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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!

Family Resource & Referral Center was founded with a Child Care Resource & Referral grant in 1980 & serves as the only Alternative Payment (AP) provider agency administering Stages 1, 2 & 3, CalWORKs Child Care funds in San Joaquin County. R&R has become a leader in the region in improving the quality of care in Family Child Care Homes.Click here to read more. 

Join CAPPA Today!
Your membership in CAPPA is one of the best investments you can make in your business. Don't wait another minute! Join or renew today and take advantage of all the benefits of membership. Lend your voice to CAPPA's advocacy and get first-hand information about the state of child care issues in California.

Learn More About Membership Here!

Latest News

Monday Morning Update: September 24, 2018

NEW! Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on early childhood education hearing
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 1:00pm
Opportunity for All our Young Learners and their Families (L.A. Focus), Long Beach City College

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

    • NEW! CAPPA Member Benefit: Travel and Entertainment Discounts.

      Save up to 40% on theme parks, movies and shows!  
      Visit the CAPPA Member's Only website for more information on this program and others available to CAPPA Members.  

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

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