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Santa Rita Union SD |  BP  5148  Students

Child Care And Development   

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The Board of Trustees desires to provide child care and development services which meet the developmental needs of children, provide an opportunity for parenting students to receive assistance while continuing their education, and offer a convenient child care alternative for parents/guardians in the community.

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)

(cf. 5148.1 - Child Care Services for Parenting Students)

(cf. 6300 - Preschool/Early Childhood Education)

The Superintendent or designee shall work cooperatively with the local child care and development planning council, public and private agencies, parents/guardians, and other community members to assess child care needs in the community, establish program priorities, obtain ongoing feedback on program quality, and inform parents/guardians about child care options.

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

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

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

Child care and development services may be offered immediately before and after normal school hours.

These services shall be available to infants and children up to age 13.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that subsidized child care is provided to eligible families to the extent that state and/or federal funding is available and shall establish admissions priorities in accordance with Education Code 8263 and 5 CCR 18106. In addition to priorities for subsidized care, priority for admissions shall be given to district students and children of district employees.

(cf. 5111.1 - District Residency)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that individuals working in child care and development programs have the necessary qualifications and have satisfied all legal requirements.

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.4/4212.4/4312.4 - Health Examinations)

(cf. 4112.5/4312.5 - Criminal Record Check)

(cf. 4212.5 - Criminal Record Check)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop and implement an annual plan for evaluation of the district's child care services which conforms to state requirements. (5 CCR 18279)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

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

8200-8209 General provisions for child care and development services

8210-8216 Resource and referral program

8220-8226 Alternative payment program

8228 Child care voucher for parents deployed to Iraq

8230-8233 Migrant child care and development program

8235-8237 State preschool program

8240-8244 General child care programs

8250-8252 Programs for children with special needs

8263 Eligibility and priorities for subsidized child development services

8340-8346 Individualized county child care subsidy plan, San Mateo County

8350-8359.1 Programs for Cal WORKs recipients

8360-8370 Personnel qualifications

8400-8409 Contracts

8460-8480 School-age community child care services

8482-8484.6 After-school education and safety program

8484.7-8484.8 21st Century community learning centers

8485-8488 Child supervision programs

8488.5-8489.9 Six By Six before- and after-school program

8493-8498 Facilities

8499-8499.7 Local planning councils

8499.10 Head Start

17264 New construction; accommodation of before- and after-school programs

49540-49546 Child care food program

49570 National School Lunch program

54740-54749.5 Cal-SAFE program for pregnant/parenting students and their children

56244 Staff development funding

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

18000-18122 General provisions, general child care programs

18130-18136 State preschool programs

18180-18192 Federal and state migrant programs

18200-18207 School-age community child care services program

18210-18213 Severely handicapped program

18220-18231 Alternative payment program

18240-18248 Resource and referral program

18270-18281 Program quality, accountability

18290-18292 Staffing ratios

18295 Waiver of qualifications for site supervisor

18300-18308 Appeals and dispute resolution

18400-18405 CalWORKS child care services

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 22

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

101151-101163 Licensing and application procedures

101212-101231 Continuing requirements

101237-101239.2 Facilities and equipment

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1751-1769 School lunch programs

9831-9852 Head Start programs

9858-9858q Child care and development block grant

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7

210.1-210.31 National School Lunch program

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 45

98.2-98.93 Child care and development fund

COURT DECISIONS

CBS Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, State Department of Social Services, (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 892

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Preschool for All: Resource and Policy Guide, 2005

CDE PUBLICATIONS

Program Quality Standards and Standards Based on Exemplary Practice for Center-Based Programs and Family Child Care Home Networks, October 2004

Prekindergarten Learning Development Guidelines, 2000

First Class: A Guide for Early Primary Education, 1999

CDE MANAGEMENT BULLETINS

01-06 The Desired Results for Children and Families System, May 31, 2001

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

21st Century Community Learning Centers: Providing Quality Afterschool Learning Opportunities for America's Families, September 2000

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Good Start, Grow Smart, April 2002

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

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

California Department of Education, Child Development: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd

California Department of Social Services: http://www.dss.cahswnet.gov

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentialinfo/topics/child_dev.html

National AfterSchool Association: http://www.nsaca.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children: http://www.naeyc.org

National School Boards Association: http://www.nsba.org

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

Policy SANTA RITA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 20, 1994 Salinas, California

revised: February 7, 2008