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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.  


 

 

March 30, 2020

Featured Agency of the Month!

 For over 45 years, Children's Council has been at the heart of child care and early education in San Francisco. Under the leadership of CEO Gina M. Fromer , each year our 120 staff members support 20,000+ families on their search for child care/preschool that meets their needs, and we coach over 5,000 families in applying for and maintaining child care subsidies.  Click here to learn more.

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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


ACTION NEEDED: Support an immediate release of federal funds and the creation of an emergency childcare voucher program to serve the dire unmet need of the essential workforce in California. We encourage you to add on to this COALITION letter.  If you would like your logo added, email Danielle.  This will be delivered to all legislative district and Capitol offices next week.


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.

 NEW! Management Bulletin 20-05: Family fee waiver

Resources newly added to the CAPPA Members-only website! Visit this website Here.

    • Just added! Agency communications created to support our field during this crisis.