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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.
Important Notice: Programs Moved to CDSS

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 External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

Budget Act of 2017 Implementation
California State Preschool Program Contract Terms and Conditions
Child Care Family Fee Rate Calculator
Child Care Providers United
Child Care Services Reports
Child Development Permits
Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS)
Compliance Monitoring
Consultant Directory
Continued Funding Application
Data Reporting
Desired Results
Early Education 2022-23 Program Instrument
E-mail Distribution List Subscription
Fiscal Services
Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
Individualized County Child Care Subsidy Plan
Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC) Forms
Management Bulletins
Parent Appeal Information
Preschool Language Information System (PLIS)
Program Self-Evaluations
Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care
Resource and Referral (R&R) Program Service Data Report
Review Guides
Staffing Qualifications
State Median Income
Subsidized Provider Report
Vendor Information

California State Preschool Program Contract Terms and Conditions

 

Child Care Family Fee Rate Calculator

Child Care Providers United

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.

Child Development Permits
  • Child Development Permits External link opens in new window or tab.
    Service providers in receipt of child care funds from the CDE to deliver care and/or provide instruction are required to employ qualified staff with appropriate child development permits. Learn about the various permits and their educational requirements at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing Web site.
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 Education 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

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 Education 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.

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.

Early Education 2022-23 Program Instrument

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Management Bulletins
  • Management Bulletins
    The Early Education Division (EED) 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.

Subsidized Provider Report
  • Subsidized Provider Report
    Information, forms and instructions for contractors to comply with Subsidized Provider Report requirements.

Parent Appeal Information


Preschool Language Information System
  • Preschool Language Information System


Program Self-Evaluations

Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care

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

Review Guides
  • Review Guides
    Center-based and Alternative Payment review guides for Early Education Division (EED) contractors.

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.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 5, 2023
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