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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Program Quality and Improvement (PQI) Branch
This is a list of California counties and the Program Quality and Improvement Bureau Consultants assigned to each county.
|Alameda, Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama
Phone: (916) 858-9633
|Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Modoc, Sonoma, Siskiyou, Trinity
Phone: (916) 858-9629
|Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano
Monica Grimes Burger
Phone: (916) 858-9387
|Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
Phone: (916) 858-9633
|Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
Phone: (916) 858-9381
|Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
Phone: (916) 858-9375
|Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Tulare
Phone: (916) 858-9392
|Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles – SPA 1, SPA 4
Phone: (916) 858-9379
|Kern, Los Angeles - SPA 3, SPA 5
Phone: (916) 651-6478
|San Bernardino, Los Angeles – SPA 7, SPA 8
Phone: (916) 858-9360
|Orange, Los Angeles – SPA 2, SPA 6
Phone: (916) 858-9366
|Imperial, Riverside, San Diego
Phone: (916) 858-9369
Child Care & Development Contractor Meetings
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care Provider Stipend Webinar: