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RESOURCES:

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.   

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Management Bulletins and Information

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

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Upcoming CDE Webinars and Handouts

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2021 - 22 Funding Terms and Conditions 

  • 2021-22 Funding Terms & Conditions (FT&C's) posted

    Click here to see all.

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    Click here to read 2021-22 FT&C Summary of Changes

  • Click here to read letter to the field.

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California Department of Social Services

Provider Information Notices (PINS)

 

 

 

 

2021

2021 CCP

  • PIN 21-16-CCP - Facility Closure Survey
  • PIN 21-15-CCP - Local Licensing Call For Child Care Providers 
  • PIN 21-14-CCP - Guidance for Applying for Child Care Licensure or Expanding Existing Operations for Previously Licensed Child Care Providers, Providers Who Have Provided Care Subject to a Waiver or License Exempt Status or Individuals Considering Providing Licensed Care.
  • PIN 21-13-CCP - Repeal of Title 22, Section 101161(b)
  • PIN 21-12-CCP - Local Licensing Call For Child Care Providers Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) And Hot Topics
  • PIN 21-11-CCP - 2020 Chaptered Legislation Affecting Child Care Facilities 
  • PIN 21-10-CCP - Local Licensing Call For Child Care Providers Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) And Hot Topics
  • PIN 21-09-CCP - Reminder For Providers To Update Contact Information With Child Care Licensing
  • PIN 21-08-CCP (Supersedes PIN 20-22-CCP) Updated COVID-19 Guidance For Cohorst, Group Size, And Ratios In Licensed & License-Exempt Child Care Settings; And Updated Guidance For County Risk Levels. Guidance And Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding Individual Waivers Available For Licensed Child Care Facilities And License-Exempt Providers Due To Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • PIN 21-07-CCP - Statewide Waivers To Renew Pediatric CPR And First Aid Certifications Due To The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency
  • 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 21-08-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 |
  • 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
  • PIN 21-02-CCLD - Updates To The Implementation of Guardian
  • PIN 21-01-CCLD - Benefits And Impacts Of The Implementation Of Guardian

 

2020

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 20-10-CCP-SP - TODOS LOS PROVEEDORES Y LICENCIATARIOS DE INSTALACIONES DE CUIDADO INFANTIL
  • 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):
  • 2021 All County Letters
    • ACL 21-60 (May 21, 2021)
      Extension Of Rate Flexibilities To Support The Emergency Care And Placement Needs Of Children And Nonminor Dependents Due To COVID-19 Impacts

    • ACL 21-58 (May 21, 2021)
      CalFresh Student Eligibility: Verification Of Exemptions

    • ACL 21-57 (May 21, 2021)
      Treatment Of Grant Payments Received By Cash Assistance Program For Immigrants (CAPI) Recipients From The Golden State Grant Program Pursuant To Senate Bill (SB) 88 (Chapter 8, Statutes Of 2021) And Assembly Bill (AB) 88 (Chapter 12, Statutes Of 2021)

    • ACL 21-55 (May 25, 2021)
      California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids (CalWORKs): Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) Increase To The Minimum Basic Standards Of Adequate Care (MBSAC) And Income In Kind (IIK) Levels

    • ACL 21-53  (May 7, 2021)
      Senate Bill (SB) 907: Child Abuse Or Neglect Investigations Involving Military Families

    • ACL 21-52 (April 30, 2021)
      CalFresh Implementation Of Assembly Bill 79 (Chapter 11, Section 90, Statutes Of 2020): Increasing Dual Enrollment Between CalFresh And Medi-Cal

    • ACL 21-51 (April 29, 2021)
      Temporary Requirements For Title IV-E Agencies To Provide Young Adults In Extended Foster Care Continued Assistance And The Suspension Of The Age, Education, And Employment Requirements For The Extended Foster Care Program As A Result Of The Supporting Foster Youth And Families Through The Pandemic Act

    • ACL 21-50 (April 28, 2021)
      CalFresh Water Pilot Implementation Date And Final Zip Code Selection

    • ACL 21-48 (April 23, 2021)
      CalFresh Employment And Training (E&T) Program Implementation Of The Agricultural Improvement Act Of 2018 (Farm Bill)

    • ACL 21-47 (April 20, 2021)
      Family First Transition Act (FFTA) Transition Grant And Funding Certainty Grant For The Family First Prevention Act (FFPSA)

    • ACL 21-45 (April 26, 2021)
      California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids (CalWORKs) Program: Revised And Obsolete Forms, Notices Of Action (NOA), And NOA Messages Regarding The CalWORKs 60-Month Time-On-Aid Limit, The Repeal Of The Welfare-To-Work (WTW) 24-Month Time Clock (MTC) And Establishment Of The CalWORKs Hourly Participation Requirements

    • ACL 21-44 (April 26, 2021)
      Emergency Child Care Bridge Program For Foster Children (Bridge Program) Opting In For Fiscal Years (FY) 2021-22 And 2022-23

    • ACL 21-43 (April 10, 2021)
      Guidance Regarding The Disbursement Of Coronvirus Response And Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Of 2021 Funds To County APS Agencies

    • ACL 21-41 (April 22, 2021)
      Change To Temporary Covid-19 Pandemic Emergency Procedures For The Cash Assistance Program For Immigrants (CAPI) Related To Verification Of Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) Ineligibility

    • ACL 21-39 (April 6, 2021)
      Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Program Fiscal Year 2020-21 Allocation Methodology And Program Instructions

    • ACL 21-38 (April 2, 2021)
      California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids, Refugee Cash Assistance, Entrant Cash Assistance, And Trafficking And Crime Victims Assistance Program, Changes To Vehicle Value Limits For Families

    • ACL 21-37 (March 26, 2021)
      Treatment Of Individual Rebates, Refunds, And Credits Under The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021 For Specified Benefits And Services Administered Or Overseen By The California Department Of Social Services

    • ACL 21-36 (March 30, 2021)
      State Covid-19-Related Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

    • ACL 21-35 (March 25, 2021)
      Temporary Assistance For Needy Families And California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids Time Limit Exemption For Recipients Living In Indian Country Where The Unemployment Level Of Adults Is 50 Percent Or Higher

    • ACL 21-34 (March 19, 2021)
      COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guidelines For Caseworkers As Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers – Emergency Services Sector

    • ACL 21-32 (March 15, 2021)
      Federal Public Charge Rule

    • ACL 21-31 (March 15, 2021)
      Implementation Of New IHSS Medical Accompaniment Special Transaction Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

    • ACL 21-30  (March 18, 2021)
      Independent Living Program (ILP) Annual Narrative Report For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020

    • ACL 21-29 (March 11, 2021)
      Non-Health Benefits Eligible For Reimbursement On The Public Authority/Nonprofit Consortium Invoice (SOC 448)

    • ACL 21-28 (March 25, 2021)
      California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids (CalWORKs) Home Visiting Program: Updated Guidance Regarding Telehealth And Virtual Visits

    • ACL 21-27 (March 12, 2021)
      Child Welfare Requirements For Child And Adolescent Needs And Strengths (CANS) Training, Certification, And Entry Of CANS Data Into The CARES-Live System

    • ACL 21-26 (March 4, 2021)
      Revised COVID-19 Related Exceptions To In-Person Independent Adoption Program Requirements

    • ACL 21-25 (March 4, 2021)
      CalFresh Guidance On New Definition Of Public Assistance CalFresh (PACF)

    • ACL 21-24 (March 4, 2021)
      CalFresh, California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids, Refugee Cash Assistance/Entrant Cash Assistance, And Trafficking And Crime Victims Assistance Program Implementation Of Assembly Bill 79 Sections 36, 37 And 86

    • ACL 21-23 (March 25, 2021)
      Treatment Of The Golden State Stimulus And Golden State Grant Programs In California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids (CalWORKs), Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Entrant Cash Assistance (ECA) And Trafficking And Crime Victims Assistance Program (TCVAP) Under Senate Bill (SB) 88 (Chapter 8, Statutes Of 2021) And Assembly Bill (AB) 88 (Chapter 12, Statutes Of 2021)
    • ACL 21-22 (February 26, 2021)
      Treatment Of Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) Payments In The California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids (CALWORKS), Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Entrant Cash Assistance (ECA), And The Trafficking And Crime Victims Assistance Programs (TCVAP) Pursuant To AB Bill 81 (Chapter 5, Statutes Of 2021)
    • ACL 21-21  (March 16, 2021)
      Implementation Of Assembly Bill 677, Chapter 805, Statutes Of 2019 Intercountry Readoption Requirements
    • ACL 21-20 (February 19, 2021)
      Updated Guidance On The Provision Of Medical And Dental Services For Children And Youth In Foster Care Due To ThE COVID-19 Outbreak
    • ACL 21-19 (February 18, 2021)
      Removal Of The Requirement For A Certification Of A Tuberculosis Test For The Purposes Of Adoption
    • ACL 21-18 (February 16, 2021)
      Family And Sibling Visitation For Children Involved In The Child Welfare And Probation System During COVID-19
    • ACL 21-17E   (April 7, 2021)
      Level Of Care Rate Determination Protocol (LOCP) Implementation Updates For Foster Family Agencies (FFAS), Home-Based Family Care (HBFC) Placements And The Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) Rate

    • ACL 21-17 (February 19, 2021)
      Level Of Care Rate Determination Protocol (LOCP) Implementation Updates For Foster Family Agencies (FFAS), Home-Based Family Care (HBFC) Placements And The Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC) Rate

    • ACL 21-16 (March 8, 2021)
      Information From Third-Party Payroll Sources

    • ACL 21-15 (February 5, 2021)
      CalFresh Benefit Replacement Policies For Individual Replacements And Automatic/Mass Replacements

    • ACL 21-13 (February 5, 2021)
      CalFresh Medical Expense Deduction For Elderly Or Disabled Household Members

    • ACL 21-12 (May 6, 2021)
      Documentation Of Diagnosed Conditions In The Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS) For Adoption And Foster Care Analysis And Reporting System (AFCARS) Data Entry And Reporting Purposes

    • ACL 21-11E  (March 3, 2021)
      CalFresh Clarification On Student Eligibility: COVID-19 Relief Package

    • ACL 21-11 (January 22, 2021)
      Calfresh Student Eligibility: COVID-19 Relief Package

    • ACL 21-10 (February 4, 2021)
      National Youth In Transition Database (NYTD) Survey: 21-Year-Old Follow-Up Population Of The Third Cohort

    • ACL 21-09 (February 18, 2021)
      Temporary Change To Payment Verification System (PVS) Match Processing For CalFresh

    • ACL 21-08 (January 15, 2021)
      Updated COVID-19 Related Exceptions To In-Person Monthly Caseworker Visitation Requirements For Dependent Children, Nonminor Dependents, And Wards

    • ACL 21-07 (January 14, 2021)
      Revised Guidance For The Resource Family Approval (RFA) Program And EMergency Placements Due To COVID-19 Impacts

    • ACL 21-06 (January 19, 2021)
      Extension of Division E Of Federal House Resolution 6201 Related To Emergency Paid Sick Leave Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

    • ACL 21-04 (January 20, 2021)
      Impacts Of SB 1232 On CalWORKs Welfare To Work Postsecondary Education Activity Participation Requirements And Associated Ancillary Services

    • ACL 21-03 (January 19, 2021)
      Processing Of Income And Eligibility Verification System Matches For Open And Closed Cases

    • ACL 21-02 (January 4, 2021)
      Modifying Department Developed Required Forms

    • ACL 21-01 (January 11, 2021)
      Clarifying Guidance For Operational And Non-Operational Costs (Wage And Non-Wage Costs) In The California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids (CalWORKs) Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) Program

    • ACL 20-144 (January 4, 2021)
      New and Revised Forms to Reflect the Income Disregard Increase to $550 in Accordance With Senate Bill 80 (Chapter 27, Statutes of 2019)

  • 2020 All County Letters
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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