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Survey

Over Earnings due to School Age Children Requiring Full-Time Care

Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services

This survey applies to General Childcare and Development (CCTR), California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP), Family Childcare Home Education Networks (CFCC), Migrant Childcare and Development (CMIG) and Migrant Alternative Payment Program (CMAP) Early Learning and Care Contractors.

Questions regarding this survey should be directed to your fiscal analyst. The fiscal analyst directory can be found at www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa/cd/faad.asp .
Background

On October 21, 2020, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) released a letter directing $110 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to address some of the additional costs incurred by Early Learning and Care programs. On October 28, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order (EO) N-129-20 to allocate these funds. These funds are intended to augment state-subsidized childcare contracts. This allocation of additional funds may not cover the full annual cost but these funds will be divided as follows:
• $30 million for the cost of waived family fees for families not receiving in-person care so that contractors and providers do not have to absorb those waived fees, as prescribed in SB 820.
• $80 million for:
  • Augmenting Early Learning and Care contracts that provide care to school-age children to support over-earnings due to school-age children requiring full-time care; and
  • Providing additional resources to extend the timeline of temporary Emergency Childcare services beyond what is supported in Senate Bill 820.
The California Department of Education (CDE) is requesting information from CCTR, CMIG, CFCC, CAPP, and CMAP contractors. Specifically, the data collected will assess the increased costs for school age children who have been receiving full-time care in Fiscal Year 2020-21 due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Instructions

This survey is specifically for contractors that cannot absorb, in part or in full, the increased cost of care related to school-age children requiring full-time childcare.

In order to accurately assess the need for funding as compared to current resources, responses should only include increased costs of school age children needing full-time care that cannot be absorbed by the contractor’s current Maximum Reimbursable Amount (MRA)
. Contractors who are able to absorb these additional costs within their current MRA do not need to respond to this survey.
Each contractor should submit only one response. Additionally, it is important that contractors submit a response for the programs in which they directly administer, as well as programs that are subcontracted to provide early learning and care services, where applicable. This will help ensure funding decisions and allocations represent all child care services. Only agencies directly contracting with CDE should submit a response; subcontractors should not submit a response.
Please provide responses by January 11, 2021.