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Management Bulletin 12-01

Important Notice: Programs Moved to CDSS

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 External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

Early Learning and Care Division

Subject: Resources for Families Being Disenrolled from Subsidized Child Care and Development Programs

Number: 12-01

Date: January 2012

Expires: Until Rescinded

Authority: Budget Act of 2011–12, Senate Bill 87, Chapter 33.

Attention: All Executive Officers and Program Directors of Child Care and Development Programs


The purpose of this Management Bulletin (MB) is to direct all contractors disenrolling families due to reduction in their Maximum Reimbursable Amounts (MRA), to provide the attached information to any family who has, or will receive, a Notice of Action (NOA), Termination of Services.  


The Budget Act of 2011 contained significant provisions pertaining to child care and development services which included:

  • An 11 percent across-the-board cut to the MRA of California Department of Education (CDE) child care contracts, effective July 1, 2011.
  • Reducing the income eligibility cap for subsidized child care and development services from 75 percent to 70 percent of the State median Income, adjusted for family size, effective July 1, 2011.
  • Reducing reimbursement to license exempt providers from 80 percent to 60 percent of the family child care rate, effective July 1, 2011.
  • Adjusting the family fee schedule to reflect revised income eligibility limits for Fiscal Year 2011–12.
  • Setting priorities for disenrolling families from subsidized child care and development programs.


The CDE, Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) has developed the attached information (Attachment A) at to provide assistance to those families whose child is being disenrolled because of the provisions in the 2011 Budget Act. The ELCD is strongly encouraging all contractors to provide this document to every family that has, or will receive, a NOA, Termination of Services.

The ELCD suggests that you personalize the attachment by placing the information on your agency letterhead. Please ensure that a contact phone number for your agency, at a minimum, is added to item # 3 and the contact information for the local County Welfare Department is added to item # 4.

The CDE knows that high-quality child care services are one of the most important components to assist parents in finding and maintaining employment while supporting your children and preparing them for school. The resources provided in the attachment are designed to help parents find child care services.

Questions regarding the information in this MB should be addressed to your ELCD Field Services Consultant at or by phone at 916-322-6233.

This Management Bulletin is mandatory only to the extent that it cites a specific statutory and/or regulatory requirement. Any portion of this Management Bulletin that is not supported by a specific statutory and/or regulatory requirement is not prescriptive pursuant to California Education Code Section 33308.5.

Questions:   Early Learning and Care Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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