Established in 1977, the California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA) was created to serve as a voice for a mixed delivery system of public and private community based agencies dedicated to connecting poor families and their children to child care and early learning.  Agencies contract with the California Department of Education (CDE) to distribute federal and state child care and development subsidies (vouchers) for CalWORKs and eligible working poor families.   Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) support hundreds of thousands of working families and children by ensuring parental choice of child focused programs meets both parent needs of working and child needs of learning.  

ALL NEW! The CAPPA Children's Foundation 2018 Early Learning & Child Care Webinar Series:

CAPPA Children’s Foundation, in partnership with MCT Technology, brings you an ALL NEW Series of trainings, all for one low price per center or program location. View the webinar series and be connected without ever leaving your location. This is a fabulous opportunity to train your staff on the most requested child care topics for 2018 at an affordable price in an incredibly convenient format. Reserve your spot now! Register Here!

Featured Agency of the Month!

Go Kids, Incwas established in 1975 when it was awarded a grant from the city of Morgan Hill to provide early childhood education training to unemployed women from low-income backgrounds.  Since its incorporation as a nonprofit in 1978, the agency budget and service area has continued to grow.  Go Kids is now headquartered in Gilroy, and provides services in the quad-county region of Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz. Click here to read more. 

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Latest News

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Early Learning and Educational Support Stakeholder Group, June 20, 2018, 1:00pm-4:30pm. Agenda.

Resources added to the CAPPA Members-only website! Visit this website Here.

    • CAPPA Member Benefit: Hotel Discounts, Save an average of 26% on thousands of hotels worldwide, exclusive to CAPPA members
    • Now up on the CAPPA Community ForumDo you have any specific questions on 12-month eligibility stopping you from fully implementing? 
    • CPA Firm recommendations that have experience in CDE/Alternative Payment and Federal Programs
    • Informational materials to educate your agency's Board of Directors and local leaders

Governor Brown releases his 2018-19 May Revise. Click Here for more information. 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CAPPA every time you shop.  Learn more Here. 

Monday Morning Update: June 18, 2018

Child Care and Early Learning Master Calendar: The CAPPA Board has made it a priority to support our field with a coordinated calendar to note upcoming statewide conferences, federal conferences of relevance, CDE and DSS stakeholder meetings, legislative and budget deadlines and hearings. Click here to see the calendar.

To see the most up to date breaking state and federal news related to our programs and funding, go to CAPPA's Facebook Page