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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.  


 

 


August 3, 2020

Featured Agency of the Month!

 is here to support parents, providers, and our local community in finding, planning for, paying for, and accessing affordable, quality child care. We also provide referrals to programs and services that support children and families’ needs, including food resources; housing resources; mental health support; legal assistance; and other safety net services. We provide developmental screenings and enhanced child care referrals for children who may have special needs. And we support early caregivers and educators in providing quality early care and education.


Join CAPPA Today!

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.

Learn More About Membership Here!

Latest News

NEW! MB 20-15: Fiscal Year 2020–21 Alternative Payment Provider reimbursement requirements and data collection requirements

NEW! Submit a workshop for the Virtual Joint Annual Conference- Deadline extended to August 5th!

NEW! 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.


Register for the Member-only Tuesday and Friday calls
Here.