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Resources and important information for Early Learning and Care Division contractors, including Desired Results, management bulletins, forms, fiscal services, child development permits, and data reporting.

Budget Act of 2017 Implementation
California State Preschool Program Contract Terms and Conditions
Child Care Family Fee Rate Calculator
Child Care Providers United
Child Care Services Reports
Child Development Permits
Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS)
Compliance Monitoring
Consultant Directory
Continued Funding Application
Data Reporting
Desired Results
Dual Language Learner (DLL) Support
Early Education 2023-24 Program Instrument
E-mail Distribution List Subscription
Email Guidance and Notifications
Fiscal Services
Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
Individualized County Child Care Subsidy Plan
Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC) Forms
Management Bulletins
Parent Appeal Information
Preschool Language Information System (PLIS)
Program Self-Evaluations
Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care
Resource and Referral (R&R) Program Service Data Report
Staffing Qualifications
State Median Income
Subsidized Provider Report
Vendor Information

California State Preschool Program Contract Terms and Conditions

 

Child Care Family Fee Rate Calculator

Child Care Providers United

Child Care Services Reports
  • Child Care Services Reports
    Contractors are required to submit a variety of reports throughout the contract period. This submission schedule identifies the mandatory reports and their due dates.

Child Development Permits
  • Child Development Permits External link opens in new window or tab.
    Service providers in receipt of child care funds from the CDE to deliver care and/or provide instruction are required to employ qualified staff with appropriate child development permits. Learn about the various permits and their educational requirements at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing Web site.

Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS)
  • Child Development Management Information System
    The federal government requires states to collect data about families served with child care services funds. In addition, State and federal legislators require data about the Early Education Division’s programs and services in order to develop public policy for child care and development services in California, and to justify funding changes to expand availability of services throughout the State. The Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) was created to collect these required data. CDMIS also provides useful reports and management tools for contractors. This section explains the features of CDMIS including how to submit your monthly data through a secure Web site. Please note that in addition to CDMIS, there is currently a separate reporting system for Resource and Referral programs.

Compliance Monitoring

Consultant Directory
  • Consultant Directory
    Each county within California is assigned a child development consultant available to work with providers in addressing their specific needs.

Continued Funding Application

Data Reporting
  • Data Reporting
    The federal government requires states to collect data about families served with child care services funds. In addition, State and federal legislators require data about the Early Education Division’s programs and services in order to develop public policy for child care and development services in California, and to justify funding changes to expand availability of services throughout the State. The Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) was created to collect these required data. CDMIS also provides useful reports and management tools for contractors. This section explains the features of CDMIS including how to submit your monthly data through a secure Web site. Please note that in addition to CDMIS, there is currently a separate reporting system for Resource and Referral programs.

Desired Results
  • Desired Results
    Desired Results for Children and Families, a result-driven process, asks educators to document the developmental progress made by children and families toward the achievement of specific results.

Dual Language Learner (DLL) Support
  • Dual Language Learner (DLL) Support
    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 (CSPP).

Early Education 2023-24 Program Instrument

E-mail Distribution List Subscription
  • E-mail Distribution List Subscription
    Beginning July 1, 2008, the Early Education Division (EED) will notify Executive Directors and Program Directors of EED contract agencies by e-mail only regarding critical documents and new instructions or requirements. All Executive Directors and Program Directors who contract with EED are required to subscribe. In addition, EED contractors and any other interested organizations or persons may subscribe to the Program Information e-mail list to receive periodic and updated information on EED programs and services.

Email Guidance and Notifications
  • Email Guidance and Notifications
    This page contains interim guidance sent through the Early Education Division's (EED) email distribution lists dating back to July 2022.

Fiscal Services
  • Fiscal Services
    This page displays the fiscal resources available to CDE funded child development services contractors.

Forms
  • Forms
    Commonly used child development services contract implementation documents can be obtained from this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individualized County Child Care Subsidy Plan
  • Individualized County Child Care Subsidy Plan
    Child care and development contractors must use the Income Ranking Table and Family Fee Schedule when enrolling income eligible children pursuant to EC Section 8263(b) (2) and disenrolling eligible children pursuant to EC Section 8263.2(b).

Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC) Forms

Management Bulletins
  • Management Bulletins
    The Early Education Division (EED) periodically issues Management Bulletins to provide legal and regulatory information to child development contractors and other interested parties. This resource also includes prior child care funding announcements issued since the 2000 calendar year to the present.

Subsidized Provider Report
  • Subsidized Provider Report
    Information, forms and instructions for contractors to comply with Subsidized Provider Report requirements.

Parent Appeal Information


Preschool Language Information System
  • Preschool Language Information System Information
    Resources and information on new requirements of California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contractors for identifying and collecting data on dual language learners, language characteristics of preschool programs, and the language composition of program staff. The Preschool Language Information System (PLIS) was established for data collection, which will be submitted in the form of quarterly PLIS reports.

Program Self-Evaluations

Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care

Resource and Referral (R&R) Program Service Data Report

Staffing Qualifications

State Median Income
  • State Median Income
    This page displays the state median income for the current fiscal year as well as for previous fiscal years.

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Questions:   Early Education Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Friday, August 04, 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.