“Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"

CAPPA Membership

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.

As a member of the California Alternative Payment Program Association, you'll receive the tools and resources you need to make your community based agency even better:

  • With your continued support CAPPA will continue to deliver all of the above in addition to:

    • More member only legislative, budget and regulatory conference calls and materials.
    • More best practices and topic focused hosted “conversations” about issues important to our agencies.
    • Once again offering a Joint Annual Conference --- in partnership with the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network!
    • A CAPPA Monday Morning e-Newsletter that details what CAPPA is doing for you, articles from elected legislators/ officials and field leaders specifically wanting to communicate with CAPPA members.
    • Reinvention of regional networking and meetings facilitated by CAPPA board members and agency leaders.
    • An APP ONLY mid-year focused training in partnership with CDE
    • An APP ONLY fiscal and audit preparation training
    • Input to the development of the new GAU Review Guide 
    • Access to CAPPA’s member’s only website, where we host best practices, Informational materials to educate your organization’s Board of Directors and local leaders and much more!
    • CAPPA Member Webinar Series- Take advantage of educational offerings through CAPPA’s Webinar Series without leaving your office!
    • Keep up-to-date on the bills that are important to our field with CAPPA's extensive bill tracking system. This database is updated daily.
    • Access to Member-Only Discounted Purchasing Programs- programs include, hotel discounts, office supplies, travel and entertainment!
    • Much much more!!

Membership Types


Any contractor with the California Department of Education or the Department of Social Services or a subcontractor of either Department is qualified for Membership if there is a direct contractual relationship with the California Department of Education or the Department of Social Services or a subcontractor of either Department for the administration of an alternative payment program or CalWORKs.

2019-2020 Agency Application


  • Entities providing services and/or products to the contractors that support parents and families that are accessing early care and education programs and services.
  • Subsidized early care and education businesses including but not limited to fiduciary, payment systems, provider associations, early care and education advocates, governmental entities, foundations, not-for-profit organizations, as well as for profit interests. 

2019-2020 Affiliate Application
2019-2020 Affiliate Member Benefit Chart


Center Members are owners and managers of early care and education centers throughout California
2019-2020 Center Application


Individual with no affiliation to the above 

2019-2020 Individual Application

Become a Member

To become a CAPPA Member and be a part of a worthwhile and meaningful association, please complete the application for your membership type.  For questions regarding membership or how to complete the form, please contact Danielle Metzger, Meeting & Education Coordinator, at [email protected] or (916) 567-6797.