Child Care and Development

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New: For information regarding the enrollment of direct deposit payments for child care and development contractors, please click here

New: For information about the new reimbursement ceilings for subsidized child care, please click here.


The mission of the Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) is to build, strengthen, and maintain an equitable, comprehensive, quality, and affordable child care and development system for the children and families in our state; to integrate child care with other CDSS programs and services that serve the whole child and whole family; to address social determinants of health and adverse childhood experiences which significantly impact long-term outcomes for children; and to provide vital supports to the child care and development workforce and programs for children to have access to equitable and stable child care and development opportunities.

The CCDD provides planning, policy direction, and oversight of the majority of state-supported childcare and development programs and services in California. These include programs that provide a variety of state-subsidized childcare services, quality improvement plan activities, local childcare and developmental informed programs and policies, while providing robust technical assistance and support to counties, contractors, and stakeholders.

Helpful Links

Webinar Follow-Up Resources

Please find recorded sessions and PowerPoint slides below.

  • January 6, 2022: Child Care and Development Quarterly Stakeholder Call PowerPoint 

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