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State Preschool Program; Wraparound Child Care Services   

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(a) The Superintendent shall encourage state preschool program applicants or contracting agencies to offer full-day services through a combination of part-day preschool slots and wraparound general child care and development programs. In order to facilitate a full day of services, all of the following shall apply:

(1) Part-day preschool programs provided pursuant to this section shall operate between 175 and 180 days.

(2) Wraparound general child care and development programs provided pursuant to this section may operate a minimum of 246 days per year unless the child development contract specified a lower minimum days of operation. Part-day general child care and development programs may operate a full day for the remainder of the year after the completion of the preschool program.

(3) Part-day preschool services combined with wraparound child care services shall be reimbursed at a base rate determined pursuant to Section 8265 and in the annual Budget Act, using adjustment factors pursuant to Section 8265.5.

(4) Three- and four-year-old children are eligible for wraparound child care services to supplement the part-day California state preschool program if the family meets at least one of the criteria specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 8263, and the parents meet at least one of the criteria specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 8263.

(b) For purposes of this section, "wraparound child care services" and "wraparound general child care and development programs" mean services provided for the remaining portion of the day or remainder of the year following the completion of part-day preschool services that are necessary to meet the child care needs of parents eligible pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8263. These services shall be provided consistent with the general child care and development programs provided pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 8240).

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 13, Sec. 4.)