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Sweetwater Un HSD |  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 his/her 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)

To the extent possible, child care and development services may be made available during the regular school day, before and after normal school hours, during school vacations and intersessions, and on weekends to meet community needs for extended service.

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

The Superintendent or his/her 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 his/her 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 his/her 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

8230-8233 Migrant child care and development program

8235-8239 California 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

8360-8370 Personnel qualifications

8400-8409 Contracts

8482-8484.6 After-school education and safety program

8484.7-8484.8 21st Century community learning centers

8485-8488 Child supervision programs

8493-8498 Facilities

8499-8499.7 Local planning councils

17609-17610 Integrated pest management, applicability to child care facilities

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

18000-18434 Child care and development programs, especially:

18012-18122 General requirements

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

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:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Program Guidelines, 2006

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

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MANAGEMENT BULLETINS

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

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

Child Development Permit Professional Growth Manual, July 2008

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Good Start, Grow Smart, April 2002

America's Families, September 2000

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.cdss.ca.gov

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

California School-Age Consortium: http://calsac.org

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

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

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

Policy SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 17, 2008 Chula Vista, California