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The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Child Care and Development Division (CCDD) provides planning, policy direction, and oversight of the majority of state-supported childcare and development programs and services in California. These include programs that provide a variety of state-subsidized childcare services, quality improvement plan activities, local childcare, and developmental-informed programs and policies while providing robust technical assistance and support to counties, contractors, and stakeholders.

The CCDD provides planning, policy direction, and oversight of the majority of state-supported childcare and development programs and services in California. These include programs that provide a variety of state-subsidized childcare services, quality improvement plan activities, local childcare, and developmental-informed programs and policies while providing robust technical assistance and support to counties, contractors, and stakeholders.

View a full list of CCDD Child Care and Development contacts.

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 
Information on child care stabilization funding to child care providers

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) 
Created to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care services

Child Care Transition 
Information on the transfer of specific child care and development programs to the CDSS

Contractor Home Page 
Provides information for child care subsidy administrators on the California Department of Social Service’s contracting process, regulations, and policies

Funding Announcements 
CDSS funding announcements for several grants

Parent Information and Resources
Information for parents and caregivers to learn about different child care settings as well as state and federally-funded child care assistance

Provider Page 
List of California counties and the Program Quality and Improvement Bureau Consultants assigned to each county