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(a) The Governor shall appoint an advisory committee composed of one representative from the state board, one representative of private education, one representative of child welfare, one representative of private health care, two representatives of proprietary child care agencies, one representative of a community action agency qualified under Title II of the federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, two representatives of family day care homes, one representative of a child care provider exempt from licensure, five parents of children participating in child care programs of whom at least three shall be parents of children participating in publicly subsidized child development programs, and one shall be a parent of a child receiving care from a child care provider exempt

from licensure, appointed from names selected by a democratic process to ensure representation of the parents of children being served, four persons representing professional or civic groups or public or nonprofit private agencies, organizations or groups concerned with child development, one person who administers a public school child care program, one person who administers a county office of education schoolage child care program, and one teacher currently serving in a public school children's center.

(b) The advisory committee also shall include one representative from the department appointed by the Superintendent, and one representative each from the Employment Development Department, the State Department of Social Services, the State Department of Health Care Services, and the State Department of Developmental Services, appointed by the respective director of each department.

(c) The advisory committee shall assist the department in developing a state plan for child development programs pursuant to this chapter.

(d) The advisory committee shall provide ongoing coordination and communication to local child care planning councils to facilitate activities and provide technical assistance as needed.

(e) The advisory committee shall continually evaluate the effectiveness of those programs and shall report thereon at each regular session of the Legislature.

(f) The advisory committee shall assist in and coordinate the drafting of guidelines for local planning councils pursuant to Chapter 2.3 (commencing with Section 8499) of Part 6. The advisory committee shall request state and local agencies to submit suggested guidelines. The final guidelines shall be drafted and adopted by the committee, in consultation with local child care agencies, local planning councils, the department, and the State Department of Social Services. The guidelines shall include, but not be limited to, provisions for assessing child care supply, demand, cost, and facility needs, in terms of age, family income level, special needs, and multilingual and multicultural backgrounds. Guidelines developed for programs administered by the department shall be concurred in by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch 347, Sec. 6.)