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Early Learning and Care COVID 19 Guidance


Overview

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Main Web Page

The Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) has compiled the following guidance and resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ELCD has established a dedicated email address to receive public inquiries related to ELCD programs and emergency concerns: ELCDEmergency@cde.ca.gov.

Management Bulletins

Number Title and Related Materials Release Date Expiration Date or Final Filing Date
21-07 Updated Reopening and Reimbursement Requirements for Direct Service Contractors April 16, 2021 June 30, 2021
21-06 Updated Reimbursement Requirements for Alternative Payment Programs and Providers April 16, 2021 June 30, 2021
21-05 Program Self Evaluation March 2021 Until Rescinded
21-04 California State Preschool Program Free or Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility Criteria to Enroll Four-Year-Old Children - REVISED February 2021 Until Rescinded or Superseded by the Adoption of Regulations
21-03 Revised Guidance on 12-Month Eligbility - RESCINDED February 2021 Rescinded February 12, 2021
21-02 Guidance on Implementation of Program Quality Requirements during the COVID-19 Pandemic January 2021 June 30, 2021
21-01 Updated Guidance Regarding Coordination of California Resource and Referral Programs and Local Planning Councils in Support of Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic January 2021 June 30, 2021, or until rescinded
20-19(a) Updated Guidance on Family Fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 December 9, 2020 June 30, 2021
20-19 Guidance on Family Fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 October 9, 2020 June 30, 2021
20-18 Reopening and Reimbursement Requirements for Direct Service Contractors September 24, 2020 June 30, 2021
20-17 Requirements for Distance Learning Plans, Program Quality, and Distance Learning Services for Direct Service Contractors September 2020 June 30, 2021
20-16

Continued Funding Application Fiscal 2021-22

September 2020 November 2020
20-15(a) Reimbursement and Data Collection Requirements for Alternative Payment Programs and Providers September 2020 June 30, 2021
20-14

COVID-19 Guidance regarding Emergency Childcare Services for Essential Workers and At-Risk Populations

Associated Documents:
COVID-19 Self-Certification Form (PDF),
COVID-19 2020 Confidential Application for Emergency Childcare Services (PDF),
COVID-19 Temporary Waiver Request (PDF)

July 2020 Until Rescinded
20-13 Family Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2020-21 June 2020 Until Rescinded
20-12 Revised State Median Income Ceilings and Income Ranking Table for Fiscal Year 2020-21 June 2020 Until Rescinded
20-11 COVID-19 Guidance: Emergency Closures April 2020 June 30, 2020 or until rescinded
20-10 COVID-19 Guidance regarding Family Child Care Home Education Networks April 2020 June 30, 2020
20-09

COVID-19 Guidance on Program Self Evaluation, Contract Monitoring, and Program Quality Requirements

Associated Documents and Pages:
Early Learning and Care Resources for Family Engagement and Professional Development (DOCX),
Early Learning and Care Resources for Family Engagement

April 2020 June 30, 2020 or until the State of Emergency has ended, whichever occurs first
20-08(a) COVID-19 Guidance on Procurement and Audits (Updated 22-May-2020) April 2020 June 30, 2020 or unless rescinded sooner
20-07 COVID-19 Guidance on California Resource and Referral Programs and Local Planning Councils April 2020 June 30, 2020 or until rescinded
PIN 20-06-CCP External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) Social and Physical Distancing Guidance and Healthy Practices for Child Care Facilities in Response to the Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic written in collaboration with the Department of Education April 2020 N/A
20-05 COVID-19 Guidance on Temporary Waiver of Family Fees March 2020 June 30, 2020 or unless rescinded sooner
20-04(a) COVID-19 Guidance on Apportionment, Attendance, and Reporting Requirements (Updated 5-Jun-2020) June 2020 June 30, 2020 or unless rescinded sooner

 

 

Webinars

Date Title Materials
April 16, 2021 COVID-19 Webinar April 16 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
Apirl 5, 2021 COVID-19 Webinar April 5 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
March 19, 2021 COVID-19 Webinar March 19 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
March 5, 2021 COVID-19 Webinar March 5 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

February 19, 2021

COVID-19 Webinar February 19 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
February 5, 2021 COVID-19 Webinar February 5 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
January 19, 2021 COVID-19 Webinar January 19 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
December 11, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

December 11 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

December 11 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:05:35)

December 4, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

December 4 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

December 4 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 58:16)

November 20, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

November 20 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

November 20 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 59:49)

November 6, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

November 6 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

November 6 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:00:14)

October 26, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

October 26 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

October 26 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:02:08)

October 16, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar October 16 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
October 9, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar October 9 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
September 25, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

September 25 Webinar Slides(PPTX)

September 25 Webinar RecordingExternal link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:00:59)

September 18, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar September 18 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
September 11, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

September 11 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

September 11 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:00:35)

September 4, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

September 4 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

September 4 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:01:37)

August 28, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

August 28 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

August 28 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:01:25)

August 21, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

August 21 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

August 21 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 56:56)

August 14, 2020 COVID-19 Webinar

August 14 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

August 14 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 58:38)

May 1, 2020 MB 20-11 MB 20-11 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
April 24, 2020 MB 20-09 and MB 20-10 MB 20-09 and MB 20-10 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
April 23, 2020 MB 20-07 MB 20-07 Webinar Slides (PPTX)
April 15, 2020 MB 20-06 MB 20-06 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 42:22)
April 1, 2020 MB 20-04 and MB 20-05 MB 20-04 and MB 20-05 Webinar Slides (PPTX)

 

 

Resources

Other Resources

Guidance for State of Emergency Situations (March 2020)

In addition to Management Bulletins, the ELCD will continue to release guidance and answers to frequently asked questions below.

The California Department of Education (CDE) is following the guidance of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and directives from the Administration. For the latest information, please go to the CDPH News Releases 2020 Page External link opens in new window or tab. and the CDPH COVID-19 Updates Page External link opens in new window or tab..

The ELCD continues to recommend programs consult with local county public health authorities when making decisions that impact families. In addition, the ELCD recommends programs consult closure guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)External link opens in new window or tab.(PDF).

Helpful Links

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Office of Tribal Affairs COVID-19 Information External link opens in new window or tab.

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Provider Information Notices (PINs) External link opens in new window or tab.

California Department of Education (CDE) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidance for schools regarding the Coronavirus External link opens in new window or tab.(PDF)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) External link opens in new window or tab.

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) External link opens in new window or tab.

California Child Care Resource and Referral Network (CCCRRN) External link opens in new window or tab.

Local Planning Council (LPC) Contact Page

Center for Disease Control (CDC) External link opens in new window or tab.

Responsive Early Education for Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness (PDF)

Email Guidance

August 2020

Date Sent Title
8/7/20 Guidance on Parent Signatures for Monthly Attendance
8/7/20 Guidance for Serving School-Age Children During Distance Learning

July 2020

Date Sent Title
7/29/20 Additional Guidance Regarding Essential Protective Gear and Supplies
7/29/20 Advisory for 12-Month Eligibility
7/28/20 Guidance on Family Fees
7/19/20 Reopening for Direct Contract Programs
7/14/20 COVID-19 Alternative Payment Program Guidance on Attendance
7/10/20 Extending Services for Children in Emergency Childcare
7/9/20 Distribution of Essential Protective Gear and Cleaning Supplies

 

Questions:   Early Learning & Care Division | ELCDEmergency@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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