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Input Opportunities for CCDF State Plan

Information regarding public input opportunities for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), closed as of February 5, 2016.

Please Note: All testimony was accepted through February 5, 2016.

In addition to testimony at the public hearings, written testimony was accepted by mail, fax, or e-mail.

How to Submit Written Testimony

By Mail: Written comments on the proposed State Plan should be addressed to:

State Plan Public Hearing Coordinator
Early Education and Support Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814

By E-Mail: Please use the following e-mail address:

By Fax: Please use the following fax number for written comments: 916-323-6853

The purpose of the Federal Child Care and Development Fund is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of early care and education services. Your comments and suggestions will help ensure that the CCDF State Plan being proposed will fulfill this purpose.

If you have any questions about the CCDF State Plan public hearings, please contact the Early Education and Support Division, Policy Office by phone at 916-322-6233.

Past Public Input Opportunities

Public Hearing

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. to Noon
January 12, 2016, Public Hearing Session Webinar

Topical Input Sessions
Thursday, October 8, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Information on Topical Input Sessions conducted on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Public Hearing
Friday, January 9, 2015
9:00 a.m. to Noon

Public and Stakeholder Topical Input Sessions held between February and April 2015

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Guidelines For Public Testimony Whether Verbal or Written

Individuals who do not have access to the Internet should be able to obtain access at most local public library branches throughout California.

This announcement includes the following:

  • Description of the topical input sessions and public hearing process
  • Guidelines for public testimony, whether verbal or written
  • Hearing and testimony time frames, and instructions for submitting written testimony

The focus of the public hearings is exclusively on the draft State Plan and testimony, whether verbal or written, and must only address its contents. To assist in preparing testimony, the following guidance clarifies what is to be included.

The public hearing is:

  • An opportunity for individuals and organizations to provide comments on specific items contained in the proposed Plan. Please reference the section number, heading, and page number in each comment.

  • An opportunity to indicate support, opposition, suggested changes, additions, or deletions pertaining to specific items. Please offer constructive solutions in your statement.

The public hearing is not:

  • A forum to recommend law or regulation changes. These comments should be addressed through the legislative process.
  • A forum to discuss any of the proposals currently under discussion in the legislative process or to advocate for any specific proposed legislative bills. These comments should be saved for legislative hearings.
  • A forum to discuss how funds are allocated by the State Legislature for child care and development programs. Those concerns should be addressed in legislative budget hearings.
  • A forum to describe general problems or concerns about California’s child care and development services delivery system. Those concerns should be addressed to the California Department of Education.
All comments or testimony, whether in writing or presented orally at the public hearing, must be related to specific items in the proposed Plan. Commenters and testifiers must identify the section number, heading, and page number of the Plan upon which they are commenting. Testimony or comments that do not reference specific sections in the Plan may not be considered or reviewed.
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Last Reviewed: Friday, July 8, 2016
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