GREAT S.T.A.R.T. PROGRAM
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that beginning
October 1, 2000, the Department of Human Services shall operate a
Great START (Strategy To Attract and Retain Teachers) program to
improve children's educational outcomes in child care by encouraging
increased professional preparation by staff and staff retention.
Provides that the Department shall provide wage supplements to
licensed child care center personnel, licensed family day care home
personnel, and licensed group day care home personnel, paying
increasing amounts for higher levels of educational attainment beyond
minimum qualifications and recognizing longevity of employment.
Provides that the Department shall convene an advisory commission to
make recommendations on the components of the Great START program.
Provides that the Department shall evaluate the Great START program
and submit a report to the General Assembly by December 31, 2002.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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