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 2017 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 2017 at an affordable price in an incredibly convenient format. Reserve your spot now! Register Here!

Featured Agency of the Month!

Child Development Associates, Inc: 

Child Development Associates (CDA) is a community-based, non-profit agency in San Diego that has been providing child care and development services since 1974. CDA was founded by a single mother struggling to pay for child care for her four children while working and pursuing a college degree. Her inability to get quality child care assistance inspired her to create CDA. What started as one small child care center serving 24 children, is now a multi-service agency supporting thousands of working parents with child care assistance, operating three high-quality child development centers, and a Child Care Food Program. CDA’s mission is to encourage and support the success and well-being of children, families, and child care providers.

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Latest News

July 28th Webinar with CDE on Budget Act of 2017 Webinar: Review of Management Bulletins and Overview of 12-month Eligibility Provisions- PowerPoint and Webinar Recording are now posted HERE.

CAPPA Volunteer Opportunities: Based on outcomes from the CAPPA board retreat, we  have some volunteer opportunities we hope you consider. Learn More Here. 

June 27, 2017 - Governor signs 2017-18 budget and trailer bills without changes!
 Click here to view breaking news and budget related information.  

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

Monday Morning Update: August 21, 2017

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