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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.

Month and Year Child Care Assistance Began (CDD-801B only)

The Month and Year Child Care Assistance Began information field indicates the month and year in which a family began receiving subsidized child care services through an agency’s contract with the ELCD.

Where to Find It

Information for this field is obtained from the Family Start Date reported by agencies in the CDD-801A for the family. Agencies do not need to enter or change the Family Start Date unless it is incorrect.

Rules and Guidelines

  • If the information provided in the CDD-801B is correct, no action is necessary.
  • If the information provided in the CDD-801B is incorrect, make the necessary correction to the CDD-801B and the corresponding CDD-801A.

Error Messages and Solutions

  • Both the Month and Year are required for “Month and Year Child Care Assistance Began.”

Problem: The Month and/or Year have not been selected from the dropdown list. Both fields must have information selected.

Solution: Select the Month and/or Year Child Care Assistance Began for the family.

  • The “Month and Year Child Care Assistance Began” cannot be after the report month.

Problem: The Month and Year Child Care Assistance Began is after the report period, indicating that the services are being reported in a month that has not yet begun.

Solution: Confirm that the Month and Year Child Care Assistance Began is entered correctly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Month and Year Child Care Assistance Began is incorrect. What should I do?

    Verify the “Initial Subsidized Service Date” indicated on the ELCD-9600 for the family. Check the agency’s attendance records to determine the correct date. If changes are needed, correct the information on the CDD-801B and the corresponding CDD-801A.

 

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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