(a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall implement a plan that establishes reasonable and cost-effective standards and assigned reimbursement rates. The reimbursement rates established under this section shall be based upon either child days of enrollment or child hours of enrollment, at the option of the agency to be reimbursed.
The maximum reimbursement rate for a full year of extended day care service shall not exceed an average of two thousand one hundred dollars ($2,100) per child per year in the 1985 86 fiscal year, as adjusted annually thereafter by the cost-of-living adjustment established by the Legislature for child care services.
(b) The superintendent shall review annually the implementation of the reimbursement rates, based on child days or child hours of enrollment, established pursuant to subdivision (a), to determine whether the rates are reasonable, cost-effective, and consistent with the goal of increasing the availability of affordable child care services for nonsubsidized children.
(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1199, Sec. 7.)