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California Head Start State Collaboration Office

California Head Start State Collaboration Office
Information including the Bridges newsletter and other publications developed by the office.

Elementary Education

Elementary Education
Resources for those interested in the academic achievement of kindergarten through grade six public school students; includes transition-to-school guidance.

Local Child Care and Development Planning Councils (LPC)

Local Child Care and Development Planning Councils
The mission of county located LPCs is to plan for child care services based on the needs of families in the local community.

Report on Unspent Child Care Funding
This report fulfills the requirement of the 2006-07 Budget Act Supplemental Report, dated June 28, 2006, requiring the California Department of Education to provide a report addressing the issue of unspent child care funding.

Team California for Healthy Kids–Early Childhood

Team California for Healthy Kids–Early Childhood
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has initiated the Team California for Healthy Kids to promote healthy eating and physical activity throughout the day, every day, in schools, before and after school agencies, early childhood programs, and communities. The campaign will focus on making healthy choices the easy choices.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Recently Posted in Child Development
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    Management Bulletin (MB) 16-09 revises Regional Market Rates for subsidized child care, and supersedes MB 15-07.
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    Management Bulletin 16-14 provides information on Single Parent Self-Certification-Documentation of the presence or absence of a parent.
  • July 2016 Meeting Materials (added 03-Aug-2016)
    This page contains supplemental materials that were presented at the July 2016 State Advisory Council Meeting.
  • CCFRF 2015-16 Annual Report (DOC) (added 27-Jul-2016)
    This is a detailed report from the Child Care Facilities Revolving Loan program that is submitted to various Governmental Agencies per Ed Code Section 8278.3.
  • Administrative Errors 2014-15 (PDF) (added 14-Jul-2016)
    Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature Regarding Administrative Errors in Alternative Payment and CalWORKs Child Care Programs for Fiscal Year 2014-15.

  • July 2016 SAC Meeting Agenda (added 14-Jul-2016)
    Agenda for the July 2016 meeting of the California State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care (SAC).
  • CCDF State Plan 2016-18 Preprint (DOC) (added 08-Jul-2016)
    Child Care and Development Fund State Plan preprint for Fiscal Years 2016-18 with finalized responses submitted to the Administration of Children and Families on May 24, 2016.