Stakeholder GroupsLeadership bodies that ensure statewide collaboration among early childhood programs that will help to define future policy for children birth to kindergarten.
While the California Department of Education continues to operate the California State Preschool Program, the Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of many childcare programs from the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may include programs that have moved to CDSS. For additional assistance you can either visit the CDSS Child Care Transition web page or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.
State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care
The State Advisory Council (SAC) on Early Learning and Care will make recommendations on the future policy direction for early learning and related services for young children in California. The SAC chair is Mark Friedman, Chief Executive Office of the Thomas J. Long Foundation. Stakeholders in early learning and members of the public are invited to participate in the upcoming meetings of the SAC.
Direct Service Program Providers Stakeholder Group
The Direct Service Program Providers Stakeholder Group will identify current reporting requirements in order to find redundancies that can be eliminated, alignment of similar requirements, and other changes that could result in efficiencies for providers and contractors. It is the goal that the recommendations made by the stakeholder group shall reduce the administrative workload for contractors and providers that deliver services under a single state contract. The stakeholder group shall consist of no more than seven members as specified.
Alternative Payment Program Stakeholder Group
The Alternative Payment Program Stakeholder Group shall identify existing requirements for the administration of the programs, examine the current requirements, existing protocols, and identifying efficiencies in program administration, especially by utilizing technology. The group shall recommend ways that future changes could be implemented to reduce program disruption and allow contractors more implementation flexibility. The stakeholder group shall consist of no more than seven members as specified.