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Resources and important information for Early Learning and Care Division contractors, including Desired Results, management bulletins, forms, fiscal services, child development permits, and data reporting.

Budget Act of 2017 Implementation
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
Child Care and Development Contract Program Types and Prefixes
Child Care Family Fee Rate Calculator
Child Care Services Reports
Child Development Permits
Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS)
Compliance Monitoring
Consultant Directory
Continued Funding Application
Data Reporting
Desired Results
E-mail Distribution List Subscription
Fiscal Services
Forms
Funding Terms and Conditions/Program Support Requirements
Individualized County Child Care Subsidy Plan
Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC) Forms
Management Bulletins
Parent Appeal Information
Program Self-Evaluations
Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care
Resource and Referral (R&R) Program Service Data Report
Staffing Qualifications
State Median Income
Calculations
Training Review Guides
Webinar Presentations

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
  • CalWORKs Stage 2 and 3 and Alternative Payment Programs Best Practices for Program Integrity Report
    The California Department of Education (CDE) releases this report to comply with a requirement cited in Senate Bill 1104 (Chapter 229, Statutes 2004) that a survey be conducted with stakeholders to examine current program integrity practices. Survey results reveal the statewide disparity, with specific recommendations for improvement.
  • CalWORKs Stage 3 Child Care Frequently Asked Questions
    This page contains answers to frequently asked questions regarding CalWORKs Stage 3 child care.
  • Letter to CalWORKs Stage 2 Child Care Contractors
    The Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) has posted this letter to all CalWORKs Stage 2 Child Care Contractors and strongly urges contractors to review it. The letter is a reminder of the permissive provisions of California Education Code Section 8263(c) that allow agencies to assist families currently receiving subsidized care a continuity of services should the families' eligibility for services end.

Child Care and Development Contract Program Types and Prefixes

Child Care Services Reports
  • Child Care Services Reports
    Contractors are required to submit a variety of reports throughout the contract period. This submission schedule identifies the mandatory reports and their due dates.

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Child Development Permits

 

Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS)
  • Child Development Management Information System
    The federal government requires states to collect data about families served with child care services funds. In addition, State and federal legislators require data about the Early Learning and Care Division’s programs and services in order to develop public policy for child care and development services in California, and to justify funding changes to expand availability of services throughout the State. The Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) was created to collect these required data. CDMIS also provides useful reports and management tools for contractors. This section explains the features of CDMIS including how to submit your monthly data through a secure Web site. Please note that in addition to CDMIS, there is currently a separate reporting system for Resource and Referral programs.

Compliance Monitoring

Consultant Directory
  • Consultant Directory
    Each county within California is assigned a child development consultant available to work with providers in addressing their specific needs.

Continued Funding Application
  • Continued Funding Application
    Contractors that intend to continue services into the next contract year are required to complete and submit a continued funding application (CFA).

Data Reporting
  • Data Reporting
    The federal government requires states to collect data about families served with child care services funds. In addition, State and federal legislators require data about the Early Learning and Caret Division’s programs and services in order to develop public policy for child care and development services in California, and to justify funding changes to expand availability of services throughout the State. The Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) was created to collect these required data. CDMIS also provides useful reports and management tools for contractors. This section explains the features of CDMIS including how to submit your monthly data through a secure Web site. Please note that in addition to CDMIS, there is currently a separate reporting system for Resource and Referral programs.

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Desired Results
  • Desired Results
    Desired Results for Children and Families, a result-driven process, asks educators to document the developmental progress made by children and families toward the achievement of specific results.

E-mail Distribution List Subscription
  • E-mail Distribution List Subscription
    Beginning July 1, 2008, the ELCD will notify Executive Directors and Program Directors of ELCD contract agencies by e-mail only regarding critical documents and new instructions or requirements. All Executive Directors and Program Directors who contract with ELCD are required to subscribe. In addition, ELCD contractors and any other interested organizations or persons may subscribe to the Program Information e-mail list to receive periodic and updated information on ELCD programs and services.

Fiscal Services
  • Fiscal Services
    This page displays the fiscal resources available to CDE funded child development services contractors.

Forms
  • Forms
    Commonly used child development services contract implementation documents can be obtained from this page.

Funding Terms and Conditions/Program Support Requirements

Individualized County Child Care Subsidy Plan
  • Individualized County Child Care Subsidy Plan
    Child care and development contractors must use the Income Ranking Table and Family Fee Schedule when enrolling income eligible children pursuant to EC Section 8263(b) (2) and disenrolling eligible children pursuant to EC Section 8263.2(b).

Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC) Forms
  • LPC Forms
    Local Child Care and Development Planning Council reporting and transfer request forms.

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Management Bulletins
  • Management Bulletins
    The ELCD periodically issues Management Bulletins to provide legal and regulatory information to child development contractors and other interested parties. This resource also includes prior child care funding announcements issued since the 2000 calendar year to the present.

Parent Appeal Information

Program Self-Evaluations

Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care

Resource and Referral (R&R) Program Service Data Report

Staffing Qualifications

State Median Income
  • State Median Income
    This page displays the state median income for the current fiscal year as well as for previous fiscal years.

Training Review Guides
  • Training Review Guides
    These documents provide clear written information that will be used in full-day center-based and alternative payment monitoring reviews. Contractors will be assisted in developing and implementing quality assurance processes.

Webinar Presentations
  • Webinar Presentations
    Instructional webinar information presented by Early Learning and Care Division staff.

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Questions:   Early Learning and Care Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Recently Posted in Child Development
  • Management Bulletin 18-07 (added 14-Sep-2018)
    Management Bulletin 18-07 2018–19 Family Fee Schedule
  • Continued Funding Application FAQs (added 06-Sep-2018)
    Fiscal Year 2019-20 Frequently Asked Questions and answers.
  • Continued Funding Application (added 06-Sep-2018)
    Fiscal year 2019-20 Continued Funding Application Information, forms, and instructions for contractors completing Continued Funding Applications.
  • Management Bulletin 18-08 (added 06-Sep-2018)
    Continued Funding Application for Fiscal Year 2019-20.
  • State Median Income (added 10-Aug-2018)
    This web page contains information pertaining to the State Median Income (SMI) for current and previous fiscal years.