Child Care & Development Contractor Landing Page

This contract landing page provides information for child care subsidy administrators on the California Department of Social Service’s contracting process, regulations and policies.

We appreciate your patience and feedback as we work to fully transfer forms, webpages, applications and payment and reporting systems from the California Department of Education to CDSS. For more information about timelines associated with the Child Care & Development Transition please read our Transition Key Milestones and Timeline. Please reach out to cctransition@dss.ca.gov if you are having difficulty accessing a specific resource.

Funding Terms and Conditions

CDE and CDSS are using the same Funding Terms and Conditions (FTCs) in FY 2021/22 until further notice. Updates to the FTCs may occur upon implementation of legislation transferring program statutes from the Education Code to the Welfare and Institutions Code. All Contractors will be informed of any changes and an updated version will be posted on this page.

The Fiscal Year 2021-22 Funding Terms and Conditions include a new section on the Building A Better Early Care and Education System Act pursuant to Article 19.5 of the Education Code (EDC) [sections 8430-8439.8]. Although EDC section 8436 provides that a certified provider organization may request deductions from the subsidy payments of its provider members, there is no existing process for automatic dues deduction and there is no requirement for contractors to initiate or operationalize dues deduction at this time. The California Department of Social Services will issue guidance if and when dues deduction is required.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Child Care Transition Team at cctransition@dss.ca.gov

Program Requirements 

Program Quality and Improvement (PQI) Branch

Consultant Assignments

This is a list of California counties and the Program Quality and Improvement Bureau Consultants assigned to each county.

Counties/SPAs Consultant
Alameda, Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama

Deborah Rawson

Email: Deborah.Rawson@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9633

Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Modoc, Sonoma, Siskiyou, Trinity

Marijayne Patterson

Email: Marijayne.Patterson@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9629

Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano

Monica Grimes Burger

Email: Monica.Grimes-Burger@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9387

Santa Clara, Santa Cruz

Vacant
Deborah Rawson
(Interim)

Email: Deborah.Rawson@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9633

Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba

Joycelyn Ward-Richardson

Email: Joycelyn.Ward-Richardson@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9381

Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Tuolumne

Christina Toney

Email: Christina.Toney@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9375

Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Tulare

Deborah Wacker

Email: Deborah.Wacker@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9392

Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles – SPA 1, SPA 4

Katina Boulai

Email: Katina.Boulai@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9379

Kern, Los Angeles - SPA 3, SPA 5

Yer Xiong

Email: Yer.Xiong@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 651-6478

San Bernardino, Los Angeles – SPA 7, SPA 8

Megan Jones

Email: Megan.Jones@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9360

Orange, Los Angeles – SPA 2, SPA 6

Michael Benton

Email: Michael.Benton@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9366

Imperial, Riverside, San Diego

Jonathen Yang

Email: Jonathen.Yang@dss.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 858-9369

Child Care & Development Contractor Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions

Previous Meetings

June 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

Child Care & Development Stipend Resources

Assembly Bill (AB) 131 (Chapter 6, Statutes of 2021) requires that the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) use funding from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act and the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) to give stipends to child care providers who are reimbursed through voucher and center-based subsidy programs.

Who is Eligible to Receive a $600 Stipend Check?

Providers who served children receiving subsidies from the following programs in March 2021 will be eligible for a $600 per-child stipend:

  • CalWORKS Stages One, Two (C2AP) and Three (C3AP)
  • Alternative Payment Programs (CAPP) including Migrant Alternative Payment Programs (CMAP)
  • General Child Care and Development Programs (CCTR)
  • Migrant Child Care and Development Programs (CMIG)
  • Family Child Care Home Education Network (CFCC)
  • Child Care and Development Services for Children with Special Needs (CHAN)
  • Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (Bridge Program)

This includes providers who submitted “hold harmless” requests for reimbursement for children normally in their care but who were kept home by their parents due to the pandemic.

Data Requests

Child enrollment information (CCD-801A ) in CDMIS will be used to determine the stipend allocations for the CCTR, CFCC, CHAN and CMIG programs.

CMIG contractors that operate a seasonal migrant program, but that did not operate in March 2021, will receive a stipend allocation based on the most recent month of service prior to March 2021.

Child enrollment information in the CalWORKs/APP Online Reporting System will be used to determine the stipend allocations for the CalWORKs Stage 2 and 3, CAPP and CMAP programs. CDSS is also working with counties, APPs, CalWIN and CalSAWS to gather child enrollment information to determine stipend allocations for the CalWORKs Stage One and Bridge program.

How will child care providers receive these stipends?

The CDSS is contracting with the Foundation for Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) to send out the stipend funding to APPs and child care centers.

If your organization is eligible for stipend funding, you will be receiving an email from CDSS with detailed instructions about how to access this funding.

Child care providers paid through an APP will receive their stipend check directly from their APP. Child Care Centers will receive their check from FoundationCCC. CalWORKs Stage One and Bridge program child care providers who receive subsidized child care payments from the county will receive their check from the FoundationCCC.

If you are a child care provider, please visit our child care provider stipend webpage for more information about the stipends.

Please reach out the Foundation for Community Colleges with any questions: Email: ccstipend@foundationccc.org

Hotline: 866-470-6792

Child Care Provider Stipend Webinar:


Página principal para contratistas de los programas de cuidado y desarrollo infantil

Esta página se dirige a los administradores de subvenciones de cuidado infantil y proporciona información sobre los procesos, reglamentos y políticas contractuales del Departamento de Servicios Sociales de California (CDSS).

Le agradecemos su paciencia y sus sugerencias mientras trabajamos para transferir todos los formularios, páginas web, aplicaciones y sistemas de pagos/informes del Departamento de Educación de California (CDE) al CDSS. Si desea más información sobre los hitos relacionados con esta transferencia, consulte el documento Hitos clave para la transferencia de los programas de cuidado y desarrollo infantil. Si tiene dificultad para acceder a un recurso específico, envíe un correo electrónico a cctransition@dss.ca.gov.

Términos y condiciones de financiamiento

Hasta nuevo aviso, el CDE y el CDSS usarán los mismos términos y condiciones de financiamiento (TCF) en el año fiscal 2021/22. Podría haber cambios en los TCF una vez que se promulgue la legislación para transferir los estatutos programáticos pertinentes del Education Code (Código de Educación) (EDC) al Welfare and Institutions Code (Código de Bienestar Público e Instituciones). Todos los contratistas serán notificados de cualquier cambio y se publicará una nueva versión de los términos y condiciones en esta página web.

De conformidad con el artículo 19.5 del EDC (secciones 8430-8439.8), los TCF del año fiscal 2021-22 incluyen una nueva sección sobre la Building A Better Early Care and Education System Act (Ley para Mejorar el Sistema de Cuidado y Educación en la Primera Infancia). Aunque la sección 8436 del EDC permite a las organizaciones de proveedores certificados solicitar una deducción de las subvenciones que se les pagan a sus miembros, actualmente no hay ningún proceso de deducción automática ni un requisito que obligue a los contratistas a iniciar o implementar una deducción para pagar las cuotas de membresía. En caso de que tal deducción se vuelva obligatoria, el CDSS publicará más información al respecto.

Si tiene preguntas o dudas, por favor, comuníquese con el equipo encargado de la transferencia de los programas de cuidado infantil (cctransition@dss.ca.gov).

Términos de los contratos (documentos solamente disponibles en inglés)

Requisitos del programa

Quality and Improvement Branch (Oficina para la Calidad y el Mejoramiento del Programa, u Oficina PQI)

Designación de consultantes

Esta es una lista de los condados de California y de los consultantes PQI que han sido asignados a cada uno.

Counties/SPAs Consultant
Alameda, Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama

Deborah Rawson

Correo electrónico: Deborah.Rawson@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9633

Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Modoc, Sonoma, Siskiyou, Trinity

Marijayne Patterson

Correo electrónico: Marijayne.Patterson@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9629

Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano

Monica Grimes Burger

Correo electrónico: Monica.Grimes-Burger@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9387

Santa Clara, Santa Cruz

Puesto vacante
Deborah Rawson
(Consultante interina)

Correo electrónico: Deborah.Rawson@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9633

Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba

Joycelyn Ward-Richardson

Correo electrónico: Joycelyn.Ward-Richardson@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9381

Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquín, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Tuolumne

Christina Toney

Correo electrónico: Christina.Toney@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9375

Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Tulare

Deborah Wacker

Correo electrónico: Deborah.Wacker@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9392

Santa Bárbara, Ventura, Los Ángeles – SPA 1, SPA 4

Katina Boulai

Correo electrónico: Katina.Boulai@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9379

Kern, Los Ángeles - SPA 3, SPA 5

Yer Xiong

Correo electrónico: Yer.Xiong@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 651-6478

San Bernardino, Los Ángeles – SPA 7, SPA 8

Megan Jones

Correo electrónico: Megan.Jones@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9360

Orange, Los Ángeles – SPA 2, SPA 6

Michael Benton

Correo electrónico: Michael.Benton@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9366

Imperial, Riverside, San Diego

Jonathen Yang

Correo electrónico: Jonathen.Yang@dss.ca.gov

Teléfono: (916) 858-9369

Reuniones con contratistas de cuidado y desarrollo infantil

Preguntas frecuentes

Reuniones anteriores

Contact Us

CDSS Child Care & Intergenerational Services Bureau
744 P Street M.S. 8-8-139
Sacramento, CA 95814
CCTransition@dss.ca.gov