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Child Care Reporting--Part-Time


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.

Child Receives Part-Time Care (CDD-801A only)

The Child Receives Part-Time Care information field indicates whether the child receives less than four hours (no more than three hours and 59 minutes) of care each day during the report period.

Note: In this document, the term “part-day” is also used to refer to part-time services.

Where to Find It

The information for the amount of subsidized child care services certified for the child each day should in the family file.

In the family file, review the daily amount of subsidized child care the child received or was certified to receive. If that daily care was less than four (4) hours each day, the child is deemed part-time; answer “Yes” for this question.

If the daily amount of subsidized child care fluctuated because the child's schedule varied on different days of the week, or the child had more than one care provider during the day or in the month, determine for each day the total hours of subsidized child care provided to the child. Count the number of part-time days and the more-than-part-time days. If the number of part-time days is greater than the number of more-than-part-time days, answer "Yes" for this question. If the number of part-time days is less than the number of more-than-part-time days, answer "No" for this question.

Rules and Guidelines

  • There are only two choices:
    • Yes – the child received less than four (4) hours (no more than three [3] hours and 59 minutes) of care each day for more than half of the days in the report period where care was provided.
    • No – the child received four (4) hours or more of care each day for more than half of the days in the report period where care was provided.

Error Messages and Solutions

  • The Child Receives Part-Time Care information is required. [801A Electronic File Transfer], [801A Input/Edit]

    Problem: The information for the Child Receives Part-Time Care is not provided.

    Solution: Enter "Yes" (Y in transfer file) or "No" (N in transfer file) for the Child Receives Part-Time Care.

  • “Child Receives Part-Time Care” is Invalid. [801A Electronic File Transfer only]

    Problem: The information in the electronic file for the Child Receives Part-Time Care is not acceptable.

    Solution: Confirm that “Y” or “N” is entered.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • This child receives varying amounts of care on different days. Some days are part-time and some days are more. Which answer should I choose?

    If the child's schedule varies day to day, count the number of days they are part-time and the number of days they are more than part time. If the number of days they are part-time is greater than the number of days they are more than part time, answer "Yes" to this question because more than half of the days where services were provided were for part-time care

Return to Appendix A: Data Definitions

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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