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Staffing Qualifications

Education, experience, and permit requirements for child care and development providers.
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.

General Staffing Qualifications
Education, experience, and permit qualifications for child care and development providers.

California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Staffing Qualifications
Education, experience, and permit qualifications for CSPP child care and development providers.

Questions:   Early Education Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 10, 2021