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

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State Status/Date Level Summary
CASigned into law 08/2013P-12Early Care and Education
A.C.R. 45
Urges the legislature and the governor to restore budget funding to early care and education programs and to support efforts to fund and implement the Quality Rating and Improvement System and other programs that support early care and education. Urges legisla...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12K-3 Program Funding Eligibility
H.B. 310
Changes the eligibility for the K-3 Plus Program (extended school year program for grades K-3) to include public schools in which 80 percent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-fee lunch at the time the public school applies for the progra...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010P-12Task Force on K-3 Accountability and Assessment
S.B. 1119
Establishes the Task Force on K-3 Accountability and Assessment within the state department of education and describes the membership. Requires the task force to meet quarterly and elect a new chairperson annually. Members serve at the pleasure of the superint...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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