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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Pilot Prog. to Improve Faith-based and Private Child Care Programs

Item 340 #4h

Item 340 #4h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $925,000 FY2020 $325,000 NGF

Language
Page 304, line 18, strike "$240,021,619" and insert "$240,946,619".
Page 304, line 18, strike "$232,389,452" and insert "$232,714,452".

Page 306, after line 34, insert:

"O.1. Out of this appropriation $925,000 the first year and $325,000 the second year from the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) shall be provided to implement a pilot program in cooperation with the University of Virginia Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (UVA CASTL) to improve early childhood classrooms in faith-based and private child day care centers. The pilot program shall implement UVA CASTL developed curricula, professional development and coaching modules to improve Kindergarten readiness in these centers.

2. Out of the amounts provided in O.1., $525,000 the first year  shall be used to implement the pilot program in 50 early childhood classrooms in faith-based and private child day care centers and $400,000 the first year from the federal CCDF shall be provided to develop a version of the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program for the pilot program to use in assessing four-year-olds in these early childhood classrooms.

3. Out of the amounts provided in O.1., $325,000 the second year shall be used to implement an evaluation of the pilot program."  



Explanation

(This amendment provides $925,000 the first year and $325,000 the second year from the federal Child Care and Development block grant for a pilot program to improve early childhood classrooms in faith-based and private child care centers. Language directs the Department of Social Services to implement the pilot program in cooperation with the University of Virginia Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (UVA CASTL) to implement their curriculum, professional development and coaching modules to improve Kindergarten readiness. Language also requires the development and use of a program to assess the Kindergarten readiness of four-year-olds in the pilot program. Of the amounts provided in this amendment, $400,000 the first year shall be used for the development of the Kindergarten readiness assessment and $325,000 the second year shall be used for an evaluation of the pilot program.)