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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.

The CCAP is administered from within the Community Care Licensing Divisionís Bureau of Quality Assurance, Advocacy and Technical Support Bureauís Advocacy and Technical Support Unit.

You may contact the Child Care Advocate Program†directly:

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

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

Alison Newkirk - Manager
Advocacy and Technical Support Unit
Community Care Licensing Division
744 P St., MS 9-11-28
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-6712

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