|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to education|
|Mar 29, 2011||defeated in education|
|Feb 28, 2011||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to education|
senate Bill S328
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S328 - Details
S328 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S328 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the duties of the commissioner of education with regard to early childhood education PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill directs the commissioner to review and make recommendations about the education and development of children from birth through five years of age at all settings which care for such children. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 directs the commissioner to review and make recommendations concerning the education and development of children from birth through five years of age. The commissioner will consult with the department of health, the office of children and family service, the office of temporary and disability assistance and the early childhood advisory council appointed pursuant to the federal Head Start Reauthorization Act. The department will report its findings, conclusion and recommendations to the governor and the legislature. Section 2 makes this act effective immediately. JUSTIFICATION: Research has well documented the importance of high quality early education and care to elementary and secondary education. Children
S328 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 328 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, SAVINO, SQUADRON, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa- tion AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the duties of the commissioner of education with regard to early childhood education THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 42 to read as follows: 42. A. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OR THE COMMISSIONER'S DESIGNEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE OFFICE OF CHIL- DREN AND FAMILY SERVICES AND THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND THE CHAIR OR THE CHAIR'S DESIGNEE OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL OR ITS EQUIVALENT AS APPOINTED PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL HEAD START REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF TWO THOUSAND SEVEN, SHALL EXAMINE, EVALUATE, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE EDUCATION AND DEVELOP- MENT OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH FIVE YEARS OF AGE. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL IDENTIFY, REVIEW, ANALYZE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH FIVE YEARS OF AGE AT ALL SETTINGS WHICH CARE FOR SUCH CHILDREN INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PUBLIC AND NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PRE-KINDER- GARTEN PROGRAMS, DAY CARE CENTERS AND FAMILY DAY CARE, EARLY INTER- VENTION PROGRAMS, SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND OTHER RELEVANT SETTINGS; REQUIREMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES NECESSARY TO THE EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH FIVE YEARS OF AGE AT SUCH SETTINGS; THE HEALTH, FAMILY SUPPORT AND OTHER SERVICES NECESSARY FOR THE EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH FIVE YEARS OF AGE; REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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