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Child Care Advocate Program

The Child Care Advocate Program (CCAP) promotes the delivery of quality child care in California. In 1984, the State Legislature created CCAP to provide a link between child care licensing and the community.

The CCAP tailors its activities to fit the needs of the local community. A Child Care Advocate provides information to parents, child care providers, employers, educators, and community groups.

The Child Care Advocate participates in many community activities and special projects in order to:

  • Disseminate information on the State's licensing role.
  • Provide information to the public and parents on child care licensing.
  • Act as a liaison to child care resource and referral agencies.
  • Serve as liaison to businesses, education groups, child care provider organizations, Resource and Referral Agencies, and other child care programs.
  • Assist county government and community agencies in capacity building and quality improvement efforts to ensure
    the availability of quality child care.
  • Assist in the coordination of complaints and concerns on behalf of children in child care.

You may contact the Child Care Advocate directly:

Jude Burden
Community Care Licensing Division
Northern California Child Care Advocate Program
101 Golf Course Dr., Ste. A230
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(661) 316-8088
Judith.burden@dss.ca.gov

Sharon Greene
Community Care Licensing Division
Southern California Child Care Advocate
6167 Bristol Parkway Ste. 400
Culver City, California 90230
(310) 654-4655 Cell
Sharon.greene1@dss.ca.gov

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