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In addition to the linked 2016-17 FT&C Summary of changes, on behalf of members, EESD has provided the below clarification on August 30, 2016:
  1.  This fiscal year, the contract terms for the Funding Terms & Conditions were all combined into one document as noted on the FTC Summary of Changes. (Please see attachment). This way, contractors have one copy of the FTC’s, not multiple copies, regardless of the number of program types they may operate. Contractors will use the Program Requirements along with their one set of Funding Terms & Conditions which are part of the overall contract with the CDE, EESD.
  2. Regarding questions on Family Size, we are fully aware that the full citation for Family Size (5 CCR 18109(a)(2)) as seen on page 34 of CAPP Program Requirements is an error. Please be advised that we have a MB that is being reviewed in the Department’s Legal Offices which will clarify that the Program Requirements contain provisions that are in conflict with one another, and how to apply the current Family Fee Schedule. Since the current Family Fee Schedule was adopted pursuant to the EC, Section 8273.2, and approved in accordance with the EC, Section 8273, this Family Fee Schedule would supersede the 5 CCR regulations, Section 18109(a)(2), which provides that a family with fewer than three members shall be regarded as a family of three. So when contractors are assessing family fees for a family size fewer than three members, they must use the family size of “one-two” as listed on the current Family Fee schedule in determining the correct family fee.  We are not changing the way Family Size is determined as that is already covered (5 CCR18100). We are clarifying how to apply the Family Fee Schedule.

Management Bulletins and Information
For an archived listing of all Management Bulletins, please visit the CDE website.

  • April 13, 2017
    MB 14-05:
    New Travel Rates effective January 2017- for EESD Contractors  

  • April 12, 2017
    ACIN 1-19-17:
    CalWORKS Stage One Child Care Best Practices
  • April 7, 2017
    The California Department of Social Services has scheduled a public hearing for May 24, 2017, to receive testimony on the Calculating Overpayments in the CalWORKs Program (ORD #0716-08) regulations; details can be found by clicking Here.

  • April 6, 2017
    TO: Holders of the Eligibility and Assistance Standards (EAS) Manual, Division 40 CDSS MANUAL LETTER NO. EAS-17-03 Starting with Section 40-105
    Click Here for Manual Letter EAS-17-03

  • April 4, 2017
    MB 17-02 Subject: Fiscal Year 2016-17 Request for Applications (RFA), California Renovation and Repair Loan Program

  • March 24, 2017
    MB 17-01
    Subject: Fiscal Year 2016-17 Program Self-Evaluation

  • March 22, 2017
    FY 2017-18 Child Care and Development Contract Information

    Dear Executive and Program Directors for Child Development Programs:

    This is to inform you that the CDE Child Development Contracts office will begin distribution of fiscal year (FY) 2017-18
    child development contracts on May 30, 2017. The contracts will once again be e-mailed to the executive and program directors.
    Take a moment to ensure that your agency's e-mail addresses are correct within the Child  Development Management
    Information System(CDMIS), and update as necessary.  Although we do not know contract numbers in advance, for those agencies who
    require board approval, plan now to add child development contract approval to the June 2017 board agenda.
    Please note that the FY 2017-18 contracts will be e-mailed to those agencies who do not have any outstanding amendments from previous
    fiscal years. All agencies are encouraged to submit outstanding paperwork immediately to the following address:

    Contracts, Purchasing and Conference Services Office
    California Department of Education
    1430 N Street, Suite 1802
    Sacramento, CA 95814-5901 

    For questions regarding the contents of this e-mail, please contact the CDE, Contracts, Purchasing and Conference Services Office, at
    916-322-3050 or at childdevelopmentcontracts@cde.ca.gov.

  • March 14, 2017
    MB 17-05:
    Subject: Fiscal Year 2016-17 Request for Applications (RFA), Round Three California State Preschool (CSPP) Expansion Funds

  • February 14, 2017:

    MB 17-03: Subject: Clarify that a Digital Signature May be Used to Satisfy the Requirements of an Electronic Signature
    MB 17-04: 
    Subject: The Use of a Digital Signature for All Child Care Contractors

  • EESA State Plan Development Opportunity
    Meetings will take place in various counties from February 6- February 11.
    Click here to access the meeting schedule.

  • January 10, 2017:
    Management Bulletin 16-19
    Subject: Fiscal Year 2016–17, Request for Applications Round Two California State Preschool Program Expansion Funds

  • January 9, 2017:
    EESD Budget Year Appropriation FY 2016-17
  • December 22, 2016:
    Management Bulletin 16-15
    Subject: Staff and Volunteer Immunizations (Senate Bill 792: Day Care Facilities: Immunizations: Exemptions)

  • December 2, 2016:

    The Fiscal Year 2016–17 Greenbook has been posted to the Child Development Web Page. The Greenbook is a manual that aids child development contractors in their attendance and fiscal reporting and explains reimbursement procedures and the role of the Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services (CDNFS) unit within the Fiscal and Administrative Services Division (FASD).
    The updated Greenbook is available Here. 

  • November 23, 2016:

    Fiscal Year 2016-17 RATE INCREASE APPLICATION.  California Education Code (EC)Section 8265(d) allows a rate increase for contractors on a case-by-case basis in order to maintain service levels for contracts currently at a rate less than the Standard Reimbursement Rate (SRR). Increases approved through this application will be retroactive to July 1, 2016.  Click here to download application.

  • November 21, 2016
    The Early Education and Support Division Process for Updating Title 5 Regulations Plan of Action
    The California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR),Chapters 19 and 19.5 will be current and aligned with California laws enacted over the past several years as well as the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program Final Rule published September 30,2016.
    This will be achieved by amending,adding, or deleting appropriate child care and development sections of 5 CCR, following the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) rulemaking process,which includes public comment periods. 
    The 5 CCR sections which will be updated will be determined  based on the need to  comply with California laws and federal laws and regulations. Early education contractors,stakeholders,and appropriate state agencies will be invited to submit suggestions of 5 CCR sections needing to be updated.

  • September 23, 2016

    INFORMATIONAL UPDATE: RESOURCE AND REFERRAL PROGRAMS – September 21, 2016

    Attention: Executive Officers and Program Directors of Resource and Referral Programs (CRRP)

    Subject: Clarification of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016–17 Program Requirements for CRRP

    The purpose of this informational notice is to clarify two items in the FY 2016-17 Program Requirements of the CRRP for CDE/EESD contractors. This information only applies to contractors operating a CRRP. These two items are as follows:

    1. Geographic service as defined in the California Education Code, Section 8212, and in the California Code of Regulations Title 5 (5 CCR), Section 18241 (a) (b) (c), is still in effect and referenced in the Program Requirements for the CRRP, and is now incorporated under section I.B. Operational Requirements, paragraph B on page 1, also on page 3, number 13, as well as on page 3, section III.B.
    1. The Program Self Evaluation (PSE) Process requires a parent survey as part of the annual plan as described on page 10, Section IV.B.2. “An assessment of the program by parents using the Desired Results parent Survey (5 CCR 18270.5 (d)”. While the CDE/EESD is aware that certain regulations are outdated, we do recognize that CRRPs may choose to assess parents that have used their CRRP programs or services through a parent questionnaire or parent survey created by modifying it off of the Desired Results Survey.

    The CRRP FY 2016–17 Program Requirements may be found at the CDE 2016–17 CRRP Resource and Referral Program Requirement Web document at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/cd/documents/crrp1617.doc.

    Thank you for your attention to this information clarifying two items in the FY 2016–17 CRRP Program Requirements. 

    If you have any questions regarding the information presented, please contact your assigned EESD Field Services Consultant. The directory for your assigned consultant may be found on the CDE Consultant Regional Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/assignments.asp, or by phone at 916-322-6233.


  • September 8, 2016

    Dear Director of Child Development Programs:

    Amendments for child development contracts will be e-mailed within the next few weeks to those agencies who have an executed FY 2016-17 contract and do not have any outstanding FY 2015-16 amendments. Please submit any outstanding paperwork immediately to:

    Contracts, Purchasing and Conference Services
    California Department of Education
    1430 N Street, Suite 1802
    Sacramento, CA 95814-5901 

    For questions regarding the contents of this e-mail, please contact the California Department of Education, Contracts, Purchasing and Conference Services, at 916-322-3050 or atchilddevelopmentcontracts@cde.ca.gov.


  • September 1, 2016:

    Dear Executive Directors, Child Care and Development Programs:
    The Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services (CDFS) office is forwarding to you a copy of the “2016–17 Child Care and Development Contract Changes.” This letter details information important to all agencies that contract with the California Department of Education to provide child care and development services. Topics include changes to the Standard Reimbursement Rates, Reporting Instructions for Commingled Classrooms, and changes for submitting transfer of funds requests, among others. This letter can be found HERE.

  • August 31, 2016:

    Attention: Executive Officers and Program Directors of Child Development Programs
    The CDE/EESD Field Services Office wishes to inform you that the Confidential Application for Child Development Services form CD-9600 has been updated and posted on the CDE Web site for your use starting immediately. 

    The updates affect the following:

    Section 11(A): Family Eligibility: cash aid recipient is now a separate category.

    Section V: Certification and Signature of Parent/Caretaker: additional items:

    • The addition, Item 8, is family asset not exceeding $1,000,000 per Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act, Section 658P (4)(B);
    • The new Item 1 is the verification of the Single Parent Self-Certification-Documentation of the presence or absence of a parent where a parent must initial under penalty of perjury;
    • The addition of a signature box for parent B. Please note: two signatures are not required. This is also clarified on page 2 of the instruction pages.

    Although CDE/EESD CD-9600 forms are not mandated, any form used by contractors to apply for service must include the current CCDBG certification. Contractors who use forms other than the CD-9600 are therefore required to update their forms to reflect the changes in the current CD-9600.
    Contractors are expected to use or include the current required information in all new certifications or re-certifications starting immediately.
    If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact your assigned EESD Field Services Consultant at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/assignments.asp.

  • August 30, 2016:

    The new Regional Market Rate Ceilings that are effective January 1, 2017, are now available to CDE CalWORKs, Alternative Payment, and Family Child Care Home contractors. 

    Once you log on to the following Alternative Payment, Child Development Fiscal Services Web site, you will have access to a special link showing the new Regional Market Rate ceilings: http://www2.cde.ca.gov/cdfs/logon.aspx.

  • August 25, 2016:

    Management Bulletin 16-09: Subject: Revised Regional Market Rates

  • August 24, 2016:
    Management Bulletin 16-14: Subject: 
    Single Parent Self-Certification-Documentation of the presence or absence of a parent

    • CD 9600 (Updated 8/16) - The updated form affects the following: 
      • Section 11(A): Family Eligibility: cash aid recipient is now a separate category. 
      • Section V: Certification and Signature of Parent/Caretaker: additional items:
        • The addition, Item 8, is family asset not exceeding $1,000,000 per Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act, Section 658P (4)(B);
        • The new Item 1 is the verification of the Single Parent Self-Certification-Documentation of the presence or absence of a parent where a parent must initial under penalty of perjury;
        • The addition of a signature box for parent B. Please note: two signatures are not required. This is also clarified on page 2 of the instruction pages.
         Although CDE/EESD CD-9600 forms are not mandated, any form used by contractors to apply for service must include the current CCDBG certification. Contractors who use forms other than the CD-9600 are therefore required to update their forms to reflect the changes in the current CD-9600. Contractors are expected to use or include the current required information in all new certifications or re-certifications starting immediately.
  • August 22, 2016:
    Management Bulletin 10-09Subject: Reduced Days of Operation or Attendance Due to Emergency Conditions 

  • July 25, 2016

    CDE Governance & Administrative Unit B (formally known as the Alternative Payment Monitoring Unit)

    The Alternative Payment Monitoring Unit and the Center-based Monitoring Unit have been consolidated into one structure overseeing two units:  Unit A - Center-based Monitoring Unit (CMU); Unit B- Alternative Payment Monitoring Unit (APMU).  

    CMU Unit A

    APMU Unit B

    1. Monitors General Child Care, Migrant Child Care and Full-day Preschool
    2. Identical review standards for eligibility, need and family fee.
    1. Monitors AP and CalWORKs contracts
    2. Different review standards for contract eligibility, attendance, and provider reimbursement

     Click here to read most recent APMU report provided to the legislature.

  • July 18, 2016

    CDE - Waiver Submission

    On June 6, 2016, the California Department of Education submitted waivers to the Office of Child Care; Administration for Children and Families (ACF) formally requesting some extensions/waivers to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (the Act).

    Click here to read the following:

    • June 6, 2016 CDE letter requesting waivers
    • June 10, 2016 ACF letter approving waivers
    • 2016-18 Copy of State Plan

    Please note that the CDE submitted waiver request for a one year to implement the following:

    Graduated phase out of assistance

    Process to take irregular fluctuations in earnings into account

    Minimum 12-month eligibility and redetermination period

    Procedures to not unduly disrupt employment, education or job training activities

    Payment rates sufficient to ensure equal access

    Payment Practices and Timeliness of Payments

    • Payment practices for CCDF providers reflect generally accepted payment practices
    • Implement enrollment and eligibility policies that support the fixed costs to the extent practicable

    Child care standards for license exempt providers related to group size

    Health and Safety Requirements

    • Administration of medication, consistent with standards for parental consent
    • Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions
    • Building and physical premises safety
    • Emergency preparedness and response planning
    • Handling and storage of hazardous materials

    Ensure CCDF providers and facilities comply with licensing and health and safety requirements

    Monitoring

    • Inspections for Licensed CCDFproviders
    • Inspections for License-Exempt CCDF providers (except those serving relatives)

    Policies and practices are in place to strengthen provider's business practices

    Click here to read ACF's posting of California's State Plan for 2016-18.

    Click here to read ACF's frequently asked questions.


  • July 6, 2016
    Management Bulletin 16-07:
    Subject: Request for Applications for California State Preschool Program Expansion Funds for Slots Intended to Increase Access for Children with Exceptional Needs (Round Two)

  • July 1, 2016

    PLEASE NOTE:On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, the California Department of Education sent out information below pertaining to the Child Care and Early Education items in the Enacted Budget for FY 2016-17. In that information a chart was provided indicating full-day state preschool slots which included Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) projections for the enacted budget and subsequent budget years. Please be aware, that the COLA percentages were just ESTIMATES. Future percentages are dependent on the budget act for each year.

  • May 27, 2016
    Management Bulletin 16-06:
    Subject: Information about the options for implementation of the Desired Results Developmental Profile (2015) (DRDP [2015]) for providers of early education services for preschool-aged children funded by the Early Education and Support Division (EESD) and the Special Education Division (SED)

  • May 3, 2016
    Management Bulletin 16-05: 
    Subject: Senate Bill (SB) 277: Vaccine Bill

  • April 22, 2016
    AP Contingency Funds Application Process:
    Beginning May 1, 2016, the Alternative Payment (AP) Contingency Funds Application will be available on the Internet
    at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/cd/ 

  • March 21, 2016
    Management Bulletin 16-02: 
    Subject: Electronic Document Storage or Record Preservation

  • March 12, 2016
    Management Bulletin 16-03:
    Subject: Fiscal Year 2015–16 Program Self-Evaluation

  • January 22, 2016
    Management Bulletin 16-01:
    Subject: Digital Signatures

  • November 18, 2015
    The 2016-18 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan Topical Input Sessions that took place on October 8, 2015 were recorded, and can now be found HERE with video and transcriptions.


  • October 21, 2015

    Management Bulletin 15-13: Fiscal Year 2015–16, Request for Applications, California Renovation and Repair Loan Funds

  • October 7, 2015

    Management Bulletin 15-12: Fiscal Year 2016-17 Continued Funding Application

  • September 23, 2015 
    Management Bulletin 15-08: Subject: Impact of the amendment to Education Code Section 48000(c) on four-year-olds served by Child Development Programs

  • July 14, 2015
    Management Bulletin 15-07: Subject: Revised Regional Market Rates  

  • July 7, 2015
    The new Regional Market Rate Ceilings are now available for viewing.

    Assembly Trailer Bill 1476 (Chapter 663 of the Statutes of 2014), beginning January 1, 2015, required the California Department of Education (CDE) to implement ceilings at the 85th percentile of the 2009 Regional Market Rate Survey reduced by 10.11 percent. If a calculated ceiling is less than the ceiling provided before January 1, 2015, then the ceiling from the 2005 Regional Market Survey will be used. The licensed-exempt child care provider ceilings will be 60 percent of the Family Child Care Home ceilings.
    Senate Bill 97 (Chapter 11 of the Statutes of 2015), which was signed into law on June 24, 2015, maintains the current Regional Market Rate ceilings through September 30, 2015. Beginning October 1, 2015, per the Budget Act of 2015, the CDE will increase the Regional Market Rate ceilings calculated above by 4.5 percent. The licensed-exempt child care provider ceilings will increase to 65 percent of the new Family Child Care Home ceilings.
    In an effort to make the new ceilings available to all CDE-contracted agencies, the Department has prepared a special viewing link. Once you logon to the following Alternative Payment, Child Development Fiscal Services Web site, you will have access to a special link showing the new Regional Market Rate ceilings: http://www2.cde.ca.gov/cdfs/logon.aspx
    Select the Reimbursement Ceilings at the January 1, 2015, effective date or the October 1, 2015, effective date. Select the County and view the appropriate Regional Market Rate Ceilings.The new ceilings will be available to the general public on Thursday, October 1, 2015, on the CDE web page located at: http://www3.cde.ca.gov/rcscc/.
    A Management Bulletin regarding the Regional Market Rate Ceilings will be forthcoming from the EESD.

California Department of Social Services

  • January 30, 2017
    CDSS MANUAL LETTER NO. EAS-17-01
    The passage of Assembly Bill 1944 relating to child care, repeals the requirement for parents to sign and return the Notification and
    Certification for 11- and 12-Year-Old Children. This manual letter has been posted Here.