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California Department of Social Services (DSS), California Department of Education (CDE) & CalHR Childcare Providers Labor Relations

Topics on this page (click to be directed): (Updated June 7, 2024)

Most Recent Information - If you have questions for CDE or CDSS-CCLD that you want added, email.  For CAPPA Member Best Practices, click here.

For an archived listing of all Child Care Bulletins (CCBs), please visit the DSS Website. For Management Bulletins from CDE, click here. 

  • RELEASED February 22, 2024: Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) Update Regarding New Reason Codes U (CSPP Early Enrollment) and V (Means-Tested Government Program) Read more here.

  • CCB 24-02 (February 1, 2024)
    Child Care Providers United – California (CCPU) Access To Preservice Meetings And Orientations

  • CCB 24-01 (January 8, 2024)
    Transitional One-Time Allocation To Family Child Care Homes And Cost Of Care Plus Rate Payments To Child Care Contractors Pursuant To SB 140 (Chapter 193, Statutes Of 2023)

To see all CCBs, click here.



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

For an archived listing of all Child Care Bulletins (CCBs), please visit the DSS Website.

For Management Bulletins from CDE, click here.


Upcoming DSS/CDE Webinars and Handouts



2023 - 24 Funding Terms and Conditions 

Program Requirements


CCDF 2025-27 State Plan

The CDSS landing page has now been updated to reflect addition of the 2025-27 State Plan documents for public comment.  


The federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is an aggregate of several funding sources that is distributed in block grants by the federal government to the states and territories. The majority of the funds are to be used to provide child care services to families who meet certain income and need criteria. A portion of the funding is to be used for activities to improve the quality of child care. Another portion is to be used to pay for costs of administering the CCDF.

The purpose of the CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care services. States and territories receiving CCDF funds must prepare and submit to the federal government a plan detailing how these funds will be allocated and expended.

Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2025–27

Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2022–24

Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2019–21

Questions: [email protected]


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

Provider Information Notices (PINS)






2024 CCP

  • PIN-24-05-CCP - Child Care Licensing Webinars
  • PIN-24-04-CCP- In-Person and Live Virtual Orientations for Family Child Care Homes
  • PIN-24-03-CCP - Frequency of Unannounced Child Care Licensing Inspections
  • PIN 24-02-CCP - Written Directives for the Care of Toddlers in Licensed Child Care Centers Pursuant to AB 2131 Chapter 910, Statutes of 2022
  • PIN 24-01-CCP - Implementation of Single License Child Care Center Requirements and Related Updates

2024 CCLD

  • PIN 24-02-CCLD - Updated Guardian & Background Check Best Practices
All County Welfare Director Letters (ACWDLs): Additional Resources: