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FY 2018–19 Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan

Information on the October 5, 2017, public and stakeholder topical input session for the fiscal year (FY) 2018–19 Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan.

Public and Stakeholder Topical Input Sessions

October 5, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On October 5, 2017, the California Department of Education (CDE) will host a topical input session to receive public and stakeholder input regarding development of the FY 2018–19 Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan for Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) expenditures and other Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) quality improvement (QI) expenditures.

Child Care & Development Fund (CCDF) Re-Authorization External link opens in new window or tab.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) and the Final Rule are available from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care Web site.

Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders Meeting Regarding QRIS (PDF)
October 5, 2017, presentation by Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, Administrator, CDE, Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD), at the Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders meeting regarding the QRIS.

Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders Meeting Regarding CCDBG (PDF)
October 5, 2017, presentation by Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, Administrator, CDE, ELCD, at the Quality Improvement Budget Stakeholders meeting regarding the CCDBG.

CDE Quality Improvement Budget for FY 2017–18

The topical input session will be held at the following locations.


County Location

Fresno County Office of Education
1111 Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 101T
Fresno, CA 93721


Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, Marin Room
San Rafael, CA 94903


Merced County Office of Education – Early Education Department
1850 Wardrobe Avenue, Training Room B4
Merced, CA 95341


California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1801
Sacramento, CA 95814

San Bernardino

San Bernardino Office of Education
760 East Briar Drive, Mission Room
San Bernardino, CA 92408

San Diego

San Diego County Office of Education
South County Regional Education Center
800 National City Blvd., Classroom A
National City, CA 91950

San Mateo

San Mateo County Office of Education
101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Pine Room
Redwood City, CA 94065


Shasta County Office of Education
Professional Development Center, Lassen Conference Room
2985 Innsbruck Drive
Redding, CA 96003

Proposed Schedule

QRIS Topical Input Session
Thursday, October 5, 2017
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Estimated Times Topic Description
9:00 a.m.–9:05 a.m.


State requirements for development of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan and process for the input session regarding Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). CCDBG 658G(b)(3) and 45 CFR 98.53(a)(3)]
9:05 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
Enhancing QRIS

Support and assess quality of child care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(A)]

9:15 a.m.–9:20 a.m.
Enhancing QRIS

Build on licensing standards [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(B)]

9:20 a.m.–9:40 a.m.

Enhancing QRIS

Improve quality of different types of child care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(C)]

9:40 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Enhancing QRIS Describe safety of child care facilities [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(D)]
9:45 a.m.–9:50 a.m.

Enhancing QRIS

Build capacity of programs to promote parents’ understanding of early childhood system and ratings [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(E)]
9:50 a.m.–10:10 a.m.
Enhancing QRIS Provide financial incentives and supports [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(F)]
10:10 a.m.–10:20 a.m. Enhancing QRIS Accommodate variety of approaches to early childhood education and care [CCDBG 658G(b)(3)(G)]
10:20 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Enhancing QRIS

Other QRIS-related input

CCDBG QI Topical Input Session
Thursday, October 5, 2017
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Estimated Times Topic Description
11:00 a.m.–11:05 a.m.


State requirements for development of the CCDF Quality Improvement Expenditure Plan and process for the input session.
11:05 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Consumer Education Information

Information on availability of subsidized child care services; quality of providers; information on State Web site, regarding licensing process, background checks, monitoring and Inspections, and offenses that prevent serving as a child care provider; other programs for families that receive financial assistance; Special Education, research and best practices on children’s development; State policies regarding social-emotional behavioral health of children; and Information on developmental screening. [CCDBGA (658E(c)(2)(E) and 45 CFR 98.33]

11:15 a.m.–11:25 a.m.
Health and Safety Training Topics

Applicable to CC providers that provide services to children of subsidized families [CCDBG 658E(c)(2)(I) and 45 CFR 98.41(a)(1)]

11:25 a.m.–11:35 a.m.

Business Technical Assistance

Develop and implement strategies to strengthen business practices of child care providers to expand supply and improve quality [CCDBG 658E(c)(2)(V) and 45 CFR 98.16(z)]

11:35 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Homeless Children and Families Provide training & technical assistance on identifying and serving homeless children & their families [CCDBGA (658E(c)(3)(B)(i) and 45 CFR 98.51]
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Activities to Improve the Quality of Child Care

Must include at least one of the following:

  1. Supporting training and professional development of child care workforce as in 658E(c)(2)(G)*, plus
    1. Offering training and professional development … and offering specialized training for child care providers caring for prioritized populations (658E(c)(2)(Q) and children with disabilities
    2. Incorporating effective use of data
    3. Including behavior management
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    5. Providing training and outreach to parents regarding children’s positive development
    6. Providing training re nutritional and physical activity
    7. Providing training and professional development re early neurological development
    8. Connecting child care staff to federal and state financial aid to pursue postsecondary training
  2. Improving implementation of ELGs
  3. Enhancing Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) (Input Session at 9:00)
  4. Improving supply and quality of child care for infants and toddlers
    1. Establishing/expanding high quality community/neighborhood-based family and child development centers
    2. Establishing/expanding operation of community/neighborhood-based family child care networks
    3. Promoting and expanding child care providers’ ability to provide developmentally appropriate services to infants and toddlers
    4. Developing an infant and toddler component to QRIS
    5. Improving ability of parents to access transparent and easy to understand consumer education regarding high quality infant/toddler care
    6. Carrying out other activities to improve quality of infant/toddler care
  5. Expanding statewide system of child care Resource and Referrals
  6. Facilitating compliance with inspections, monitoring, training, health and safety requirements with state standards
  7. Evaluating and assessing quality and effectiveness of cc programs and services
  8. Supporting child care providers in voluntary accreditation
  9. Supporting state/local efforts to develop high quality program standards re: health, mental health, nutrition, physical activity, and physical development
  10. Carrying out activities to improve quality and for which measurement of outcomes re: improved provider preparedness, child safety, child well-being, or entry to kindergarten

[CCDBG 658G(b) and 45 CFR 98.53]

* Enable providers to promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of children and improve the knowledge and skills of the workforce; be conducted on an on-going basis, provide for progression of professional development which may include postsecondary education, reflect current research and best practices, and improve the quality of, and stability within, the child care workforce; be developed in consultation with the State Advisory Council and may engage training providers in aligning training opportunities; incorporates knowledge and application of State’s Early Learning Guidelines (ELGs, i.e., Foundations), health and safety standards, and social-emotional behavior intervention models; be accessible to providers supported through Indian tribes/organizations receiving CCDF; to extent practicable, are appropriate for different age groups, English learners, children with disabilities, and Native Americans; and information on number of hours of training required annually.

[CCDBG 658E(c)(2)(G) and 45 CFR 98.44]]

Timeframes are estimates. If there are no further comments, the CDE reserves the right to end the session early.

Written Testimony

In addition to testimony at the topical session, written testimony will be accepted no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017, and submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail. When submitting your written testimony on a topic, please refer to the act or regulation listed in the above description.

  • By Mail: Written comments on the quality improvement expenditures should be addressed to:

Quality Expenditure Budget 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

If you have any questions about the topical input session, please contact the ELCD at 916-322-6233, or via e-mail at

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