Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Post-Secondary Early Childhood Education Articulation Act. Establishes the Higher Education Early Childhood Commission to develop a plan to ensure that early childhood courses offered at two-year colleges can be integrated into all early childhood degree programs at public four-year colleges in Illinois consistent with State and national accreditation standards. Requires adoption of the plan by public four-year colleges by December 31, 2006. Dissolves the Commission on December 31, 2010.
Fiscal Note (Illinois Board of Higher Education)
Assuming that the work of the commission is to be done within existing agency resources, there will be an operating impact to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) associated with this bill due to the need to reallocate staffing and other agency operating resources (e.g., travel costs) during the development of the commission's plan. Institutions will face similar operating impacts under this legislation as noted for the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board.