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

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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
  • Nothing scheduled at this time.


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):
  • 2021 All County Letters
    • ACL 21-84 (July 19, 2021)
      Guidance And Further Clarification Regarding The Spending Parameters And Reporting Requirements Of The Coronvirus Response And Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Of 2021 Funds To County Adult Protective Services Agencies
    • ACL 21-83 (July 21, 2021)
      2021 Financial Support For At-Risk Families During Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) California State Of Emergency
    • ACL 21-82 (July 8, 2021)
      California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids (CalWORKs) Program: COVID-19 Good Cause Time Limit Exemption
    • ACL 21-80 (July 8, 2021)
      Termination Of Temporary Policy Flexibilities Related To COVID-19 Impacts
    • ACL 21-79 (July 19, 2021)
      Changes In IHSS Program Policies & Procedures Regarding Covid-19 Pandemic
    • ACL 21-78 (July 28, 2021)
      Policy Guidance For Ensuring Equal And Meaningful Access For Individuals With Disabilities In CalFresh
    • ACL 21-77 (June 28, 2021)
      Termination Of Temporary Policy Flexibilities Related To COVID-19 Impacts
    • ACL 21-76 (June 26, 2021)
      Aid To Families With Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) and Home-Based Family Care (HBFC) California Necessities Index (CNI) Increases And Other Rate Increases
    • ACL 21-75 (June 23, 2021)
      California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids (CalWORKs) Program: Release Of Questions And Answers For Senate Bill (SB) 1232 (Chapter 366, Statutes Of 2020) CalWORKs Welfare-To-Work (WTW) Program Changes
    • ACL 21-74 (June 22, 2021)
      Treatment Of Grant Payments Received By Foster Care Payment Recipients From The Golden State Grant Program
    • ACL 21-73 (June 22, 2021)
      Federal Chafee Cash Payment for the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for Eligible Current and Former Foster Youth At Least 18 And Not Yet 27 Years of Age
    • ACL 21-71 (June 26, 2021)
      Online Mandated Reporting Program
    • ACL 21-70 (June 21, 2021)
      CalFresh Revised Forms: Application For CalFresh Benefits (CF 285); Information For Households Applying For CalFresh With The Social Security Administration (CF SSA1); And Notice Of Administrative Disqualification (DFA 377.7A)
    • ACL 21-69 (June 21, 2021)
      New And Updated Foster Youth Personal Rights And Office Of The Foster Care Ombudsperson Responsibilities
    • ACL 21-68 (June 8, 2021)
      Instructions For Mandatory Termination Of In-Home Supportive Services For Medi-Cal Beneficiaries Enrolled In The Program Of All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly
    • ACL 21-67 (June 15, 2021)
      CalFresh Statewide Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents Time Limit Waiver
    • ACL 21-65 (July 22, 2021)
      Treatment Of Payments To CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity And Responsibility To Kids) Families Pursuant To The Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund Under Section 9201 Of The American Rescue Plan Act, Public Law 117-2; Section 403(C) Of The Social Security Act
    • ACL 21-62 (June 28, 2021)
      Dispositional Hearing After 18th Birthday For Extended Foster Care Eligibility
    • ACL 21-61 (June 15, 2021)
      Revision of Welfare-to-Work Plan Activity Assignment (WTW 2) Form
    • ACL 21-60E (July 12, 2021)
      Extension Of Rate Flexibilities To Support The Emergency Care And Placement Needs Of Children And Nonminor Dependents Due To Covid-19 Impacts
    • ACL 21-60 (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 21-59 (June 19, 2021)
      Release Of Psychotropic Medication Information For Children In Foster Care To The Medical Board Of California (MBC)
    • 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

  • 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. 


California Department of Education Resources

Past Training Handouts: