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California Department of Social Services (DSS) and California Department of Education (CDE) 

Topics on this page (click to be directed): (Updated January 4, 2022)

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Child Care Bulletins (DSS), Past Management Bulletins (CDE) and Information

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


Upcoming DSS/CDE Webinars and Handouts


2021 - 22 Funding Terms and Conditions 

CDE and CDSS are using the same Funding Terms and Conditions (FTCs) in FY 2021/22 until further notice. Updates to the FTCs may occur upon implementation of legislation transferring program statutes from the Education Code to the Welfare and Institutions Code. All Contractors will be informed of any changes and an updated version will be posted on this page.



2021-22 Funding Terms & Conditions (FT&C's) posted on the DSS website:


Contract Terms

2021-22 Funding Terms & Conditions (FT&C's) posted on the CDE website:



Provider Information Notices (PINs)
Child Care Licensing Program (CCLP)

Provider Information Notices (PINS)






2021 CCP

2021 CCLD

  • PIN 21-12-CCLD - The Governor's Proclamation of a State of Emergency Due to the Dixie, Fly, and Tamarack Fires in Plumas, Butte, Lassen, and Alpine Counties.
  • PIN 21-08-CCLD - Oversight Role and Resumption of On-Site Inspections
  • PIN 21-07-CCLD - Preparing For Extreme Heat, Public Safety Power Shutoffs, And Wildfire Emergencies
  • Translations: Español | 中文 | Tagalog
  • PIN 21-06-CCLD - (Supersedes PIN 19-01-CCLD) New Forms For Complainant Intake And Reporting Notifications
  • PIN 21-05-CCLD - New Background Check Website
  • PIN 21-04-CCLD - Federal Emergency Management Agency Funeral Assistance Program For COVID-19 Funeral Expenses
  • Translation: Español | 中文 | Tagalog
  • PIN 21-03-CCLD - Statewide Waivers For Licensing Requirements Related To Tuberculosis (TB) Testing And Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine
  • Translation: Español | 中文 | Tagalog |
  • PIN 21-02-CCLD - Updates To The Implementation of Guardian
  • PIN 21-01-CCLD - Benefits And Impacts Of The Implementation Of Guardian
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. 


California Department of Education Resources

Past Training Handouts: