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Frequently Asked Questions about Early Education and related topics.
Topic Applicable Programs Content Details
California Preschool Learning Foundations (PLF)
  • Domains of Development
  • Age Range
  • Development of the PLF
  • Purpose and use of the PLF
  • Training for Teachers, Parents and Program Directors
  • Relationship with the Desired Results Development Profile (DRDP)
  • Monitoring
Child Care Pilot Program
  • Plan and Modifications
  • Pilot Template
  • Providing Data
  • Participating Contractor List
  • Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
  • Pilot Reimbursment Rate (PRR)
Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS)
  • Connection-related Questions
  • Data Definition Questions
  • Data Reporting Questions
  • Encryption-related Questions
  • Security-related Questions
  • Updating Agency Information Questions
  • User Access Questions
Child Development Provider Accounting Reporting System (CPARIS)
  • Login and Password
  • User Role
  • Reporting
COVID-19 Guidance for Early Education
  • 2019–20 Fiscal Year (FY) Early Learning and Care Programs (ELC) FAQs
  • 2020–21 FY ELC FAQs
Dual Language Learners (DLL) (DOCX)
  • Determine DLL Status
  • Family Language Instrument
  • Family Language and Interest Interview
  • Reporting in CPARIS
  • Reporing in PLIS
Eligibility and Priority for California State Preschool Programs (CSPP)
  • Transfers between General Childcare (CCTR) and CSPP
  • 24-Month Eligibility
  • Children with Exceptional Needs Eligibility
  • Pilot Counties
  • CSPP Neighborhood School Eligibility Based on Neighboring Elementary School Free or Reduced-Price Meal (FRPM) Status
  • Eligibility and Priority Changes Beginning January 1, 2023
Head Start Grantees and State Subsidy Programs
  • State Subsidy Funds
  • Eligibility Requirments
  • Notice of Action (NOA)
Parent Appeals Management Bulletin (MB)13-04 CSPP
  • Notice of Action
  • Authorization Representative
  • Requesting and Scheduling a Hearing
  • Conducting and Hearing
  • Hearing Decision Letters
Program Self-Evaluation (PSE) (DOCX) CSPP
  • 2022–23 FY PSE FAQs
  • Forms-related Questions
  • Board Approval-related Questions
Rate Reform CSPP
  • Implementation
  • Reporting
Serving Children with Disabilities (CWD) CSPP
  • Definitions
  • Documention
  • Income and Family Fees
  • Set Aside
  • Monitoring the Set Aside
  • Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA)
Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program
  • Purpose and Scope
  • Professional Development
  • Facilities
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Indepedent Evaluater



  • Adminssion Information
  • Program Information
  • Related Content

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

TK Available Translations - Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents (CMD)

  • TK FAQs and Available Translations
  • Funding and Reporting Information
  • TK Class Size and Ratio
  • Instructional Time
Universal Prekindergarten (UPK)
  • What is UPK
  • UPK Grants Funding Logistics
  • Teacher Workforce
  • Admission Information
  • Funding and Reporting Information
  • Progam Information
  • Instructional Minutes

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Questions:   Early Education Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 08, 2023
Recently Posted in Early Education
  • Management Bulletin 23-08 (added 21-Sep-2023)
    Guidance on Suspension and Expulsion in the California State Preschool Program.
  • Management Bulletin 23-07 (added 12-Sep-2023)
    This Management Bulletin Provides Guidance on Family Fees for Fiscal Year 2023–24.
  • Dual Language Learner (DLL) Support (updated 14-Aug-2023)
    Technical support, guidance, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and resources for the identification, reporting, and support of dual language learners in the California State Preschool Program.