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Summary of Changes to the 2019-20 Program Requirements and Funding, Terms and Conditions Contracts

Last week, the California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Care Division shared a summary of changes to the 2019-20 Program Requirements and Funding, Terms and Conditions Contracts. The bill/changes in law are highlighted below:

Homeless Children and Youth

  • Changed definition of homelessness
  • Provisions added to eligibility, enrollment and priority of services for homeless children and youth

Incorporated language from California Education Code (EC) 8208 and EC 8263 as amended by AB 99 (Chapter 15, Statutes of 2017).
Today’s Law As Amended (via LegInfo)

FT&C or Program Requirements Impacted:  
FTC, General Childcare and Development Program, California State Preschool Program, Family Childcare Home Education Networks Migrant Childcare and Development Programs, CalWORKS Stage 2, CalWORKS Stage 3, Alternative Payment Program, Migrant Alternative Payment Program

 

12 Month Eligibility

Incorporated language from EC Section 8263(h) as amended by AB 99 (Chapter 15, Statutes of 2017).

Today’s Law As Amended (via LegInfo)

FT&C or Program Requirements Impacted:  
General Childcare and Development Program, 
California State Preschool Program, Family Childcare Home Education Networks, Migrant Childcare and Development Programs, CalWORKS Stage 2, CalWORKS Stage 3, Alternative Payment Program, Migrant Alternative Payment Program

 

Blended California State Preschool Program/TK Classrooms

  • Added provisions related to blended California State Preschool Program/TK classrooms

Incorporated language from EC 48000(h) as amended by AB 1808 (Chapter 32, Statutes of 2018).

Today’s Law As Amended (via LegInfo)

FT&C or Program Requirements Impacted:  
California State Preschool Program

 

Electronic Banking Option for Provider Reimbursement

Incorporated language from EC 8227.2 as amended by AB 603 (Chapter 706, Statute of 2017).

Today’s Law As Amended (via LegInfo)

FT&C or Program Requirements Impacted:  
CalWORKS Stage 2, CalWORKS Stage 3, Migrant Alternative Payment Program, Alternative Payment Program

 

Early Mental Health Consultation (EMHC)

  • Added definition of early mental health consultation
  • Requirements for claiming EMHC adjustment factor

Incorporated language from EC 8265.2 and 8265.5 as amended by AB 2698 (Chapter 946, Statutes of 2018).

Today’s Law As Amended (via LegInfo)

FT&C or Program Requirements Impacted:  
FTC, General Childcare and Development Program, California State Preschool Program

 

Family Fee Schedule

  • Updated schedule to align with FY 2019-20 SMI.

Incorporated language from EC 8263 as amended by AB 2626 (Chapter 945, Statutes of 2018).

Today’s Law As Amended (via LegInfo)

FT&C or Program Requirements Impacted:  
General Childcare and Development Program, California State Preschool Program, Family Childcare Home Education Networks, Migrant Childcare and Development Programs, CalWORKS Stage 2, CalWORKS Stage 3, Alternative Payment Program, Migrant Alternative Payment Program

 

Initial Eligibility

  • Increased initial eligibility from 70 percent to 85 percent

Incorporated language from EC 8263.1 as amended by AB 2626 (Chapter 945, Statutes of 2018).

Today’s Law As Amended (via LegInfo)

FT&C or Program Requirements Impacted:  
General Childcare and Development Program, California State Preschool Program, Family Childcare Home Education Networks, Migrant Childcare and Development Programs, CalWORKS Stage 2, CalWORKS Stage 3, Alternative Payment Program, Migrant Alternative Payment Program

 

 

Paid Staff Training Day

  • Two paid professional development days

Incorporated language from EC 8272.1 as amended by AB 2626 (Chapter 945, Statutes of 2018).

Today’s Law As Amended (via LegInfo)

FT&C or Program Requirements Impacted:  
General Childcare and Development Program, California State Preschool Program, Migrant Childcare and Development Programs, Severely Disabled Program

 

California State Preschool Program Requirement Change

  • Changed definitions of 3- and 4-year-olds
  • Removed requirement that at least half of California State Preschool Program children must be four-year-olds

Incorporated language from EC 8208 as amended by AB 2626 (Chapter 945, Statutes of 2018).

Today’s Law As Amended (via LegInfo)

FT&C or Program Requirements Impacted: 
FTC, California State Preschool Program

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