Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 7020 Session Year 2015
AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS AND INITIATIVES.
To require the Department of Education to assist in the implementation of the kindergarten assessment tool, to authorize early childhood education credits earned at an out-of-state institution of higher education that is regionally accredited and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to count towards the staff qualifications requirements for the purposes of school readiness program staffing, to require preschool programs offered by magnet schools and charter schools to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, to require the Office of Early Childhood to provide funding to local and regional early childhood councils and to require the Office of Early Childhood to develop a plan regarding the implementation of the staff qualifications requirements for staff members of early childhood education programs.