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The EESD has posted the following Management Bulletins (MBs) to the CDE Web site:

Attention: Executive Directors and Program Administrators of Child Care and Development Programs: Center-based Child Care (CCTR); California State Preschool (CSPP); Family Child Care Homes Education Networks (CFCC); Programs for Special Needs Children (Handicapped) (CHAN); Migrant (Center-based) (CMIG); CalWORKs Stage 2 (C2AP); CalWORKs Stage 3 (C3AP); California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP); Migrant Alternative Payment Program (CMAP); and Resources and Referral (CRRP)

MB 17-03

Subject: Clarify that a Digital Signature May be Used to Satisfy the Requirements of an Electronic Signature

The MB 17-03 informs all child care contractors who contract with the CDE under the Child Care and Development Services Act (the Act) and all child care providers under the Act that a “digital signature,” as defined, is considered a type of “electronic signature” under the UETA.

MB 17-04

Subject: The Use of a Digital Signature for All Child Care Contractors

The MB 17-04 informs all child care contractors who contract with the CDE under the Act that they are authorized to use digital signatures.

For a listing of all EESD Management Bulletins, please visit the EESD Management Bulletins Web page at

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