Early Education and Support Division Management Bulletins

The Early Education and Support Division periodically issues Management Bulletins to provide legal and regulatory information to child development contractors and other interested parties. This site offers a complete listing beginning with calendar year 2000, with links to those that …

California Department of Education Management Bulletin 13-04 (Parent Appeals)

The purpose of Management Bulletin (MB) 13-04 (Parent Appeals) is to provide clarification on the process that child development contractors should use to conduct their parent appeal process as required in regulations.

MB 13-04 confirms a variety of due process …

Government Code Section 11135

Recipients of state money must comply with the requirements of California Government Code 11135 (“section 11135”), which makes it illegal for any program or activity that receives any financial assistance from the state to discriminate against any person on the …

California Child Development Services Immigration Status Non-Discrimination Provision

“The determination of eligibility for child care and development services shall be without regard to the immigration status of the child or the child’s parent(s), unless the child or the child’s parent(s) are under a final order of deportation from …

Child Care Subsidies for Separated Parents

This memorandum provides an overview of legal provisions that govern calculation and verification of income, and determination of the child care provider reimbursement rate, as they relate to separated or divorced parents. These provisions apply to all child development programs …

U.S. Department of Justice Publications on Child Care and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Free ADA Publications

Privately-run child care centers — like other public accommodations such as private schools, recreation centers, restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, and banks must comply with title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The U.S. Department of …

Americans with Disabilities Act

Title III of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

makes it illegal for public accommodations, including child care providers, to discriminate against children with disabilities.


Title II of the ADA

makes it illegal for any public entity, including the …

California Disabled Persons Act

The California Disabled Persons Act (CDPA), Civil Code sections 54 et seq., asserts the equal right of  individuals with disabilities or medical conditions “to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, medical facilities, …

All County Letters (ACLs) and All County Information Notices (ACINs)

Announcements, Updates, and Clarifications to State Laws Regulated by the California Department of Social Services.…

Early Learning and Support Division, California Department of Education

The California Department of Education helps manage several child care and development programs in California and governs development standards and funding.

Find program and contractor information; details on laws, regulations, and requirements; resources on quality rating and improvement system; and …