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.
New Program Guidelines!
Revised Program Guidelines effective July 1, 2017 for the California State Preschool Program (CSPP) are now available!
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New Meal Pattern for Infants & Children!
Attention CDA Nutrition Providers: The USDA has posted the newest meal pattern for infants and children!
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CDA Debuts Outdoor Learning Environment in National City
Child Development Associates (CDA) celebrated the debut of its innovative Outdoor Learning Environment at Parks Child Development Center in National City, holding a ribbon-cutting event for local officials, community partners, and project donors on July 27, 2017.
Earlier this year, CDA was awarded a First 5 San Diego Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) grant of $246,000 and received generous donations from MA Engineers, Inc., and Bank of the West to help transform the previous playground into an outdoor learning environment. This new environment serves as an extension of our indoor classrooms, providing a positive learning opportunity through art, science, and nature while promoting self-directed play, and the development of gross motor skills.
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CDA Awarded 2017 California Nonprofit of the Year
Exciting news! On June 28, 2017, CDA was awarded 2017 California Nonprofit of the Year! Assemblywoman Shirley Weber selected CDA as an exceptional nonprofit organization in her 79th district community. We were honored to join nearly one hundred other nonprofits at the 2nd Annual California Nonprofits Day Event which took place at the State Capitol.
I share this award with each and every CDA team member. It is through hard work and dedication to our families, children, and providers that we create positive change in our community. Please know that we wouldn’t be able to do it without you. I am proud of our CDA team and the services we offer. CONGRATULATIONS!
- Rick Richardson, President & CEO
Providers: IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT PAID NON-OPERATIONAL DAYS
Providers! This notice is to inform you that starting July 1, 2017 the new 2017-18 fiscal year begins and you will be eligible for reimbursement for up to 10 non-operational days. You must have on file with CDA your contractual terms (i.e. parent handbook/contract that you give out to all your families) that states that you close and charge for non-operational days and list what those specific days are.
• If you have 10 standard, recurring non-operational days each year and that information is already on file with CDA, we will reimburse you for those non-operational days as they occur starting July 1, 2017.
Este aviso es para informarles que a partir de Julio 1, 2017 comienza el nuevo año fiscal 2017-2018 y usted será elegible para reembolso hasta 10 días no-operables. Debe de tener en los archivos con CDA sus términos contractuales (ejemplo: manual para padres/contrato que entrega a los padres de familia) que establecen que usted cierra y cobra por días en que no opera y una lista especificando esos días.
• Si usted ya tiene 10 días estándar y recurrentes cada año y la información ya se encuentra en los archivos de CDA, le reembolsaremos por esos días no-operables como sucedan a partir de Julio 1, 2017.
Celebrate Charlene Tressler Day - June 1, 2017!
Charlene had limitless energy when it came to providing and improving the quality of child care services and her efforts did not stop at CDA. At the local level, she served as Chair of the San Diego County Childcare and Development Planning Council for ten years and served on San Diego’s First 5 Commission. At the state level, she was a member of the Department of Social Services CalWORKs Child Care Advisory Workgroup and California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA) Governing Board among other professional organizations.
Charlene touched and inspired many people in the early childhood education field, but most importantly she gave CDA its vision to create positive change. Join us in celebrating our founder’s day!
How to Receive CDA Reminder EmailsWe’re excited to announce that we’re making it easier for you to get courtesy reminders about your child care services!
Here are 2 ways to make sure you receive messages from CDA:
1. Be sure we always have your current email address and phone number.
2. Add us as a “Safe Sender” or add us to your White List so that our email messages don’t end up in your junk mail.
Click HERE for a step-by-step email guide!
For questions or to update your contact information, please contact your Specialist.
New 2017 Provider Invoicing Guide!
Updated Provider Invoicing Guides for 2017 are now available!