- Licensed Child Care in California: 2015 California Child Care Portfolio
- Title 5 and Title 22
Title 5 California Child Development Programs
Subsidized child development programs under contract with the California Dept of Education, Early Education and Support Division are governed by Title 5 staffing standards and ratios (with the exceptionof school-age programs (which are under Title 22). Title 5 staffing standards are designed to meet the development needs of children who are eligible to receive state subsidized child care services. The Child Development Permit, under Title 5 of the CA Code of Regulations, is a career ladder system in California that was developed in 1997.
See staffing ratio comparison below.
Title 22 California child Care Centers and Family child care Homes
Public and private child care centers and family child care homes are licensed by the CA Department of Social Services, Child Care Licensing Division, under Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations. These regulations include staffing standards and ratios for these facilities/programs. Child care programs must meet Title 22 staffing standards as a condition for licensure.
- Child Care and Development Fund Proposed Regulations
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposes to amend the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations. This proposed rule makes changes to CCDF regulatory provisions in order to strengthen health and safety requirements for child care providers, reflect current State and local practices to improve the quality of child care, infuse new accountability for Federal tax dollars, and leverage the latest knowledge and research in the field of early care and education to better serve low-income children and families. ACF expects that provisions included in a Final Rule would be incorporated into the review of FY 2016-2017 CCDF Plans that would become effective October 1, 2015.
Full Document here.
Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) Please consider joining other letters of comment rather than to submit your own. Comment period ends 2/22/2016.