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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.  


 

 


September 14, 2020

Featured Agency of the Month!

 

The nonprofit CocoKids serves the needs of children, families, early educators, businesses and communities. CocoKids is the trusted organization you count on for successfully proven initiatives and a wide range of free and low cost programs and services so parents can work and children are ready for success in school and life. Learn more here. 


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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

NEW! Management Bulletin 20-17: Requirements for Distance Learning Plans, Program Quality, and Distance Learning Services for Direct Service Contractors

New! Management Bulletin 20-16: Continued Funding Application Fiscal Year 2021–22

Information on Revised August Budget Trailer Bill (Senate Bill 820)

2020-21 Funding Terms & Conditions (FT&C's) posted


In helping to support our field with information during this declared 
State of Emergency,  Breaking news and updates will be posted here.
Parents and Providers can find resources Here.


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