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Program Self-Evaluations

Information, forms, and instructions for contractors completing Program Self-Evaluations.
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.

Due: June 1, 2022

California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contractors are required to analyze findings from the self-evaluation and develop both a written list of tasks to modify the program for all areas needing improvement and procedures for ongoing monitoring to assure that areas that are satisfactory continue to meet standards.

Also, contractors are required to submit a Summary of Findings of the Program Self-Evaluation (PSE) to the California Department of Education (CDE) by June 1 of every year. The EED 4000 is provided for use in fulfilling the submission requirement for the PSE.

Program Questions: If you have any questions regarding the information for the PSE, please contact your assigned Early Education Division (EED) Program Quality Implementation Office Regional Consultant at CDE Consultant Regional Assignments or by phone at 916-322-6233.

Document Description
Management Bulletin 22-03 Additional Information for Contractors
Frequently Asked Questions (DOCX) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the FY 2021-22 Program Self-Evaluation
EED 4000 (PDF) Required Form for Fulfilling Program Self-Evaluation Submission Requirements
EED 4000 Instructions (DOCX) Instructions for Fulfilling Program Self-Evaluation Requirements
Webinar April 22, 2022
Webinar Slides (PDF) Completing and Submitting the Fiscal Year 2021-22 CSPP PSE

The following table provides resource forms available for completing Program Self-Evaluations. The resource forms are kept on site and shall not be submitted with the PSE form EED 4000.

Document Description
EED-3900 (DOCX) Instructions for Desired Results Developmental Profile for the Classroom and Family Child Care Home Level - Summary of Findings
EED-4001 (DOCX) Instructions for Program Review Instrrument - Summary of Findings
EED-4002 (DOCX) Instructions for Environment Rating Scales - Summary of Findings
EED-4003 (DOCX) Instructions for Desired Results Parent Survey - Summary of Findings
EED-4004 (DOCX) Instructions for Desired Results Developmental Profile - Summary of Findings
Questions:   Early Education Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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