Child Care and Development Contacts
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.
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Child Care Policy and Allocations
For questions about Child Care Bulletin fiscal questions, fiscal allowability technical assistance, PCA and (SACS), please email us at ChildDevelopmentFiscal@dss.ca.gov
CalWORKs Stage One
For questions about the CalWORKs Stage One program, which is administered at the local level through County Human Services Offices, please find your contact on the Stage One Policy Analyst Contacts table below.
For questions about the ARPA survey
please email CCPB@dss.ca.gov
Stage One Regulations
For questions about Stage One regulations, including matters pertaining to the Stage One Regulations workgroups, please email us at StageOneRegs@dss.ca.gov.
For questions related to contract content, contract status, signed contracts, missing contracts and replacement contracts, please contact ChildcareContracts@dss.ca.gov
For questions related to appeals, please contact CCDDAppeals@dss.ca.gov
For questions about the subsidized stipends
, please email CCPB@dss.ca.gov
Licensed Facility Stipends
For questions about the $3500 to $6500 licensed facility stipends, please email CCLlicensedstipends@dss.ca.gov
Disaster Relief Grant
The Disaster Relief Grant Funding is no longer available. For questions about the grant, please email email@example.com.
Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (Bridge Program)
For questions about the Bridge program, which is administered at the local level through your County Welfare Office, please email ChildCareBridge@dss.ca.gov.
Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program
For questions about the Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program, please email CCDDFacilities@dss.ca.gov.
California Resource and Referral Programs (R&Rs)
For questions about the California Resources and Referral Programs, please contact CRRP@dss.ca.gov.
Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)
For questions about the Child Care Initiative Project, please email CCIP@dss.ca.gov. You can find more information about the CCIP contracts and grants on our funding announcement webpage.
California Preventive Health and Safety Practices Program (CPHSP)
For questions about the CPHSP program, please contact CPHSP@dss.ca.gov
Quality Counts California (QCC)
For questions about the QCC Block Grant please email QCC@dss.ca.gov. For questions about the QCC Workforce Pathways Grant, please email QCCWorkforce@dss.ca.gov.
Child Care & Development Fund State Plan (CCDF)
For questions about the CCDF State plan, or the Quality Progress Report please email Statepln@dss.ca.gov.
General Child Care & Development Request (CCTR) for Funding Applications
For questions about the CCTR RFA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Planning Council
For questions about Local Planning Councils, please email LPC@dss.ca.gov.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
For questions about the CACFP, please email CACFPinfo@dss.ca.gov.
Program Quality and Improvement Branch (PQIB)
Please direct questions about the following programs to the assigned Program Quality and Improvement Branch consultants in the table below:
- CalWORKs Stages Two and Three (C2AP and C3AP)
- The General Child Care and Development Program (CCTR)
- The Family Child Care Home Education Network Program (CFCC)
- Resource and Referral Program (CRRP)
- The California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP)
- The Migrant Alternative Payment Program (CMAP)
- The Migrant Child Care and Development Program (CMIG)
- The Child Care and Development Program for Children with Severe Disabilities (CHAN)
This is a list of the Program Quality and Improvement Branch Consultants assigned to each county. Los Angeles County Service Planning Area (SPA) map linked by permission from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Effective August 15, 2023
|Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Lassen, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
Phone: (916) 651-7341
|Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, San Mateo, Sonoma
Phone: (916) 639-2795
|Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco
Phone: (916) 651-7469
|El Dorado, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin, Placer
Phone: (916) 207-6346
|Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
Phone: (916) 651-7347
|Alameda, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
Phone: (916) 651-8872
|Orange, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Los Angeles - SPA 2
Email: Leslie Mitchell@dss.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-7350
|Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mono, Tulare, Los Angeles - SPA 5
Phone: (916) 651-7353
|Los Angeles - SPA 1, SPA 7, SPA 8
||Megan G. Jones
Phone: (916) 651-7354
||Vacant (Interim Assignment)
Megan G. Jones
Phone: (916) 651-7354
|Imperial, San Diego
Phone: (916) 651-7346
||Vacant (Interim Assignment)
Phone: (916) 651-7346
|Santa Barbara, Los Angeles - SPA 4
Phone: (916) 858-9383
|Monterey, San Benito, Los Angeles - SPA 3, SPA 6
Phone: (916) 862-3521
El Dorado, Humboldt, Kings, Lassen, Napa, Sacramento, Sierra, Sonoma, Yuba
Amador, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Mono, Plumas, San Joaquin, Trinity
Butte, Colusa, Madera, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara
Calaveras, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Merced, Monterey, Sutter, Ventura
Del Norte, Glenn, Orange, Shasta, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
Alpine, Marin, Mariposa, Modoc, Nevada, San Benito, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Solano
Alameda, Kern, Lake, Placer, Siskiyou, Tehama, Tulare, Yolo
Fiscal Analyst Contacts
Please reach out your assigned fiscal analyst for questions related to:
- Contract Terms: MRA, MDO, Child Days of Enrollment (cde), Rates
- Enrollment, Attendance, and Fiscal Reports
- Reimbursement Calculations
- Reserve Account Status
- Payment Authorization
- Contract Billings
- Missing Checks
- Delinquent Accounts Receivable
- Technical Assistance
|Alameda, Alpine, Lake, Mariposa, Monterey, Plumas, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Yolo
|Butte, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Placer, Shasta, Sutter, Tulare, Yuba
|Calaveras, Del Norte, Kings, Lassen, Marin, Modoc, Mono, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Ventura
|Colusa, El Dorado, Los Angeles (P-Z), Mendocino, Merced, Riverside, San Bernardino
|Contra Costa, Los Angeles (L-O), Napa, Orange, Siskiyou, Trinity
|Inyo, Nevada, San Benito, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Tuolumne
|Los Angeles (A-C), San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Sierra
|Amador, Kern, Los Angeles (D-K), Madera, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Tehama
Quarterly Child Care and Development Stakeholder Meeting
For questions about our quarterly stakeholder meetings or to request language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations for these meetings, please email us at CCDDstakeholders@dss.ca.gov.
Monthly Contractor Meeting
For questions or reasonable accommodations for our monthly contractor meetings, please email us at ContractorQuestions@dss.ca.gov.