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Carlsbad USD |  AR  5148.1  Students

Child Care Services For Parenting Students   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009) and ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Carlsbad Unified School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through 2012-13 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

Cal-SAFE Program

The district shall provide child care and development services on or near the school site for the children of teen parents enrolled in the district's California School Age Families Education (Cal-SAFE) program. Such services shall be available whenever enrolled teen parents are participating in a school-approved activity during or outside the school day. (Education Code 54743, 54745, 54746)

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development Services)

Participation in the child care and development services shall be voluntary. (Education Code 54746)

No fees shall be assessed for child care and development services provided through the Cal-SAFE program. (Education Code 54745)

Children of teen parents shall be eligible for enrollment from birth to age five years or until they enroll in kindergarten, whichever occurs first, as long as the teen parent is enrolled in the district's Cal-SAFE program. If the teen parent is enrolled in a summer school program or a school program operating more than 180 days, eligibility shall be determined by the parent's hours of enrollment and only for those hours necessary to further the completion of the parent's educational program. (Education Code 54746, 54749)

Before a child is enrolled in the program or allowed on the school campus, he/she shall have a health evaluation form signed by a physician or the physician's designee. Health screening and immunizations shall not be required when the child's parent/guardian annually files a written request pursuant to Education Code 49451 or Health and Safety Code 120365. (Education Code 54746)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)

The Superintendent or designee shall complete an intake procedure regarding each child upon entry into the program, and periodically as needed thereafter, and shall maintain a developmental profile for each child in order to design a program that meets the child's developmental needs. (Education Code 54746)

Child care and development services shall operate pursuant to applicable sections of Education Code 8200-8498, the Child Care and Development Services Act, and shall meet the health and safety requirements of 22 CCR 101151-10123.92 and 101351-101439.1. (Education Code 54746)

The child care site shall be available as a laboratory for parenting or related courses, with priority given to teen parents enrolled in the district's Cal-SAFE program. (Education Code 54746)

Legal References:


8200-8498 Child Care and Development Services Act

49451 Exemption from physical examination

54740-54749 Cal-SAFE program for pregnant/parenting students and their children


101151-101239.2 General licensing requirements for child care centers

101351-101439.1 Infant care centers

120365 Exemption from immunization

Management Resources:


California Department of Education:


approved: July 26, 2006 Carlsbad, California