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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Professional Development Resources for Child Care Professionals (language only)

Item 340 #2h

Item 340 #2h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services

Language

Page 306, after line 25, insert:

"O. The Department of Social Services, in cooperation with the University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, shall (i) develop a list of research-based, age-appropriate curricula to be available as a resource for child care providers participating in the child care subsidy program, and (ii) develop, publish and maintain a list of professional development courses and providers to be available as resources for child care professionals participating in the child care subsidy program."



Explanation

(This amendment adds language directing the Department of Social Services to develop, publish and maintain information on curricula and professional development information for child care professionals participating in the child care subsidy program. This is a recommendation from the 2017 JLARC report, Improving Virginia's Early Childhood Development Programs.)