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4C's
Community Child Care Council
AAF
Accreditation Association Funds
ACCF
Affordable Child Care Fund, aka Child Care Capital Fund
ACF
Administration for Children and Families (Federal)
ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AEYC
Association for the Education of Young Children
AFDC
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (this program has been replaced by TANF)
AMI
Area Median Income
AMS
American Montessori Society
AOK
All Our Kids Network
APE
Adaptive Physical Education
API
Academic Performance Index
APP
Alternative Payment Program
BAS
Business Administration Scale
BHCS
Behavioral Health Care Services Agency
CAC
Child Abuse Council 
CAC
Citizen’s Advisory Council of the SF Children’s Fund
CACFP
Child and Adult Care Food Program
Cal-WORKs
California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (state name for TANF)
Cal-SAFE
California School Age Families Education
CANRA
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
CAPPA
California Alternative Payment Program Association
CARES
Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (formerly known as Compensation and Retention Encourage Stability)
CBO
Community Based Organization
CBP
California Budget Project
CCA
Child Care Aware
CCAP
Child Care Assistance Program
CCCCA
California Child Care Coordinator’s Association
CCCR &R
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network (often referred to as "the Network" or the "R and R Network")
CCDAA
California Child Development Administrators Association
CCDBG
Child Care and Development Block Grant
CCDF
Child Care and Development Fund
CCFF
Child Care Facilities Fund
CCHP
California Child Care Health Program
CCICP
Child Care Inclusion Challenge Project
CCIP
Child Care Initiative Project
CCIT
Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
CCL
Community Care Licensing
CCLC
Child Care Law Center
CCP
Child Care Professional Credential
CCRR
Child Care Resource and Referral
CD
Child Development
CDA
Child Development Associate Credential 
CDC
Child Development Center
CDC
Child Development Consortium
CEL
Centralized Eligibility List
CPS
Child Protective Services
CCR&R
Child Care Resource & Referral
CSOC
Children’s System of Care
CTC
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
CWS
Child Welfare Services
CYP
Child and Youth Programs
DCFS
Department of Children and Family Services
DMH
Division of Mental Health
EC
Early Childhood
ECC
Early Childhood Coalition
ECC
Every Child Counts
ECE
Early Care and Education
ECE
Early Childhood Education
ECERS
Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales (also known as Harms Scales)
ECMH
Childhood Mental Health
EHS
Early Head Start
EIR
Economic Impact Report
ELL
English Language Learners (previously known as LEP- Limited English Proficient)
ELOA
Early Learning Opportunities Act
ELS
Early Learing Standards
ERIC
Educational Resources Information Center
FAPE
Free Appropriate Public Education
FCC
Family Child Care
FCCP
Family Child Care Providers
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FRA
Family Resource Associate
FY
Fiscal Year
HHS
Health and Human Services
HS
Head Start
IFSP
Individualized Family Service Plans
ITC
Infant Toddler Credential
ITCCS
Infant Toddler Child Care Specialist
ITERS
Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale
LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LD
Learning Disabled
LE
License-Exempt
MACTE
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education 
MDC
Multi-Disciplinary Conference
MHC
Mental Healthy Consultants
NAA
National Afterschool Association 
NAC
National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Program
NACCRRA
National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
NAEYC
National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAFCC
National Association for Family Child Care
NCCIC
National Child Care Information Center
NCLB
No Child Left Behind
ODD
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
PAT
Parents as Teachers
PD
Professional Development
PEP
Preschool Education Project
PFA
Preschool for All
PHP
Parents Helping Parents
PROV
Child Care Provider
QRS
Quality Rating Scale
RFA
Request for Application
SACERS
School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale
SED
Seriously Emotionally Disturbed
TANF
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (Federal name for CalWORKs)
Title V
California Education Code governing most state-funded child care programs
Title 22
California Health and Safety code governing licensing of child care programs
 

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