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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
SCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2014P-12School Readiness Initiative
H.B. 3428
Adds provisions for the First Steps to Readiness program, a comprehensive long-range initiative for improving early childhood development, increasing school readiness and literacy, establishing results oriented measures and objectives, and assessing whether se...

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MISigned into law 06/2014P-12Great Start Readiness Program
H.B. 5314
Creates the great start readiness reserve fund used to provide part-day, school-day, or GSRP/head start blended comprehensive free compensatory classroom programs designed to improve the readiness and subsequent achievement of educationally disadvantaged child...

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MDSigned into law 05/2014P-12Infants and Toddlers Program - Eligibility
H.B. 428
Expands eligibility for the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program (MITP) by allowing a child to participate in the program until the beginning of the school year following a child's fourth birthday. http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2014RS/Chapters_noln/CH_404_hb042...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Student Leadership Skills Development Pilot Program
S.B. 131
Partially from bill summary: Requires a school that receives a grant under the Student Leadership Skills Development Pilot Program to set school-wide goals for the school's student leadership skills development program and require each student to set personal ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Child Care Provider Collective Bargaining
S.F. 778
Establishes a right for family child care providers to form, join, and participate in the activities of labor organizations of their own choosing for the purpose of representation and meeting and negotiating with the state. Requires the state, through the Gove...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Early Childhood & School Readiness Legislative Commission
H.B. 1007
Creates the early childhood and school readiness legislative commission to study issues and make recommendations for policy improvement related to early childhood and school readiness, including areas of health, mental health, parental involvement, family supp...

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FLAdopted 10/2012P-12Screening of Children in the School Readiness Program
FL ADC 6M-4.720
Standardizes screenings of children enrolled in the School Readiness Program. https://www.flrules.org/gateway/notice_Files.asp?ID=12219495...

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MASigned into law 09/2012P-12Third Grade Reading Expert Panel
H.B. 4243
Establishes an Early Literacy Expert Panel to develop recommendations to have all students in the commonwealth reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Outlines who will serve on the panel, and logistics including term limits and meeting criteria.

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Birth through 3rd Grade Literacy Education
S.B. 316 - Birth through 3rd Grade Literacy Education
Directs the state board and the early childhood advisory council, in consultation with the governor's office of 21st century education, to develop legislative recommendations regarding the state's policies on literacy education for birth through 3rd grade with...

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ILAdopted 06/2012P-12Kindergarten Readiness Survey Implementation, "K" in State Standards
23 IL ADC 1.420; 23 IL ADC 1.APP. D
From Illinois Register: This rulemaking resulted from the State Board of Education's application for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant to design and implement ...

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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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DCSigned into law 04/2012P-12Early Childhood Education, Title V
Bill 19-648
Requires the chancellor to establish academic acheivement goals for three and four-year olds, and readiness goals and evaluations for three and four-year olds and for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. The chancellor also must establish guidelines for...

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INSigned into law 03/2012P-12Creates Advisory Committee on Early Education
S.B. 268
Requires the education roundtable to establish an advisory committee on early education, with members from around the state, to provide professional and technical assistance to the roundtable. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2012/SE/SE0268.1.html...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12Early Childhood and Youth Councils
H.B. 4165
Revises the purpose of the Early Learning Council to ensuring that children enter school ready to learn, determines responsibilities, membership and term limits and establishes the Early Learning Council Fund. Requires that the Early Learning Council implement...

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NMSigned into law 02/2012P-12K-3 Plus Program
H.B. 14
Converts the "K-3 plus" pilot project to a program in the state education department to provide funding for additional educational time for disadvantaged students in kindergarten through third grade to improve numeracy, literacy and social skills. In evaluatin...

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NYSigned into law 09/2011P-12Special Education Schools, Early Intervention Agencies, Early Intervention Program Services, and Multi-Disciplinary Evaluations
S.B. 5524
Requires a provider of special education services or programs to obtain a waiver pursuant to 6503-B (see next paragraph) before providing evaluation services. Provides that to be eligible for approval as an evaluator, a group of appropriately licensed or certi...

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IASigned into law 07/2011P-12At-Risk 3-5-year Olds
H.F. 645 - Multiple Sections
Allows a grantee to direct the use of moneys received to serve any qualifying child ranging in age from three years old to five years oId, regardless of the age of population indicated on the grant request in its initial year of application. A grantee is encou...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Establishes System of Early Care and Education and Child Development
S.B. 1103
Establishes the Early Childhood Education Cabinet. Creates, by July 1, 2013, a coordinated system of early care and education and child development (system) and requires the governor to appoint a planning director, by July 15, 2011, to develop a plan to implem...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy
S.B. 929
Sec. 1 - Establishes a task force to address the academic achievement gaps in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the achievement gaps in elementary, middle and high schools. Requires the task force to submit a master plan to the General...

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NVVetoed 06/2011P-12Early Childhood Care and Education
A.B. 546
Provides for the establishment by statute of the Early Childhood Advisory Council by the director of the Department of Health and Human Services. Provides that the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council is to be deemed to be the Council required to be establi...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Creation and Transfer of Various State Agencies
S.B. 2156
Creates the Department of Economic Opportunity. Transfers the functions and trust funds of the Agency for Workforce Innovation to other agencies. Transfers the Ready to Work program from the Department of Education (DOE) to the Department of Economic Opportuni...

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MEVetoed 06/2011P-12Establishes an Early Childhood Stakeholder Group
S.P. 160
Original bill language proposed to create a unified early childhood education system. An adopted amendment replaced the bill with a resolve requiring the Maine Children's Growth Council to establish and convene a stakeholder group to identify options and alter...

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MISigned into law 06/2011P-12Early Childhood Competitive Grants
H.B. 4325 - Early Childhood Provisions
Provides one-time competitive grants to intermediate districts for the creation of and continuance of great start communities or other community purposes as identify by the early childhood investment corporation. Requires each grant to fund: (1) Completion of ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2011P-12Early Learning Act and Advisory Council
S.B. 120
The Act establishes a comprehensive early childhood care and education system through an aligned continuum of
state and private programs, including home visitation, early intervention, child care, early head start, head start, early
childhood special educatio...

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CASigned into law 03/2011P-12Child Care and Development Services
S.B. 70 - Sec. 8201, 8208, 8263.1
Amends eligibility requirements for children to receive child care and development services. Existing law provides children must be at least 13 or younger. Under amendment, eligible children are:
--Age 10 or younger
--Children with exceptional needs
--Childre...

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AZRejected by voters 11/2010P-12Early Childhood Development Referendum
HCR 2001
Submits an act to the electorate; concerns repeal of the Early Childhood Development and Health Board; repeals provisions of existing law that relate to early childhood development and health programs; provides for monies levied and collected for the Early Chi...

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TNSigned into law 06/2010P-12Parent or Caretaker RelativeTraining
H.B. 2644
Requires a parent or caretaker relative receiving temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) services to participate in either a parent education training class or a program of volunteer service in a school.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/HB2644....

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KSIssued 06/2010P-12Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council
E.O. 10-04
To enhance early educational opportunities for Kansas children, Governor Mark Parkinson has created the Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council. The Council will build on the work of the Kansas Children's Cabinet, the Kansas Early Childhood Comprehensive Syste...

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ILIssued 06/2010P-12Office of Early Childhood Development
Executive Order 8
Creates the Office of Early Childhood Development in the governor's office. Provides that the purpose of the office is to coordinate the work of the Council and its committees, and support collaborative efforts to coordinate, improve, and expand existing early...

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NHSigned into law 06/2010P-12
Postsec.
Reporting on Pupil Indicators
S.B. 503
Requires early childhood programs and postsecondary institutions to submit a report to the department of education containing information on pupil indicators
in the following areas:
(a) Attendance rates.
(b) Annual and cumulative drop-out rates of high school...

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VTSigned into law 05/2010P-12
S.B. 268
Repeals prior language and replaces with language that codifies the Building Bright Futures Council.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2010/bills/Passed/S-268.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010P-12Early Learning Charter School Screening
S.F. 2505
Requires charter schools that elect to provide a screening program to comply with the requirements of the early childhood health and development screening program. Requires charter schools that provide screening to inform families that apply for admission to t...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010P-12State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care
S.F. 2505
Adds the commissioner of health, or the commissioner's designee, to the membership of the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care.     Modifies the duties of the council by providing additional direction to the council regarding making rec...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 04/2010P-12Early Learning Council Meetings
S.B. 2121
Allows the Early Learning Council to conduct meetings by teleconference. Sets out quorum requirements and public notice and participation requirements for teleconference meetings. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2010/Bills/SB2121_.HTM...

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COSigned into law 04/2010P-12Quality in Child Care Program
H.B. 1026
Creates the Quality in Child Care Incentive Grant Program with the objective of providing incentives to county or district departments of social services to increase the quality of early care and education providers and facilities in the county while allowing ...

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COSigned into law 04/2010P-12Early Childhood Educator Scholarship Program
H.B. 1030
Creates the early childhood educator development scholarship program in the department of education. The program will provide scholarships to persons who are employed in early childhood development who are pursuing an associate of arts degree in early childhoo...

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MESigned into law 03/2010P-12Requires the Education Research Institute to Collect Info on Early Learning Programs
H.B. 1261
Requires the Education Research Institute to include in the information that it collects and analyzes, information on early care and public preschool programs (previously the Institute was only required to collect information on K-12). http://www.mainelegisla...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12Early Learning
H.B. 2867
Promotes Early learning; requires the Department of Early Learning to develop a comprehensive birth-to- three plan to provide education and support through a continuum of options; provides the legislation intends to fund home visits, infant and toddler child c...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12Early Learning Advisory Council
S.B. 5617
Modifies the composition and duties of the Early Learning Advisory Council; requires the council to advise the Department of Early Learning on statewide issues that would build a comprehensive system of quality early learning programs and services for Washingt...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12Ready for School Act of 2010
H.B. 2731
Creates an Early Learning Program for educationally at-risk three- and four-year-old children, including special education children.
Implements the program in phases with full implementation being in the 2018-19 school year. Initial year is 2011-12 school year...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12Early Learning Technical Working Group
S.B. 6759
Requires the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with assistant and support from the department of early learning, to convene a technical working group to develop a comprehensive plan for a voluntary program of early learning. Requires the qual...

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DESigned into law 02/2010P-12Alignment with Hed Start
H.B. 470
Modifies the responsibilities of the state's Mangement Resource Committee and Early Childhood Council to align the operations of those entities with guidelines under the federal Head Start program.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis145.nsf/vwLegislation/HB+470/...

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ILSigned into law 01/2010P-12Professional Development for Department of Human Services Staff; 1st Grade Start Age for Certain Students
H.B. 806
Requires the department of human services to operate a comprehensive professional development system called the Gateways to Opportunity program. Directs the department of human services to award Gateways to Opportunity credentials to early care and education, ...

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OHAdopted 01/2010P-12School Child Care Programs
OAC 3301-32-01, -02, -06, -11, -12
Revises rules relating to definitions http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/3301/0/32/3301-32-01_PH_FF_A_RU_20100112_1441.pdf, staff http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/3301/0/32/3301-32-02_PH_FF_A_RU_20100112_1441.pdf, health and safety http://www...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Preschool Enrollment for Children of Juvenile Court Wards
A.B. 769
States findings and declarations regarding children of youth who are in custody, or on probation or in the foster care system. Requires priority for participation in state preschool programs to be given to children who have a biological custodial parent who is...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Early Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program
A.B. 627
Provides legislative findings and declarations on nutrition and health in children's early years. Requires the superintendent of public instruction to establish a minimum 12-month pilot program in which selected child care centers and day care homes participat...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Early Childhood Education Block Grant
S.B. 1412
Relates to the Early Childhood Education Block Grant. Replaces provision that 11% of grant to be used to fund programs for children age 0-3 with provision that at least 11% of grant be used for such purposes. Requires this percentage to increase to 20% by the ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12MOUs Between State and Head Start Programs
S.B. 79
Requires grantees under the Preschool for All Children program to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the appropriate local Head Start agency within three months of the awarding of the grantee's grant. Requires collaboration between the grantee...

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NDSigned into law 08/2009P-12Early Childhood Services Advisory Board
H.B. 1472
Relates to the creation of an early childhood services advisory board to advise during a review of all early childhood services rules. The recommendations, the goal of which is to streamline and improve the quality of the early childhood services process, must...

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OHSigned into law 08/2009P-12Inspections of Preschool and Licensed School Child Programs
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.57
Partially from DOE summary of H.B. 1: Reduces the number of annual inspections of preschool programs and licensed school child programs by the department of education from twice during each 12-month period of operation to once each 12-month period of operation...

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CASigned into law 07/2009P-12Three-year Child Development Appropriations
A.B. 2D - Sections 4 and 5
Section 4: Repeals Section 8278 of the Education Code, which made child development appropriations, with the exception of funds appropriated for the After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnerships Program and for CalWORKs child care, available for ex...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Childhood Advisory Council and Early Childhood Financing Workgroup
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.90 and 265.70.20
Section 3301.90:Creates the Early Childhood Advisory Council to serve as the federally mandated state advisory council for early childhood education and care, and to advise the state regarding the creation and duties of the Center for Early Childhood Developme...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Full-Day Kindergarten
H.B. 1 - Section 3317.03, 3321.01, 3321.05 and 265.70.70
3317.03: Requires each student enrolled in kindergarten to be counted as a full-time equivalent student regardless of whether or not the student is enrolled in full-day kindergarten class.
3321.01: Repeals references permitting a district that is not eligible ...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Teacher Preparation and Licensure
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.22 and 3319.23
Repeals provision in 3319.22 that directed the state board to adopt the standards and requirements for temporary, associate, provisional and professional teacher licenses. Establishes a 4-year "resident educator" license to allow an educator to complete the Oh...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12"Help Me Grow" Advisory Council
H.B. 1 - Section 3701.611 and 289.20
Establishes the "Help Me Grow" advisory council, to serve as the state interagency coordinating council, as described in 20 U.S.C. 1441. Establishes duties of the council. Authorizes the council to advise and assist the departments of health and education on t...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Childhood Cabinet Appointment
H.B. 1 - Section 265.10.23
Directs the governor to appoint to the early childhood cabinet a representative of a board of health of a city or general health district or an authority having the duties of a board of health
Pages 2801-2802 of 3120: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillTex...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Childhood Education Programs
H.B. 1 - Section 265.10.20
Partially from DOE summary of H.B. 1:
Continues the GRF-funded early childhood education program at school districts, joint vocational school districts or educational service centers for children at least three years old as of the district entry date for kind...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Committee to Study Publicly Funded Child Care Services
H.B. 1 - Section 309.40.70
Creates a committee to study publicly funded child care services, including the Early Learning Initiative as re-established by H.B. 1. Requires that the study include the following:
(1) The effects of changing the definitions of full-time and part-time care o...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Early Learning Initiative
H.B. 1 - Section 309.40.60
From Legislative Service Commission summary of H.B. 1:
Re-establishes the Early Learning Initiative (ELI) to provide early learning services on full-day or partial-day basis to eligible children. Provides the program is to be jointly administered by the depar...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Center for Early Childhood Development
H.B. 1 - Section 265.70.10
Directs the governor and the state superintendent to create the Center for Early Childhood Development in the department of education, comprised of staff from the DOE, department of job and family services, department of health, and any other state agency as t...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Collective Bargaining for Independent Child Care Providers
H.B. 1 - Section 741.01, 741.02, 741.03, 741.04, 741.05, 741.06 and 741.07
Defines "independent child care provider" as either a licensed provider who does not meet the definition of "employee" under the National Labor Relations Act, or a certified or licensed provider or in-home aide who is not a county or state employee. Authorizes...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2009P-12Early Learning
S.B. 1329
Bars schools from moving students between junior kindergarten and kindergarten, except in cases in which the move is warranted and based on appropriate assessments. Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, requires the department to use assessment tools and pro...

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NYSigned into law 07/2009P-12Services to Preschool Students with Disabilities
A.B. 8893
Provides for state reimbursement of municipalities for school supportive health services provided to preschool students with disabilities and for allocation of the moneys to the department of health and the municipality. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08...

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MOSigned into law 07/2009P-12Preschool Grants
S.B. 291--Missouri Preschool Plus Grant Program
Creates pilot program within the Missouri Preschool Project. Program will serve up to 1250 students with preschool services and be administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in collaboration with the Coordinating Board for Early Child...

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ORAdopted 06/2009P-12PRIVATE PREKINDERGARTEN
OAR 581-045-0500 to -0575 non seq.
Amends rules relating to private prekindergarten through grade 12 schools. Relates to compliance with fire safety, child care and sanitation standards. Implements child abuse reporting and training. OREGON 30409...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Early Childhood Health Literacy
H.B. 3041
Authorizes the Department of Education to establish a pilot project for the purpose of assisting federal Head Start program providers located in the State with adopting and implementing health literacy programs that empower consumers of health care to better c...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Federal Funds
H.B. 635
Authorizes the Texas Education Agency to seek, accept and distribute grants awarded by the federal government or any other public or private entity for the benefit of public elementary and secondary education. Authorizes the commissioner, for purposes of deter...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Council on Children and Families
S.B. 1646
Creates the Council on Children and Families to coordinate the state's health, education and human services systems to ensure that children and families have access to needed services, and improve efficiency in the provision of services. Establishes council me...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs
S.B. 1824
Defines "children with special needs" as children younger than 22 diagnosed with a chronic illness, intellectual or other developmental disability, or serious mental illness. Creates the Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs to improve the coo...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Early Learning and Higher Ed. Partnerships
H.B. 736
Directs the Children's Growth Council to create a working group; requires the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education to participate in the working group as well as public universities, community colleges, child care providers a...

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TXAdopted 06/2009P-12Actions When a Child Care Provider is Placed on Corrective or Adverse Action
40 TAC 20.809.E.809.94
Sets forth actions the workforce commission and local workforce development boards must take when a child care provider is placed on corrective or adverse action by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Describes board requirements regarding...

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OHAdopted 06/2009P-12Early Learning Programs
OAC 3301-37-01 through -12
-01: Adds or amends definitions related to early learning programs, including of "alignment," "curriculum," "early learning program guidelines," "group size". http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/3301/0/37/3301-37-01_PH_FF_A_RU_20090615_1020.pdf
-02: Ide...

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TXSigned into law 05/2009P-12Information for Parents of Newborns
H.B. 1240
Relates to information required to be provided to parents of an infant. Provides that if a woman is a recipient of medical assistance, she must be given a resource guide relating to the development, health and safety of her child. Requires the guide to provide...

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NVVetoed 05/2009P-12Early Childhood
S.B. 378
Establishes requirements for certain early childhood education programs; requires the Department of Education to develop a plan for such programs.
http://leg.state.nv.us/75th2009/Bills/SB/SB378_EN.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Assessment of Reading Instruction
H.F. 2
Includes as part of the Board of Teaching's licensure exams an assessment of reading instruction for teacher licensure prekindergarten and elementary school candidates.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H0002.5.html&session=ls86...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Minnesota Reading Corps Program
H.F. 2
Establishes a Minnesota Reading Corps program to provide AmeriCorps members with a data-based problem-solving model of literacy instruction to help train local Head Start program providers, other prekindergarten program providers, and staff in schools with stu...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Quality Rating and Improvement System
H.F. 2
Establishes a voluntary, standards-based quality rating and improvement system for early learning and care programs. Requires the state to consider the cost of administering and staffing the system and collecting evaluation and assessment data when establishin...

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WVSigned into law 05/2009P-12Early Learning-County Collaborative Plan
S.B. 498
Amends existing law which requires each county board to develop a county collaborative plan for implementing an early childhood education program; specifies certain information required to be included in the plan and requires the plan to be developed using a t...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Early Childhood Education Council
H.B. 1400 - Sec. 43, Early Childhood Council
Sets the membership, terms and duties of the North Dakota early childhood education council. The council is to:
1. Review the delivery of early childhood education in this state;
2. Conduct a needs assessment;
3. Review early childhood education standards and ...

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ORSigned into law 04/2009P-12Child Development Specialist
S.B. 63
Removes the requirement that the Superintendent of Public Instruction reimburse school districts for costs incurred for the child development specialist program; applies to costs incurred in fiscal quarters beginning on or after effective date of Act. Chapter ...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Early Learning
H.B. 1943
Requires recommendations for preparation and professional development for the early learning and school-age program workforce; Requires the Professional Development Consortium convened by the Early Learning Advisory Council to develop recommendations for a sta...

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NDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Early Childhood Care - Capacity, Quality, Facilities
H.B. 1418
A bill relating to early childhood care workforce development, child care capacity, and quality improvement for early childhood facilities and to provide an apppropriation. Requires the department to provide voluntary, progressive training opportunities leadin...

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GAAdopted 04/2009P-12Bright from the Start Program
GAC 591-1-1-.16 and .31
Amends rules concerning the Bright From the Start Program, including governing body, licensure and staff....

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ILAdopted 03/2009P-12Early Childhood Block Grant
23 IAC 235.100
Extends sunset for Preschool for All Children program from June 2008 to June 2010. Pages 336-339 of 372: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume33_issue10.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 03/2009P-12Voluntary Early Childhood Programs
S.B. 2314
Authorizes local school districts to operate and expend funds from any available sources for voluntary early childhood education programs.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2009/pdf/SB/2300-2399/SB2314SG.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2009P-12Birth through Pre-K teaching credential
H.B. 1132
Creates a birth through prekindergarten teaching credential and endorsement.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Bills/HB1132.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2009P-12Membership of the Early Childhood Commission
H.B. 1044
Expands membership of the State early childhood commission.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/default.asp...

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MISigned into law 01/2009P-12Early Intervention Programs for K-3
S.B. 1039
Provides that an intermediate school district may develop and make available to districts and public school academies an early intervening model program for grades k to 3 which shall be designed to instruct classroom teachers and support staff on how to monito...

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KYIssued 12/2008P-12Commission on Philanthropy
E.O. 2008-1273
Establishes the state Commission on Philanthropy to explore new opportunities for creative solutions to the state's systemic challenges. Provides for an initial focus on early childhood education and child health....

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GAAdopted 12/2008P-12Bright From the Start
GAC 591-2-1-.01 to ,07
Establishes rules implementing the pre-K Bright From The Start grant program. ...

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WIIssued 10/2008P-12Governor's State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care
Executive Order 269
(Executive Order No. 269) Creates the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care to conduct a periodic statewide needs assessment concerning the quality and availability of early childhood education and development programs and services for c...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Child care
A.B. 2467
Amends the Child Care and Development Services Act which establishes various full and part-time programs for a comprehensive, coordinated and cost- effective system of developmental services for children up to a certain age. Permits certain other information, ...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12Early learning
S.B. 1629
Establishes the Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee which would be required to develop the policy and implementation plan for an Early Learning Quality Improvement System. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apply to t...

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MNIssued 09/2008P-12Council on Early Childhood Education and Care
Executive Order 08-14
Creates the Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care.
http://www.governor.state.mn.us/priorities/governorsorders/executiveorders/PROD009141.html...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12Child care
A.B. 2759
Recasts provisions of existing law as the State Preschool Program. Deletes campus child care and development programs and child abuse protection and prevention services from the definition of child care and development programs. Establishes minimum hours per d...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Finance
A.B. 1028
Revises various provisions of the Child Care and Development Services Act relating to the reimbursement and auditing of child care and development providers. Requires a child care contractor receiving additional funding to separately account for all sources an...

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COAdopted 09/2008P-12Early Access to Education for Students w/ Disabilities
1 CCR 301-8
Addresses early access to educational services for children with disabilities who are less than six years of age.

http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/NumericalSubDocList.do?deptID=4&deptName=300%20Department%20of%20Education&agencyID=109&agencyName=301%20Colorado...

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PAIssued 09/2008P-12Early Learning Council and Early Learning Investment Commission
Executive Orders 17 and 18
Two executive orders established the Governor's Early Learning Council and the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission.
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=2999&PageID=431162&mode=2&contentid=http://pubcontent.state.pa.us/p...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Commission on the Elimination of Poverty
H.B. 4369
Creates the Commission on the Elimination of Poverty to develop a poverty elimination strategic plan to reduce extreme poverty in Illinois by 50% or more by 2015. In developing the overall strategic plan, and in working toward the goal of reducing extreme pove...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12
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Community College
Commission on Children and Youth
H.B. 4456
Creates the Commission on Children and Youth Act. Provides for membership, appointments, goals, recommendations, and reports. Provides that the Early Learning Council must have primary responsibility for development of a five-year strategic plan for children a...

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MASigned into law 07/2008P-12Clarification of Provisions
H.B. 4706
Clarifies provisions relating to early education and care.
http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/185/ht04pdf/ht04706.pdf...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Universal Early Childhood Program
S.B. 286
Provides for phased in universal access to the Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program and for participation by non-school system providers of early childhood education; relates to tuition and free or reduced-price meals for qualified children.
http://www...

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HIVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2008P-12Early Learning System
S.B. 2878
Establishing an early learning system to be known as keiki first steps, to ensure a spectrum of high-quality early learning opportunities statewide for children birth-kindergarten entry, with priority given to underserved or at-risk children. Provides the earl...

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NHSigned into law 07/2008P-12Commission to Study the Feasibility of Creating a Preschool Incentive Fund Program
H.B. 1299
Establishes a commission to study the feasibility of creating a preschool incentive fund program; provides that the committee shall determine priorities for the dissemination of such resources, survey and confirm local school districts' interest in using funds...

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ILSigned into law 06/2008P-12Preschool for All Children Funds
H.B. 4705
Allows for the continuation of the distribution of funds by the state board of education to achieve a goal of Preschool for All Children by extending sunset date from June 2008 to June 2010. Moves current language with respect to a report concerning the distri...

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DESigned into law 06/2008P-12Delaware Stars for Early Success
S.B. 222
Directs the Department of Education to develop and give oversight to Delaware Stars for Early Success a quality rating and improvement system to benefit young children and their families served by early care and education programs.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LI...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12Success in Early Learning Act
H.B. 879
Relates to the Success in Early Learning Act; authorizes the use of telecommunication methods in conducting early learning coalition board meetings; transfers requirements for the establishment of a statewide child care resource and referral network by the Dep...

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AKAdopted 06/2008P-12Early learning guidelines
4 AAC 06.712(b)
Aligns the developmental profile indicators in state regulation with the Alaska Early Learning Guidelines for Kindergarten and grade one. ALASKA 3627
http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/AAC/Title04.htm...

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AZSigned into law 06/2008P-12Full-day Kindergarten
H.B. 2211
Counts kindergarten students as full-time students for the purpose of determining minimum adequacy facility requirements that are used to determine new construction needs. Remove language requiring a school district to provide the necessary capital monies to i...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Early Childhood Special Education
H.B. 1366
Recodifies existing statutory provisions related to early intervention services for infants and toddlers with significant developmental delays or disabilities; recodifies the coordination system of payment for early intervention services for infants and toddle...

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AKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Early childhood
S.B. 285
Relates to the power and duties of the Department of Education and Early Development for improving instructional practices in school districts; requires the department to establish regulatory criteria under which the department may intervene in a district to i...

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MNVetoed 05/2008P-12Omnibus prek-12 Education Finance Bill
H.B. 6
Relates to school district development screening aide, teacher and administrator licensure, district teacher compensation aide, district debt service equalization aid, non-resident student enrollment, an advisory council on early childhood education and care, ...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Definition of Day-Care Center
H.B. 1169
Revises the definition of a day-care center to exclude certain private schools that provide K-12 education. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb1169.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Granting Variance For Early Childhood Education
S.B. 2796
Modifies teaching employment for early childhood education programs. Provides a school board must employ necessary licensed teachers for its early childhood family education programs. Provides the Board of Teaching, at its discretion, may grant an applicant a ...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Appropriations
H.F. 2679
Selected provisions:
• Creates the Senior Year Plus Program to increase access of high school students to college credit and
advanced placement coursework. (Page 40, Line 23 through Page 64, Line 10)
• Requires postsecondary institutions providing Senior Year ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2008P-12State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care
H.B. 1812
Defines membership, duties and administration of the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care. [Sec. 13]
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/getbill.php?number=HF1812&session=ls85&version=list&session_number=0&session_year=2007...

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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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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Washington Head Start Program
H.B. 3168
The department of early learning (DEL) is directed to develop a proposal for the implementation of a statewide Washington head start program. The proposal should align the the state early childhood education and assistance program with federal head start progr...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12
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Institutional Child Care Grant Program
H.B. 2582
The Higher Education Coordinating Board (HEBC) and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) must award Institutional Child Care grants (to postsecondary institutions for child care services) on a competitive or matchiing basis. The HEBC adm...

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TNSigned into law 03/2008P-12Report on Employment Rights for Pre-K Teachers
H.J.R. 811
Directs the Office of Education Research and Accountability (OEA) to survey each LEA that conducts a pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) program to determine if employment rights and benefits available to K- 12 teachers also accrue to Pre-K teachers. The report will be c...

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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-12State Supplemental Funding for Head Start
H.B. 330
Appropriates $100,000 to the state board of education for fiscal year 2008-2009 to provide grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide school readiness services to economically disadvantaged children and families in accorda...

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WYSigned into law 03/2008P-12Educational Development Scholarships
H.B. 102
The bill amends the payback requirements for educational development scholarships given to assist the owners or staff of child caring facilities to attain certificates or degrees in early childhood development or a related field....

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NYAdopted 12/2007P-12Universal Prekindergarten Programs
Title 8 NYCRR Subpart 151-1
Complies with 2007 S.B. 2107, Part B, section 19, which authorizes the board of regents and the commissioner to prescribe uniform quality standards for universal prekindergarten programs....

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MIIssued 11/2007P-12Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers With Developmental Disabilities
Executive Order 43
(EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2007-43) Creates the Interagency Coordinating Council For Infants and Toddlers With Developmental Disabilities; includes early intervention services.
http://www.michigan.gov/textonly/0,2964,7-168-21975-180618--,00.html...

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IAAdopted 11/2007P-12Accreditation Standards Related to Discrimination and Prekindergarten
IAC 281, 12.1(1), 281-12.2(256), 12.3(6), 12.3(13), 12.8(1)
Reflects that education programs are not to discriminate on the basis of the added characteristics of sexual orientation and gender identity. Clarifies that a preschool program must meet accreditation standards on the same basis as any prekindergarten program ...

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MDAdopted 11/2007P-12Family Day Care Quality
COMAR 13A.14.04.02, .14
Increases the required preservice and continued training requirements for registered family child care providers to help improve the quality and professionalism of home-based child care services. MARYLAND 11169
http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/subtitle_chapter...

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MDAdopted 11/2007P-12Child Care Center Licensing and Staff Requirements
COMAR 13A.14.02.02, .18, .21-.23, .25-.27
Increases the required preservice and continued training requirements for child care center staff and change the nomenclature of child care center staff to make it consistent with the terminology used by most other states. MARYLAND 11170
http://www.dsd.state.m...

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WVIssued 10/2007P-12Governor's "Early Care and Education" Council
Executive Order No. 11-07
Orders that The Partners in Implementing an Early Care and Education System is authorized to study the issues of governance as it relates to early care and education, to develop standards for a quality early care and education program, and to examine the costs...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12Child care
A.B. 1164
Authorizes family child care providers to choose to be represented by a single provider organization. Provides that the designated provider organization is authorized to operate substitute child care provider pools if those pools are not available in the commu...

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CASigned into law 10/2007P-12Preschool
A.B. 1080
Relates to the Child Care and Development Service Act that includes funds for reimbursement of part- day and preschool appropriate program located in the attendance area of elementary schools in deciles 1 to 3, inclusive. Requires the State Department of Educa...

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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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GAAdopted 09/2007P-12Student Assessment Programs
GAC 160-3-1-.07
Adds language regarding the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs), an English language proficiency test administered annually to all English language learners (ELLs) to determine stu...

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IASigned into law 09/2007P-12Community Empowerment Initiative
H.F. 396
Expands the scope of services under an existing appropriation for the Community Empowerment Initiative involving preschool tuition services. Allows local empowerment areas to use certain funds for three-year-olds as well as 4- and 5-year olds. Complementary bi...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Missing Children Records
H.B. 250
Amends the Missing Children Records Act. Requires a preschool educational program, child care facility, or day care home or group day care home in which a missing person was enrolled to flag the person's record such that whenever a copy of or information regar...

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
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Community College
The Readiness Project
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor. 

The plan will include recommenda...

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MDAdopted 08/2007P-12Child Care Credential Program - Incentives
COMAR 13A.14.09.02-.07, .08, .09
Provides an incentive for licensed child care program administrators to increase their program management knowledge and skills by establishing an Administrator's Credential. Assists eligible child care professionals with the cost of early care and education co...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Hawaii 3-5 Transition Task Force
H.B. 531
Establishes a "Hawaii 3-5 transition" task force to study the feasibility of expanding Hawaii's early intervention section to continue services for children ages 3-5.
Directs the task force, in completing the feasibility study, to:
     (1)  Identify the pote...

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HIVetoed 07/2007P-12Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
S.B. 613
Directs the department to encourage inclusionary prekindergarten and kindergarten classes of both special education eligible and general education students, including consideration of the following options:
(1) Special education eligible preschool children ma...

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LASigned into law 07/2007P-12School Readiness Tax Credits
S.B. 361
Grants school readiness tax credits to individuals for child care expenses of children five and under, to child care providers, to child care directors and staff, and to businesses providing assistance for child care.

Provides the amount of the child care ex...

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OKIssued 07/2007P-12Governance Adjustment for Federal Funding
E.O. 32
(Amended Executive Order 2006-04) Makes the state department of education the lead agency for administration of Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Educatin Act -- to take advantage of the federal government providing the State with the opportu...

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OHIssued 07/2007P-12Help Me Grow Advisory Council
E.O. 19; (NEW BILL)
Establishes the Help Me Grow Advisory Council which will advise and assist the Ohio Department of Health in the implementation of the Help Me Grow Program, which will provide early intervention services for children with development disabilities or delays.
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OHIssued 07/2007P-12Early Learning Initiative Program
E.O. 18; (NEW BILL)
Orders the immediate adoption of rules implementing the Early Learning Initiative Program which provides children, who are often at risk of school failure, with experiences that will prepare them for educational success beginning in kindergarten and beyond.
ht...

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WVAdopted 07/2007P-12Quality Early Education System
Policy 2525
The most recent updates to Policy 2525: West Virginia's Universal Access to a Quality Early Education System support quality in the classroom and consistency among the programs across the state. They also strengthen personnel standards and continue to support ...

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DESigned into law 06/2007P-12Early Care and Education Council
H.B. 126
Extends the repeal of the Early Care and Education Council; provides for annual reports to the Interagency Resource Management Committee regarding early childhood services.
http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/lis144.nsf/vwLegislation/HB+126/$file/legis.html?open...

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RISigned into law 06/2007P-12Voluntary Quality Rating System for Child Care
H.B. 5862
Implements a voluntary quality rating system to increase the quality of early care and education of school-age child care.
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law07/law07141.htm...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12Preschool Children with Disabilities
S.B. 99
Expands the opportunity of preschool children with disabilities to continue to have a free and appropriate public education provided through the Child Development Services System; extends the window of eligibility, allowing children who reach 5 years of age be...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12Child Care Study Committee
H.B. 576
Provides a commission to study ways to increase the quality of child care services in the state by identifying and implementing best practices and by addressing current limits on access to high-quality care based on a parent's ability to pay.
http://janus.stat...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12Early Childhood Special Education Study
S.B. 666
Implements the recommendations of the Subcommittee To Study Early Childhood Special Education; relates to early intervention and early childhood special education services for children from birth to 8 years of age.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/bi...

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NJSigned into law 06/2007P-12Early Intervention for Autism
A.B. 4056; S.B. 2568
Concerns Early Intervention Program services for children with autism. Requires Department of Health and Senior Services, in conjunction with the Departments of Education and Human Services, to establish a Statewide system of early intervention services for el...

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LASigned into law 06/2007P-12The Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program
H.B. 595
Provides that the name of the program for LA 4 classes is "The Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program". http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=442729...

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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12Educational Service Units and Early Childhood Education Grants
L.B. 603
Relates to educational service units and school funding, incuding distance education. Changes provisions relating to: election of board members for educational service units; distance education, unit boundaries and board membership; and the Early Childhood Edu...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Pre-K Readiness
H.B. 1078
Directs the commissioner to approve School Readiness Service Agreements for up to 50 providers that represent diverse parts of the state and a variety of child care delivery models. (See "Sec. 57".) Directs the commissioners of human services and education to ...

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COSigned into law 05/2007P-12Statewide Early Childhood Councils
H.B. 1062
Concerns the creation of a statewide system of early childhood councils to improve and sustain availability, accessibility, capacity and quality of services. The councils will be governed by the department of human services in collaboration with departments of...

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KSSigned into law 05/2007P-12Early Childhood System
H.B. 2310 (Section 1)
Directs the legislative educational planning committee, in collaboration with the 2010 commission, to:

(1) Develop a coordinated, comprehensive system for the delivery of early childhood education services
(2) Identify priorities for early childhood educatio...

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WVAdopted 05/2007P-12Pre-K Education
Title 126, Series 28
Amends rules governing the standards for pre- kindergarten education....

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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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OKSigned into law 05/2007P-12New Member for School Readiness Board
H.B. 1557
Amends membership of the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board to include one representative of a state association of federally funded early childhood programs appointed by the Governor.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2007-08bills/HB/HB1557_ENR....

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Early Childhood Literacy Programs
H.F. 2245 [Early Childhood]
Establishes a research-based early childhood literacy program premised on actively involved parents, ongoing professional staff development, and high quality early literacy program standards. Intended to increase the literacy skills of children participating i...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Head Start Full-Day Requirements
H.F. 2245 [Head Start]
Spells out requirements for the phase in of full-day services in Head Start programs or licensed child care.
http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H2245.2.html&session=ls85...

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NDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Statewide System for Early Childhood Workforce Training
S.B. 2186
The bill provides for early childhood care transition assistance. This bill allows the department to establish a statewide system to build systematic early childhood workforce voluntary training, which may include distance learning formats, a professional regi...

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HISigned into law 04/2007P-12Funds for Early Intervention Services
S.B. 1459
(Governor's Package Bill) Appropriates $5,299,809 from the general fund for early intervention services for infants and children from birth to three years of age with developmental delay or ones at biological or environmental risk for developmental delay. http...

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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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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Rules Inviting Mutual Respect
S.B. 5828
Finds that education is the single most effective investment that can be made in children, the state, the economy, and the future. A well-educated citizenry is essential both for the preservation of democracy and for enhancing the state's ability to compete i...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Integrated, Comprehensive System of Early Education
H.B. 2319
Supports early learning and parenting education opportunities at community colleges; requires the state board for community and technical colleges to conduct an inventory and survey of all campus-based early learning programs and services for the purpose of cr...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Full-Day Kindergarten Planning Grants and Desegregation Grant
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 38
Authorizes the commissioner to award grants to districts that operated half-day kindergarten programs in the 2006-2007 school year, and that will continue to operate such half-day programs in the 2007-2008 school year, to plan for conversion to full-day kinder...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Universal Pre-Kindergarten
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 19
Eliminates references to district-level prekindergarten policy advisory boards and their authority to adopt prekindergarten programs.

Provides that two or more districts may submit a joint application to operate a joint universal prekindergarten program.

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Addresses Authority Issues
S.B. 5952
From final House Bill report: The Department of Early Learning (DEL) was established in 2006 as an executive branch agency whose primary duties are to implement early learning policy and to coordinate, consolidate, and integrate child care and early learning p...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Child care
H.B. 2211
Creates the Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Facilities Act; requires the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education of the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate efforts to share with the state Department of Emergency Management ...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Temporary Task Force on Preschool Special Education
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 59
Establishes a temporary task force on preschool special education, to be chaired by the commissioner of education or his/her designated representative, and consisting of the following members:

(1) The commissioner of education or his/her designated representa...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Pregnant Women Support Act
H.B. 3183, S.B. 1088
Chapter No. 822: Creates the Pregnant Women Support Act. Provisions include several related to education: Providing support services for students of institutions of higher education; providing funds to allow early childhood education programs to work with preg...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007P-12early learning
H.B. 1487
Relates to an act to increase the early literacy skills of children by creating a literacy skills component to the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program; provides that each applicant for the scholarship shall agree that for each year the scholarship ...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12Voluntary Early Learning Grant Program
S.B. 2667
Authorizes and directs the department of human services to implement a voluntary early care and education grant program by sub-contracting with Head Start, licensed child care centers and licensed public and private school prekindergarten program. Provides for...

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NESigned into law 03/2007P-12Early Childhood Training Center
L.B. 231
Transfers operation of the Early Childhood Training Center from the educational service unit currently operating the center to the department of education on September 1, 2007. Addresses transfer of employee benefits.
http://uniweb.legislature.ne.gov/FloorDoc...

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NMSigned into law 03/2007P-12K-3 Plus Pilot Project
H.B. 198
Creates the K-3 Plus Pilot project as a six-year pilot. The program would provide extended time for students in K-3rd grades in high-poverty schools. Provides for application process, requires reporting and declares an emergency.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessi...

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ILAdopted 03/2007P-12Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Assistance Grant
23 IAC 70.10, .20, .30, .40, .50, .60, .70, .80.
Goal of the grant program is to address the shortages experienced by all state-funded preschool education programs of teachers holding Type 04 certificates by assisting individuals to enroll as candidates in and complete a teacher preparation program leading t...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12K-3 Literacy and Numeracy Screening
H.B. 1058
Relates to dyslexia screening and remediation pilot programs. Requires state department of education to select a literacy and numeracy screening instrument to be used by districts for K-3 students. Requires all districts to use selected instrument. Districts m...

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WYSigned into law 03/2007P-12Child Care Facilities Improvement
H.B. 95
Requires the state to provide staff development grants to child caring facilities to assist the owners or staff of those facilities to obtain
continuing education training in early childhood development or related topics; also requires the state to provide tec...

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WYSigned into law 03/2007P-12Preschool Mental Health Services
S.B. 34
Allows funds to be appropriated for developmental preschool mental health or social-emotional development services and training. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/SF0034.pdf...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12Developmental Preschool Service Providers Reimbursement
H.B. 42
Increases the state's per child reimbursement amount for developmental preschool service providers. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/HB0042.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 02/2007P-12Early Childhood Reading Readiness
H.C.R. 5
This concurrent resolution of the legislature and governor encourages reading with a child 20 minutes a day to help prepare children for success in school and lifelong learning. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hcr005.htm...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12Local Matching Funds for Preschool
H.B. 177
Requires 3% local matching funds for contracts with developmental preschool service providers. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/HB0177.pdf...

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VAPassed 02/2007P-12Virginia Preschool Initiative Study
H.J. 729
This joint resolution of the legislature directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the Virginia Preschool Initiative. In conducting its study, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall (i) review the statutory authorizati...

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COSigned into law 02/2007P-12Funding for Full-day Kindergarten
S.B. 26
Authorizes a school district, upon voter approval, to impose an additional mill levy for purposes of funding the school district's excess full-day kindergarten costs. Allows the question submitted to the voters to also include a question of whether to impose a...

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AKAdopted 02/2007P-12PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
4 AAC 04.150
Amends rules to the Department of Education and Early Development.Adopts Grade Level Expectations (GPE) for Kindergarten through Grade 2. ALASKA 3405...

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NJSigned into law 01/2007P-12Early Education Intervention Week
S.J.R. 14; A.J.R 113
Designates third week of May New Jersey Early Intervention Week to focus public attention on the needs of young children, to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs, and to plan how we can better meet the needs of all young ch...

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NJSigned into law 12/2006P-12Early Intervention Week
S.J.R. 14; A.J.R 113
Designates third week of May New Jersey Early Intervention Week to focus public attention on the needs of young children, to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs, and to plan how we can better meet the needs of all young ch...

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NEApproved by voters 12/2006P-12Constitutional Amendment: Early Childhood Education Endowment Fund
L.B. 1006
A constitutional amendment to permit use of funds dedicated to the common schools for early childhood educational purposes. If adopted, requires the creation of an early childhood education endowment fund for the purpose of supporting early childhood education...

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DEAdopted 10/2006P-12Early Childhood Special Education Teachers
14 DAC 1570
Clarifies rules regarding Standard Certificate Early Childhood Teacher Special Education. Requires a test of knowledge in addition to academic preparation for the issuance of a Standard Certificate. DELAWARE 1881
http://www.state.de.us/research/AdminCode/title...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Early Childhood Teacher Certification
A.B. 2802
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to establish an optional early childhood education credential for kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 that is to be built into the multiple subject teaching credential. Provides that it is equivalent to the multiple...

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KSAdopted 08/2006P-12Teacher Licensure Regulations
K.A.R. 91-1-201, -202, and -205
Changes licensure regulations for teachers of early childhood education. ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12PreK for At-Risk Children
S.B. 1497
Relates to grants for a preschool educational program administered by the state board July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. Provides that appropriated funds shall be distributed to achieve a goal of preschool for all children whose families choose to participate...

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MSAdopted 07/2006P-12Child Care Quality Rating System
Uncodified
Establishes rules for a pilot project to improve the quality of child care services. Sets up a quality rating system for licensed child careproviders. MISSISSIPPI 10417...

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AZOn 11/07/2006 Ballot. 07/2006P-12Early Childhood Funding Ballot Initiative
V. 18; (NEW BILL)
(PROPOSITION I-16-2006) Increases funding for early childhood development and health programs; provides that local councils would distribute the majority of the funding, with oversight by a statewide board; dedicates funding from an increase on the sales price...

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AZApproved by voters 07/2006P-12Early Childhood Development and Health Initiative
V. 18 (Prop. 203)
(PROPOSITION 203 I-16-2006) Increases funding for early childhood development and health programs. Purpose is to improve quality and increase access to early childhood development activities. Also will increase access to preventative health care programs and ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12Early Childhood Teacher Certification
S.B. 2202
Amends the Teacher Certification Article of the School Code. Relates to an early childhood certificate. Provides that the student teaching portion of the practical experience may be satisfied through placement in any of grades pre-kindergarten through 3, provi...

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OKSigned into law 06/2006P-12Early Childhood Pilot Program
S.B. 3B
Directs the state board to establish a pilot early childhood program to consist of private donations and state funds that will serve at-risk children in at least one urban area and one rural area of this state selected by the board. Directs the board to solic...

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ILEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2006P-12Early Childhood Block Grant
23 IAC 235.10, .60, .70, .100, .200, .300, .400, .500
Establishes emergency rules regarding the Preschool for All Children program; provides educational services to all 3 to 5 year old children whose families choose to participate. 325-338 of 591: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/regis...

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LAAdopted 06/2006P-12State Early Childhood Programs
H.R. 132
Requests the governor and commissioner of administration to include in the FY 2007-2008 executive budget additional funding for adequately staffing, equipping, and evaluating state early childhood education programs. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/strea...

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WARule Adoption 06/2006P-12Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program
WAC 365-170
Revises rules regarding the state's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, including the process for allocating or awarding funds, use of funds, comprehensive service delivery and nondiscrimination requirements, eligibility for services, and staff q...

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NHSigned into law 06/2006P-12Quality Early Learning Opportunity
H.B. 1626
Directs the commissioner to establish a quality early learning opportunity initiative to be made available on a first-come, first-served basis to families whose income is between 190% and 250% of the federal poverty guidelines, and whose children are enrolled ...

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WVEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2006P-12Family Child Care Home Registration
Title 78, Series 20
Amends rules regarding informal and relative family child care home registration requirements. http://www.wvsos.com/adlaw/proposed/78-20er.pdf...

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CARejected by Voters. 06/2006P-12Voluntary Public Preschool Program
V. 3 (Prop. 82)
Proposes an amendment to the California Constitution to establish a right to voluntary public preschool for all four-year old children, administered by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and county school superintendents, funded by a tax on individ...

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CTSigned into law 06/2006P-12Early Childhood Workforce Expansion
S.B. 455
Concerns the early childhood education workforce; expands the number of early childhood education teachers through development of an accelerated, alternate route program to initial teacher certification with an endorsement in early childhood education; provide...

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VTIssued 06/2006P-12Building Bright Futures Council
E.O. 03-06
Establishes the Building Bright Futures Council, a public-private partnership, to support the creation of an integrated system of early childhood care, health and education that will assure equitable access for all children and families seeking services, maxim...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Community Empowerment Initiative
H.B. 2769
Increases membership on the community empowerment state board. Requires family support services in the community empowerment initiative to include home visitation. Creates a community empowerment gifts and grants account in the Iowa empowerment fund. Makes an...

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MOSigned into law 05/2006P-12Standards for Early Childhood Education
H.B. 1511
Requires the department of Education to develop, by June 30, 2007, standards for early childhood education which will be applicable to public preschool programs that receive federal Title I funds or Missouri preschool project funds. The standards must include ...

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VTBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 05/2006P-12Prekindergarten Education Study Committee
S.B. 314
Creates a prekindergarten education study committee. Directs the committee to gather the following information:
(1)  How many private and public or publicly funded prekindergarten education services currently exist in Vermont.
(2)  What kinds of services and ...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Bilingual Weighting Funds
S.B. 549 - Section 13, 16, 27
Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the bilingual weighting to pay the cost of providing at-risk and preschool-aged at-risk education programs and services. Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the preschool-aged at-risk weighting to...

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COVetoed 05/2006P-12Statewide Early Childhood Councils
H.B. 1397
Concerns the creation and duties of a statewide system of integrated early childhood councils. Repeals the pilot program for community consolidated child care services; incorporates the pilot program into a new integrated statewide system of early childhood co...

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IDIssued 04/2006P-12Early Childhood Coordinating Council
Executive Order 2006-12
Establishes the Early Childhood Coordinating Council (as a follow-up to votes by the Interagency Coordinating Council and the Early Care and Learning Cross Systems Task Force to merge) to develop a statewide plan to meet goals related to early care and learni...

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IDIssued 04/2006P-12Executive Office for Families and Children
Executive Order 2006-09
Establishes the Executive Office for Families and Children. Provides that the duties of the council include:

A. Coordinating all boards, councils, commissions, and initiatives as recommended by the Governor, within the Executive Office of the Governor with ...

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LAAdopted 04/2006P-12Early Childhood PK-3 Certification
LAC 28:I.903
Adds the Early Childhood PK-3 certification through the Practitioner Teacher Program alternate program structure. http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0604/0604RUL.pdf (starting page 7 of 106)...

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NESigned into law 04/2006P-12Early Childhood
L.B. 1256
From the fiscal note: LB 1256 establishes an endowment fund to provide early childhood education grants to programs for at-risk children from birth to age three. Upon the effective date of an endowment agreement, administration of the Early Childhood Education...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Infants and Toddlers Program
H.B. 133; S.B. 367
Repeals a limitation that grants provided under the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program are subject to the availability of funds in the State budget; provides that the program shall include the early intervention services provided or supervised by the Depart...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program
H.B. 601
Requires the Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program to be administered by the State Department of Education; authorizes the Department to contract with specified agencies to administer the grant program; authorizes the State Superintendent to delegate auth...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12Early Intervention
S.B. 329
Establishes a grant program for early intervention programs and allows certain funds for small class size to be used for early intervention programs.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publicact/pdf/2006-PA-0120.pdf...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12Early Intervention Programs
S.B. 328
Allows settlement money from the Durant, et al. v State of to be allocated to early intervention programs.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publicact/pdf/2006-PA-0119.pdf...

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OHSigned into law 04/2006P-12Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council Advisory Board
H.B. 289
Establishes new duties for the Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council and county family and children first councils. Creates the Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council Advisory Board.
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=126_HB_289...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12Early Interventions
S.B. 330
Allows eligible school districts and public school academies currently receiving at-risk funding to use those funds to implement and operate Early Intervening Programs.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publicact/pdf/2006-PA-0121.pdf...

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KYAdopted 03/2006P-12Early Childhood Development Scholarship Program
11 KAR 16:001 and 16:010
Establishes definitions and rules regarding the applicant selection process for the Early Childhood Development Scholarship Program.
11 KAR 16:001: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/011/016/001.htm
11 KAR 16:010: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/011/016/010.htm...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Timing
H.B. 226
This bill modifies the recommended time to provide the assessment of reading and numeric skills given to potential kindergarten students. The assessment should take place in the spring prior to the kindergarten year, but no later than June 15th prior to the sc...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12Birth to 3 Early Intervention Services
H.B. 1107
Finds an urgent and substantial need to enhance the development of all infants and toddlers with disabilities in Washington in order to minimize developmental delays and to maximize individual potential for learning and functioning. Requires that, by September...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12Department of Early Learning
H.B. 2964
Finds that the early years of a child's life are critical to the child's healthy brain development and that the quality of caregiving during the early years can significantly impact the child's intellectual, social, and emotional development. Declares that the...

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MDIssued 03/2006P-12Amends Membership of the Advisory Council for Children
01.01.2006-03 (Executive Order)
Amends amend Executive Order 01.01.2005.34, which established the Advisory Council for Children; the Governor's Office for Children as a separate agency within the Executive Department to provide a coordinated, comprehensive, interagency approach to the develo...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Education Reform Act of 2006
S.B. 2602
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 16 directs the department of human services to establish a child care quality step program by requiring the office for children and youth to develop and implement a voluntary pilot rating system (QRS) for improv...

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ILAdopted 02/2006P-12Early Childhood Block Grant
23 IAC 235.10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Appendix A, B
Establishes rules regarding the Early Childhood Block Grant program. Allows entities other than school districts to apply for preschool and parental training programs; eliminates grants to fund preschool education programs to conduct research into effective p...

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SCSigned into law 02/2006P-12First Steps to School Readiness Act
S.B. 947
(Joint Resolution) Provides that the First Steps to School Readiness Act is reauthorized until July 1, 2013; provides for early childhood development. http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess116_2005-2006/prever/947_20060126.htm...

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MDIssued 02/2006P-12Maryland Child Care Subsidy Coordinating Council
EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2006.02
Establishes the Maryland Child Care Subsidy Coordinating Council, defines membership and duties. Purposes of council includes increasing access by low-income families receiving child care subsidies to quality early care and education programs, thereby increasi...

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CTIssued 02/2006P-12Governor's Early Childhood Research and Policy Council
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 13
Establishes the Governor's Early Childhood Research and Policy Council and defines membership and duties. The Council will: (1) Advise the Early Childhood Education Cabinet on research findings, policy solutions and strategic financing opportunities related to...

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OKIssued 01/2006P-12Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Intervention
Executive Order 2006-4
In order to take advantage of the opportunity to receive federal funds provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, creates the Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Intervention, to exist within the Oklahahoma Commission on Children an...

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VAIssued 01/2006P-12Establishing the Strong Start Council
Executive Order 7
Establishes the Strong Start Council -- a 17 member body to be appointed by the governor. Powers are duties include:

1. Develop statewide goals and best practices for expanding opportunities for 4 year olds to access quality pre-kindergarten programs, and enc...

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GAAdopted 12/2005P-12Early Learning Grants
GAC 591-2-1
Submits rules regarding grants under the Department of Early Care and Learning.
http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/591/2/1/01.pdf
http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/591/2/1/06.pdf...

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RIAdopted 09/2005P-12Early Childhood Certificate Requirements
Section I
Adopts rules regarding the requirements for an Early Childhood Education in public schools in grades PK-2 certificate. Outlines rules for Certificate of Eligibility for Employment (CEE) be valid for three years and Professional Certificates be valid for one or...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12Early Learning Funding and Programs
H.B. 3822
Specifies that grants for preschool educational programs may go both to local districts and to "eligible entities" as defined by the State Board of Education. Gives state board power to determine eligible entities with which local districts may contract to con...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12Early Learning Educational Task Force
S.B. 3101
Establishes and appropriates funds for an early learning educational task force to be attached to the department of education. Directs the task force to develop a 5-year plan for birth-5 education in the state. Requires the plan to include:

(1) An implement...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Grants to Charter Schools
S.B. 239
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 17:24.10(A) and 3995(C). Authorizes charter schools to apply for and receive funding from the department to provide early childhood development and enrichment activity classes, .a.k.a. LA 4 classes, as provided for in statute. ...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Deployment of Hawaii Based Military Members
S.B. 1394
The purpose of this Act is for schools whose student population includes at least twenty per cent or one hundred students from military families as determined by the department of education to provide for the following:
(1) Additional staff;
(2) Child care ser...

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SCSIGNED BY GOVERNOR 06/2005P-12Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Act
H.B. 3582
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Act addresses circumstances relating to children and lead poisoning. Revises requirements. Affects child care facilities. http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess116_2005-2006/prever/3582_20050526.htm...

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IASigned into law 06/2005P-12Impact of Early Intervention Block Grants
H.F. 742
Relates to the Iowa Early Intervention Block Grant Program. Requires a report that includes district-by-district information showing the allocation received for early intervention block grant program purposes, the total number of students enrolled in grade fou...

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NESigned by Governor 06/2005P-12Early Childhood programs, funding.
L.B. 577
Changes provisions relating to early childhood education programs as prescribed; to define and redefine terms; to provide a weighting factor and a calculation; to change provisions relating to applicable allowable growth rates; to change provisions relating to...

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COSigned into law 06/2005P-12School-Readiness Quality Improvement Program
H.B. 1238
Changes the name of the "school-readiness child care subsidization program" to the "school-readiness quality improvement program". Recognizes the early success of the program on a geographic pilot basis and expands the program to include additional eligible co...

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OKSigned into law 05/2005P-12Student Records
S.B. 569
Adds a new section of law. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, upon initial enrollment in a public school district, schools are required to request the parent or guardian to provide information to the school district regarding participation in the follow...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12Washington Early Learning Council
H.B. 1152
From the fiscal note: The bill establishes the Washington early learning council within the Governor's Office. The purpose of the council is to
provide vision, leadership, and direction to the improvement, realignment, and expansion of early learning programs ...

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DERule Adoption 04/2005P-12Standard Certificate Early Care And Education Teacher
14 DAC 1555
Amends regulations relating to standard certificate early care and education (ages 0-K) teacher. Changes concern the requirements for certification of educational personnel and are necessary to align it with changes in the grade configuration of the standard c...

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OKSigned into law 04/2005P-12Eligibility for Early Intervention
S.B. 390
Relates to the Oklahoma Early Intervention Act; modifies eligibility for early intervention services; authorizes State Board of Education to modify certain eligibility definitions as required to receive certain federal assistance. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2...

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NDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Early Childhood Services
S.B. 2304
Relates to the services included within the definition of early childhood services. Adds the following definition: "Drop-in care" means the care of children on a one-time, occasional, or unscheduled basis to meet the short-term needs of families.

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MDSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Child Care Administration and Office for Children, Youth, and Families and Maryland Family Support Centers Network - Transfer to State Department of Education
H.B. 932
Establishing an Early Childhood Development Division within the State Department of Education; transferring the Child Care Administration from the Department of Human Resources to the State Department of Education; transferring specified programs of the Office...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Arkansas Better Chance Program
H.B. 2677
Amends the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success early childhood program. Requires any programs given priority consideration for (1) having 75% or more students scoring below proficiency on the primary benchmark exams or (2) designation for school improvem...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Early childhood education program - Approval
S.B. 2260
Any person or school district operating an
early childhood education program may request approval of the program from the superintendent of
public instruction. The superintendent shall approve an early childhood education program if the
program:
1. Is taught b...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2005P-12Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers
LAC 50:XV.8109
Adopts emergency rule establishing early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities under Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0502/0502EMR.pdf (pp 30-31)...

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ALEmergency Rule Adoption 11/2004P-12Definitions
AAC 660-5-26-.01
Establishes rules allowing special education services staff employed by the Alabama Department of Education or local school system to provide critical special education services to children in licensed child care centers without meeting requirements for child ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Infant and Toddler Care Master Plan
S.B. 1343
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, working with a consultant in early care and education, to develop recommendations for a master plan for infant and toddler care in consultation and collaboration with a task force established by the superinten...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Child Care Reform
S.B. 1897
Requires the Child Development Division of the Department of Education to provide to the Superintendent of Public Instruction a baseline assessment of the supply and demand for subsidized and unsubsidized child care, to be updated every two years. Requires the...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Preschool for All Program
A.B. 712
Requires the California Children and Families Commission to complete and submit a cost study that provides an estimate of the cost of a voluntary Preschool for All program in the state. Convenes a Workforce Development Blue Ribbon Committee to develop a workfo...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Child Care and Development Services Program
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Changes the maximum age for program eligibility to 13, and modifies the definition of ''parent'' under the Child Care
and Development Services Act. Deletes provision providing a formula for determining whether a family is eligible to receive services under the...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Early Childhood Program Governance
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Deletes provision requiring the State Department of Education to take certain actions in administering child care and child development programs, including, but not limited to, establishing a review group composed of certain representatives and to submit all p...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Facilities: Joint-Use Projects
A.B. 2446
Amends the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act. Deletes teacher education facilities as eligible joint-use facilities. Includes parks and preschool facilities as eligible joint-use facilities. Permits a joint-use facility to be located adjacent to an existin...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Helping Heroes Child Care Program
A.B. 2205
Establishes the Helping Heroes Child Care Program to provide child care to families who have one or more parents deployed to Iraq by the armed services and who meet eligibility criteria. Requires that the program be administered by the Department of Education ...

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MISigned into law 09/2004P-12State School Aid Act
S.B. 885
Relates to the State School Aid Act of 1979; allocates funds for grants to intermediate districts to provide programs for parents with preschool children to improve school readiness and foster the maintenance of stable families by encouraging positive parentin...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Early Intervention Services
A.B. 2909
Requires the State Department of Education to conduct a study of the current methods of providing special instruction and other services to infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing and to report to the Legislature. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bil...

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IAIssued 08/2004P-12
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Community College
IOWA LEARNS COUNCIL
Executive Order No. 30 - 2003
Creates the IOWA LEARNS COUNCIL. The Iowa Learns Council shall work towards the ambitious goal of 90% of Iowa children having a quality pre-school experience, and 90% of Iowa high school graduates will go on to complete at least two years of college; shall pro...

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MASigned into law 07/2004P-12Early Childhood Education and Care
H.B. 4904
Relates to early childhood education and care; contains text of section 35 of H 4850; relates to recognition of advancements in educational attainment among early education and care professionals; establishes a department of early education and care; includes ...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2004P-12Early Childhood Pilot Program
S.B. 3230
Establishes a pilot project providing community-based, collaborative, and comprehensive early childhood care direct services for children under age five and their families in critical need areas as determined by the department of human services. http://www.cap...

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ILSigned into law 07/2004P-12Great START Program for Child Care
S.B. 2171
Amends the Department of Human Services Act; deletes a provision that includes beginning and ending dates for the operation of a Great START(Strategy to Attract and Retain Teachers) program; deletes provisions requiring a working committee of the Child and Dev...

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FLVetoed 07/2004P-12Universal Prekindergarten Education Program
H.B. 821
Provides for establishment of a Universal Prekindergarten Education Program; provides for scholarships and amount thereof; provides for use of web-based or book-based curriculum in lieu of scholarship; provides for administration by Workforce Innovation Agency...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Early Intervention Program Primary Service Coordination
911 KAR 2:140
Sets forth the provisions of Primary Service coordination as it relates to First Steps, KY's Early Intervention Program. http://www.chs.ky.gov/publichealth/firststeps%202004/PandP%20Manual/911kar2_140E_070104.pdf(SN)...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2004P-12Early Intervention Program Assessment and Service Plann
911 KAR 2:130
Establishes the provisions of assessment and the Individualized Family Service Plans used in First Steps, KY's Early Intervention Program. http://www.chs.ky.gov/publichealth/firststeps%202004/PandP%20Manual/911kar2_130E_070104.pdf...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2004P-12Early Intervention Program Personnel Qualifications
911 KAR 2:150
Sets forth the provisions of personnel qualifications as they relate to First Steps, KY's Early Intervention Program. http://www.chs.ky.gov/publichealth/firststeps%202004/PandP%20Manual/911kar2_150E_070104.pdf(SN)...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2004P-12Early Intervention Program Point of Entry
911 KAR 2:110
Sets forth the point of entry provisions pertaining to First Steps, KY's Early Intervention Program. http://www.chs.ky.gov/publichealth/firststeps%202004/PandP%20Manual/911kar2_110E_070104.pdf...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 06/2004P-12Early Intervention Program Evaluation and Eligibility
911 KAR 2:120
Establishes the evaluation and eligibility requirements for First Steps, KY's Early Intervention Program. http://www.chs.ky.gov/publichealth/firststeps%202004/PandP%20Manual/911kar2_120E_070104.pdf...

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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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FLSigned into law 06/2004P-12Child Care and Development Trust Fund
S.B. 1022
Re-creates the Child Care and Development Trust Fund within the Agency for Workforce Innovation without modification; carries forward current balances and continues current sources and uses thereof. http://www.flsenate.gov/cgi-bin/view_page.pl?Tab=session&Subm...

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COSigned into law 06/2004P-12Childhood School Readiness
H.B. 1277
Changes the name of the Child Care Commission to the Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission; modifying the responsibilities of the commission. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/64CD1EC1E0B64CA787256DB0004CB158?Open&file=1277_en...

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CTSigned into law 06/2004P-12School Readiness Programs
H.B. 5690
Concerns school readiness; relates to the state encouraging the development of a network of school readiness programs; relates to the funding of such programs by eligible providers by the Department of Education. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2004/act/Pa/2004PA-0...

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DESigned into law 05/2004P-12Early Care and Professionals Appreciation Day
H.J.R. 27
Proclaims May 11, 2004, as Early Child Care and Education Professionals Appreciation Day; as Early childhood educators and child care professionals are dedicated, tireless workers who are on the front lines to assist in strengthening communities and supporting...

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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12Early Learning Initiative Commission
S.R. 760
Creates the Improvement of Georgia's Pre-K Program Joint Study Commission; report due December 31, 2004. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/fulltext/sr760.htm...

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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12School Readiness Office
S.B. 456
Changes the name of the "Office of School Readiness" to "Bright From The Start: Georgia's Office of Early Care and Education;" makes the office a separate budget unit; revises definitions; changes certain provisions relating to the director of the office; adds...

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MESigned into law 05/2004P-12Educational Funding and Property Tax Relief
S.P. 761
The bill provides that by fiscal year 2009-10 the state share of kindergarten to grade 12 education funding, as described by essential programs and services, must be 55%. It also establishes a local cost share expectation for property tax years beginning on o...

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NHSigned into law 05/2004P-12Membership of the Advisory Committee on Child Care
S.B. 416
Adds representatives of Early Learning New Hampshire to the advisory committee on child care and removes obsolete member references. http://gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2004/SB0416.html...

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DESigned into law 04/2004P-12Early Childhood Education Programs
H.J.R. 19
Extends a reporting date for the Task Force examining early childhood education programs as established by House Joint Resolution No. 9, as amended. http://www.legis.state.de.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openframeset&Frame=Main&Src=/LIS/LIS142.NSF/Home?Openform...

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CTSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Readiness Staff Qualifications
H.B. 5428
Concerning school readiness staff qualifications; eases staff shortages without diminishing the quality of individuals employed for school readiness programs by amending staff qualifications; includes Head Start and special education. http://www.cga.state.ct.u...

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AZSigned into law 04/2004P-12Exempted Child Care Programs in Schools
H.B. 2031
Concerns child care programs; concerns programs exempted from certain provisions; includes professional services rendered for mentally or physically impaired students as mandated; includes tutoring to improve school performance. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/Fo...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12Early Childhood Education
H.B. 4043
Establishes the priority for early childhood education in the basic skills of reading, mathematics and English language arts....

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12Early Intervention for Deaf Children
H.B. 2765
Establishes an advisory council on early interventions for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families....

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VASigned into law 03/2004P-12Early Intervention Agencies Committee
H.B. 15
Abolishes the Early Intervention Agencies Committee created to ensure the implementation of a comprehensive system for early intervention services and to make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Secretary of Education on issu...

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SDSigned into law 02/2004P-12Child Care Availability Quality
S.B. 117
Establishes a task force to improve the quality and availability of child care and early learning opportunities....

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SCBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 02/2004P-12Student Readiness Determination
H.B. 3871
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to minimum standards for the determination of student readiness....

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UTRule Adoption 02/2004P-12Sponsors Recruiting Day Care Facilities
R277-724
Establishes the eligibility criteria for new sponsors to recruit participants to child care centers and day care homes in unserved areas. Provides criteria for recruiting facilities and new and renewing institution performance standards. UTAH REG 26829 (SN)...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Better Chance For School Success Program
H.B. 1057
Amends the state "Better Chance for School Success" program to remove matching requirements, set implementation goals and makes the program applicable to schools instead of districts; amends provisions regarding early childhood programs. http://www.arkleg.stat...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Readiness
S.B. 33 § 1
Amends Ark. Code § 6-15-404. Requires the state board of education and the state department of education to develop and implement a school readiness screening to validate a child's school readiness when a student enters kindergarten or an developmentally appro...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12
Postsec.
Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - P-16
S.B. 33 § 10
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-2201. Requires postsecondary education to report on the readiness of high school students for higher education; the state board of education shall require schools and districts to develop strategies to improve student readiness for postseco...

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 11/2003P-12Mathematics Instruction Competencies
OAC 210:20-9-172
Specifies that early childhood education includes pre-kindergarten-third grade. Expands on the competencies for teaching mathematics that teachers up to grade three must have. OKLAHOMA REG 13002 (SN)...

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LAEmergency Rule Adoption 10/2003P-12Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
LAC 50:XV.Chapter 81
Establishes emergency rules concerning early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment program early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. LOUISIANA REG 9136 (SN)...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Family Day Care Homes
A.B. 529
Revises existing law that provides for the licensure of family day care homes including large and small day care homes under certain conditions. Allows one of the conditions for licensure to be met if at least one child is enrolled in and attending kindergarte...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund
A.B. 1668
Specifies a school district or county office of education that provides childcare pursuant to the California School Age Families Education (Cal-SAFE) Program is eligible to apply for and receive funding from the Childcare Facilities Revolving Fund. Requires a ...

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MISigned into law 08/2003P-12Family Resource Center Curriculum Blue Ribbon Study Committee
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 107a. (1) The family resource center curriculum blue ribbon study committee is established to explore and make
recommendations on implementing a new integrated system of delivering adult education and related family services
beginning with the 2004-2005 s...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Summer Kindergarten
S.B. 903
Allows a school board to establish, maintain, and operate a summer kindergarten program for grade one readiness. Provides the summer kindergarten program may be held within the school district or under a contract that must be approved by the state board of edu...

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MISigned into law 08/2003P-12School Readiness Program Procedures
H.B. 4391 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 703. (1) The funds appropriated in part 1 for school readiness programs shall be made available through a competitive application process as follows:
(a) An applicant may be any public or private nonprofit legal entity or agency other than a local or inte...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Early Childhood Education Block Grant
H.B. 2235
Provides that 11% (instead of 8%) of the Early Childhood Education Block Grant shall be used to fund programs for children ages 0-3. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2235&GAID=3&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=3446&SessionID=3...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Early Learning Council Act
S.B. 565
Creates the Illinois Early Learning Council Act. Establishes the Illinois Early Learning Council to coordinate existing state programs and services for children from birth to 5 years of age in order to better meet the early learning needs of children and their...

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NCSigned into law 07/2003P-12Interagency Coordinating Council
H.B. 932
Establishes regional interagency coordinating councils under the laws relating to early intervention services for children from birth to five years of age with disabilities; requires a Head Start representative for each region and one representative from the M...

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FLSigned into law 07/2003P-12Early Education and Child Care
S.B. 1318
Stipulates that children age 3 years to school entry who are enrolled in a licensed early education and child care program as a result of being abused, neglected or abandoned and being served by the Family Safety Program Office must participate in the program ...

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DESigned into law 06/2003P-12Professional Incentive Programs
S.B. 68
Relates to the Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program for loan forgiveness to encourage academically talented residents to pursue teaching careers in a Delaware public school; expands eligibility to teachers in charter schools and teachers who provide contract ...

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DESigned into law 06/2003P-12Early Childhood Education Programs
H.J.R. 9
Creates a task force to examine early childhood education programs; develops a plan for implementation of universal pre-kindergarten and full day kindergarten. http://www.legis.state.de.us/Legislature.nsf/fsLIS?openframeset&Frame=Main&Src=/LIS/LIS142.NSF/Home!...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Funding to Promote Children's Well-being
S.B. 886
Requires the State Prevention Council to determine long-term goals, strategies and outcome measures to promote the health and well being of children and families including; early intervention strategies, an increase in healthy pregnant women and newborns, a de...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12No Child Left Behind Act
S.B. 1155
Requires testing in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act; states an elementary teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 6 and a comprehensive special education teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to grade 12; requires the stat...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Distribution of the Gaming Commission Fund
H.B. 444
Alters the distribution of Gaming Commission Fund; provides funds for veterans facilities, the National Guard College Trust, early childhood development education, and the College Guaranty Fund.

http://www.house.state.mo.us/bills03/biltxt/truly/HB0444T.HTM...

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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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ORSigned into law 06/2003P-12Employment Department
H.B. 2191
Includes Employment Department in development of voluntary statewide early childhood system; involves local child care resource and referral agencies in work of local commissions on children and families; expands definition of child for certification and regis...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12Child Care
S.B. 2446
Revises inservice training requirements for child care personnel; requires training in early literacy and language development; requires annual training and annual health and safety home inspection self- evaluation by family day care home operators; requires a...

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ORSigned into law 06/2003P-12Special Education
S.B. 127
Deletes requirement that individualized family service plan for child receiving early childhood special education be reviewed every six months or more frequently if conditions warrant or if family requests review....

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ORRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Renewal of Authorization for Specialists
OAR 581-015-1105, -1106
Amends rules to streamline the process of renewal of authorization for early childhood specialists and early childhood supervisors within the Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSA) Programs. OREGON REG 24245 (SN)...

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Educators for Maine Program
H.P. 985 (LD 1340)
Amends the Educators for Maine Program; provides financial assistance for postsecondary education to undergraduate students or students pursuing postbaccalaureate certification who demonstrate academic achievement and interest in teaching, speech pathology or ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Subsidized Childcare Provisions
S.B. 76
Adds prekindergarten or after school child care programs to the provision governing subsidized childcare services....

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12Voluntary Universal Prekindergarten Education
S.B. 1334
Implements specified provisions of State Constitution; creates voluntary universal prekindergarten education program; limits
application of provisions regarding school readiness programs; requires State Board of Education to submit report with recommendations ...

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COPartial veto 05/2003P-12Financing of Public Schools
S.B. 248
Concerns the procedures for the funding of public schools, including adjustments to the district size factor, minimum per pupil funding, at-risk student calculation; temporary reduction of number of children participating on the Colorado Preschool Program; cha...

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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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MEResolve No. 05/2003P-12Uniform Fire Code Standards
H.P. 808 (LD 1105)
Applies uniform fire code standards to preschool facilities located in public schools regardless of whether they are a child care center or a Head Start center. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/billdocs/LD110501.doc...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Young At-Risk Students
S.B. 1975
Revises the criteria for determining at-risk children for pre-school and early learning programs from those "who live below the poverty line determined pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Section 9847" to those "who meet eligibility requirements identical to those met by sc...

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NDSigned into law 04/2003P-12Teacher Qualifications (Early Childhood and Kindergarten)
H.B. 1489
Requires the state board to issue major equivalency endorsements and minor equivalency endorsements (new requirement). Also adds new requirement for early childhood by requiring the education standards and practices board to issue an optional early childhood ...

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SCBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2003P-12Program Readiness Test
H.B. 3870
(Joint Resolution)The CSAB was administered for the last time in fall 2001. The Education Accountability Act of 1998 (EAA) required the development/selection of developmentally appropriate readiness assessments for grades one and two. The South Carolina Readin...

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SCBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2003P-12Kindergarten Objectives
H.B. 3869
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to basic skills assessment programs kindergarten objectives....

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OKSigned into law 04/2003P-12Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Act
H.B. 1094
Creates the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Act; states intent, purposes, and goals; creates the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board; states powers and duties of the Board; requires annual report and specifies contents of report; designat...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Preschool Programs
S.B. 82
Authorizes local boards to (1) enter into cooperative or interlocal agreements with one or more other boards for the establishment, operation and maintenance of preschool programs;
(2) Contract with private, nonprofit corporations or associations or with any ...

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MSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Statewide Prekindergarten/School Readiness Program Assessment
S.B. 2636
Establishes oversight committee to assess all prekindergarten or school readiness programs run by any public or private school or Head Start program in the state, as well as any school readiness program operated by any licensed childcare center in the state. S...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12The Better Chance for School Success Program
H.B. 2376
Creates the Better Chance for School Success Program to provide early education for low-income, 3- and 4-year-old children in low-performing school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2376.pdf...

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2003P-12Head Start Programs
S.B. 572
Requires that certain state funds for head start programs be used for collaboration with private and nonprofit providers....

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Better Chance Program
H.B. 2402
Expands the Arkansas Better Chance Program; allows any licensed early childhood program with early childhood accreditation by the Department of Human Services and meeting the Arkansas Better Chance Core Quality Approval Standards of the Department of Education...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Head Start Programs Funding
H.B. 658
Requires that certain state funds for Head Start programs be used to contract and subcontract with private and nonprofit programs that meet federal Head Start performance standards....

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pre-Kindergarten, Mandatory Kindergarten and Occupational Diplomas
H.B. 859
Requires the department of education to conduct a needs assessment to determine what areas do not currently have pre-kindergarten programs, and a cost-benefit analysis creating statewide pre-kindergarten programs. Requires department to perform cost-benefit a...

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KYAdopted 03/2003P-12Probationary Certificate/Teachers of Children
16 KAR 2:140
Allows that if no certified early childhood education teacher is available, the superintendent may ask that a one-year probationary interdisciplinary early childhood education certificate be granted. Establishes prerequisites for this probationary certificate...

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KYAdopted 03/2003P-12Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Teacher Certificate
16 KAR 2:040
Establishes rules regarding the professional certificate for interdisciplinary early childhood education, birth to primary, the teacher standards, and the standards for approval of a program leading to this certificate. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/016/002/0...

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ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12Skills Needed for Children Entering Kindergarten
H.B. 1951
Requires the department of education to develop a list of skills that child should have in order to be prepared to enter kindergarten. The department must publish this list and distribute it to parents and early childhood educators. The list does not create pr...

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NMto governor 03/2003P-12Early Care Study
H.J.M. 12
House Joint Memorial 12 requests that the Interagency Coordinating Group (ICG) study the
alignment of early care education programs in New Mexico, establish a framework for a statewide
comprehensive and universal system of preschool programs and fully delineat...

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WVAdopted 01/2003P-12Universal Access to Pre-Kindergarten System STATE ID: 126-28
Title 126, Series 28
Provides rules relating to West Virginia's universal access to the state's Pre-Kindergarten System. WEST VIRGINIA REG 4202 (SN)...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 01/2003P-12Kentucky Early Intervention Program Coverage and Payment
911 KAR 2:200E
Establishes emergency rules pertaining to coverage and payment for Kentucky Early Intervention Program services. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/911/002/200E.htm...

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KYAdopted 01/2003P-12Coverage/Payment/Kentucky Early Intervention Program
911 KAR 2:200
Establishes rules regarding the provisions relating to early intervention services for which payment shall be made on behalf of eligible recipients. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/911/002/200.htm...

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KYEmergency Rule Adoption 12/2002P-12Early Intervention Program Assessment/Service Planning
911 KAR 2:130E
Establishes emergency rules pertaining to early intervention program assessment and service planning. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/911/002/130E.htm...

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AKRule Adoption 11/2002P-12Child Care Licensing
4 AAC 62.120; 4 AAS 62.310; 4 AAC 65.510, 65.540, 65.990
Pertains to child care licensing and facility operation and management. Expands the requirements regarding removal of employees or volunteers from contact with children. Requires certain books be available for parent use. Relates to life and fire safety. Clari...

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FLApproved by voters 11/2002P-12Voluntary Universal Pre-Kindergarten Education
Constitutional Amendment 8
Proposes a Constitutional amendment (Article IX, Section 1)that every four- year-old child in Florida shall be offered a high quality pre-kindergarten learning opportunity by the state no later than the 2005 school year. Provides that the voluntary program sha...

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MORejected by voters 11/2002P-12Additional tobacco tax for early childhood and other programs
Proposition A
Imposes an additional tax per cigarette and other tobacco products, with the new revenues placed into a Healthy Families Trust Fund to be used for hospital trauma care and emergency preparedness; health care treatment and access; prescription drug assistance f...

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NMAdopted 11/2002P-12Competencies for Early Childhood Education
6.61.8.10
Sets forth the competencies required for early childhood educators. ...

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PAIssued 10/2002P-12Governor's Task Force on Early Childhood Care and Education
Executive Order 2000-2
Task force was charged with examining proven, evidence-based school readiness strategies available for early childhood care and education for children age 0-8 and existing state services targeted to that age group. Task force had to provide estimated implement...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Would have required the State to develop a master plan for child care/development
S.B. 390
Requires the State Department of Education to develop the State Master Plan for Child Care and Development in consultation and collaboration with an oversight task force, which the bill would require to be established, comprised of prescribed members. Specifie...

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CAVetoed 09/2002P-12Loan Forgiveness for Special Education
A.B. 2068
Makes an applicant who otherwise meets the Assumption Program for Loans for Education eligibility requirements and agrees to teach full time for at least 4 consecutive academic years after obtaining a special education credential in a child development program...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Revises and consolidates the definitions of children with exceptional needs
A.B. 2311
Relates to Child Care Development Services Act. Revises and consolidates the definitions of children with exceptional needs, children with special needs, and severely handicapped children. Repeals provisions that require the Superintendent of Public Instructio...

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CASigned into law 08/2002P-12Provides additional funding to ensure that children are ready to enter school
A.B. 2800
Authorizes the Children and Families Commission to expend money allocated to it under the Children and Families Act of 1998, to ensure that children are ready to enter school. Authorizes the commission to allocate funds to county commissions established pursua...

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AZSigned into law 08/2002P-12Child Care Home Provider Registry
Omnibus--H.B. 2213
Requires department's statewide child care resource and referral system to include a child care home provider registry to provide information about registered child care home providers. Adds to duties of department's child care resource and referral system, sp...

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MASigned into law 08/2002P-12Preschool, Extended-Day and -Year Programs for Limited English Proficient Students
H.B. 5010
Permits districts to establish full-time or part-time preschool, after-school or summer school programs English language learners programs, although these programs may not substitute for English language learners programs provided during the regular school yea...

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MDSigned into law 08/2002P-12Free Prekindergarten for Economically Disadvantaged Children
S.B. 856
Requires districts by 2007-08 school year to provide free prekindergarten programs to all eligible children within district. Defines "eligible children" as free/reduced lunch eligible if child were in kindergarten; any whose parent wishes to enroll in public p...

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ILSigned into law 07/2002P-12Child Care
H.B. 3662
Amends the Child Care Act of 1969; excludes certain programs operated by private entities on the grounds of public or private elementary or secondary schools from the definition of "day care center". Provides that the exception concerning programs operated by ...

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CAChaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 07/2002P-12The Safety of Children in Child Care Programs
A.B. 2555
Provides that if a contracted agency which provides child care and development service, places a person who has been convicted of specified theft-related crimes in a defined position of fiscal responsibility or control, the agency may have its contract suspend...

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MDSigned into law 07/2002P-12Tobacco Tax for Education
S.B. 856
Establishes tobacco tax as well as special fund to dedicate tobacco tax revenues for education funding. Monies are to 1) provide unrestricted grants to districts; 2) assist local lead agencies and Baltimore City under the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program;...

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NYTo governor 06/2002P-12Medical Assistance to Preschoolers with Handicaps
S.B. 6287
Extends the effectiveness of provisions of law authorizing medical assistance payments to certain clinics or diagnostic and treatment centers for services they render to preschool children with handicaps....

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DESigned into law 06/2002P-12Child Care
S.B. 233
This Act requires day care centers operating part of the day with 13 or more children to be licensed by Child Care Licensing. Currently only those day care centers operating part of the day with 12 or fewer children are so licensed....

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COSigned into law 06/2002P-12School-Readiness Child Care Subsidation Program
H.B. 1297
Creates the School-Readiness Child Care Subsidization Program on and after January 1, 2003, which program offers three-year school-readiness subsidies to county departments of social services to increase the school readiness of children age 5 and younger enrol...

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FLSigned into law 06/2002P-12
Community College
Child Care Quality
S.B. 1550
Increases from 40 to 45 clock hours the introductory training course requirement for operators of large family child care homes and for child care personnel and operators of family day care homes; provides for community college credit in early childhood educat...

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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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TNSigned into law 05/2002P-12State Standards Apply to Private Providers
S.B. 2380
Applies the state board's of education child care standards to programs operated by private schools. Any funds or personnel involved in the regulation of schools covered under this bill are to be transferred from DHS to the department of education. ...

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CASigned into law 05/2002P-12Intermediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program
S.B. 508
Modifies 1999 Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (IIUSP), which formerly required that every participating school district contract with an external evaluator for assistance in development of the school's action plan. Bill allows district t...

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12Joint Study Committee on Early Childhood Education
H.R. 1105
Creates the Joint Study Committee on Early Childhood Education. Mandates the committee to undertake a study of the importance of early childhood education in Georgia´s future and any and all issues related to its success. Such issues include the impact of thi...

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IASigned into law 05/2002P-12School Ready Children Grants Account
H.B. 2615
Appropriates $1,153,250 from the Healthy Iowans tobacco trust to the school ready children grants account. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/79GA/Legislation/HF/02600/HF02615/Current.html...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program
S.B. 419
Establishes a Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program in the department to provide a statewide community-based interagency system of comprehensive early intervention services to children birth to age 2 and their families. Funds program at $4,044 per year startin...

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12Georgia's Pre-K Program
H.B. 97
Creates the voluntary Georgia's Pre-K Program; requires all printed materials relating to the program to refer to it as Georgia's Pre-K Program. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/fulltext/hb97.htm...

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12Retirement Benefits
H.B. 765
Relates to service creditable toward retirement benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia; provides that any member of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia may obtain creditable service for years employed in certain early childhood developm...

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IASigned into law 05/2002P-12Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program
H.B. 2549
Requires state board to establish standards for district and area education agency career development programs and for individual teacher career development plans. Requires state director to develop a transition plan for implementation of the career developmen...

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OKSigned into law 04/2002P-12Child Care Facilities Licensing Act-Single licensure process
S.B. 1584
An Act relating to children; amending 10 O.S. 2001, Section 401, which relates to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act; requiring specified entities to develop a single child care licensure process for certain use; clarifying formatting; and provi...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program
H.B. 986
Establishes a Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program in the Department of Human Resources; authorizes the Department to award grants as an incentive for child care providers to improve the quality of care being provided to children; makes it a misdemeanor ...

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ALAct No. 04/2002P-12East Alabama Child Development Center
H.B. 152
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission for the East Alabama Child Development Center in Anniston for the support and maintenance for a program of child care, educational, hea...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12District Service Contributions to Head Start
H.B. 1879
Lawrence County board is authorized to contribute services to Head Start Program Centers....

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HISigned into law 04/2002P-12School Readiness
S.B. 2283
Defines the term "school readiness" to mean that young children are ready to have successful learning experiences in school when there is a positive interaction among the child's developmental characteristics, school practices, and family and community support...

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VASigned into law 04/2002P-12Licenced child care center regulations
H.B. 1208
Provides that regulations for licensed child care centers adopted by the state board of social services or the child day-care council shall not require the membership, affiliation or accreditation services of any single accreditation or certification agency....

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LASigned into law 04/2002P-12Early Childhood Enrichment Activity Classes
S.B. 33A
Revises early childhood development program for four-year-olds. Allows applicants to seek a waiver for the requirement of enrichment activities provided before and after the regular school day if providing a full ten hour day is not possible for reasonably fea...

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MESigned into law 04/2002P-12Child Care Facility Requirements
H.B. 1523
Changes the day care center references to child care facility; changes the definition of children in the laws governing nursery schools, which is based on the age of a child; changes the definition of day care centers and nursery school; removes provision in t...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Head Start in Tunica County
H.B. 615
Relates to Tunica County; allows the board of supervisors to make a contribution to the Institute for Community Service for an additional Head Start class and additional vehicles to transport children....

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NESigned into law 03/2002P-12Learning Begins at Birth
L.B. 326
LB 326 is the Nebraska Read, Educate, and Develop Youth Act. The bill requires the state department and the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies to develop a packet to be given to parents of each child born in the state
beginning January 1, 2...

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INSigned into law 03/2002P-12Child Care Regulation
H.B. 1214
Extends the expiration date of the law establishing the board for the coordination of child care regulation and the terms of board members; permits the board or a subcommittee of the board to meet any time; requires the board to establish a subcommittee to mak...

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MESigned into law 02/2002P-12Childfind and Early Childhood Special Education Programs
H.B. 1476
Establishes as major substantive rules sections establishing and maintaining a statewide network that ensures the provisions of childfind for families and children from birth to 5 and rules governing the eligibility for and delivery of free appropriate public ...

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NYSigned into law 12/2001P-12Child Care
S.B. 4861
Provides for child day care to eligible families during breaks in activities; provides child day care for up to a month in certain cases; provides that a social services district may use the funds allocated to it from the block grant to provide child care assi...

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CASigned into law 09/2001P-12Student Records for pre-school students
A.B. 1539
Requires State-funded preschool or infant and toddler program to provide a child's records to a public school when the child transfers, as specified. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to advise local education agencies regarding related federal...

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TNSigned into law 07/2001P-12Child care report cards and tiered reimbursement system.
S.B. 1667; same as H.B. 1390
Establishes and implements a mandatory child care agency report card system and a separate and voluntary child care agency rated licensing system. Child care providers that participate in the voluntary 3-star ratings system will receive an increase in the rat...

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ORSigned into law 07/2001P-12Voluntary Statewide Early Childhood System
H.B. 3659
Directs the Commission on Children and Families, the Department of Education and the Department of Human Services to jointly establish polices for voluntary statewide early childhood system; specifies that these agencies develop a plan for sharing and linking ...

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CTSigned into law 07/2001P-12Equitable wages for early childhood education professionals
H.B. 6931
Concerns education and equitable wages for early childhood education professionals; increases the number of highly qualified early childhood education professionals....

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ORVetoed 07/2001P-12Phonics Game
S.B. 593
Directs state department to provide instructional phonics game to each approved Oregon prekindergarten....

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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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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Universal Early Childhood Education for Four-Year Olds
S.B. 776
Establishes a program of universal early childhood education and care classes for four-year olds in any public school system that wishes to participate....

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COSigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Early Childhood Professional Loan Repayment Program
H.B. 1293
Requires the State Commission on Higher Education to establish and maintain an Early Childhood Professional Loan Repayment Program; makes such individuals eligible for two years of loan repayment; provides the program to be funded through the Federal Child Car...

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OKSigned into law 06/2001P-12Expands Resident Teacher Program
S.B. 499
Expands the resident teacher program to include early childhood teachers. (One-year residency program is required as part of the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Act.)...

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COSigned into law 05/2001P-12Funding Preshool Programs
S.B. 123
Concerns the required expenditure of a portion of a school district's per pupil operating revenue for the school district's preschool program....

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Free Prekindergarten for Certain Children
S.B. 596
Districts are required to offer prekindergarten classes if the district identifies 15 or more children who are eligible (English learners, educationally disadvantaged, or homeless) and are at least four years of age. A school district may offer prekindergarte...

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MESigned into law 05/2001P-12Safety Standards for Nursery Schools
S.B. 291
(LD 1002) Authorizes the Department of Human Services to adopt rules for the safe operation of nursery schools....

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AZSigned into law 05/2001P-12Early Childhood Education Grant Evaluation
S.B. 1516
Relates to Early Childhood Education Grant Evaluation; provides that the legislative council shall develop outcome measures to indicate the effectiveness of the Early Childhood Education Program; provides that the auditor general shall conduct programming eval...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Child care development vouchers
S.B. 110
Provides that a child care ministry that receives child care development voucher may only be required by a local Step Ahead Council to meet child care standards; specifies that a local Step Ahead Council may not require child care ministries to meet additional...

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FLVetoed 05/2001P-12Demonstration program for prevention of learning problems in young children
S.B. 1018
Relates to prevention of learning problems in young children; authorizes a demonstration program to be called Learning Gateway; creates a steering committee; provides for membership and appointment of steering committee members; establishes duties of the steer...

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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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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Education Reform Act of 2001
S.B. 1881/H.B. 1921--Omnibus Bill
Preschool Funding: Requires schools for preschool children organized as public schools or as
public school classes to be maintained and supported from state, local and federal funds which hereafter may be appropriated specifically for preschool purposes, or fr...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Early Childhood Services
S.B. 665
Relates to the creation of an office within the Health and Human Services Commission for coordinating the delivery of early childhood services....

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12T.E.A.C.H.
S.B. 1294
Establishes Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H) pilot projects to assist teachers in retaining employment in the field of child care. Authorizes the commission, in establishing and administering the program, to consult with any other early ch...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Head Start Coordination
S.B. 1293
Requires each Head Start or Early Head Start program provider to coordinate with the Texas Workforce
Commission and local workforce development boards regarding subsidized child care services. Requires the coordination required by this section to include coo...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Children Entering Kindergarten
H.B. 2195
Requires the Department of Education to develop and conduct readiness testing for children who are entering kindergarten....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Early Childhood Foundation
H.B. 1801
Authorizes the establishment of a foundation for early childhood care and education....

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NESigned into law 04/2001P-12Early Childhood Education Grants
L.B. 759
LB 759 changes current law pertaining to early childhood education pilot program grants. The bill provides for an Early Childhood Education Grant Program in lieu of the pilot projects that are currently funded. Programs selected for grants may be provided one...

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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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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Funding for early childhood programs.
H.B. 2241
, Amends the application process for the Arkansas Better Chance Program; provides funding for early childhood programs....

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12Alternative Preschool Programs
S.B. 49
Requires school district preschool program councils to periodically assess whether alternative community providers are available and to ensure the highest quality service at the lowest cost....

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12Eligibility in the preschool program
S.B. 120
Provides certain significant family risk factors of a child's home environment for eligibility in the preschool program....

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12Dept. of Ed. oversight for state preschool program
H.B. 1041
Concerns the duties of the Colorado Department of Education in providing oversight of the Colorado Preschool Program....

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WYSigned into law 02/2001P-12Regional Preschool Teacher Development
H.B. 113
Relates to regional development preschool system teachers; includes employment as a teacher in the regional development preschool system as school district service credit; modifying the teacher seniority adjustment computation under the foundation program form...

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NJSigned into law 11/2000P-12Eligibility of Low-Income Pupils, Effective Programs
S.B. 838
Relates to State aid for school districts with concentrations of low-income pupils; establishes minimum period of school district eligibility for early childhood and demonstrably effective program aids; provides budget cap exclusion for demonstrably effective ...

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NJSigned into law 11/2000P-12Office of Early Childhood Education
A.B. 2123
Establishes a Division of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Education; states the division shall be responsible for program standards, staff credentials, program design and facilities, the coordination of early childhood programs and services in c...

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NJSigned into law 11/2000P-12Commission on Early Childhood Education
A.B. 2122
Establishes the Commission on Early Childhood Education in but not of the Department of Education; provides for its membership and appointment of members; provides for the commission to provide advice on early childhood issues such as staff credentials for pre...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Child Care Program
S.B. 1703
Appropriates a sum to the State Department of Education for specified child care purposes. Declares appropriations for these purposes to be General Fund revenues appropriated to school districts....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Day Care Facilities
A.B. 2778
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with a nonprofit organization that has staff with expertise in financing and capital expansion, are knowledgeable about the child care field, and have the ability to develop and implement a plan to ...

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NJSigned into law 09/2000P-12Facility Safety
S.B. 982
Exempts child care centers operated by a non-profit organization in a public school building from radon testing and certain other requirements....

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CAVetoed 08/2000P-12Higher Standards for Public Child Care
A.B. 1986
Revises and recasts the indicators of quality child care and development programs. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop an evaluation system for all state funded child care and development programs that would be required to include prog...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12
S.B. 541
Relates to existing law which states the intent of the Legislature to establish a comprehensive, continuous, community-linked, and school-based program, to be known as the Cal-SAFE Program, that focuses on youth development and dropout prevention for pregnant ...

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NYSigned into law 06/2000P-12Payments to Medical Centers for Serving Preschool Students with Handicaps
S.B. 6735
Authorizes medical assistance payments to certain clinics or diagnostic and treatment centers for services they render to preschool children with disabilities....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Student Records
S.B. 2250
Relates to public records; provides access to student records by school readiness coalitions and the Florida Partnership for School Readiness; provides an exemption from public-records requirements for records of children in subsidized child-care programs and...

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Retaining Teachers for Child Care
H.B. 4021
Public Act No. 91-831; Provides that beginning October 1, 2000, the Department of Human Services shall operate a Great Start (Strategy to Attract and Retain Teachers) program to improve children's educational outcomes in child care by encouraging increased pro...

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Preschool special education programs
H.B. 2940
Public Act No. 91-765; Amends the School Code; exempts all persons holding a special certificate with a special education endorsement from provisions of the School Code concerning preschool educational programs, provided these persons meet all the other requir...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Blind Babies Program
S.B. 924
, Relates to children; creates a Blind Babies Program; provides for early-intervention education for certain children who are blind or visually impaired and for their parents, families, and caregivers....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Scholarship
S.B. 212
Establishes the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps scholarship program to help low-wage early childhood staff obtain further training;relates to health care assistance for children (Medikids); provides for dental benefits under the Florida Kidcare progra...

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OKVetoed 06/2000P-12Partnership for School Readiness
S.B. 1597
Creates the Partnership for School Readiness Act to facilitate community collaboration of efforts and services that will prepare children to enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Goal also to stress importance of reading to children for 15 minutes per da...

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FLSigned into law 05/2000P-12Composition of School Readiness Partnership
S.B. 2088
Relates to school readiness; provides sovereign immunity for school readiness coalitions; revises funding for prekindergarten early intervention programs; authorizes the Governor at the request of the Florida Partnership for School Readiness to request approva...

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ALSigned into law 05/2000P-12Office of School Readiness and Pre-Kindergarten Program
S.B. 132
Creates the Office of School Readiness within the Department of Children's Affairs; provides for the operation and management of a voluntary pre-kindergarten program....

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MDVetoed 05/2000P-12Early Child Care and Education Centers Grant Program
S.B. 793
Establishes the Judith P. Hoyer Early Care and Education Centers and Education Enhancement Grant Program for the development of collaborative approaches to delivery of full-day early care and education and family support services; defines terms; designates the...

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MDSigned into law 05/2000P-12Blue Ribbon Commission
S.B. 869
Creates the Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education; provides for the purpose, duties, and membership of the Commission; provides for the terms and compensation of members; provides for the appointment of membe...

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NYSigned into law 05/2000P-12Full-day Kindergarten, Universal Prekindergarten Reserve Fund
A.B. 9291
Relates to state aid for school districts; funds a workforce education program in New York City; creates the Universal Prekindergarten Reserve Fund; provides State aid for conversion to full day kindergarten; relates to administration of the School Tax Relief ...

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Early Childhood Education Aid
H.B. 3800
Extends the fiscal year 2000 increase in early childhood family education aid to fiscal year 2001. The additional aid amount is equal to $2.46 times the greater of 150 or the number of children under five years of age residing in the school district on October...

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MSSigned into law 05/2000P-12Early Childhood Teacher Licensure
H.B. 419
Authorizes the State Board of Education to issue a standard license to teach in public prekindergarten through kindergarten classrooms to persons holding a Bachelor of Science degree with child development emphasis from a program accredited by the American Ass...

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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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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Office of Early Childhood Development
H.B. 240
Relates to reorganization; creates the Office of Early Childhood Development within the Office of the Governor....

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GASigned into law 04/2000P-12Peachcare for Kids
H.B. 1214
Act No. 655., Creates the Peachcare for Kids Program (children's health insurance); changes the provisions relating to eligibility; provides for Department of Education and local boards of education cooperation and assistance regarding the program....

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MSSigned into law 04/2000P-12Early Childhood Services Interagency Coordinating Council
H.B. 418
Establishes an Early Childhood Services Interagency Coordinating Council; provides for the membership and organization of the Council; defines the responsibilities of the Council; establishes an interagency advisory committee to the Council; provides for the m...

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HISigned into law 04/2000P-12Good Beginnings Alliance
H.B. 536
Expands the life of the Good Beginnings Alliance to 2010; expands the membership of the Interdepartmental Council by 2 members; expands the representation of the GBA Board of Directors by 5 representatives....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Early Childhood Development Authority
H.B. 706
Establishes the Early Childhood Development Authority in the Office of the Governor to manage expenditures of the early childhood development fund; requires 17 members to be appointed; sets term limits for members of the authority; establishes duties of the au...

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Income Tax Credits for Preschool
H.B. 2226
Relates to individual income tax credits for tuition paid for preschool for children with disabilities; defines "handicapped" student as a student who is hearing impaired, visually impaired, preschool moderately delayed, preschool severely delayed, and presch...

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Early Childhood Program
H.B. 1249, S.B. 1249
Establishes the Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Care and Education Program, a grant program for early child care and education centers and education enhancement for the development of collaborative approaches for the delivery of full-day early care and educati...

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Early Literacy
H.B. 1172, S.B. 750
Requires the State Board of Education to distribute grants to organizations that promote literacy at an early age during --- child health visits to a pediatrician; requires an organization that is awarded a grant to use the grant to purchase books and train he...

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ALSigned into law 03/2000P-12Accreditation of Preschool Programs
H.J.R. 96
Relates to preschool programs; requires preschools receiving funding under the early childhood block grant program to become accredited....

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AZSigned into law 03/2000P-12Preschool Accreditation
H.B. 2398
Relates to preschool programs; requires preschools receiving funding under the early childhood block grant program to become accredited....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Early Childhood Component
H.B. 1187
There is created an Early Intervention Program in kindergarten and a Primary Grades Early Intervention Program in grades 1-3. These programs are for students performing below grade level. The Office of Education Accountability and the State Board of Education ...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Pre-enrollment of Two-Year Olds and Immunization Certification
H.B. 1187
There is created voluntary pre-enrollment of two-year-olds in local school systems. Parents must include a certification of immunization as a condition of pre-enrollment. ...

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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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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Preschool Compliance
S.B. 170
Provides that the guidelines for the at-risk four-year-old preschool program may be differentiated according to the agency delivering the services in order to comply with various federal or state requirements; requires (i) one teacher for any class of ten stud...

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WYSigned into law 03/2000P-12Preschool Programs
H.B. 185
Relates to preschool programs; provides a school district may establish a preschool program under certain conditions; provides for funding a preschool program; provides certain limitations on enrollment; provides for technical assistance under certain circumst...

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ILAdopted 01/2000P-12Early Childhood Care and Education
Position Statement
State Board of Education position statement, adopted January 20, 2000, committing to develop, deliver and support early childhood programs, practices and services that will enable all children to be successful students and responsible citizens.  (http://www.is...

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