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Child Care Reporting--Head of Household Single


Is the Head-of-Household Single? (CDD-801B only)

The "Is the Head-of-Household Single?" information field indicates one of the following:

  • The person living in the household who is legally and/or financially responsible for the child or children receiving subsidized child care services, or
  • The family as a foster case (family size of one).

Where to Find It

On the ELCD-9600, look in the box “If you are a single parent/caretaker, check this box” under Section I: Family Identification.

Special instructions for foster children: On the ELCD-9600, confirm that the box labeled “Foster Parent” is checked under the “Relationship to Child” area of Section V: Certification and Signature of Parent/Caretaker.

Rules and Guidelines

  • This information field is required

  • There are only three choices:
    • Yes – Only one person is legally and/or financially responsible for the child or children receiving subsidized child care services.
    • No – More than one person is legally and/or financially responsible for the child or children receiving subsidized child care services.
    • Child is head-of-household – family of one per regulations – The child (or children) is (are) in foster care. This family consists of only the eligible children receiving subsidized child care services.

Error Messages and Solutions

  • The information for “Is the Head-of-Household Single?” is required.

Problem: No selection has been made from the “Is the Head-of-Household Single?” dropdown list. This field must have information selected.

Solution: Select the correct “Is the Head-of-Household Single?” information (Yes, No, or Child is head-of-household).

Frequently Asked Questions

The "Head-of-Household" is a foster child. How do I answer the question, "Is the Head-of-Household Single?"

Select "Child is head-of-household – Family of one per regulations" from the dropdown list.

Return to Appendix A: Data Definitions

Questions:   CDMIS Office | CDMIS@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-1907
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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