|FL||Adopted 10/2012||P-12||Screening 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...
|MA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Third Grade Reading Expert Panel|
Establishes an Early Literacy Expert Panel to develop recommendations to have all students in the commonwealth reading proficiently by the e...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Birth 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 d...
|IL||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Kindergarten 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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Ensuring K-3 Literacy Education|
Requires each local education provider (LEP, i.e., school districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services or BOCES, charter schools) t...
|DC||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Early Childhood Education, Title V|
Requires the chancellor to establish academic acheivement goals for three and four-year olds, and readiness goals and evaluations for three ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Creates Advisory Committee on Early Education|
Requires the education roundtable to establish an advisory committee on early education, with members from around the state, to provide prof...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Early Childhood and Youth Councils|
Revises the purpose of the Early Learning Council to ensuring that children enter school ready to learn, determines responsibilities, member...
|NM||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||K-3 Plus Program|
Converts the "K-3 plus" pilot project to a program in the state education department to provide funding for additional educational time for ...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Special Education Schools, Early Intervention Agencies, Early Intervention Program Services, and Multi-Disciplinary Evaluations|
Requires a provider of special education services or programs to obtain a waiver pursuant to 6503-B (see next paragraph) before providing ev...
|IA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||At-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, r...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Establishes System of Early Care and Education and Child Development|
Establishes the Early Childhood Education Cabinet. Creates, by July 1, 2013, a coordinated system of early care and education and child deve...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy|
Sec. 1 - Establishes a task force to address the academic achievement gaps in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the...
|NV||Vetoed 06/2011||P-12||Early Childhood Care and Education|
Provides for the establishment by statute of the Early Childhood Advisory Council by the director of the Department of Health and Human Serv...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Creation and Transfer of Various State Agencies|
Creates the Department of Economic Opportunity. Transfers the functions and trust funds of the Agency for Workforce Innovation to other agen...
|ME||Vetoed 06/2011||P-12||Establishes an Early Childhood Stakeholder Group|
Original bill language proposed to create a unified early childhood education system. An adopted amendment replaced the bill with a resolve ...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Early 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 commu...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Early Learning Act and Advisory Council|
The Act establishes a comprehensive early childhood care and education system through an aligned continuum of
state and private programs, in...
|CA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Child 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...
|AZ||Rejected by voters 11/2010||P-12||Early Childhood Development Referendum|
Submits an act to the electorate; concerns repeal of the Early Childhood Development and Health Board; repeals provisions of existing law th...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Parent or Caretaker RelativeTraining|
Requires a parent or caretaker relative receiving temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) services to participate in either a parent ...
|KS||Issued 06/2010||P-12||Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council|
To enhance early educational opportunities for Kansas children, Governor Mark Parkinson has created the Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Coun...
|IL||Issued 06/2010||P-12||Office 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 wor...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12|
|Reporting on Pupil Indicators|
Requires early childhood programs and postsecondary institutions to submit a report to the department of education containing information on...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
Repeals prior language and replaces with language that codifies the Building Bright Futures Council.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Early Learning Charter School Screening|
Requires charter schools that elect to provide a screening program to comply with the requirements of the early childhood health and develop...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care|
Adds the commissioner of health, or the commissioner's designee, to the membership of the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Educatio...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 04/2010||P-12||Early Learning Council Meetings|
Allows the Early Learning Council to conduct meetings by teleconference. Sets out quorum requirements and public notice and participation re...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Quality in Child Care Program|
Creates the Quality in Child Care Incentive Grant Program with the objective of providing incentives to county or district departments of so...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Early Childhood Educator Scholarship Program|
Creates the early childhood educator development scholarship program in the department of education. The program will provide scholarships t...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Requires the Education Research Institute to Collect Info on Early Learning Programs|
Requires the Education Research Institute to include in the information that it collects and analyzes, information on early care and public ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Early Learning|
Promotes Early learning; requires the Department of Early Learning to develop a comprehensive birth-to- three plan to provide education and ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Early Learning Advisory Council|
Modifies the composition and duties of the Early Learning Advisory Council; requires the council to advise the Department of Early Learning ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Ready for School Act of 2010|
Creates an Early Learning Program for educationally at-risk three- and four-year-old children, including special education children.
|WA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Early Learning Technical Working Group|
Requires the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with assistant and support from the department of early learning, to conven...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Alignment with Hed Start|
Modifies the responsibilities of the state's Mangement Resource Committee and Early Childhood Council to align the operations of those entit...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Professional Development for Department of Human Services Staff; 1st Grade Start Age for Certain Students|
Requires the department of human services to operate a comprehensive professional development system called the Gateways to Opportunity prog...
|OH||Adopted 01/2010||P-12||School 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 ht...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Preschool Enrollment for Children of Juvenile Court Wards|
States findings and declarations regarding children of youth who are in custody, or on probation or in the foster care system. Requires prio...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program|
Provides legislative findings and declarations on nutrition and health in children's early years. Requires the superintendent of public inst...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Education Block Grant|
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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||MOUs Between State and Head Start Programs|
Requires grantees under the Preschool for All Children program to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the appropriate local ...
|ND||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Services Advisory Board|
Relates to the creation of an early childhood services advisory board to advise during a review of all early childhood services rules. The r...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Inspections 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 t...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Three-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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Early 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 e...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Full-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 stu...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Teacher 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-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. Est...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Early 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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Early 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 scho...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Committee 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. Requi...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Early 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 service...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Center 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, compr...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Collective 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 La...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2009||P-12||Early Learning|
Bars schools from moving students between junior kindergarten and kindergarten, except in cases in which the move is warranted and based on ...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Services to Preschool Students with Disabilities|
Provides for state reimbursement of municipalities for school supportive health services provided to preschool students with disabilities an...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Preschool 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 administe...
|OR||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||PRIVATE 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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Health Literacy|
Authorizes the Department of Education to establish a pilot project for the purpose of assisting federal Head Start program providers locate...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Federal Funds|
Authorizes the Texas Education Agency to seek, accept and distribute grants awarded by the federal government or any other public or private...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Council on Children and Families|
Creates the Council on Children and Families to coordinate the state's health, education and human services systems to ensure that children ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs|
Defines "children with special needs" as children younger than 22 diagnosed with a chronic illness, intellectual or other developmental disa...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Early Learning and Higher Ed. Partnerships|
Directs the Children's Growth Council to create a working group; requires the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of ...
|TX||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Actions 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 correct...
|OH||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Early 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 guidelin...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Information for Parents of Newborns|
Relates to information required to be provided to parents of an infant. Provides that if a woman is a recipient of medical assistance, she m...
|NV||Vetoed 05/2009||P-12||Early Childhood|
Establishes requirements for certain early childhood education programs; requires the Department of Education to develop a plan for such pro...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Assessment of Reading Instruction|
Includes as part of the Board of Teaching's licensure exams an assessment of reading instruction for teacher licensure prekindergarten and e...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Minnesota Reading Corps Program|
Establishes a Minnesota Reading Corps program to provide AmeriCorps members with a data-based problem-solving model of literacy instruction ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Quality Rating and Improvement System|
Establishes a voluntary, standards-based quality rating and improvement system for early learning and care programs. Requires the state to c...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Early Learning-County Collaborative Plan|
Amends existing law which requires each county board to develop a county collaborative plan for implementing an early childhood education pr...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Early 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 ea...
|OR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Child Development Specialist|
Removes the requirement that the Superintendent of Public Instruction reimburse school districts for costs incurred for the child developmen...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Early Learning|
Requires recommendations for preparation and professional development for the early learning and school-age program workforce; Requires the ...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Care - Capacity, Quality, Facilities|
A bill relating to early childhood care workforce development, child care capacity, and quality improvement for early childhood facilities a...
|GA||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||Bright 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....
|IL||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Early 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/d...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Voluntary Early Childhood Programs|
Authorizes local school districts to operate and expend funds from any available sources for voluntary early childhood education programs.
|AR||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Birth through Pre-K teaching credential|
Creates a birth through prekindergarten teaching credential and endorsement.
|AR||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Membership of the Early Childhood Commission|
Expands membership of the State early childhood commission.
|MI||Signed into law 01/2009||P-12||Early Intervention Programs for K-3|
Provides that an intermediate school district may develop and make available to districts and public school academies an early intervening m...
|KY||Issued 12/2008||P-12||Commission on Philanthropy|
Establishes the state Commission on Philanthropy to explore new opportunities for creative solutions to the state's systemic challenges. Pro...
|GA||Adopted 12/2008||P-12||Bright From the Start|
GAC 591-2-1-.01 to ,07
Establishes rules implementing the pre-K Bright From The Start grant program. ...
|WI||Issued 10/2008||P-12||Governor'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 ass...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Child care|
Amends the Child Care and Development Services Act which establishes various full and part-time programs for a comprehensive, coordinated an...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Early learning|
Establishes the Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee which would be required to develop the policy and implementatio...
|MN||Issued 09/2008||P-12||Council on Early Childhood Education and Care|
Executive Order 08-14
Creates the Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Child care|
Recasts provisions of existing law as the State Preschool Program. Deletes campus child care and development programs and child abuse protec...
Revises various provisions of the Child Care and Development Services Act relating to the reimbursement and auditing of child care and devel...
|CO||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Early 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.
|PA||Issued 09/2008||P-12||Early 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.
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Commission on the Elimination of Poverty|
Creates the Commission on the Elimination of Poverty to develop a poverty elimination strategic plan to reduce extreme poverty in Illinois b...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12|
|Commission on Children and Youth|
Creates the Commission on Children and Youth Act. Provides for membership, appointments, goals, recommendations, and reports. Provides that ...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Clarification of Provisions|
Clarifies provisions relating to early education and care.
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Universal Early Childhood Program|
Provides for phased in universal access to the Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program and for participation by non-school system provi...
|HI||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2008||P-12||Early Learning System|
Establishing an early learning system to be known as keiki first steps, to ensure a spectrum of high-quality early learning opportunities st...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Commission to Study the Feasibility of Creating a Preschool Incentive Fund Program|
Establishes a commission to study the feasibility of creating a preschool incentive fund program; provides that the committee shall determin...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Preschool for All Children Funds|
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 ...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Delaware Stars for Early Success|
Directs the Department of Education to develop and give oversight to Delaware Stars for Early Success a quality rating and improvement syste...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Success in Early Learning Act|
Relates to the Success in Early Learning Act; authorizes the use of telecommunication methods in conducting early learning coalition board m...
|AK||Adopted 06/2008||P-12||Early 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. AL...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Full-day Kindergarten|
Counts kindergarten students as full-time students for the purpose of determining minimum adequacy facility requirements that are used to de...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Early Childhood Special Education|
Recodifies existing statutory provisions related to early intervention services for infants and toddlers with significant developmental dela...
|AK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Early childhood|
Relates to the power and duties of the Department of Education and Early Development for improving instructional practices in school distric...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||Omnibus prek-12 Education Finance Bill|
Relates to school district development screening aide, teacher and administrator licensure, district teacher compensation aide, district deb...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Definition of Day-Care Center|
Revises the definition of a day-care center to exclude certain private schools that provide K-12 education. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/leg...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Granting Variance For Early Childhood Education|
Modifies teaching employment for early childhood education programs. Provides a school board must employ necessary licensed teachers for its...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Appropriations|
• Creates the Senior Year Plus Program to increase access of high school students to college credit and
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care|
Defines membership, duties and administration of the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care. [Sec. 13]
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Family Resource and Youth Services Centers|
Provides that family resource and youth services centers must provide services to enhance a student's ability to succeed in school. Provides...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Washington Head Start Program|
The department of early learning (DEL) is directed to develop a proposal for the implementation of a statewide Washington head start program...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12|
|Institutional Child Care Grant Program|
The Higher Education Coordinating Board (HEBC) and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) must award Institutional Chi...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Report on Employment Rights for Pre-K Teachers|
Directs the Office of Education Research and Accountability (OEA) to survey each LEA that conducts a pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) program to det...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||UPSTART 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 childre...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||State Supplemental Funding for Head Start|
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...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Educational Development Scholarships|
The bill amends the payback requirements for educational development scholarships given to assist the owners or staff of child caring facili...
|NY||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||Universal 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 st...
|MI||Issued 11/2007||P-12||Coordinating 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; include...
|IA||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Accreditation 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...
|MD||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Family 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...
|MD||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Child 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 ...
|WV||Issued 10/2007||P-12||Governor'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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2007||P-12||Child care|
Authorizes family child care providers to choose to be represented by a single provider organization. Provides that the designated provider ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Preschool|
Relates to the Child Care and Development Service Act that includes funds for reimbursement of part- day and preschool appropriate program l...
|NY||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Prekindergarten 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 prekinde...
|GA||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Student Assessment Programs|
Adds language regarding the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for EL...
|IA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||Community Empowerment Initiative|
Expands the scope of services under an existing appropriation for the Community Empowerment Initiative involving preschool tuition services....
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Missing Children Records|
Amends the Missing Children Records Act. Requires a preschool educational program, child care facility, or day care home or group day care h...
|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 ov...
|MD||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Child 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 establishi...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2007||P-12||Hawaii 3-5 Transition Task Force|
Establishes a "Hawaii 3-5 transition" task force to study the feasibility of expanding Hawaii's early intervention section to continue servi...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2007||P-12||Prekindergarten and Kindergarten|
Directs the department to encourage inclusionary prekindergarten and kindergarten classes of both special education eligible and general edu...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||School Readiness Tax Credits|
Grants school readiness tax credits to individuals for child care expenses of children five and under, to child care providers, to child car...
|OK||Issued 07/2007||P-12||Governance Adjustment for Federal Funding|
(Amended Executive Order 2006-04) Makes the state department of education the lead agency for administration of Part C of the federal Indivi...
|OH||Issued 07/2007||P-12||Help 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 M...
|OH||Issued 07/2007||P-12||Early 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 ...
|WV||Adopted 07/2007||P-12||Quality Early Education System|
The most recent updates to Policy 2525: West Virginia's Universal Access to a Quality Early Education System support quality in the classroo...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Early Care and Education Council|
Extends the repeal of the Early Care and Education Council; provides for annual reports to the Interagency Resource Management Committee reg...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Voluntary Quality Rating System for Child Care|
Implements a voluntary quality rating system to increase the quality of early care and education of school-age child care.
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Preschool Children with Disabilities|
Expands the opportunity of preschool children with disabilities to continue to have a free and appropriate public education provided through...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Child Care Study Committee|
Provides a commission to study ways to increase the quality of child care services in the state by identifying and implementing best practic...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Early Childhood Special Education Study|
Implements the recommendations of the Subcommittee To Study Early Childhood Special Education; relates to early intervention and early child...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Early 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 wit...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||The Cecil J. Picard LA 4 Early Childhood Program|
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/b...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Educational Service Units and Early Childhood Education Grants|
Relates to educational service units and school funding, incuding distance education. Changes provisions relating to: election of board memb...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Pre-K Readiness|
Directs the commissioner to approve School Readiness Service Agreements for up to 50 providers that represent diverse parts of the state and...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Statewide Early Childhood Councils|
Concerns the creation of a statewide system of early childhood councils to improve and sustain availability, accessibility, capacity and qua...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Early Childhood System|
H.B. 2310 (Section 1)
Directs the legislative educational planning committee, in collaboration with the 2010 commission, to:
(1) Develop a coordinated, comprehe...
|WV||Adopted 05/2007||P-12||Pre-K Education|
Title 126, Series 28
Amends rules governing the standards for pre- kindergarten education....
|IA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program|
Creates a statewide voluntary preschool program for four-year-old children. Provides that preschool teachers in the program must be certifie...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||New Member for School Readiness Board|
Amends membership of the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Board to include one representative of a state association of federally f...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Early 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,...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Head 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.
|ND||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Statewide System for Early Childhood Workforce Training|
The bill provides for early childhood care transition assistance. This bill allows the department to establish a statewide system to build s...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Funds for Early Intervention Services|
(Governor's Package Bill) Appropriates $5,299,809 from the general fund for early intervention services for infants and children from birth ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Child Care Provider Information|
Declares that the purpose of this act is to provide tools to promote the hiring of suitable providers of child care by: (1) Providing parent...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Rules Inviting Mutual Respect|
Finds that education is the single most effective investment that can be made in children, the state, the economy, and the future. A well-ed...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Integrated, Comprehensive System of Early Education|
Supports early learning and parenting education opportunities at community colleges; requires the state board for community and technical co...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Full-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...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Universal 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.
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Addresses Authority Issues|
From final House Bill report: The Department of Early Learning (DEL) was established in 2006 as an executive branch agency whose primary dut...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Child care|
Creates the Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Facilities Act; requires the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education of the D...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Temporary 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 repr...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Pregnant 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 stu...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||early learning|
Relates to an act to increase the early literacy skills of children by creating a literacy skills component to the Arkansas Academic Challen...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Voluntary Early Learning Grant Program|
Authorizes and directs the department of human services to implement a voluntary early care and education grant program by sub-contracting w...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Early Childhood Training Center|
Transfers operation of the Early Childhood Training Center from the educational service unit currently operating the center to the departmen...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||K-3 Plus Pilot Project|
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...
|IL||Adopted 03/2007||P-12||Early 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 ...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||K-3 Literacy and Numeracy Screening|
Relates to dyslexia screening and remediation pilot programs. Requires state department of education to select a literacy and numeracy scree...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Child Care Facilities Improvement|
Requires the state to provide staff development grants to child caring facilities to assist the owners or staff of those facilities to obtai...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Preschool Mental Health Services|
Allows funds to be appropriated for developmental preschool mental health or social-emotional development services and training. http://leg...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Developmental Preschool Service Providers Reimbursement|
Increases the state's per child reimbursement amount for developmental preschool service providers. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Early Childhood Reading Readiness|
This concurrent resolution of the legislature and governor encourages reading with a child 20 minutes a day to help prepare children for suc...
|WY||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Local Matching Funds for Preschool|
Requires 3% local matching funds for contracts with developmental preschool service providers. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2007/Enroll/HB01...
|VA||Passed 02/2007||P-12||Virginia Preschool Initiative Study|
This joint resolution of the legislature directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the Virginia Preschool Initiativ...
|CO||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Funding for Full-day Kindergarten|
Authorizes a school district, upon voter approval, to impose an additional mill levy for purposes of funding the school district's excess fu...
|AK||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||PERFORMANCE 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. AL...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2007||P-12||Early 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 e...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Early 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 e...
|NE||Approved by voters 12/2006||P-12||Constitutional Amendment: Early Childhood Education Endowment Fund|
A constitutional amendment to permit use of funds dedicated to the common schools for early childhood educational purposes. If adopted, requ...
|DE||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Early 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 academ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Teacher Certification|
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to establish an optional early childhood education credential for kindergarten and grades 1...
|KS||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Teacher Licensure Regulations|
K.A.R. 91-1-201, -202, and -205
Changes licensure regulations for teachers of early childhood education. ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||PreK for At-Risk Children|
Relates to grants for a preschool educational program administered by the state board July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. Provides that appr...
|MS||Adopted 07/2006||P-12||Child Care Quality Rating System|
Establishes rules for a pilot project to improve the quality of child care services. Sets up a quality rating system for licensed child care...
|AZ||On 11/07/2006 Ballot. 07/2006||P-12||Early 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...
|AZ||Approved by voters 07/2006||P-12||Early 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 increas...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Teacher Certification|
Amends the Teacher Certification Article of the School Code. Relates to an early childhood certificate. Provides that the student teaching p...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Pilot Program|
Directs the state board to establish a pilot early childhood program to consist of private donations and state funds that will serve at-risk...
|IL||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2006||P-12||Early 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 ...
|LA||Adopted 06/2006||P-12||State Early Childhood Programs|
Requests the governor and commissioner of administration to include in the FY 2007-2008 executive budget additional funding for adequately s...
|WA||Rule Adoption 06/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program|
Revises rules regarding the state's Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, including the process for allocating or awarding funds...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Quality Early Learning Opportunity|
Directs the commissioner to establish a quality early learning opportunity initiative to be made available on a first-come, first-served bas...
|WV||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2006||P-12||Family 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.p...
|CA||Rejected by Voters. 06/2006||P-12||Voluntary 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, admi...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Workforce Expansion|
Concerns the early childhood education workforce; expands the number of early childhood education teachers through development of an acceler...
|VT||Issued 06/2006||P-12||Building Bright Futures Council|
Establishes the Building Bright Futures Council, a public-private partnership, to support the creation of an integrated system of early chil...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Community Empowerment Initiative|
Increases membership on the community empowerment state board. Requires family support services in the community empowerment initiative to ...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Standards for Early Childhood Education|
Requires the department of Education to develop, by June 30, 2007, standards for early childhood education which will be applicable to publi...
|VT||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 05/2006||P-12||Prekindergarten Education Study Committee|
Creates a prekindergarten education study committee. Directs the committee to gather the following information:
(1) How many private and p...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Bilingual 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 ed...
|CO||Vetoed 05/2006||P-12||Statewide Early Childhood Councils|
Concerns the creation and duties of a statewide system of integrated early childhood councils. Repeals the pilot program for community conso...
|ID||Issued 04/2006||P-12||Early 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 an...
|ID||Issued 04/2006||P-12||Executive 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, ...
|LA||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||Early Childhood PK-3 Certification|
Adds the Early Childhood PK-3 certification through the Practitioner Teacher Program alternate program structure. http://www.doa.state.la.us...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Early Childhood|
From the fiscal note: LB 1256 establishes an endowment fund to provide early childhood education grants to programs for at-risk children fro...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Infants 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 St...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program|
Requires the Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program to be administered by the State Department of Education; authorizes the Department t...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Early Intervention|
Establishes a grant program for early intervention programs and allows certain funds for small class size to be used for early intervention ...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Early Intervention Programs|
Allows settlement money from the Durant, et al. v State of to be allocated to early intervention programs.
|OH||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council Advisory Board|
Establishes new duties for the Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council and county family and children first councils. Creates the Ohi...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Early Interventions|
Allows eligible school districts and public school academies currently receiving at-risk funding to use those funds to implement and operate...
|KY||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Early 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 ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Timing|
This bill modifies the recommended time to provide the assessment of reading and numeric skills given to potential kindergarten students. Th...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Birth to 3 Early Intervention Services|
Finds an urgent and substantial need to enhance the development of all infants and toddlers with disabilities in Washington in order to mini...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Department of Early Learning|
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...
|MD||Issued 03/2006||P-12||Amends 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 sep...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Education Reform Act of 2006|
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 16 directs the department of human services to establish a child care quality step program ...
|IL||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Early 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...
|SC||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||First Steps to School Readiness Act|
(Joint Resolution) Provides that the First Steps to School Readiness Act is reauthorized until July 1, 2013; provides for early childhood de...
|MD||Issued 02/2006||P-12||Maryland 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 acc...
|CT||Issued 02/2006||P-12||Governor'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 E...
|OK||Issued 01/2006||P-12||Interagency 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 Int...
|VA||Issued 01/2006||P-12||Establishing 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 g...
|GA||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Early Learning Grants|
Submits rules regarding grants under the Department of Early Care and Learning.
|RI||Adopted 09/2005||P-12||Early Childhood Certificate Requirements|
Adopts rules regarding the requirements for an Early Childhood Education in public schools in grades PK-2 certificate. Outlines rules for Ce...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Early Learning Funding and Programs|
Specifies that grants for preschool educational programs may go both to local districts and to "eligible entities" as defined by the State B...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Early Learning Educational Task Force|
Establishes and appropriates funds for an early learning educational task force to be attached to the department of education. Directs the t...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Grants to Charter Schools|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12|
|Deployment of Hawaii Based Military Members|
The purpose of this Act is for schools whose student population includes at least twenty per cent or one hundred students from military fami...
|SC||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR 06/2005||P-12||Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Act|
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Act addresses circumstances relating to children and lead poisoning. Revises requirements. A...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Impact of Early Intervention Block Grants|
Relates to the Iowa Early Intervention Block Grant Program. Requires a report that includes district-by-district information showing the all...
|NE||Signed by Governor 06/2005||P-12||Early Childhood programs, funding.|
Changes provisions relating to early childhood education programs as prescribed; to define and redefine terms; to provide a weighting factor...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||School-Readiness Quality Improvement Program|
Changes the name of the "school-readiness child care subsidization program" to the "school-readiness quality improvement program". Recognize...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Student Records|
Adds a new section of law. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, upon initial enrollment in a public school district, schools are requir...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Washington Early Learning Council|
From the fiscal note: The bill establishes the Washington early learning council within the Governor's Office. The purpose of the council is...
|DE||Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||Standard 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 certif...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Eligibility for Early Intervention|
Relates to the Oklahoma Early Intervention Act; modifies eligibility for early intervention services; authorizes State Board of Education to...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Early Childhood Services|
Relates to the services included within the definition of early childhood services. Adds the following definition: "Drop-in care" means the...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Child Care Administration and Office for Children, Youth, and Families and Maryland Family Support Centers Network - Transfer to State Department of Education|
Establishing an Early Childhood Development Division within the State Department of Education; transferring the Child Care Administration fr...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Arkansas Better Chance Program|
Amends the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success early childhood program. Requires any programs given priority consideration for (1) hav...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Early childhood education program - Approval|
Any person or school district operating an
early childhood education program may request approval of the program from the superintendent of
|LA||Emergency Rule Adoption 02/2005||P-12||Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers|
Adopts emergency rule establishing early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities under Early and Periodic Screening...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||Definitions|
Establishes rules allowing special education services staff employed by the Alabama Department of Education or local school system to provid...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Infant and Toddler Care Master Plan|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, working with a consultant in early care and education, to develop recommendations for a m...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Child Care Reform|
Requires the Child Development Division of the Department of Education to provide to the Superintendent of Public Instruction a baseline ass...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Preschool for All Program|
Requires the California Children and Families Commission to complete and submit a cost study that provides an estimate of the cost of a volu...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Child 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 Servic...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Early 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 prog...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Facilities: Joint-Use Projects|
Amends the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act. Deletes teacher education facilities as eligible joint-use facilities. Includes parks and ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Helping Heroes Child Care Program|
Establishes the Helping Heroes Child Care Program to provide child care to families who have one or more parents deployed to Iraq by the arm...
|MI||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||State School Aid Act|
Relates to the State School Aid Act of 1979; allocates funds for grants to intermediate districts to provide programs for parents with presc...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Early Intervention Services|
Requires the State Department of Education to conduct a study of the current methods of providing special instruction and other services to ...
|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-...
|MA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Early Childhood Education and Care|
Relates to early childhood education and care; contains text of section 35 of H 4850; relates to recognition of advancements in educational ...
|HI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2004||P-12||Early Childhood Pilot Program|
Establishes a pilot project providing community-based, collaborative, and comprehensive early childhood care direct services for children un...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Great START Program for Child Care|
Amends the Department of Human Services Act; deletes a provision that includes beginning and ending dates for the operation of a Great START...
|FL||Vetoed 07/2004||P-12||Universal Prekindergarten Education Program|
Provides for establishment of a Universal Prekindergarten Education Program; provides for scholarships and amount thereof; provides for use ...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Early 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.g...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Early 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. h...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Early 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/...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Early 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/firs...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Early 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...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Better Chance Program|
Establishes general guidelines for the operation of early childhood programs funded under the Arkansas Better Chance Program
and the Arkansa...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Child Care and Development Trust Fund|
Re-creates the Child Care and Development Trust Fund within the Agency for Workforce Innovation without modification; carries forward curren...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Childhood School Readiness|
Changes the name of the Child Care Commission to the Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission; modifying the responsibilities of the ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School Readiness Programs|
Concerns school readiness; relates to the state encouraging the development of a network of school readiness programs; relates to the fundin...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Early Care and Professionals Appreciation Day|
Proclaims May 11, 2004, as Early Child Care and Education Professionals Appreciation Day; as Early childhood educators and child care profes...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Early Learning Initiative Commission|
Creates the Improvement of Georgia's Pre-K Program Joint Study Commission; report due December 31, 2004. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||School Readiness Office|
Changes the name of the "Office of School Readiness" to "Bright From The Start: Georgia's Office of Early Care and Education;" makes the off...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Educational Funding and Property Tax Relief|
The bill provides that by fiscal year 2009-10 the state share of kindergarten to grade 12 education funding, as described by essential progr...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Membership of the Advisory Committee on Child Care|
Adds representatives of Early Learning New Hampshire to the advisory committee on child care and removes obsolete member references. http://...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Early Childhood Education Programs|
Extends a reporting date for the Task Force examining early childhood education programs as established by House Joint Resolution No. 9, as ...
|CT||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Readiness Staff Qualifications|
Concerning school readiness staff qualifications; eases staff shortages without diminishing the quality of individuals employed for school r...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Exempted Child Care Programs in Schools|
Concerns child care programs; concerns programs exempted from certain provisions; includes professional services rendered for mentally or ph...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Early Childhood Education|
Establishes the priority for early childhood education in the basic skills of reading, mathematics and English language arts....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Early Intervention for Deaf Children|
Establishes an advisory council on early interventions for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Early Intervention Agencies Committee|
Abolishes the Early Intervention Agencies Committee created to ensure the implementation of a comprehensive system for early intervention se...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Child Care Availability Quality|
Establishes a task force to improve the quality and availability of child care and early learning opportunities....
|SC||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 02/2004||P-12||Student Readiness Determination|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to minimum standards for the determination of student readiness....
|UT||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||Sponsors Recruiting Day Care Facilities|
Establishes the eligibility criteria for new sponsors to recruit participants to child care centers and day care homes in unserved areas. Pr...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Better Chance For School Success Program|
Amends the state "Better Chance for School Success" program to remove matching requirements, set implementation goals and makes the program ...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student 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 r...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12|
|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 stat...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Mathematics Instruction Competencies|
Specifies that early childhood education includes pre-kindergarten-third grade. Expands on the competencies for teaching mathematics that te...
|LA||Emergency Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Early 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Family Day Care Homes|
Revises existing law that provides for the licensure of family day care homes including large and small day care homes under certain conditi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund|
Specifies a school district or county office of education that provides childcare pursuant to the California School Age Families Education (...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Family 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 imple...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Summer Kindergarten|
Allows a school board to establish, maintain, and operate a summer kindergarten program for grade one readiness. Provides the summer kinderg...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||School 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 proce...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Early Childhood Education Block Grant|
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://...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Early Learning Council Act|
Creates the Illinois Early Learning Council Act. Establishes the Illinois Early Learning Council to coordinate existing state programs and s...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Interagency Coordinating Council|
Establishes regional interagency coordinating councils under the laws relating to early intervention services for children from birth to fiv...
|FL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Early Education and Child Care|
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 be...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Professional Incentive Programs|
Relates to the Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program for loan forgiveness to encourage academically talented residents to pursue teaching ca...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Early Childhood Education Programs|
Creates a task force to examine early childhood education programs; develops a plan for implementation of universal pre-kindergarten and ful...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Funding to Promote Children's Well-being|
Requires the State Prevention Council to determine long-term goals, strategies and outcome measures to promote the health and well being of ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||No Child Left Behind Act|
Requires testing in compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act; states an elementary teaching endorsement is valid for kindergarten to gra...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|Distribution of the Gaming Commission Fund|
Alters the distribution of Gaming Commission Fund; provides funds for veterans facilities, the National Guard College Trust, early childhood...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Commission on Fatherhood|
Establishes the Commission on Fatherhood within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to provide for a statewide program, on a permanent and...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Employment Department|
Includes Employment Department in development of voluntary statewide early childhood system; involves local child care resource and referral...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Child Care|
Revises inservice training requirements for child care personnel; requires training in early literacy and language development; requires ann...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Special Education|
Deletes requirement that individualized family service plan for child receiving early childhood special education be reviewed every six mont...
|OR||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Renewal 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 th...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Educators 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 purs...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Subsidized Childcare Provisions|
Adds prekindergarten or after school child care programs to the provision governing subsidized childcare services....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Voluntary Universal Prekindergarten Education|
Implements specified provisions of State Constitution; creates voluntary universal prekindergarten education program; limits
application of ...
|CO||Partial veto 05/2003||P-12||Financing of Public Schools|
Concerns the procedures for the funding of public schools, including adjustments to the district size factor, minimum per pupil funding, at-...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2003||P-12||Early Childhood Education|
Authorizes early childhood educational and developmental programs to enter specified agreements to promote early childhood educational progr...
|ME||Resolve No. 05/2003||P-12||Uniform 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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Young At-Risk Students|
Revises the criteria for determining at-risk children for pre-school and early learning programs from those "who live below the poverty line...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Teacher Qualifications (Early Childhood and Kindergarten)|
Requires the state board to issue major equivalency endorsements and minor equivalency endorsements (new requirement). Also adds new requir...
|SC||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2003||P-12||Program Readiness Test|
(Joint Resolution)The CSAB was administered for the last time in fall 2001. The Education Accountability Act of 1998 (EAA) required the deve...
|SC||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 04/2003||P-12||Kindergarten Objectives|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to basic skills assessment programs kindergarten objectives....
|OK||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Act|
Creates the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Act; states intent, purposes, and goals; creates the Oklahoma Partnership for School R...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Preschool Programs|
Authorizes local boards to (1) enter into cooperative or interlocal agreements with one or more other boards for the establishment, operatio...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Statewide Prekindergarten/School Readiness Program Assessment|
Establishes oversight committee to assess all prekindergarten or school readiness programs run by any public or private school or Head Start...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||The Better Chance for School Success Program|
Creates the Better Chance for School Success Program to provide early education for low-income, 3- and 4-year-old children in low-performing...
|NM||Pocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2003||P-12||Head Start Programs|
Requires that certain state funds for head start programs be used for collaboration with private and nonprofit providers....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Better Chance Program|
Expands the Arkansas Better Chance Program; allows any licensed early childhood program with early childhood accreditation by the Department...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Head Start Programs Funding|
Requires that certain state funds for Head Start programs be used to contract and subcontract with private and nonprofit programs that meet ...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pre-Kindergarten, Mandatory Kindergarten and Occupational Diplomas|
Requires the department of education to conduct a needs assessment to determine what areas do not currently have pre-kindergarten programs, ...
|KY||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Probationary 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 interdis...
|KY||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Interdisciplinary 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 stan...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Skills Needed for Children Entering Kindergarten|
Requires the department of education to develop a list of skills that child should have in order to be prepared to enter kindergarten. The d...
|NM||to governor 03/2003||P-12||Early Care Study|
House Joint Memorial 12 requests that the Interagency Coordinating Group (ICG) study the
alignment of early care education programs in New M...
|WV||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Universal 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)...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 01/2003||P-12||Kentucky 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/...
|KY||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Coverage/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 rec...
|KY||Emergency Rule Adoption 12/2002||P-12||Early 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...
|AK||Rule Adoption 11/2002||P-12||Child 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 volunteer...
|FL||Approved by voters 11/2002||P-12||Voluntary 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-ki...
|MO||Rejected by voters 11/2002||P-12||Additional tobacco tax for early childhood and other programs|
Imposes an additional tax per cigarette and other tobacco products, with the new revenues placed into a Healthy Families Trust Fund to be us...
|NM||Adopted 11/2002||P-12||Competencies for Early Childhood Education|
Sets forth the competencies required for early childhood educators. ...
|PA||Issued 10/2002||P-12||Governor'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 fo...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Would have required the State to develop a master plan for child care/development|
Requires the State Department of Education to develop the State Master Plan for Child Care and Development in consultation and collaboration...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2002||P-12||Loan Forgiveness for Special Education|
Makes an applicant who otherwise meets the Assumption Program for Loans for Education eligibility requirements and agrees to teach full time...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Revises and consolidates the definitions of children with exceptional needs|
Relates to Child Care Development Services Act. Revises and consolidates the definitions of children with exceptional needs, children with s...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Provides additional funding to ensure that children are ready to enter school|
Authorizes the Children and Families Commission to expend money allocated to it under the Children and Families Act of 1998, to ensure that ...
|AZ||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Child Care Home Provider Registry|
Requires department's statewide child care resource and referral system to include a child care home provider registry to provide informatio...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Preschool, Extended-Day and -Year Programs for Limited English Proficient Students|
Permits districts to establish full-time or part-time preschool, after-school or summer school programs English language learners programs, ...
|MD||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Free Prekindergarten for Economically Disadvantaged Children|
Requires districts by 2007-08 school year to provide free prekindergarten programs to all eligible children within district. Defines "eligib...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Child Care|
Amends the Child Care Act of 1969; excludes certain programs operated by private entities on the grounds of public or private elementary or ...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 07/2002||P-12||The Safety of Children in Child Care Programs|
Provides that if a contracted agency which provides child care and development service, places a person who has been convicted of specified ...
|MD||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Tobacco Tax for Education|
Establishes tobacco tax as well as special fund to dedicate tobacco tax revenues for education funding. Monies are to 1) provide unrestricte...
|NY||To governor 06/2002||P-12||Medical Assistance to Preschoolers with Handicaps|
Extends the effectiveness of provisions of law authorizing medical assistance payments to certain clinics or diagnostic and treatment center...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Child Care|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||School-Readiness Child Care Subsidation Program|
Creates the School-Readiness Child Care Subsidization Program on and after January 1, 2003, which program offers three-year school-readiness...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12|
|Child Care Quality|
Increases from 40 to 45 clock hours the introductory training course requirement for operators of large family child care homes and for chil...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Major Bill -- Family Literacy Component|
Defines family literacy and permits districts to create family literacy programs and to use at-risk funding to support them. Makes family l...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Early Childhood Programs|
Relates to funding for parent education programs; relates to the development and implementation of a Technology Intern Partner Program; rela...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||State Standards Apply to Private Providers|
Applies the state board's of education child care standards to programs operated by private schools. Any funds or personnel involved in the ...
|CA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Intermediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program|
Modifies 1999 Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program (IIUSP), which formerly required that every participating school distri...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Joint Study Committee on Early Childhood Education|
Creates the Joint Study Committee on Early Childhood Education. Mandates the committee to undertake a study of the importance of early chil...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School Ready Children Grants Account|
Appropriates $1,153,250 from the Healthy Iowans tobacco trust to the school ready children grants account. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/7...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program|
Establishes a Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program in the department to provide a statewide community-based interagency system of comprehen...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Georgia's Pre-K Program|
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 Prog...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Retirement Benefits|
Relates to service creditable toward retirement benefits under the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia; provides that any member of the Te...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Teacher Induction, Evaluation, Early Retirement Incentives, Administrator Preparation and Certification, Minimum Teacher Salary Requirements, Statewide Career Path Pilot Program|
Requires state board to establish standards for district and area education agency career development programs and for individual teacher ca...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Child Care Facilities Licensing Act-Single licensure process|
An Act relating to children; amending 10 O.S. 2001, Section 401, which relates to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act; requiri...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program|
Establishes a Child Care Quality Incentive Grant Program in the Department of Human Resources; authorizes the Department to award grants as ...
|AL||Act No. 04/2002||P-12||East Alabama Child Development Center|
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission for the East Al...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||District Service Contributions to Head Start|
Lawrence County board is authorized to contribute services to Head Start Program Centers....
|HI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||School Readiness|
Defines the term "school readiness" to mean that young children are ready to have successful learning experiences in school when there is a ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Licenced child care center regulations|
Provides that regulations for licensed child care centers adopted by the state board of social services or the child day-care council shall ...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Early Childhood Enrichment Activity Classes|
Revises early childhood development program for four-year-olds. Allows applicants to seek a waiver for the requirement of enrichment activit...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Child Care Facility Requirements|
Changes the day care center references to child care facility; changes the definition of children in the laws governing nursery schools, whi...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Head Start in Tunica County|
Relates to Tunica County; allows the board of supervisors to make a contribution to the Institute for Community Service for an additional He...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Learning Begins at Birth|
LB 326 is the Nebraska Read, Educate, and Develop Youth Act. The bill requires the state department and the
Department of Health and Human S...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Child Care Regulation|
Extends the expiration date of the law establishing the board for the coordination of child care regulation and the terms of board members; ...
|ME||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Childfind and Early Childhood Special Education Programs|
Establishes as major substantive rules sections establishing and maintaining a statewide network that ensures the provisions of childfind fo...
|NY||Signed into law 12/2001||P-12||Child Care|
Provides for child day care to eligible families during breaks in activities; provides child day care for up to a month in certain cases; pr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2001||P-12||Student Records for pre-school students|
Requires State-funded preschool or infant and toddler program to provide a child's records to a public school when the child transfers, as s...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Child 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 s...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Voluntary Statewide Early Childhood System|
Directs the Commission on Children and Families, the Department of Education and the Department of Human Services to jointly establish polic...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Equitable wages for early childhood education professionals|
Concerns education and equitable wages for early childhood education professionals; increases the number of highly qualified early childhood...
|OR||Vetoed 07/2001||P-12||Phonics Game|
Directs state department to provide instructional phonics game to each approved Oregon prekindergarten....
|PA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Adult Literacy/Family Literacy|
Act No. 26 of 2001. Amends the Pennsylvania Adult Basic and Literacy Education Act; provides for short title, for findings and purpose, for ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Universal Early Childhood Education for Four-Year Olds|
Establishes a program of universal early childhood education and care classes for four-year olds in any public school system that wishes to ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12|
|Early Childhood Professional Loan Repayment Program|
Requires the State Commission on Higher Education to establish and maintain an Early Childhood Professional Loan Repayment Program; makes su...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Expands Resident Teacher Program|
Expands the resident teacher program to include early childhood teachers. (One-year residency program is required as part of the Oklahoma Te...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Funding Preshool Programs|
Concerns the required expenditure of a portion of a school district's per pupil operating revenue for the school district's preschool progra...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Free Prekindergarten for Certain Children|
Districts are required to offer prekindergarten classes if the district identifies 15 or more children who are eligible (English learners, e...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Safety Standards for Nursery Schools|
(LD 1002) Authorizes the Department of Human Services to adopt rules for the safe operation of nursery schools....
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Early Childhood Education Grant Evaluation|
Relates to Early Childhood Education Grant Evaluation; provides that the legislative council shall develop outcome measures to indicate the ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Child care development vouchers|
Provides that a child care ministry that receives child care development voucher may only be required by a local Step Ahead Council to meet ...
|FL||Vetoed 05/2001||P-12||Demonstration program for prevention of learning problems in young children|
Relates to prevention of learning problems in young children; authorizes a demonstration program to be called Learning Gateway; creates a st...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Cuts 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
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Education 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 supp...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Early Childhood Services|
Relates to the creation of an office within the Health and Human Services Commission for coordinating the delivery of early childhood servic...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||T.E.A.C.H.|
Establishes Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H) pilot projects to assist teachers in retaining employment in the field of c...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Head Start Coordination|
Requires each Head Start or Early Head Start program provider to coordinate with the Texas Workforce
Commission and local workforce develop...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Children Entering Kindergarten|
Requires the Department of Education to develop and conduct readiness testing for children who are entering kindergarten....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Early Childhood Foundation|
Authorizes the establishment of a foundation for early childhood care and education....
|NE||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Early Childhood Education Grants|
LB 759 changes current law pertaining to early childhood education pilot program grants. The bill provides for an Early Childhood Education ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Even Start Family Literacy|
Relates to public education; provides for even start family literacy programs; provides for benchmarks, performance standards and evaluation...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Funding for early childhood programs.|
, Amends the application process for the Arkansas Better Chance Program; provides funding for early childhood programs....
|CO||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Alternative Preschool Programs|
Requires school district preschool program councils to periodically assess whether alternative community providers are available and to ensu...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Eligibility in the preschool program|
Provides certain significant family risk factors of a child's home environment for eligibility in the preschool program....
|CO||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Dept. of Ed. oversight for state preschool program|
Concerns the duties of the Colorado Department of Education in providing oversight of the Colorado Preschool Program....
|WY||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Regional Preschool Teacher Development|
Relates to regional development preschool system teachers; includes employment as a teacher in the regional development preschool system as ...
|NJ||Signed into law 11/2000||P-12||Eligibility of Low-Income Pupils, Effective Programs|
Relates to State aid for school districts with concentrations of low-income pupils; establishes minimum period of school district eligibilit...
|NJ||Signed into law 11/2000||P-12||Office of Early Childhood Education|
Establishes a Division of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Education; states the division shall be responsible for program sta...
|NJ||Signed into law 11/2000||P-12||Commission on Early Childhood Education|
Establishes the Commission on Early Childhood Education in but not of the Department of Education; provides for its membership and appointme...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Child Care Program|
Appropriates a sum to the State Department of Education for specified child care purposes. Declares appropriations for these purposes to be ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Day Care Facilities|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with a nonprofit organization that has staff with expertise in financing and c...
|NJ||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Facility Safety|
Exempts child care centers operated by a non-profit organization in a public school building from radon testing and certain other requiremen...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2000||P-12||Higher Standards for Public Child Care|
Revises and recasts the indicators of quality child care and development programs. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to deve...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2000||P-12|
Relates to existing law which states the intent of the Legislature to establish a comprehensive, continuous, community-linked, and school-ba...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Payments to Medical Centers for Serving Preschool Students with Handicaps|
Authorizes medical assistance payments to certain clinics or diagnostic and treatment centers for services they render to preschool children...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Student Records|
Relates to public records; provides access to student records by school readiness coalitions and the Florida Partnership for School Readine...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Retaining Teachers for Child Care|
Public Act No. 91-831; Provides that beginning October 1, 2000, the Department of Human Services shall operate a Great Start (Strategy to At...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Preschool special education programs|
Public Act No. 91-765; Amends the School Code; exempts all persons holding a special certificate with a special education endorsement from p...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Blind Babies Program|
, Relates to children; creates a Blind Babies Program; provides for early-intervention education for certain children who are blind or visua...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Scholarship|
Establishes the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps scholarship program to help low-wage early childhood staff obtain further training;...
|OK||Vetoed 06/2000||P-12||Partnership for School Readiness|
Creates the Partnership for School Readiness Act to facilitate community collaboration of efforts and services that will prepare children to...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Composition of School Readiness Partnership|
Relates to school readiness; provides sovereign immunity for school readiness coalitions; revises funding for prekindergarten early interven...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Office of School Readiness and Pre-Kindergarten Program|
Creates the Office of School Readiness within the Department of Children's Affairs; provides for the operation and management of a voluntary...
|MD||Vetoed 05/2000||P-12||Early Child Care and Education Centers Grant Program|
Establishes the Judith P. Hoyer Early Care and Education Centers and Education Enhancement Grant Program for the development of collaborativ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Blue Ribbon Commission|
Creates the Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education; provides for the purpose, duties, and...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Full-day Kindergarten, Universal Prekindergarten Reserve Fund|
Relates to state aid for school districts; funds a workforce education program in New York City; creates the Universal Prekindergarten Reser...
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Early Childhood Education Aid|
Extends the fiscal year 2000 increase in early childhood family education aid to fiscal year 2001. The additional aid amount is equal to $2....
|MS||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Early Childhood Teacher Licensure|
Authorizes the State Board of Education to issue a standard license to teach in public prekindergarten through kindergarten classrooms to pe...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Parents as Teachers Pilot Program|
Creates a Parents as Teachers Pilot Program to create a partnership between parents and early childhood development professionals; provides ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Office of Early Childhood Development|
Relates to reorganization; creates the Office of Early Childhood Development within the Office of the Governor....
|GA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Peachcare for Kids|
Act No. 655., Creates the Peachcare for Kids Program (children's health insurance); changes the provisions relating to eligibility; provide...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Early Childhood Services Interagency Coordinating Council|
Establishes an Early Childhood Services Interagency Coordinating Council; provides for the membership and organization of the Council; defin...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Good Beginnings Alliance|
Expands the life of the Good Beginnings Alliance to 2010; expands the membership of the Interdepartmental Council by 2 members; expands the ...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Early Childhood Development Authority|
Establishes the Early Childhood Development Authority in the Office of the Governor to manage expenditures of the early childhood developmen...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Income Tax Credits for Preschool|
Relates to individual income tax credits for tuition paid for preschool for children with disabilities; defines "handicapped" student as a ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Early 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 e...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Early 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 vi...
|AL||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Accreditation of Preschool Programs|
Relates to preschool programs; requires preschools receiving funding under the early childhood block grant program to become accredited....
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Preschool Accreditation|
Relates to preschool programs; requires preschools receiving funding under the early childhood block grant program to become accredited....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Early Childhood Component|
There is created an Early Intervention Program in kindergarten and a Primary Grades Early Intervention Program in grades 1-3. These programs...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Pre-enrollment of Two-Year Olds and Immunization Certification|
There is created voluntary pre-enrollment of two-year-olds in local school systems. Parents must include a certification of immunization as ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Parents as Teachers|
Appropriates funds to the Executive Office of the Governor for fiscal year 2001; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 24; ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Parent Rights|
The amendments to this act provide for increased "parents rights" in the realm of public education. The new law states that parents have th...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Preschool Compliance|
Provides that the guidelines for the at-risk four-year-old preschool program may be differentiated according to the agency delivering the se...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Preschool Programs|
Relates to preschool programs; provides a school district may establish a preschool program under certain conditions; provides for funding a...
|IL||Adopted 01/2000||P-12||Early Childhood Care and Education|
State Board of Education position statement, adopted January 20, 2000, committing to develop, deliver and support early childhood programs, ...