AB 598, as amended, Calderon. 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
begin delete things,end delete including an assessment of each family child care home provider to ensure that services are of high quality and are educationally and developmentally appropriate. begin delete 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 network and ensure that a developmental profile is completed for each child in consultation with the provider.end delete
This bill would require that tools used to make these assessments be appropriate to family child care home
begin delete settings. The bill would require the network to complete the developmental profile in collaboration with the provider by doing certain things, including conducting a parent survey of a child’s developmental progress as directed by the department and incorporating it into the profile. The billend delete would require a family child care home education network to include the maintenance of a developmental begin delete portfolio,end delete as provided. begin delete The bill would also require a family child care home education network to conduct a minimum of 9 site visits to each affiliated provider in a calendar year, as provided, among other things.end delete
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.end delete
This bill would delete
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The bill would
begin delete require a provider in aend delete family child care home education network to adopt and use a curriculum begin delete or curricula of the provider’s choosing that is appropriate for the age range of children in the home. The bill would also impose additional duties on providers, including providingend delete age and developmentally appropriate educational activities for children.
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
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5operate family child care home education networks that support
6educational objectives for children in licensed family child care
7homes that serve families eligible for subsidized child care.
8(b) Family child care home education network programs shall
9include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
10(1) Age and developmentally appropriate activities for children.
11(2) Care and supervision of children.
12(3) Parenting education.
13(4) Identification of child and family social or health needs and
14referral of the child or the family to the appropriate social or health
16(5) Nutrition.end delete
18(6) Training and support for the family child care home
19education network’s family home providers and staff.
20(7) Assessment of each family child care home provider to
21ensure that services are of high quality and are educationally and
22developmentally appropriate. Tools used to make an assessment
23shall be appropriate to family child care home settings.
24(8) Developmental profiles for children enrolled in the program.
25(9) Maintenance of a folder, known as a developmental portfolio,
26for each child that includes, among other items, a child’s work
27product and observations of the
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28development specialist, or both.end delete
begin deleteParent end deleteinvolvement.
Section 8246 of the Education Code is amended to
A family child care home education network
33contractor, in addition to the requirements set forth in subdivision
34(b) of Section 8245, shall do all of the following:
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36 Recruit, enroll, and certify eligible families.
23 37(b)end delete
P4 1 Recruit, train, support, and reimburse licensed family home
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fees in accordance with
26 6(d)end delete
7 Assess, according to standards set by the department, the
8educational quality of the program offered in each family child
9care home in the network using assessment tools that are
10appropriate to family child care home settings.
30 11(e)end delete
begin deleteEnsure that end deletea developmental profile begin delete is completedend delete
13 for each child based upon observations of network staff, in
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33 16(1)end delete
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18the developmental child assessment profile selected by the
19department. The contractor’s child development specialist shall
20sign the developmental profile.
36 21(2)end delete
22 Utilizing the developmental portfolio, as described in
23paragraph (9) of subdivision (b) of Section 8245, maintained by
24the provider, including provider observations of each child.
P4 1 25(3) Conductingend delete
26 a parent survey
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27developmental progressend delete
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28incorporate it into the developmental profile.end delete
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30 Ensure that parent conferences are offered to the parent of
31each enrolled child. The parent may decline a parent conference.
32(g) Monitor requirements, including quality standards, and
33conduct periodic assessments of program quality in each family
34child care home affiliated with the network.
35(h) Ensure that basic health and nutrition requirements are met.end delete
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P5 1 Provide data and reporting in accordance with contract
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5each affiliated provider in a
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6of conducting assessments and providing technical assistance,
7training, and support.
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9 Support the affiliated providers
in meeting the standards
10for program quality by reviewing, observing, and assessing the
11providers’ program components, and providing technical assistance,
12training, and coaching.
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14 Offer providers at least 12 hours of training and
15technical assistance in group or individual settings.
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16 may include, but
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18 Age and developmentally appropriate educational practices
19and activities for children.
24 20(2)end delete
21 Appropriate care and supervision of children.
22(3) Parenting and parent involvement in the development of
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27 Menu planning and nutrition
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28provided by a United States Department of Food and
29Agriculture-funded program.end delete
30 30(5)end delete
31 Provider and family communication.
31 32(6)end delete
33 Understanding the developmental measures of the
34developmental profile child assessment instrument.
33 35(7)end delete
36 Individualizing the provider’s program to meet the needs
37of each child in the provider’s care by using the results of the
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P6 1 Employ at least one child development
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qualifications equivalent to a
3child development teacher permit, to provide training, technical
4assistance, and coaching to providers. Notwithstanding any other
5law, family child care home education network
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6 shall not be required to employ individuals with child
7development teacher permits.
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9 Maintain a signed, written agreement with each affiliated
10provider and an authorized representative of the family child care
11home education network. The agreement shall include, but not be
12limited to, all of the following:
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14 The provider’s status as an independent contractor with the
15family child care home education network.
24 16(2)end delete
17 The provider’s nondiscrimination policy.
25 18(3)end delete
19 The established reimbursement rates.
Section 8247 of the Education Code is repealed.
Section 8247 is added to the Education Code, to read:
(a) A provider in a family child care home education
25network shall adopt and use a curriculum or curricula, of the
26provider’s choosing, appropriate for the age range of children in
28(b) In order to ensure educational quality for children, the
29contractor may adopt a policy limiting the curricula acceptable
30within its network. The policy shall include not less than three
31curricula, and the contractor may approve
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32 curricula if they are educational and appropriate
33for the age ranges of children in the homes.
Section 8248 is added to the Education Code, to read:
(a) A provider shall do all of the following:
36(1) Provide age and developmentally appropriate educational
37activities for children.
38(2) Provide care and supervision of children.
39(3) Provide parenting education to parents. Parenting education
40may include, but is not limited to, general program information
P7 1and formal or informal parent conferences and exchange of
2information about the development, needs, and skills of the parents’
3 child or children.
4(4) Identify child and family social service or health needs, and
5share those needs with the contractor.
6(5) Provide nutrition that is consistent with standards of the
7Child and Adult Care Food Program of the United States
8Department of Agriculture.
begin deleteCollaborate end deletewith the contractor begin delete in the developmental
profile for each child,
10completion ofend delete
11including doing all of the following:
begin deleteCollaborating in completion of end deletethe developmental profile child assessment
begin deleteMaintaining end deletea developmental portfolio, as
16described in paragraph (9) of subdivision (b) of Section 8245, for
17each child that includes items produced by the child. A copy of
18this portfolio shall be shared with the family child care home
19 education network contractor for purposes of department review.
begin deleteMaintaining end deleteobservations begin delete of the child,end delete and other
21documentation of the child’s skills.
begin deleteConducting or participating end deletein parent
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24(7) Provide the contractor with copies of all citations issued to
25the provider by the Community Care Licensing Division of the
26State Department of Social Services within five calendar days of
27the issuing date of the citation.
28(8) Obtain no less than 12 hours of professional training per
29year, and maintain documentation of the training for three years.
30Training may include group or individual training provided by the
31contractor, or training provided by other qualified individuals or
33(b) A provider may, but is not required to, encourage parent
34involvement in the provider’s
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35(c) A provider is not required to maintain a parent advisory
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