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Subchapter 3. General Child Care Programs. Article 3. Enrollment. Recertification.   

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(a) After initial certification and enrollment, the contractor shall verify need and eligibility and recertify each family/child as follows:

(1) Families receiving services because the child is at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation shall be recertified at least once every six (6) months;

(2) Families receiving services because of actual abuse, neglect or exploitation shall be recertified at least every six (6) months and, at the time of recertification, the contractor shall document that the family is participating in a protective services plan in accordance with the requirements of their local county welfare department, child protective services unit to alleviate the circumstances causing the abuse, neglect or exploitation;

(3) All other families shall be recertified at least once each contract period and at intervals not to exceed twelve (12) months;

(b) Contractors shall update the family's application to document continued need and eligibility as specified in Education Code Section 8263(a)(1) and (a)(2) and determine any change to fee assessment, if applicable, as follows:

(1) For migrant and other seasonally employed families, the application shall be updated within thirty (30) days whenever there is a change in family size or need as specified in Section 18083(e) of this Division if need is based on training or incapacity of the parent;

(2) For all other families, the application shall be updated within thirty (30) days whenever there is a change in family size, income, public assistance status or need as specified in Section 18083(e) of this Division;

(3) The requirement for updating the files does not apply to families receiving services because the child is abused, neglected or exploited or at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Authority cited:

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263

Reference:

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263

(Amended by Register 2006, No. 20.)