|CA||Vetoed 09/2012||P-12||Teacher Credentialing and Transitional Kindergarten|
From bill summary: Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to convene a workgroup of specified members to develop program standar...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Child 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 fra...
|NH||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Teacher Certification and Preparation Programs|
NH ADC Ed 507.18, 34, 36, 38; NH ADC Ed 612.03, 15, 20, 30
State the requirements for teacher certification and teacher preparation programs in the area of Early Childhood Education, Classical Langua...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Early Childhood Educators Certification|
Clarifies the staff qualification requirements for early childhood education programs serving infants, toddlers or preschool age children an...
|IL||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Early Childhood Block Grant|
23 IL ADC 235.20, 30, 40, 45, 50, 60, 70; 23 IL ADC 235.APP. A, B, C
From Illinois Register: This rulemaking resulted from the state board's application for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Early Learning Teacher Certification|
A.B. 9057 - Early Learning Teacher Certification
Part I, Section 10-c: Amends provision on regulations that the board of regents and commissioner must adopt regarding universal prekindergar...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Adopting Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals|
Requires the department of early learning to: (1) Adopt core competencies for early care and education professionals and child and youth dev...
|NH||Notices of Adopted Rules 10/2011||P-12||General Special Education and Early Childhood Special Education|
NH ADC Ed 507.39, 391; NH ADC Ed 612.07, 071
Update the requirements for certification and teacher preparation program for general special education and early childhood special educatio...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Professional Development, Mathematics K-3|
Requires the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation to develop and administer mathematics professional development programs for any tea...
|NV||Adopted 04/2011||P-12||Licensure Requirements for Early Childhood Education|
Repeals duplicate licensure requirements for early childhood education....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Reading Instruction|
Requires the state board of education to adopt guidelines to include supplementary training in reading instruction as part of a school's ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||P-3 Certification|
Allows any teacher certified to teach elementary education to be certified in early childhood education if they pass the early childhood edu...
|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||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||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...
|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....
|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...
|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...
|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 ...
|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||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...
|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...
|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...
|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 ...
|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||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...
|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...
|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...
|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 ...
|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...
|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...
|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||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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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||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...
|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...
|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...
|NM||Adopted 11/2002||P-12||Competencies for Early Childhood Education|
Sets forth the competencies required for early childhood educators. ...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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
|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...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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||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;...
|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...