2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bloxom
Study of Childcare Workforce Regulation (language only)

Item 128 #2h

Item 128 #2h

Secretary of Education


Page 136, after line 39, insert:

"D.  The Secretary of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Education, shall convene a workgroup to evaluate the future of the child care workforce.  Such evaluation shall consider: (i) severing regulations for programs serving school-aged children from early childhood education program regulations, (ii) examining requirements for early childhood education site directors and individuals in the classroom for all licensed programs, and (iii) initiating a holistic review of early childhood education regulations addressing health and safety matters, with a particular emphasis on eliminating duplicative regulations."


(This amendment is self-explanatory.)