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Technical support for the California Preschool Data Collection (CAPSDAC).

The California Department of Education (CDE) procedures for Local Educational Agency (LEA) California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contractors to collect child data for each child enrolled as well as educator data in a CSPP operated by an LEA, including applicable data elements that are collected for children in Transitional Kindergarten as well as applicable data that are collected for educators in the K–12 classroom setting, as provided, will be detailed on this page pursuant to the requirements of Education Code (EC) Section 60910, enacted through Assembly Bill 22 in 2022.

In order to meet the requirements as stated above, the California Preschool Data Collection (CAPSDAC) system will be established to collect this data in the form of monthly CAPSDAC data submissions. The CAPSDAC will be live for all LEA CSPP contractors by July 1, 2024.

Resource Description
CAPSDAC User Manual The CAPSDAC User Manual offers comprehensive instructions to users, detailing system access, effective management of agency information, streamlined upload procedures for classroom, staff, and child records, and a step-by-step certification process to ensure accurate and timely data submissions.
CAPSDAC Data Submission Schedule The CAPSDAC Data Submission Schedule includes the data submission windows, certification deadlines, and amendment windows.
CAPSDAC Data Submission Electronic File Templates The CAPSDAC Data Submission Electronic File Templates include structured header rows and example values in Comma Separated Values (CSV) format.
CAPSDAC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) The CAPSDAC FAQs web page includes common inquiries and concerns related to data submission, reporting requirements, and system functionalities.
Management Bulletin (Coming Soon) The CAPSDAC Management Bulletin provides additional information on data submission requirements for CSPP contractors.
CAPSDAC Webinars The CAPSDAC Webinar's web page includes previous and upcoming webinar dates, titles, and presentation slides.
Questions:   CAPSDAC Support Team |
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 03, 2024
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