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.  

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Latest News

Monday Morning Update: September 28, 2015

The CAPPA Children's Foundation 2015 Child Development Webinar Series:
The topic for the month of September is on Seeds to Seedlings—Incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into Everyday Practice
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The Network and CAPPA 2015 Joint Annual Conference: Registration and Workshop Program- NOW AVAILABLE!

June 24, 2015 - 2015/16 Budget Enacted!! Find More Information Here.

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