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Fiscal Year 2023–24 Family Fee Schedule

Interim guidance on the assessment of family fees in fiscal year 2023–24.

Early Education Division Email

Date Sent: June 13, 2023

Expires: September 2023

Attention: All Executive Directors, Program Directors of California State Preschool Programs, and Other Interested Parties

Due to ongoing budget negotiations between the Legislature and the Governor, along with the fact that both the Assembly and the Senate have significant proposals around changing the structure of the family fee schedule, the Early Education Division (EED) at the California Department of Education (CDE) will wait to release the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023–24 Family Fee Schedule for the California State Preschool Program (CSPP) until after the State budget is finalized. The reason for the delay is to prevent CSPP contractors from having to complete multiple updates to assessed family fees. As soon as the budget is finalized, the CDE will work as quickly as possible to provide additional information to contractors and release an updated fee schedule.

In the meantime, CSPP contractors should continue to use the FY 2022–23 Family Fee Schedule provided in Management Bulletin 22-07 to assess family fees when completing the initial certification and recertification of CSPP families. This fee schedule can be accessed at

As a reminder, family fees must not be collected between July 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023, as family fees are waived during this time. For more information on this waiver, please refer to the email that the CDE sent on this email distribution list on May 30, 2023. If you do not have a copy of this email, please contact your Program Quality Implementation (PQI) regional consultant. The EED, PQI regional consultant directory web page can be accessed at

Additional guidance will be provided with the release of the new family fee schedule after the budget is finalized. The guidance will clearly indicate the actions for contractors to take to update families’ assessed fees based on the new schedule at that time.

Questions:   Early Education Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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