Board Policy #S-5148

New Haven Unified School District
STUDENT POLICIES

Child Care And Development

The Governing Board desires to provide child care and development services which meet the developmental needs of children and offer a convenient child care alternative for parents/guardians in the community.

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)
(cf. 6164.4 - Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education)
(cf. 6175 - Migrant Education Program)

The Superintendent or designee shall work cooperatively with the local child care and development planning council, public and private agencies, parents/guardians, and other community members to assess child care needs in the community, establish program priorities, obtain ongoing feedback on program quality, and inform parents/guardians about child care options.

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)
(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)
(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

The Board shall enter into a contract with the California Department of Education (CDE) for the provision of child care and development services by the district.

(cf. 3312 - Contracts)

The Board shall approve a written philosophical statement, goals, and objectives for the district's child care and development program that reflect the cultural and linguistic characteristics of the families to be served and address the program components specified in 5 CCR 18272-18281 and administrative regulation. (5 CCR 18271)

(cf. 0000 - Vision)
(cf. 0100 - Philosophy)
(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

As needed, the Superintendent or designee may identify district facilities that have capacity to provide child care and development services and/or may recommend that the Board enter into an agreement with a public agency or community organization to use community facilities for the purpose of providing such services.

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

Admissions policies and procedures shall be in writing and available to the public. Such policies and procedures shall include criteria designating those children whose needs can be met by the child care center's program and services, the ages of children who will be accepted, program activities, any supplementary services provided, any field trip provisions, any transportation arrangements, food service provisions, and a medical assessment requirement. (5 CCR 18105; 22 CCR 101218)

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that subsidized child care is provided to eligible families to the extent that state and/or federal funding is available and shall establish enrollment priorities in accordance with Education Code 8263 and 5 CCR 18106.

When all families eligible for subsidized services have been served, priority for admissions shall be given to district students and children of district employees.

(cf. 5111.1 - District Residency)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that individuals working in child care and development programs have the necessary qualifications and have satisfied all legal requirements.

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

The Superintendent or designee shall annually conduct an evaluation of the district's child care and development services in accordance with state requirements. The evaluation report shall be submitted to the Board and the CDE along with an action plan which establishes goals and objectives for the coming year and addresses any areas identified as needing improvement. (5 CCR 18279-18281)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE
8200-8499.10 Child Care and Development Services Act, especially:
8200-8209 General provisions for child care and development services
8210-8216 Resource and referral program
8220-8226 Alternative payment program
8230-8233 Migrant child care and development program
8235-8239 California state preschool program
8240-8244 General child care programs
8250-8252 Programs for children with special needs
8263 Eligibility and priorities for subsidized child development services
8263.3 Disenrollment of families due to reduced funding levels
8278.3 Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund
8360-8370 Personnel qualifications
8400-8409 Contracts
8482-8484.6 After-school education and safety program
8484.7-8484.8 21st Century community learning centers
8493-8498 Facilities
8499-8499.7 Local planning councils
17609-17610 Integrated pest management, applicability to child care facilities
49540-49546 Child care food program
49570 National School Lunch program
56244 Staff development funding

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
1596.70-1596.895 California Child Day Care Act
1596.90-1597.21 Day care centers
120325-120380 Immunization requirements

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
18000-18434 Child care and development programs, especially:
18012-18122 General requirements
18180-18192 Federal and state migrant programs
18210-18213 Severely handicapped program
18220-18231 Alternative payment program
18240-18248 Resource and referral program
18270-18281 Program quality, accountability
18290-18292 Staffing ratios
18295 Waiver of qualifications for site supervisor
18300-18308 Appeals and dispute resolution
80105-80125 Commission on Teacher Credentialing, child care and development permits

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 22
101151-101239.2 General requirements, licensed child care centers, especially:
101151-101163 Licensing and application procedures
101212-101231 Continuing requirements
101237-101239.2 Facilities and equipment

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
1751-1769 School lunch programs
9831-9852 Head Start programs
9858-9858q Child care and development block grant

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7
210.1-210.31 National School Lunch program

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 45
98.2-98.93 Child care and development fund

COURT DECISIONS
CBS Inc. v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, State Department of Social Services, (2001) 91 Cal.App.4th 892

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Keeping Children Healthy in California's Child Care Environments: Recommendations to Improve Nutrition and Increase Physical Activity, 2010
Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Program Guidelines, 2006
Program Quality Standards and Standards Based on Exemplary Practice for Center-Based Programs and Family Child Care Home Networks, October 2004

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MANAGEMENT BULLETINS
01-06 The Desired Results for Children and Families System, May 31, 2001
12-07 Disenrollment due to Maximum Reimburseable Amount Reduction, July 2012

WEB SITES
CSBA: http://www.csba.org
California Association for the Education of Young Children: http://www.caeyc.org
California Child Development Administrators Association: http://www.ccdaa.org
California Department of Education, Child Development: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd
California Department of Social Services, Licensing Information: http://ccld.ca.gov/PG492.htm
California Head Start Association: http://caheadstart.org
California School-Age Consortium: http://calsac.org
Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov
National Association for the Education of Young Children: http://www.naeyc.org
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

First Reading
February 1, 1994
June 21, 2011
June 3, 2014

Second Reading
March 1, 1994
August 16, 2011
June 17, 2014