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Program Overview

Descriptions of and budget information about child development programs administered by the Department.

Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five

The Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five is a federal grant that is designed to fund states to help enhance the current mixed-delivery system consisting of a wide range of provider types and settings, including child care centers and home-based child care providers, Head Start and Early Head Start, state pre-kindergarten, and home visiting service providers across the public, private and faith-based sectors.

American Indian Early Childhood Education Program

The American Indian Early Childhood Education (AIECE) Program, California Department of Education, is a state-funded program designed to develop and test educational models that increase competence in reading, language arts, mathematics, and self-esteem for American Indian children in pre-kindergarten through grade four. Funds are designated for schools with at least 10 percent American Indian students, and they are allocated through a competitive process for three-year cycles.

Child Care and Development Programs

Child Care and Development Programs

Brief descriptions of Title 5 child development programs, quality improvement activities, and Local Child Care and Development Planning Councils.

Child Care and Development Programs - CalEdFacts

Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund

Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund
The purpose of this program is to provide funding for the acquisition of relocatable buildings for ELCD contractors.

Child Care and Development Budgets

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Grant

The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) grant allows the ELCD to improve and expand quality services to infants, toddlers, and their families in nine rural counties of Northern California.

Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) 2018-2023 Strategic Plan

ELCD 2018–2023 Strategic Plan (PDF)

Standard Reimbursement Rate Information

Standard reimbursement rate (SRR) for center-based direct services contracts including general child care, State Preschool, and Bay Area Handicapped Programs plus adjustment factors and the adjusted SRR. Age classifications for center-based and regional market rate programs are also included.

Title I Preschool

Title I Preschool
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) encourages the use of Title I, Part A funds for preschool programs: Title I preschool programs take into account the experience of model programs for the educationally disadvantaged, and the findings of relevant scientifically based research indicating that services may be most effective if focused on students in the earliest grades at schools that receive funds under this part. [ESSA Section 1113(c)(5)]

Questions:   Early Learning and Care Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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