AB 598, as amended, Rendon. Child care: family child care home education networks.
Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with entities organized to operate family child care home education networks that support educational objectives for children in licensed family child care homes that serve families eligible for subsidized care. Existing law requires the family child care home education network programs to include certain things, including an assessment of each family child care home provider to ensure that services are of high quality and are educationally and developmentally appropriate. Existing law also requires each family child care home education network to do certain things, including assess the educational quality of the program offered in each family child care home in the
begin delete network.end delete
This bill would require that tools used to make these assessments be appropriate to family child care home settings.
Existing law provides that the above laws do not impose any new requirements on a family child care home education network nor does it require any increase in reimbursement rates.
This bill would delete this law.
This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature to provide consistency in the implementation and administration of family child care home education network programs, as provided.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 8245 of the Education Code is amended
(a) The Superintendent, with funds appropriated for this
4purpose, shall contract with
begin delete entities organized under lawend delete
5 to operate family child care home education
6networks that support educational objectives for children in
7licensed family child care homes that serve families eligible for
8subsidized child care.
9(b) Family child care home education network programs shall
10include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
11(1) Age and developmentally appropriate activities for children.
12(2) Care and supervision of children.
13(3) Parenting education.
14(4) Identification of child and family social or health needs and
15referral of the child or the family to the appropriate social or health
P3 1(6) Training and support for the family child care home
2education network’s family home providers and staff.
3(7) Assessment of each family child care home provider to
4ensure that services are of high quality and are educationally and
5developmentally appropriate. Tools used to make an assessment
6shall be appropriate to family child care home settings.
7(8) Developmental profiles for children enrolled in the program.
8(9) Parent involvement.
Section 8246 of the Education Code is amended to
begin deleteEach end deletefamily child care home education network
12contractor, in addition to the requirements set forth in subdivision
13(b) of Section 8245, shall do all of the following:
14(a) Recruit, enroll, and certify eligible families.
15(b) Recruit, train, support, and reimburse licensed family home
17(c) Collect family fees in accordance with contract requirements.
18(d) Assess, according to standards set by the department, the
19educational quality of the program offered in each family child
20care home in the network using assessment tools that are
21appropriate to family child care home settings.
begin deleteAssure end deletethat a developmental profile is completed for
23each child based upon observations of network staff, in
begin delete consultationend delete
24 with the
begin delete provider.end delete
36(f) Monitor requirements, including quality standards, and
37conduct periodic assessments of program quality in each family
38child care home affiliated with the network.
39(g) Ensure that basic health and nutrition requirements are met.
P4 1(h) Provide data and reporting in accordance with contract
Section 8247 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 8248 is added to the Education Code, to read:
It is the intent of the Legislature to provide consistency
30in the implementation and administration of family child care home
31education network programs that acknowledge the higher standards
32met by participating family child care providers, the need for a
33reimbursement differential above their regional market rate, and
34technical assistance, training, assessment, coaching, and other
35supporting services offered by family child care home education