Self Assessment Guides

Child Care Self-Assessment Guides

The Self-Assessment Guides were developed by the Child Care Advocate Program with input from Regional Offices, the Department's Policy Development Bureau, Child Care Advisory Boards, and the child care community. These guides are designed as a ”user friendly” tool to assist Child Care Center and Family Child Care Home providers in performing periodic reviews of their facility operations to achieve compliance with licensing regulations. Child care providers may copy these guides if they wish as there is no copyright. Advocate staff have been and will continue using these guides as a training tool when speaking with provider organizations and others in the child care field. If you have any questions regarding these guides, please contact your local Child Care Advocate.

Child Care Centers

  • Self-Assessment Guides - English
  • Safe Food Handling and Preparation - English
  • Safe Food Handling and Preparation - Spanish
  • How to Make Your Child Care Center Safe - English
  • Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions - English
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - English
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Spanish
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Farsi
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Hmong
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Korean
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Russian
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Vietnamese
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Chinese

Family Child Care Homes

  • Self-Assessment Guides - English
  • Self-Assessment Guides - Spanish
  • Self-Assessment Guides - Chinese
  • Self-Assessment Guides - Vietnamese 
  • Self-Assessment Guides - Hmong
  • Self-Assessment Guides - Korean 
  • Self-Assessment Guides - Russian 
  • Self-Assessment Guides - Farsi
  • Safe Food Handling and Preparation - English
  • Safe Food Handling and Preparation - Spanish
  • Tenant Rights Guide - English 
  • Tenant Rights Guide - Spanish
  • Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions - English 
  • Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions - Spanish
  • Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions - Chinese 
  • Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions - Vietnamese 
  • Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions - Hmong 
  • Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions - Korean
  • Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions - Russian
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - English 
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Spanish 
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Farsi 
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Hmong 
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Korean 
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Russian 
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Vietnamese 
  • Disaster Guide for Homes and Centers - Chinese

Contact Us

Child Care Licensing Program
744 P Street, MS T9-15-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Local Regional Offices

Child Care Advocates - (916) 654-1541
childcareadvocatesprogram@dss.ca.gov

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