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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
January 26, 2024

Dear Heritage School Owner:

2024 Heritage School Registration Reminder

This notice is to remind previously registered heritage school owners that the annual registration window for heritage schools ends January 31. If you plan on operating a heritage school or schools during 2024, you will need to register your heritage school(s) with the California Department of Education (CDE) by January 31, 2024, otherwise, your school(s) or program may be subject to California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care Licensing.

NOTE: If you have already registered your heritage school(s) for 2024 or do not plan to operate a heritage school in 2024, please disregard this email.

Registering a Heritage School

You may register your heritage school(s) from the online CDE Heritage School Registration System at Following the completion of the online registration form, the school will receive a confirmation email acknowledging registration and instructions for payment of the$250 fee.

Registration Payments

After receipt and processing of heritage school registration fees ($250):

  • A payment confirmation email will be sent to the heritage school.
  • Completed heritage school registration forms will be available on the CDE Heritage School Registration Search page at

Note, heritage school payments will be processed if received after January 31.

Additional information about heritage schools and the registration process is available from the CDE Heritage School Registration Information web page at

Should you have questions about the contents of this email, please contact Len Jones by email at


Shana Yeary, Manager
CBEDS/CDS Support Office

Last Reviewed: Monday, March 04, 2024

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