News and Announcements


Regional Market Rate Change Effective Jan.1, 2017!

Certain Regional Market Rate (RMR) ceilings, which are the maximum reimbursement amounts a family is eligible for, will be increasing effective January 1, 2017.

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CDA Newsletter Winter 2016-2017


We appreciate all of the support from our community partners, volunteers, and families. We'd like to share with you some of what's happened around CDA lately as we work towards making positive change every day 

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How to Receive CDA Reminder Emails

2017 Annual Provider Training Dates & Times Now Available!

2017 Annual Provider Training Dates

New 2017 Provider Invoicing Guide!

Updated Provider Invoicing Guides for 2017 are now available!

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New Program Guidelines!

Revised Program Guidelines effective November 1, 2016 for the California State Preschool Program (CSPP) are now available!

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Important Notice For Providers

Alternative Payment agencies, like CDA, are being asked by the California Department of Education (CDE) Early Education and Support Division (EESD) to notify child care providers about changes in the child immunization requirements that took place on January 1, 2016.  Senate Bill 277  changed the immunization requirements for children in child care and public and private schools.   No longer are parents able to exempt their child(ren) from being fully immunized for personal or religious beliefs. If a child  had a personal belief exemption (PBE) that was  filed at a school or child-care facility before January 1, 2016 it  will remain valid until the student enrolls in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten or 7th grade.  For more information regarding Senate Bill 277 and your responsibilities as a licensed child care provider in documenting enrolled children’s immunizations visit


Agencias de pago alternativos, como CDA, se les pide por el Departamento de Educación de California (CDE) la educación temprana y la división de apoyo (EESD) de notificar a los proveedores de cuidado infantil acerca de cambios en los requisitos de inmunización infantil que tuvo lugar el 1 de enero de 2016.  El proyecto de ley del senado 277 cambió los requisitos de vacunación para los niños en cuidado infantil y escuelas públicas y privadas. Ya no son los padres capaces de exentar a sus hijos de completar su vacunación por creencias personales o religiosas.  Si un niño se presentó en una escuela o guardería con una excepción personal de creencia (PBE) antes del 1 de enero del 2016 seguirá siendo válido hasta que el estudiante se inscriba en la transición al kínder, kínder o 7 º grado.  Para obtener más información sobre el proyecto del Senado de ley 277 y sus responsabilidades como una guardería de proveedor con licencia acerca de las inmunizaciones de los niños visita


What You Should Know About Zika

About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill. With increased concerns about the Zika virus, take steps to protect yourself and family from mosquito bites.

The information below was developed by the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is related to the Zika virus.

For parents: What Parents Need to Know About Zika Virus
For providers:
What Head Start or Child Care Programs Need to Know About Zika Virus

Introducing the CDA Newsletter!

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Exciting announcement! We are transitioning the CDA Nutrition Program's Facebook Page to an all-agency CDA Facebook Page. We are excited to share helpful information for everyone, whether you are a child care provider enrolled in CDA's Nutrition Program or Alternative Payment Program, a parent whose child is attending one of the CDA Preschools, or a parent looking for low-cost child care in your neighborhood. Our goal is to keep you informed. Like us at

CDA Preschool Program Interest Wait List

CDA Preschools is currently screening applications for children who are 3 or 4 years old as of 9/1/2015. To add your child’s information to CDA’s Preschool Program Interest Wait List, click here. Please visit for more information.

Immediate Child Care Openings For Families Currently Receiving CalWORKs or Have Received CalWORKs Within 24 Months

Are you looking for the best possible child care for your children so you can work, look for a job or go to school? We may be able to help. CDA currently has immediate openings in our Alternative Payment Program for families who are currently receiving CalWORKS cash aid or have received it within the past 24 months.  If you have parents who you feel may be eligible, please have the family call (619) 427-4411 ext 525 to be screened for possible enrollment.

¿Está buscando el mejor cuidado infantil posible para sus niños, y así poder trabajar, buscar trabajo, o ir a la escuela? Quizá nosotros podamos ayudar. CDA actualmente cuenta con lugares disponibles en nuestro Programa de pago Alternativo para familias que actualmente se encuentran recibiendo o han recibido dentro de los pasados 24 meses, asistencia monetaria CalWORKs. Si usted tiene padres de familia que usted siente que podrían ser elegibles, por favor haga que las familias llamen al (619) 427-4411 ext. 525 para ser entrevistados para una posible inscripción.

The New Regional Market Rate Ceilings (RMRC) are Now Available to the Public

The New RMR Ceilings can be viewed at the California Department of Education website. Click here to see the current RMRC.