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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 (SV) 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, 2021

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 ELCD 4000M survey is provided for use in fulfilling the submission requirement for the PSE.

The PSE webinar will be April 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

Program Questions: If you have any questions regarding the information for the Program Self-Evaluations, please contact your assigned Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) Program Quality Implementation Office Regional Consultant via the CDE Consultant Regional Assignments web page at CDE Consultant Regional Assignments or by phone at 916-322-6233.

Document Description
Management Bulletin 21-05 Additional Information for Contractors
Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the FY 2020–21 Program Self-Evaluation
ELCD 4000M Survey Required Form for Fulfilling Program Self-Evaluation Submission Requirements
ELCD 4000M (DOCX) Form for Fullfilling Program Self-Evaluation Submission Requirements (For review only)
Environment Self-Certification During Pandemic Conditions (PDF) Required Enviroment Self-Certification questionnaire for Contractors
Webinar Slides (PPTX) Power Point slides for the April 14, 2021

The following table provides resource forms available for completing Program Self-Evaluations.

Document Description
EESD Form 3900 (DOC)
Instructions for Desired Results Developmental Profile for The Classroom and Family Child Care Home Level - Summary of Findings
Instructions for Program Review Instrument – Summary of Findings
EESD Form 4002 (DOC) Instructions for Environment Rating Scales – Summary of Findings
EESD Form 4003 (DOC) Instructions for Desired Results Parent Survey – Summary of Findings
EESD Form 4004 (DOC) Instructions for Desired Results Developmental Profile – Summary of Findings
Questions:   Early Learning and Care Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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