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Child Care Reporting--Child Gender

Child Gender

The Child Gender information field indicates whether the child receiving subsidized child care services through an agency’s contract with the Early Education Division (EED) is female or male.

Where to Find It

On the ELCD-9600, look in the box “Sex” in Section IV: Data on Children. On the ELCD-9600, M = Male and F = Female.

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information field is required.
  • There are only two choices:
    • Male
    • Female

Error Messages and Solutions

  • The Child’s Gender is required. [801A Electronic File Transfer], [801A Input/Edit], [801B]

Problem: No information is provided for the Child Gender.

Solution: Select Male (M in electronic file) or Female (F in electronic file) for the Child’s Gender.

  • The “Child’s Gender” is invalid. [801A Electronic File Transfer]

Problem: The information provided in the electronic file for the Child’s Gender is not acceptable.

Solution: Confirm that valid information (M or F) is entered for the Child’s Gender.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The box was not checked on the ELCD-9600, and I cannot tell the gender. What should I do?

Ask staff responsible for maintaining this information to update the family file for the child so that this question can be answered

Return to Appendix A: Data Definitions

Questions:   CDMIS Office | | 916-445-1907
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
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