Amended in Assembly March 26, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 833


Introduced by Assembly Member Bonta

February 26, 2015


An actbegin insert to add Sections 8203.2 and 8203.25 to the Education Code,end insert relating to early childhood education.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 833, as amended, Bonta. Early childhood education.

The Child Care and Development Services Act has a purpose of providing a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of child care and development services for children from infancy to 13 years of age and their parents, including a full range of supervision, health, and support services through full- and part-time programs. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop standards for the implementation of quality child care programs.

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This bill would state that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would improve early childhood education and development.

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This bill would require the Superintendent, on or before an unspecified date, to establish a statewide centralized eligibility list to consolidate child care waiting lists and a statewide quality rating and improvement system to improve the quality of early learning, as provided.

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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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It is the intent of the Legislature to build a stable,
2comprehensive, and adequately funded high-quality early learning
3and educational support system for children from birth to five
4years of age, inclusive, with alignment and integration into the
5K-12 education system by strategically using state and federal
6funds, and engaging all early care and education stakeholders,
7including K-12 education stakeholders, in an effort to provide
8access to affordable, high-quality services supported by adequate
9rates, integrated data systems, and a strong infrastructure that
10supports children and the educators that serve them.

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begin insertSEC. 2.end insert  

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begin insertSection 8203.2 is added to the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert, to
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begin insert8203.2.end insert  

On or before ____, and notwithstanding Section 8227,
14the Superintendent shall establish a statewide centralized eligibility
15list to consolidate child care waiting lists.

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begin insertSEC. 3.end insert  

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begin insertSection 8203.25 is added to the end insertbegin insertEducation Codeend insertbegin insert, end insert17immediately following Section 8203.2begin insert, to read:end insert

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On or before ____, and notwithstanding Section
198203.1, the Superintendent shall establish a statewide quality
20rating and improvement system to improve the quality of early
21learning and increase the number of low-income children in
22high-quality preschool programs that prepare those children for
23success in school and life.

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SECTION 1.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
25legislation that would improve early childhood education and
26development.

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