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State Status/Date Level Summary
LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant and Early Learning Oversight
S.B. 524
Provides directives to the department of education upon transfer of lead agency authority from the department of children and family services to the department of education for the Child Care and Development Fund. Directs the state board to promulgate rules to...

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CTSigned into law 05/2014P-12Day Care Licensing
H.B. 5559
From bill analysis: DAY CARE LICENSING -- The bill expands an existing child day care service licensing exemption to apply to any day care service that a municipal agency or department administers rather than only those located in a public school building.

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VTSigned into law 05/2014P-12Collective Bargaining Rights for Early Care & Learning Providers
S.B. 316
Recognizes the importance of early learning and extends collective bargaining rights to early child care providers to improve the quality of early education in Vermont. This bill gives early care and education providers, through their exclusive representative,...

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MDSigned into law 05/2014P-12Child Care Centers - Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Act
H.B. 1276/S.B. 716
Amends existing requirements to require child care centers to promote proper nutrition and developmentally appropriate practices by promoting breast feeding, prohibiting sweetened or caffeinated beverages, requiring compliance with the FDA's standards for beve...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Education Budget - Tiered Child Care Center Reimbursement
S.B. 6002
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:

CENTER TIERED REIMBURSEMENT - One-time funding is provided for a tiered reimbursement pilot for child care centers that participate in the Early Achievers Quality Rating and Improvement System. The data received fro...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 04/2014P-12Child Care Rating System
L.D. 1581
Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a 4-step child care quality rating system and provide quality differential payments of 5%, 10% and 25% for the 3 highest steps. Removes language relating to requirements in the department rules...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Child Care and Development Services
A.B. 274
From bill summary: Requires child care providers authorized to provide services to children up to age 13 pursuant to the Child Care and Development Services Act, administered by the department of education, to submit to the alternative payment program a monthl...

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CASigned into law 07/2013P-12Preschool and Child Care and Development Services (education finance omnibus)
A.B. 86 - Fee Schedule for Preschool and Child Care and Development Services
From bill summary: Requires the superintendent of public instruction to establish a revised fee schedule for families using preschool and child care and development services for children from infancy through age 13. Requires the superintendent to first submit ...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Feasibility of Transfering the Child Care Development Fund to the Department of Education
S.C.R. 76
Requests the department of education and the department of children and family services to determine the feasibility of developing an operational plan for the transfer of the Child Care Development Fund lead agency authority and associated functions to the dep...

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RISigned into law 06/2013P-12Child Care Assistance Program Parent Advisory Council and Child Care Provider Collective Bargaining
S.B. 794
Establishes a Child Care Assistance Program Parent Advisory Council. Defines the Child Care Assistance Program as a program administered by the department of human services that provides financial assistance to families for child care. The council shall consi...

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NDSigned into law 04/2013P-12Early Childhood Education
H.B. 1429 and S.B. 2229
Amended section related to prekindergarten program. Authorizes a district to establish an early childhood program (deleted "prekindergarten program") provided the program is approved by the superintendent of public instruction. The district may support that pr...

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ILAdopted 08/2012P-12Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers
89 IL ADC 407.45, 50, 55, 60, 100, 130, 350
Partially from Illinois Register: Defines "Gateways to Opportunity Registry" as a program administered by the department of human services to track and maintain education and training credentials of administrators and staff by establishing a profile in the reg...

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MASigned into law 08/2012P-12Family Child Care Providers
H.B. 3986
Defines family child care providers and family child care services.

Provides that family child care providers shall be considered public employees so that the commissioner may make deductions to compensate family child care providers pursuant to a rate struct...

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CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Family Fee Schedule for State-Funded Child Care Services
S.B. 1016 - Family Fee Schedule for State-Funded Child Care Services
Provides relative to the income eligibility limits in the family fee schedule for state-funded child care services. Requires that the family fee schedule that was in effect for the 2011–12 fiscal year remain in effect for the 2012–13 fiscal year. http://www.le...

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HISigned into law 06/2012P-12Exemptions from Child Care Licensing
S.B. 2800
Adds exemptions for any kindergarten, school, or program licensed by the charter school review panel, the Hawaii Council of Private Schools, or any federal agency and certain child care programs conducted by the counties from child care licensing by the depart...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Licensure of Preschool and Child Care Programs
S.B. 316 - Licensure of Preschool and Child Care Programs
Defines "school child," "child care," and other terms. Removes various references to preschool or school child program license renewal and to issuance of a two-year license to such a program upon successful completion of term of provisional license. Adds new l...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Child Care Quality
S.B. 316 - Child Care Quality
Requires that the "career pathways" alternative pathway for meeting child-care staff member or administrator requirements include both a framework to document formal education, and allow the child-care staff member or administrator to achieve a designation as ...

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LASigned into law 05/2012P-12Standards for Licensed Day Care Centers
H.B. 1016
Makes revisions to current law regarding standards for licensed day care centers, describes the duties of the Department of Children and Family Services relative to regulation of day care centers; and requires the guidance and input of the Louisiana Advisory C...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Louisiana Early Childhood Education Act.
S.B. 581
Requires the state board of education to create a comprehensive and integrated network through which to manage and oversee all programs funded through state or federal resources that provide early childhood care or educational services.The board will establish...

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NVAdopted 03/2012P-12Requires Certain Child Care Facilities to Have Early Care and Education Program
NAC 432A.010, 012, 020, 050, 070, 080, 145, 170, 180, 190, 200, 210, 220, 280, 290, 304, 306, 308, 310, 326, 340, 350, 385, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 420, 425, 450, 460, 526, 528, 530, 532, 534, 536, 538, 580, 585, 685, 030, 146, 160, 522
This regulation requires child care facilities that provide care for certain younger children to have an early care and education program. The regulation has numerous non-education related provisions. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac/NAC-432A.html...

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CAVetoed 10/2011P-12Child Care Providers: Bargaining Representative
A.B. 101
From bill summary: Authorizes family child care providers to choose whether to be represented by a single provider organization designated pursuant to a specified petition and election process overseen by the Public Employment Relations Board or a neutral 3rd ...

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

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Repealing Child Care Provision
S.B. 8 - Repealing Child Care Provision
Repeals a provision that required districts with a student membership above 5,000 and that does not provide child care (directly or by contract) for the district's school-age students to annually consider, during at least two public hearings, the need for and ...

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

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NYSigned into law 10/2010P-12Collective Bargaining for Child Care Providers
S.B. 7451
Creates a framework for child care providers to organize. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S07451&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...

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NYSigned into law 08/2010P-12Child Care/Day Care Facilities and CPR
A.B. 7923
Requires at least one employee at a child day care facility or family day care home to be trained and certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A7923&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y...

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12Child Care - Education Certification
S.B. 1119
Requires teaching staff working in licensed child care centers as of October 1, 2010, to have their education certified by the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals (NCICDP) by July 1, 2012. Teaching staff hired to work in licensed child care center...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care in Rhode Island
H.R. 7826
Amends joint resolution creating a permanent legislative commission on child care in Rhode Island. Revises provisions related to commission membership http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/PublicLaws/law10/res10/res10372.htm...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010P-12Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
H.B. 285
Encourages high schools to include a segment on prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma during a student's final year of study. Provides this segment should also suggest methods of calming crying infants, techniques for caregivers to use to calm themselves...

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

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

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Application of Lawn Care Products
S.B. 1769
Requires school districts to adopt a procedure to comply with the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act and the Structural Pest Control Act. Requires licensed day care centers to ensure that products will not be applied to day care center grounds when ...

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

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

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

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Child Care
H.B. 3487
Amends the definition of child care facility to include a facility providing primarily educational care for preschool children for a certain number of hours daily; provides for certification, registration, operation and regulation of preschool recorded program...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12Building Standards/Pre-K Classes in Public Schools
H.B. 1031
Provides that public schools seeking voluntary child care facility licensure may use the same building standards for prekindergarten classrooms as for Kindergarten classrooms meeting certain requirements. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2009/Bills/House/P...

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

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NVSigned into law 05/2009P-12Child Care Facilities
S.B. 231
Exempts licensed child care facility from certain regulations adopted by the State Board of Health or a local board of health governing standards for the construction of a food establishment and the equipment required in such establishments, regardless of whet...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Family Child Care Home Education Networks
A.B. 379
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with entities organized under law to operate family child care home education networks that support educational objectives for children in such licensed homes that serve families eligible for subsid...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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