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Information on the Declared State of Emergency - Coronavirus - If you have questions for CDE or CDSS-CCLD that you want added, email.  For CAPPA Member Best Practices, click here.



The Administration for Children and Families has released materials to help Lead Agencies understand the flexibilities in the CCDF law as they try to help meet the needs of families and communities in response to the spread of COVID-19.  Options available to State, Territory, and Tribal Lead Agencies include: 
  • Flexibility to change eligibility or priority criteria to permit uninterrupted child care 
  • Flexibility to define income and set the income threshold for purposes of CCDF eligibility  
  • Option to waive family co-payment requirements for families that meet criteria established by the Lead Agency – which may include, for example, families impacted by federal or state declared emergency situations  
  • Option to use quality dollars to provide immediate assistance to impacted families, including families that do not participate in CCDF 
States may also enact legislation or regulation in order to take advantage of these flexibilities. States may also need to submit a Plan amendment or waiver request to the Office of Child Care. Click here to access ACF’s full memo on CCDF flexibility during state or federal emergencies.  
 In addition, ACF has released a letter with updated resources and information about administrative relief strategies, as well as a list of FAQs about CCDF and COVID-19.   


Management Bulletins and Information

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


Upcoming CDE Webinars and Handouts

  • February 16, 2021

    Webinar Announcement: CDE, Early Learning and Care Webinar on COVID-19 Guidance 

    Attention: Executive Directors and Program Directors of All CDE Subsidized Early Learning and Care Programs

    The CDE would like to thank those who are attending the webinars in our ongoing webinar series. The goal of these webinars is to continue to build a partnership with the early learning and care field and foster open communication and transparency. Through these webinars, the CDE will provide guidance and information on the work we are doing and answer questions that come in from the field.

    The CDE is holding our next webinar on Friday, February 19, 2021, to provide updates on the following topics:

    • Recently released and ongoing CDE guidance work

    • Program Quality Implementation Updates

    • Fiscal Updates        

    The CDE will be answering questions sent into the [email protected] email box and questions submitted live through the Questions and Answers component of Zoom. Any questions not addressed on the webinar will be shared with the team working on answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

    Before submitting your question, please check the Frequently Asked Questions webpage to see if your question has already been answered This webpage is located at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/covid19elcdfaq.asp.

    Below is the information you will need to participate in the webinar. 

    Date of Webinar: Friday, February 19, 2021 

    Time of Webinar: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Topic: CDE Webinar on COVID-19 Guidance for Early Learning and Care Contractors  

    In order to access the Webinar please visit:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88081688636

     Dial by your location

            +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

            +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

            +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

    Webinar ID: 880 8168 8636

    Passcode: 192841


2020 - 21 Funding Terms and Conditions 

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

    Click here to see all.

    Click here to read 2020-21 FT&C Summary of Changes


California Department of Social Services

Provider Information Notices (PINS)






2021 CCP

  • PIN 21-06-CCP - COVID-19 Vaccines For The Child Care Sector
  • PIN 21-05-CCP - Local Licensing Call For Child Care Providers Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • PIN 21-04-CCP - Availability Of State And Federal Funding To Test Drinking Water For Lead Contamination In Child Care Centers And For Remediation (Correction) Of Lead Contamination
  • PIN 21-03-CCP - Regulations For Single Center Licenses Will Be Delayed Due To Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • PIN 21-02-CCP - Local Licensing Call For Child Care Providers Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Translations: Español | 한국어 | 中文 | Tiếng Việt | فارسی | русский | عربي

2021 CCLD

  • PIN 21-03-CCLD - Statewide Waivers For Licensing Requirements Related To Tuberculosis (TB) Testing And Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine
  • PIN 21-02-CCLD - Updates To The Implementation of Guardian
  • PIN 21-01-CCLD - Benefits And Impacts Of The Implementation Of Guardian



2020 CCP

  • PIN-20-30-CCP - Local Licensing Call For Child Care Providers Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Translations: Español | 한국어 | 中文 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN-20-29-CCP - Resources For Child Care Providers Caring For School-Age Children
  • Translations: Español | 한국어 | 中文 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN-20-28-CCP - Local Licensing Call For Child Care Providers Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Translations: Español | 한국어 | 中文 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN-20-27-CCP - Air Quality In Child Care Settings During Wildfires
  • Translations: Español | 한국어 | 中文 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN 20-26-CCP - Local Licensing Call For Child Care Providers Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Translations: Español | 한국어 | 中文 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN 20-25-CCP - 2019 Chaptered Legislation Affecting Licensed Child Care Facilities: Summary And Implementation
  • Translations: Español | 한국어 | 中文 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN 20-24-CCP - Recently Approved Safe Sleep Regulations In Effect
  • Translations: Español | 中文 | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN 20-23-CCP - Local Licensing Call for Child Care Providers Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Translations: Español | 한국어 | 中文 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN 20-22-CCP - (Updated September 4, 2020) Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) Regarding Waivers Available for Licensed Child Care Facilities and License-Exempt Providers Due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
  • Translations: 中文 | Español | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN 20-21-CCP - Providing Resources And Support For California's Immigrant Population
  • Translations: 中文 | Español | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt
  • PIN 20-20-CCP - Local Licensing Call For Child Care Providers Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • PIN 20-19-CCP - Rapid Assistance Support Team (RAST) Tele-Visits to Providers due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency Translations: Español | 中文
  • PIN 20-18-CCLD - Food and Drug Administration Safety Notice Regarding Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol
  • PIN 20-17-CCLD - Federal Relief Available to Licensees During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Emergency
  • PIN 20-15-CCP- New state-wide guidance for providers regarding child to staff ratios.   
  • PIN 20-12-CCP - Written directives for lead testing in child care centers will be delayed due to COVID-19
  • PIN 20-11-CCP (Updated May 21, 2020) - COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Child Care Licensees and Providers
  • PIN 20-10-CCP - Announcing a New Mobile-Friendly Web Application to Find Child Care Services
  • PIN 20-09-CCP - Everbridge Notifications Regarding Facility Status
  • PIN 20-09-CCP-SP - Notificaciones De Everbridge Sobre El Estado De Las Instalaciones
  • PIN 20-08-CCP - Notice Of Tele-Inspections For Pre-Licensing Inspections, Case Management Inspections, And Complaints
  • PIN 20-08-CCP-SP - Aviso De Que Se Realizaran Teleinspecciones Para Las Inspecciones Previas Al Licenciamiento, Las Inspecciones Para La Administracion De Casos Y Las Investigaciones De Quejas
  • PIN 20-06-CCP - Social and Physical Distancing Guidance and Healthy Practices for Child Care Facilities in Response to the Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Written in Collaboration with the California Department of Education
  • PIN 20-06-CCP-SP - Guía De Distanciamiento Social Y Físico Y De Prácticas De Salud Para Las Instalaciones De Cuidado Infantil, Elaborada En Colaboración Con El Departamento De Educación De California En Respuesta A La Pandemia Global De Coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • PIN 20-05-CCP - Informational Call Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • PIN 20-05-CCP-SP - Teleconferencia Informativa Sobre La Enfermedad Del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
  • PIN 20-04-CCP - Statewide Waivers for Licensing Requirements Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and Prevention, Containment, and Mitigation Measures
  • PIN 20-04-CCP-SP - Exenciones Estatales De Los Requisitos De Licenciamento Debido A La Enfermedad Por Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Medidas De Prevencion, Contencion Y Mitigacion
  • PIN 20-04-CCP-CH - 因 2019 年新冠病毒疾病 (COVID-19) 導致的執照要求全州豁免以及預防、控制和緩解措施
  • PIN 20-03-CCP - Informational Call Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • PIN 20-02-CCP - Coronavirus Information and Guidelines for Child Care Settings
  • PIN 20-02-CCP - Información sobre el coronavirus y directrices para los entornos de cuidado infantil
  • PIN 20-02-CCP - 托兒照顧設施的新型冠狀病毒信息和指南
All County Welfare Director Letters (ACWDLs): Additional Resources:

Hot Topics

  • The Department is available to support organizations with their emergency child care needs and to connect with community partners in the early learning and care profession so your staff can continue to provide critical services. To provide emergency temporary child care for essential workers, we recommend assessing the child care needs for your organization or community by taking the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FK56LW2
  • Emergency blanket waivers can be found here. To request a waiver falling outside of the blanket, please contact your local regional office .
  • Approved Emergency Child Care Waivers
  • The Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency is a fluid situation with rapidly changing information and guidance. Please see https://covid19.ca.gov for an overview of the most up-to-date information.
  • CDSS understands the impact the Novel Coronavirus has had on child care and the school systems. A temporary workforce may be needed in order to comply with staff to child ratios. If you are interested in working at a child care site, please click on the link below to complete a survey:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/emergencychildcareworker As a reminder, all temporary and permanent employees should have a background clearance.
  • Announcement: To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Community Care Licensing Division is temporarily suspending all in-person orientations until further notice.

Also, in an effort to learn of facilities impacted by the Coronavirus, we urge child care providers to report to their local regional offices, any suspected Coronavirus exposure at their facilities. Please use the provided Unusual Incident Report forms: Child Care CentersFamily Child Care Homes.

See more DSS updates and information Here. 


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