COULSON-O'BRIEN-SCHOENBERG-LOPEZ-MULLIGAN, GASH, FRANKS AND ERWIN.
PROMOTNG QUALITY CHLD CARE ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Promoting Quality Child Care Act. Provides that
certain accredited child care providers currently under contract with
or receiving a subsidy from the Department of Human Services shall be
paid a subsidy rate 10% higher than the maximum rate established by
the Department which additional funds the Department may require to be
spent to maintain and achieve quality improvements. Provides that the
Department shall establish a public-private partnership to increase
the number of accredited programs serving families receiving child
care subsidies to fund (i) grants to certain licensed child care
providers to support program improvement plans necessary for achieving
or maintaining accreditation, (ii) fees for accreditation payable to
national accrediting bodies, and (iii) consultants to help programs
gaining or maintaining accreditation. Provides that in order to be
eligible for funding under this public-private partnership, at least
25% of the children served by the program must be receiving child care
subsidies from the Department or the Department of Children and Family
Services. Effective July 1, 2000.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that "child care center", "child care group home", and
"child care home" are defined as in the Child Care Act of 1969. Adds
reference to the Department of Children and Family Services as a
provider of funding for child care in addition to the Department of
Human Services. Removes reference to the subsidy rate to be provided
to child care group homes. Changes the effective date from July 1,
2000 to July 1, 1999.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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