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Child Care Reporting--Child Protective Services

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.

CPS Override (CDD-801B only)

The CPS Override checkbox indicates if a family is a CPS referral and allows an agency to leave the Monthly Family Income information field blank.

Where to Find It

On the ELCD-9600, look in the box “Protective Services” under Section II: Family Eligibility and Reason for Needing Services.

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information is necessary only for CPS-referred families in which family income is not collected; this information allows the Monthly Family Income information field to be blank.
  • Do not check the CPS Override checkbox if the Monthly Family Income is known.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if we do collect Monthly Family Income for a particular CPS case? Do we check this box?

    No, agencies do not have to mark the checkbox when the monthly family income is reported for a CPS case. However, agencies should still indicate CPS as the family’s reason for receiving child care.


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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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