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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
ILAdopted 04/2014P-12Parenting Programs, Early Care and Education Programs
H.R. 826
Urges the state board to: (1) identify potential federal grants for states that can be used for parenting programs and early care and education programs; (2) require early care and education programs; (3) require elementary, middle, and high schools to have fa...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Early Reading Program
H.B. 3232 (Section 2)
Directs the Oregon Education Investment Board to establish the Oregon Early Reading Program to improve readiness of children preparing to enter kindergarten and improve reading proficiency by the end of third grade. Defines the mission(s) of the program that m...

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AKSigned into law 07/2013P-12Early Literacy and Family Involvement
S.B. 57
Amends existing law and requires each school district to annually provide to parents and guardians of students enrolled in kindergarten through grade three in a public school current information on the importance of early literacy, including intervention strat...

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NESigned into law 05/2013P-12Learning Communities and Learning Community Coordinating Councils
L.B. 585
Changes provisions relating to learning communities. There is currently only one learning community in the state which is composed of 11 member districts in Douglas/Sarpy counties. The transportation of students in a learning community is changed by the bill. ...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12Early Learning Opportunities.
H.B. 1723
Amends existing law to express intent to establish the Early Start Program to provide a continuum of high quality and accountable early learning opportunities for Washington's parents and children. Allows schools administering the Washington kindergarten inven...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12Home Visiting Accountability Act
S.B. 365
Directs the Department of Children, Youth and Family (CYFD) to establish a statewide program that provides periodic home visiting services to eligible families who opt to receive the services. Those eligible for these services include pregnant women; expectant...

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AKSigned into law 05/2012P-12Early Childhood Education Program
S.B. 182
Establishes a Parents as Teachers Program for the benefit of children under 5, to be planned, implemented, and reported on by the Department of Education and Early Development. The program must provide a system of early childhood education that, among other th...

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COSigned into law 05/2012P-12Ensuring K-3 Literacy Education
H.B. 1238
Requires each local education provider (LEP, i.e., school districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services or BOCES, charter schools) to provide to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade the instruction and evidence based interventions necessary to en...

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MOSigned into law 06/2010P-12Reading/Literacy
H.B. 1543--Multiple Provisions
Removes the provision specifying that no fee can be charged for Parents as Teachers services, clarifies that families with children younger than the kindergarten entry age will be eligible to receive specified services, requires priority to be given to high-ne...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Family Resource and Youth Services Centers
S.B. 192
Provides that family resource and youth services centers must provide services to enhance a student's ability to succeed in school. Provides that the most economically disadvantaged students and families must receive priority status for receiving services. Pro...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12UPSTART Program
S.B. 2 - Sections 3-9
Establishes UPSTART, a pilot project that uses a home-based educational technology program to develop the school readiness skills of children age 4-5 who have not entered kindergarten. Provides that UPSTART is created to evaluate the effectiveness of giving pr...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers
S.B. 2 - Section 24
Establishes the English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers to:
(1) Increase parent involvement
(2) Communicate with parents who are not proficient in English concerning required and optional activities at the school, in the parents' preferred language to...

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NYAdopted 09/2007P-12Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Program Requirements
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.3
Amends regulations regarding program requirements for students in prekindergarten and kindergarten. Directs each school operating a prekindergarten and/or kindergarten to adopt and implement curricula, aligned with the State learning standards, that ensures co...

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IASigned into law 05/2007P-12Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program
H.F. 877
Creates a statewide voluntary preschool program for four-year-old children. Provides that preschool teachers in the program must be certified and possess a bachelor's or graduate degree in early childhood education or another appropriate major from an accredit...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Child Care Provider Information
S.B. 5317
Declares that the purpose of this act is to provide tools to promote the hiring of suitable providers of child care by: (1) Providing parents with access to information regarding child care providers; (2) Providing child care providers with known information r...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Early Childhood Education and Family Literacy
H.B. 2050
Transfers the family literacy program from the state board's division of adult education to the division of early childhood education programs. Adds that the representative of an adult education provider funded by the division of adult education on any project...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Better Chance Program
ADE 174
Establishes general guidelines for the operation of early childhood programs funded under the Arkansas Better Chance Program
and the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success Program. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20174%20abc.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Family Resource Centers
H.B. 1091
Provides for family resource centers to remove nonacademic barriers to academic success; authorizes use of national school lunch funds for this program; provides that the State Child Abuse and Prevention Board shall determine which schools are priority element...

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HISigned into law 06/2003P-12Commission on Fatherhood
S.B. 1423
Establishes the Commission on Fatherhood within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to provide for a statewide program, on a permanent and continuing basis, to promote healthy family relationships between parents and children that are father- friendly and in...

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MDVetoed 05/2003P-12Early Childhood Education
H.B. 635
Authorizes early childhood educational and developmental programs to enter specified agreements to promote early childhood educational programs. States that the purpose of the agreement is to collaborate and develop a plan to provide parents of indigent or at-...

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MOSigned into law 06/2002P-12Major Bill -- Family Literacy Component
H.B. 1711
Defines family literacy and permits districts to create family literacy programs and to use at-risk funding to support them. Makes family literacy an area of critical need. Beginning in FY 2005, 1.5% of line 14 funding will be used to fund family literacy pr...

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OKSigned into law 06/2002P-12Early Childhood Programs
S.B. 1212
Relates to funding for parent education programs; relates to the development and implementation of a Technology Intern Partner Program; relates to procedures and funding for such intern program; authorizes school districts to operate as federal Head Start Prog...

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PASigned into law 06/2001P-12Adult Literacy/Family Literacy
S.B. 35
Act No. 26 of 2001. Amends the Pennsylvania Adult Basic and Literacy Education Act; provides for short title, for findings and purpose, for definitions, for grant program, for limitations on funding, for interagency coordinating council, for audits and records...

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FLSigned into law 05/2001P-12Cuts Early Childhood Programs
S.B. 1162 - Omnibus
The following programs have been repealed by S.B. 1162:
1) Gold Seal Quality care program, a three tiered quality rating system
2) Early screening and intervention program for children in subsidized child care programs
3) Child Development Associate Trai...

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12Even Start Family Literacy
H.B. 33
Relates to public education; provides for even start family literacy programs; provides for benchmarks, performance standards and evaluations; makes an appropriation....

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NHSigned into law 05/2000P-12Parents as Teachers Pilot Program
S.B. 170
Creates a Parents as Teachers Pilot Program to create a partnership between parents and early childhood development professionals; provides there shall be 2 school district based programs, one in an urban community and one in a rural community in Sullivan coun...

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IDSigned into law 03/2000P-12Parents as Teachers
S.B. 1538
Appropriates funds to the Executive Office of the Governor for fiscal year 2001; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 24; provides legislative intent regarding the Parents as Teachers Program....

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12Parent Rights
H.B. 102
The amendments to this act provide for increased "parents rights" in the realm of public education. The new law states that parents have the right to "…control the care, supervision, upbringing, and education of their children…" When a new policy or rule is a...

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