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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.  

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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.

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Latest News

Stakeholder Process for the Proposed Early Education Block Grant

1/7/16- Governor released his proposed 2016-17 State Budget. Visit CAPPA's Budget Page for more information.

Monday Morning Update: February 8, 2016

ALL NEW! The CAPPA Children's Foundation 2016 Child Development Webinar Series:
The topic for the month of February is The Importance of Employee Recognition and Boosting Staff Morale 
Register 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