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AB-2594 Child care services. (2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2594


Introduced by Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry

February 20, 2020


An act to add Section 8264.9 to the Education Code, relating to child care services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2594, as introduced, Aguiar-Curry. Child care services.
Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish rules and regulations for the staffing of all center-based child care and development programs under contract with the State Department of Education. Existing law establishes staffing ratios for center-based programs.
This bill would authorize the Superintendent, to the extent consistent with federal law, to waive staffing ratios established under existing state law for center-based programs that meet federal Head Start program performance standards.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 8264.9 is added to the Education Code, to read:

8264.9.
 To the extent consistent with federal law, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may waive the staffing ratios established in Section 8264.8, including any regulations adopted pursuant to that section, for center-based programs that meet federal Head Start program performance standards.