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Chapter 19. Child Care and Development Programs. Subchapter 3. General Child Care Programs Article 5. Parent Fees. No Additional Payments or Costs; Exceptions.   

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(a) Except as provided in Subsection (b) below, neither a contractor nor a provider of services shall require or solicit, in cash or in kind, additional payments from the recipients of service. The prohibition includes activities or services that would increase the family's cost of participation including meals, recreation and field trips. If additional payments are made or additional costs are incurred by the family, the contractor shall refund to the parent(s) the amount of payments made or costs incurred.

(b) A contractor or a provider of service need not make a refund as specified in subdivision (a) above when the family is enrolled in an Alternative Payment program and the parent(s) has voluntarily placed the child with a service provider that requires all parent(s) to provide a sack lunch or supplies such as diapers.

Authority cited:

Education Code 8263


Education Code 8263

Education Code 8265

(Amended by Register 2012, No. 16.)