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CDD-801A Electronic File Format Specifications


Overview

This section provides detailed information of format specifications for each data field within a CDD-801A electronic file.

Within an electronic file, all data elements must be specifically formatted and meet specific criteria. The below table outlines each data element of a file. Additionally, the table below provides descriptions and comments of each data element, including the data type, size, and entry requirement.

  • C: Character (upper- and lower- case letters, numbers, dashes, etc.)
  • N: Numbers only
Field Number Data Field Description Data Type Data Size Required Entry Comments

1

Report month and year

C

7

Yes

Required format is mm/yyyy. Example: January 2012 must be entered as 01/2012.

2

Vendor number/submission code1

C

Max. 8

Yes

Example: Vendor number Z987 and submission code 000 is entered as Z987000.

3

Family Identification/Case Number (FICN)

C

Max. 15

Yes

Only letters A-Z (both upper and lower case are acceptable) and numbers 0-9 are allowed. For each family you must report the FICN.

4

Head-of-Household Last Name

C

Max. 50; Min. 1

Yes

Only letters, hyphens, spaces, and apostrophes are allowed.

5

Head-of-Household First Name

C

Max. 50; Min. 1

Yes

Only letters, hyphens, spaces, and apostrophes are allowed.

6

Head-of-Household Middle Initial

C

1

No

This field must be included in the file, even if it is blank.

7

Head-of-Household Zip Code

N

9

Yes

Numbers only; do not include dash. Example: 999999999 (Five digit Zip Code + 4 digit extension)

8

TANF/CalWORKs Cash Aid Recipient?

C

1

Yes

3 valid entries are: Y (yes), N (no), or U (unknown).

9

Family Income Greater Than 85 Percent of the State Median Income Level?

C

1

Yes

3 valid entries are: Y (yes), N (no), or U (unknown).

10
Family Size
N
2
Yes
Numbers only; 0-9
11
Family Income
N
4
Yes
Numbers only; 0-9; no decimals.

12

Reason for Receiving Services

C

1

Yes

Only 14 valid entries: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, Q, R, S, U, V.

13

Head-of-Household FIPS Code

N

5

Yes

This field must contain five digits. Example: 06001, 06003. Leading zero must be included.

14

Family Start Date

Date

10

Yes

Required format is mm/dd/yyyy (include the slashes). Example: September 2, 2012, must be entered as 09/02/2012.

15

Child's Last Name

C

Max. 50; Min. 1

Yes

Only letters, hyphens, spaces, and apostrophes are allowed.

16

Child's First Name

C

Max. 50; Min. 1

Yes

Only letters, hyphens, spaces, and apostrophes are allowed.

17

Child's Middle Initial

C

1

No

This field must be included in the file, even if it is blank.

18
Child's Ethnicity
C
1
Yes
2 valid entries; Y (yes) or N (no).
19
Child's Race: American Indian or Alaskan Native
C
1
Yes
2 valid entries; Y (yes) or N (no).
20
Child's Race: Asian
C
1
Yes
2 valid entries; Y (yes) or N (no).
21
Child's Race: Black or African American
C
1
Yes
2 valid entries; Y (yes) or N (no).
22
Child's Race: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
C
1
Yes
2 valid entries; Y (yes) or N (no).
23
Child's Race: White
C
1
Yes
2 valid entries; Y (yes) or N (no).
24
Child's Gender
C
1
Yes
2 valid entries; M (male) or F (female).

25

Child's Date of Birth

Date

10

Yes

Required format is mm/dd/yyyy (include the slashes). Example: September 2, 2012, must be entered as 09/02/2012.

26

Child has an IEP or IFSP

C

1

Yes

2 valid entries: Y (yes) or N (no).

27
Child's Primary Language
N
2
Yes
This field must contain 2 digits. Example: 02, 04, etc. Leading zero must be included. See list of language codes on CD-9600 Confidential Application for Child Development Services and Certification of Eligibility form and Data Definitions.
28
Child is English Learner
C
Yes
3 valid entries; Y (yes) or N (no), or blank.
29

Child Start Date

Date

10

Yes

Required format is mm/dd/yyyy (include the slashes). Example: September 2, 2012, must be entered as 09/02/2012.

30
Services Type and Length
C
1
Yes
4 valid entries; A, B, C, D.

31

Provider FEIN/SSN

N

9

Yes

Numbers only; do not include dashes (-).

32
Provider FIPS Code
N
5
Yes
This field must contain five digits. Example: 06001, 06003. Leading zero must be included.
33
Provider Zip Code
N
9
Yes
Numbers only; do not include dash. Example: 999999999 (Five digit Zip Code + 4 digit extension)
34
QRIS Participation
C
1
Yes

The field must contain a single digit.
The ten valid entries are:
0 - No. Provider is eligible but does not participate in a QRIS.
1 - Yes. Provider does participate in a QRIS and tier rank is 1.
2 - Yes. Provider does participate in a QRIS and tier rank is 2.
3 - Yes. Provider does participate in a QRIS and tier rank is 3.
4 - Yes. Provider does participate in a QRIS and tier rank is 4.
5 - Yes. Provider does participate in a QRIS and tier rank is 5.
6 - Yes. Provider does particiapte in a QRIS but is not rated yet.
7 - The State has an operating QRIS in the Provider's area, but the Provider is not eligible to participate.
8 - The State does not have an operating QRIS in the Provider area.
9 - The State has an operating QRIS in the Provider's area but information is currently unavailable at the Provider level.

35
Accreditation Status
C
1
Yes
The field must contain a single digit.
Six valid entries are:
0 – No
1 - Yes: National Accreditation
2 - Yes: State Accreditation
3 – Yes: Other Accreditation (not National or State Level)
4 – Yes: Level/Type of Accreditation Unavailable
9 – NA: Information Currently Unavailable

36

Type of Child Care

N

2

Yes

This field must contain 2 digits. Example: 02, 04, etc. Leading zero must be included.

37

Program Code 1

C

4

Yes

Program Code 1 is required.

38

Program Code 2

C

4

No

This field should only contain data if the child receives services from more than one program code. This field must be included in the file, even if it is blank.

39

Program Code 3

C

4

No

This field should only contain data if the child receives services from more than two program codes. This field must be included in the file, even if it is blank.

40

Services Date

Date

10

Yes

Required format is mm/dd/yyyy (include the slashes). Example: September 2, 2012, must be entered as 09/02/2012.

1 The default submission code for agencies that do not report by sub-agency is "000". If an agency has created sub-agencies for reporting purposes, then each sub-agency has its own submission code. The list of submission codes for each agency is available on the Sub-agency/No Services screen of the CDMIS Live site.

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