Laws and Regulations

Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) includes the statutes governing subsidized child care and development programs, as outlined below:

  • WIC Section 10200 – 10206 includes provisions related to the transfer of child care programs to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).
  • WIC Section 10207 – 10490 includes provisions related to the child care and development programs administered by CDSS.
  • WIC Sections 11320 – 11329.5 includes provisions related to California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Welfare-to-Work activities.

The Eligibility and Assistance Standards contains the CDSS Manual of Policies and Procedures (MPP) for CalWORKs Stage One child care program: MPP, Chapter 47-100 through 48-005.


The California Code of Regulations is a publication of regulations adopted by state agencies. The regulations below are related to child care requirements, education, and health and safety.

Additional Requirements:

Health and Safety Code Sections 1596.60 - 1596.68 cover the health and safety provisions related to provider registration and the TrustLine provisions.

Information on the federal requirements of the Child Care and Development Fund is available in CFR 45, Part 98.

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Sacramento, CA 95814 

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