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Preschool/Early Childhood Education   

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The Governing Board recognizes the value of high-quality preschool experiences to enhance children's social-emotional development, knowledge, skills, abilities, and attributes necessary for a successful transition into the elementary education program. The Board desires to provide children ages 3-4 years access to developmentally appropriate activities in a safe, adequately supervised, and cognitively rich environment.

The Superintendent or designee shall collaborate with the local child care and development planning council, the county office of education, other public agencies, organizations, and/or private preschool providers to assess the availability of preschool programs in the community and the extent to which the community's preschool needs are being met. The Board encourages the development of a comprehensive districtwide and/or countywide plan to increase children's access to high-quality preschool programs.

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide information about preschool options in the community to parents/guardians upon request.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

8200-8499.10 Child Care and Development Services Act, especially:

8200-8209 General provisions for child care and development services

8230-8233 Migrant child care and development program

8235-8239.1 California State Preschool Program

8240-8244 General child care and development programs

8250-8252 Programs for children with special needs

8263 Eligibility and priorities for subsidized child development services

8263.3 Disenrollment of families due to reduced funding levels

8264.8 Center-based child care programs, staffing ratios

8273.1 Family fees

8360-8370 Personnel qualifications

8400-8409 Contracts, administrative appeal procedure

8493-8498 Facilities, capital outlay

8499.3-8499.7 Local child care and development planning councils

44065 Interchange between certificated and classified positions

44256 Credential types

48000 Transitional kindergarten

48985 Notification, primary language other than English

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

1596.70-1596.895 California Child Day Care Act

1596.90-1597.21 Day care centers

120325-120380 Immunization requirements

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

4680-4687 Williams uniform complaint procedures

18000-18434 Child care and development programs, especially:

18130-18136 California State Preschool Program

18295 Waiver of qualifications for site supervisor

80105-80125 Permits authorizing service in child development programs

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 22

101151-101239.2 General requirements, licensed child care centers, especially:

101151-101163 Licensing and application procedures

101212-101231 Continuing requirements

101237-101239.2 Facilities and equipment

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

6311-6322 Title I, relative to preschool

6371-6376 Early Reading First

6381-6381k Even Start family literacy programs

6391-6399 Education of migratory children

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

9831-9852c Head Start programs

9857-9858r Child Care and Development Block Grant

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 45

1301.1-1305.2 Head Start

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

What Boards of Education Can Do About Kindergarten Readiness, Governance Brief, May 2016

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

California Preschool Learning Foundations

Dream Big for Our Youngest Children: Final Report of the California Early Learning Quality Improvement System Advisory Committee, 2010

Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning, 2nd ed., 2009

Prekindergarten Learning Development Guidelines, 2000

First Class: A Guide for Early Primary Education, 1999

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Policies in Early Childhood Settings, 2016

Good Start, Grow Smart, April 2002

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Association for the Education of Young Children: http://www.caeyc.org

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association: http://www.ccsesa.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Head Start Association: http://caheadstart.org

California Preschool Instructional Network: http://www.cpin.us

Child Development Policy Institute: http://www.cdpi.net

Cities, Counties, and Schools Partnership: http://www.ccspartnership.org

First 5 Association of California: http://www.ccfc.ca.gov

National Institute for Early Education Research: http://nieer.org

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy MARK TWAIN UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 10, 2019 Angels Camp, California