For each of these race categories, you must enter one of two choices:

    Yes
    No

Error Messages and Solutions

The Child's Race is required. (Yes or No) [801A File Transfer], (Yes or No) [801A Web Input], [801B]
Problem

For the indicated race category, the information is missing.

Solution

Make sure you have entered "Yes" (Y in the transfer file) or "No" (N in the transfer file) for the indicated racial category.

The "Child's Race - American Indian or Alaskan Native" is invalid. Valid entries are "Y" or "N." [801A File Transfer]
Problem

The information provided in the electronic file for the indicated Race category is not acceptable.

Solution

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

The "Child's Race - Asian" is invalid. Valid entries are "Y" or "N." [801A File Transfer]
Problem

The information provided in the electronic file for the indicated Race category is not acceptable.

Solution

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

The "Child's Race - Black or African American" is invalid. Valid entries are "Y" or "N." [801A File Transfer]
Problem

The information provided in the electronic file for the indicated Race category is not acceptable.

Solution

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

The "Child's Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander" is invalid. Valid entries are "Y" or "N." [801A File Transfer]
Problem

The information provided in the electronic file for the indicated Race category is not acceptable.

Solution

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

The "Child's Race - White" is invalid. Valid entries are "Y" or "N." [801A File Transfer]
Problem

The information provided in the electronic file for the indicated Race category is not acceptable.

Solution

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

All Race categories are answered "No." At least one racial category must be answered "Yes." [801A File Transfer], [801A Web Input], [801B]
Problem

You have to answer "Yes" to at least one of the Race categories regardless to the answer you provided to the "Child's Ethnicity."

Solution

Indicate "Yes" (Y in the transfer file) for at least one of the racial categories.

FAQs About the Child's Race

Question 1

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

Answer

This judgment is up to the parent, but regulations require the parent to answer "Yes" or "No" to each racial category. At least one of the racial categories must be answered "Yes."

Question 2

The CD-9600 for one of our children indicates the race is both Asian and White. I've answered "Yes" to both these categories. What do I answer for the remaining race categories?

Answer

Answer "No" to the remaining race categories not identified by the parent on the CD-9600.

Questions:   CDMIS Staff | cdmis@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-1907
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 17, 2015

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