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Listen to The Love Connection Podcast

Listen to The Love Connection Podcast

This series explores child care providers' experiences with California's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS). Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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Minor Renovation and Repairs Grant Providers Survey

Minor Renovation and Repairs Grant Providers Survey

We want to hear about your experience with the recent CDSS Minor Renovation and Repairs grant! Please fill out our survey by Thursday, May 12 and you'll be entered to win a $100 Target gift card.

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CDSS COVID-19 Test Kits Flyers

CDSS COVID-19 Test Kits Flyers

CDSS and CDPH released new flyers about home testing for COVID-19 and reporting positive cases. Flyers are available in 14 different languages.

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