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A list of California Department of Education (CDE) child care and development resources.

Child Care & Development Resources

  • After School Education and Safety Program
    Provides funds to schools and districts that collaborate with community partners to provide safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youths during nonschool hours.
  • All About Young Children: Information for Families on Children’s Early Development External link opens in new window or tab.
    The online publication All About Young Children: Information for Families on Children’s Early Development provides resources for families based on the California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations and the California Preschool Learning Foundations. Parents and family members can find out what skills help children from birth to five learn, how they learn language, how they learn about feelings and relationships, how they learn about numbers, and how they become skillful at moving their bodies.
  • California Early Learning Quality Improvement System
    The California Early Learning Quality Improvement System (CAEL QIS) Advisory Committee was established out of a broad legislative partnership to help create a framework of improving the quality of early learning and care programs for children from birth to five years old. Development of the quality improvement system considered research, policies, program information, and best practices at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Conference Call Information
    Provides archived information on conference calls conducted by the Early Education and Support Division (EESD) concerning the Early Learning field.
  • Frequently Asked Questions for Layering CDE, EESD Contracted (State Subsidy) Programs and Head Start Programs
    This page was created primarily for Head Start grantees (Head Start, Early Head Start or Early Head Start Child Care Partnership) who may also serve children receiving state subsidy funds from the CDE in order to answer FAQs regarding blending/braiding/layering/stacking state and federal funds.
  • No Child Left Behind
    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, the revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act, are new requirements and incentives designed to increase student and school performance. The law sets deadlines for states to expand the scope and frequency of student testing, revamp their accountability systems and guarantee that every teacher is qualified in their subject area. NCLB requires states to make demonstrable annual progress in raising the percentage of students proficient in reading and math, and in narrowing the test-score gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students.
  • Nutrition Services
    Learn more about how the Child and Adult Care Food Program can be integrated into a public and private child care center, day care home, adult day care center, or homeless shelter.
  • Resource & Referral County Listing
    Resource and Referral agencies and programs, funded by the CDE, EESD, are located in every county in the state. They help families find child care that best meets their needs, recruit and train child care providers, and collect data from parents and child care providers.
  • Stakeholder Questionnaire Summary
    Upon the suggestion of the Superintendent’s Early Learning and Educational Support Stakeholder Group, the EESD created a questionnaire in order to obtain perspectives from the early learning and educational support field regarding policy priorities and preferences for the Division’s future work. The questionnaire was distributed via the EESD’s e-mail distribution lists and was open from October 9, 2013, to November 8, 2013. Over 1,300 individuals completed the questionnaire.

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Questions:   Early Education and Support Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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    Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature Regarding Administrative Errors in Alternative Payment and CalWORKs Child Care Programs for Fiscal Year 2014-15.
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  • Bridges 2016 (PDF) (added 16-Jun-2016)
    Bridges is an annual publication of the California Head Start Association in collaboration with the California Head Start-State Collaboration Office (CHSSCO).
  • Management Bulletin 16-06 (added 27-May-2016)
    Information about implementation of the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015) (DRDP [2015]) for providers of early education services for state-subsidized preschool-aged children.