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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 working poor families and their children to early education and development programs. 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.
To accomplish the mission, CAPPA:
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On May 21, 2015 the ASM Budget Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance approves a $605 million investment in child care and early education.
Click here to see May Revise Budget hearing calendar. Updated May 22.
Governor Brown has released his 2015-16 May Revise. Visit CAPPA's State Budget page for more information.
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CAPPA and the CAPPA Children's Foundation are committed to protecting and supporting working families and children from birth on with child care subsidies and access to California's rich early care and educational opportunities. To provide our earliest learners with the most advantageous outcomes, we must be vigilant in educating legislators that the votes and policies they make today will directly impact the lives of our children for decades to come.
Your generous gifts of support, past and future, are greatly valued as serious investments in furthering the work we do for working families. Please share our vision for a better future for our children, continue to be our partner, and invest in our efforts.
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