Child Care Reporting--Child's Primary Language
Child's Primary Language (CDD-801A only)
The Child's Primary Language information field indicates the child's primary language, which is identified as the Native Language Code on the Confidential Application for Child Development Services and Certification of Eligibility (9600 Form).
Where to Find It
On the 9600 Form, look in the box “Language Code” in in Section IV: Data on Children.
Rules and Guidelines
Report the child’s primary language. If the child speaks more than one language, select the language in which they are the most fluent. The languages and codes below are the same as those listed on the 9600 Form.
- This information field is required.
- For agencies using the CDD-801A Electronic File Transfer function, enter the code associated with the child's primary language listed below.
- For agencies using the CDD-801A Input/Edit function, select the child's primary language from the dropdown list.
|Cebuano (Visayan)||36||Khmer (Cambodian)||09||Serbo-Croatian||52|
|19||Native American Languages||88||Other Languages of China||55|
|Gujarati||43||Pashto||40||Other Languages of the Philippines||66|
|Hebrew||21||Pilipino (Tagalong)||05||Other non-English||99|
Error Messages and Solutions
- “Child's Primary Language” must be a valid two digit language code. [801A Electronic File Transfer]
Problem: The information in the upload file for the Child's Primary Language is not a valid code.
Solution: Confirm a valid two-digit code from the list above is entered.
- Answer to Child's Primary Language is required. [801A Electronic File Transfer], [801A Input/Edit]
Problem: The question “Child's Primary Language” is not answered.
Solution: Confirm a primary language is selected for the child.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I know which is the primary language?
The box “Language Code” in Section IV: Data on Children of the 9600 Form should list the code for the primary language.
- What if the family files does not contain this information?
This information is required on the 9600 Form. If this information is missing, contact the family to obtain the child’s primary language and update the information in the family file.
- What if the family indicates a primary language that is not listed?
If the language on the 9600 Form is not on the list, choose "Other non-English" for the child
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