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Local Child Care Waiting Lists


Following the elimination of funding for county Centralized Eligibility Lists (CELs), various counties secured local funding to continue operating a local child care waiting list on a voluntary basis. For additional information regarding the elimination of funding for the CEL and the inception of local waiting lists, please see the Centralized Eligibility List: Background Information Page.

Resources for Local Child Care Waiting Lists

The resources listed below may be helpful to agencies administering local child care waiting lists.

Early Education and Support Division (EESD)
This page provides child development resource information.

Local Child Care Waiting List Contact Information
This document lists agencies which have communicated to the California Department of Education (CDE) that they will be operating a local child care waiting list on a voluntary basis and provides contact information for each agency.

California Office of Privacy Protection External link opens in new window or tab.
Information regarding state laws for privacy protection.

California Office of Information Security External link opens in new window or tab.
Information regarding state laws for information security.

Fair Information Practice Principles External link opens in new window or tab.
A summary of the fair information practice principles, which are the basis for many privacy laws in the United States, Canada, Europe and other parts of the world.

A Review of Issues, Recommended Improvements, and Best Practices for the Centralized Eligibility List (PDF)

This document was prepared by prior CEL administrators with funding from the CDE/EESD; however, the contents do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the CDE/EESD.

Questions:   Early Education and Support Division | 916-322-6233
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