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Input Opportunities for 2019-21 CCDF State Plan

Information regarding public input opportunities for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Fiscal Year 2019-21.

In addition to testimony at the public hearings, written testimony is accepted by mail, fax, or e-mail. All written comment must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Draft CCDF Preprint for Public Comment (DOCX; Dated 23-May-2018)

DRAFT FY 2018-19 Quality Improvement Budget

How to Submit Written Testimony

By Mail: Written comments on the proposed State Plan should be addressed to:

State Plan Public Hearing Coordinator
Early Learning and Care Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814

By E-Mail: Please use the following e-mail address:

By Fax: Please use the following fax number for written comments: 916-323-6853

The purpose of the Federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of early care and education services. Your comments and suggestions will help ensure that the CCDF State Plan being proposed will fulfill this purpose.

If you have any questions about the CCDF State Plan public hearings, please contact the Early Learning and Care Division, Policy Office by phone at 916-322-6233, or by e-mail at

In-person Public Testimomy Opportunity

Please note that public testimony in Sacramento will be held at the Yolo County Office of Education.

Public Hearing
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
9 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Agency Address and Contact Information
Fresno County Office of Education

Lighthouse for Children
2405 Tulare St. Ste#100
Conference Room
Fresno, 93721

San Bernardino County Office of Education

1950 S. Sunwest, Suite 300
San Bernardino, CA 92415

Santa Clara County Office of Education

Saratoga Room
1290 Ridder Park Drive, MC225
San Jose, CA 95131

Santa Barbara County Office of Education

Cabinet Conference Room, 2nd Floor
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Yolo County Office of Education 1280 Santa Anita Court
Davis/Washington Rooms
Woodland, CA 95776

Guidelines For Public Testimony Whether Verbal or Written

Individuals who do not have access to the Internet should be able to obtain access at most local public library branches throughout California.

This announcement includes the following:

  • Description of the topical input sessions and public hearing process
  • Guidelines for public testimony, whether verbal or written
  • Hearing and testimony time frames, and instructions for submitting written testimony

The focus of the public hearings is exclusively on the draft State Plan and testimony, whether verbal or written, and must only address its contents. To assist in preparing testimony, the following guidance clarifies what is to be included.

The public hearing is:

  • An opportunity for individuals and organizations to provide comments on specific items contained in the proposed Plan. Please reference the section number, heading, and page number in each comment.

  • An opportunity to indicate support, opposition, suggested changes, additions, or deletions pertaining to specific items. Please offer constructive solutions in your statement.

The public hearing is not:

  • A forum to recommend law or regulation changes. These comments should be addressed through the legislative process.

  • A forum to discuss any of the proposals currently under discussion in the legislative process or to advocate for any specific proposed legislative bills. These comments should be saved for legislative hearings.

  • A forum to discuss how funds are allocated by the State Legislature for child care and development programs. Those concerns should be addressed in legislative budget hearings.

  • A forum to describe general problems or concerns about California’s child care and development services delivery system. Those concerns should be addressed to the California Department of Education.
All comments or testimony, whether in writing or presented orally at the public hearing, must be related to specific items in the proposed Plan. Commenters and testifiers must identify the section number, heading, and page number of the Plan upon which they are commenting. Testimony or comments that do not reference specific sections in the Plan may not be considered or reviewed.
Questions:   Early Learning and Care Division | | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 15, 2019
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