Management Bulletin 07-01a
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 or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.
Early Learning and Care Division
Subject: Correction to Changes in Law Affecting Child Care and Development Programs
Date: April 2007
Expires: Until Rescinded
Authority: Education Code Section 8499(b)
Attention: Executive Officers and Program Directors of All Child Care and Development Programs
The purpose of this Management Bulletin (MB) is to correct information provided in MB 07-01 that transmitted changes in law affecting child care and development programs. Please attach this MB to all copies that you may have of MB 07-01.
Assembly Bill 1967, effective January 1, 2007, made technical amendments to California Education Code (EC) Section 8499(b). MB 07-01 incorrectly stated that “… the definition of child care was changed to thirteen instead of twelve to reflect the correct age eligibility ….”
The amendment to the definition of “child care” in EC Section 8499(b), including strike-out and underlining to show the amended text states, “… for all children up to and including 12
13 years of age, including children with exceptional special needs ….” The age eligibility in this definition is consistent with the definition of “child care” in EC Section 8208(i).
We regret any inconvenience this error may have caused. Please direct any questions you may have to your assigned Early Education and Support Division Field Services Consultant at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/assignments.asp.