Other CDE ResourcesA list of California Department of Education (CDE) child care and development resources.
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 or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.
Child Care & Development Resources
- After School Education and Safety Program
Provides funds to schools and districts that collaborate with community partners to provide safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youths during nonschool hours.
- All About Young Children: Information for Families on Children’s Early Development
The online publication All About Young Children: Information for Families on Children’s Early Development provides resources for families based on the California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations and the California Preschool Learning Foundations. Parents and family members can find out what skills help children from birth to five learn, how they learn language, how they learn about feelings and relationships, how they learn about numbers, and how they become skillful at moving their bodies.
- Frequently Asked Questions for Layering CDE, ELCD Contracted (State Subsidy) Programs and Head Start Programs
This page was created primarily for Head Start grantees (Head Start, Early Head Start or Early Head Start Child Care Partnership) who may also serve children receiving state subsidy funds from the CDE in order to answer FAQs regarding blending/braiding/layering/stacking state and federal funds.
- Nutrition Services
Learn more about how the Child and Adult Care Food Program can be integrated into a public and private child care center, day care home, adult day care center, or homeless shelter.
- Resource & Referral County Listing
Resource and Referral agencies and programs, funded by the CDE, ELCD, are located in every county in the state. They help families find child care that best meets their needs, recruit and train child care providers, and collect data from parents and child care providers.