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California School Age Families Education Program   

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(a) In meeting the goals of the program and responding to the individual needs and differences of pupils and their children to be served, the funded agency shall complete an intake procedure regarding each pupil and child upon entry into the program and periodically as needed thereafter.

(b) Based upon the information provided during the intake procedure pursuant to subdivision (a), the funded agency shall determine appropriate levels and types of services to be provided. These services may not duplicate services currently provided to the pupil by a local Adolescent Family Life Program or Cal-Learn program.

In addition to an academic program that meets district standards, necessary support services for pupils shall be funded by the calculation pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 54749. Allowable expenditures for support services are as follows:

(1) Parenting education and life skills instruction.

(2) Perinatal education and care, including childbirth preparation.

(3) Safe home-to-school transportation.

(4) Case management services.

(5) Comprehensive health education, including reproductive health care.

(6) Nutrition education, counseling, and meal supplements.

(7) School safety and violence prevention strategies targeted to expectant and parenting teens and their children.

(8) Academic support and youth development services, such as tutoring, mentoring, and community service internships.

(9) Career counseling, preemployment skills, and job training.

(10) Substance abuse prevention education, counseling, and treatment services.

(11) Mental health assessment, interventions, and referrals.

(12) Crisis intervention counseling services, including suicide prevention.

(13) Peer support groups and counseling.

(14) Family support and development services, including individual and family counseling.

(15) Child and domestic abuse prevention education, counseling, and services.

(16) Enrichment and recreational activities, as appropriate.

(17) Services that facilitate transition to postsecondary education, training, or employment.

(18) Support services for grandparents, siblings, and fathers of babies who are not enrolled in the Cal-SAFE program.

(19) Outreach activities to identify eligible pupils and to educate the community about the realities of teen pregnancy and parenting.

(c) The funded agency shall provide child care and development program services located on or near the schoolsite for the children of teen parents enrolled in the Cal-SAFE program. Program services shall be funded by the revenue generated pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 54749.

(1) Participation in the child care and development component of the Cal-SAFE program shall be voluntary.

(2) There is no minimum age for enrollment, but the child shall be eligible for enrollment in the child care and development component until the age of five years or the child is enrolled in kindergarten, whichever occurs first, as long as the teen parent is enrolled in the Cal-SAFE program.

(3) Each child shall have a health evaluation form signed by a physician, or his or her designee, before the child is allowed on the school campus or is enrolled in the child care and development program. Health screening and immunizations shall not be required when the custodial parent annually files a written request as provided for in Section 49451 and Section 120365 of the Health and Safety Code.

(4) A developmental profile shall be maintained for each infant, toddler, and child. This development profile shall be utilized by the program staff to design a program that meets the infant's, toddler's, or child's developmental needs.

(5) The arrangement of the child care site environment shall be safe, healthy, and comfortable for children and staff, easily maintained, and appropriate for meeting the developmental needs of the individual child. Child care sites shall meet the health and safety requirements specified in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 101151) of, and Subchapter 2 (commencing with Section 101351) of, Division 12 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

(6) The child care and development component of the Cal-SAFE program shall operate pursuant to applicable sections of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 8200) of Part 6. In addition to meeting the requirements of Section 8360, teachers shall have at least three semester units, or the equivalent number of quarter units, of coursework related to the care of infants and toddlers.

(7) The child care site shall be available as a laboratory for parenting or related courses that are offered by the funded agency with priority given to pupils enrolled in the Cal-SAFE program.

(d) In-service training for school staff on teen pregnancy and parenting-related issues may be funded from revenue generated pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 54749. However, use of these funds for this purpose shall supplement and, not supplant, existing resources in these areas.

(e) The database required pursuant to paragraph (14) of subdivision (c) of Section 54745 may be funded from revenue appropriated for purposes of subdivision (a) of Section 54749.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 1168, Sec. 44.)

Reference:

22 CCR 101151

22 CCR 101351

Education Code 8200

Education Code 8360

Education Code 49451

Education Code 54745

Education Code 54749

Health and Safety Code 120365