senate Bill S1374A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the duties of the commissioner

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Feb 03, 2014 print number 1374a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 09, 2013 referred to education

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S1374 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S328
2009-2010: S7553A

S1374 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the duties of the commissioner of education with regard to early childhood education from birth through age five.

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BILL NUMBER:S1374

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
who are involved in education at day care, pre-kindergarten programs
and other settings which care for children from birth through five
years of age are better prepared for school. They read better, speak
better, behave better and, in general, do better in school. In New
York State, however, multiple agencies, numerous providers and
separate funding streams complicate the delivery of and access to
programs and services for the education and development of our
youngest citizens. For example, the responsibility for education,
development and care of children from birth to five years of age
rests with public and non-public schools, prekindergarten programs,
day care centers and family day care, early intervention programs and
special education programs.

New York must and can do better by our children. This bill therefore
calls on the State Education Department where Regents have
established an Early Childhood Workgroup to review, in consultation
with the Office of Children and Family Services, the Office of
Temporary and Disability Assistance and the Department of Health,
state laws and regulations, program and services in the several
agencies now responsible for education and care of young children and
make recommendations to establish a seamless and comprehensive set of
educational systems and supports for children from birth to age five.
This will serve children well. It will also serve the state; with new
emphasis on early childhood education, the federal government is
developing new funding. In order to compete for these funds, New York
will need to address how it administers, funds and delivers programs
and services to the youngest children and their families. Other


states including Massachusetts, Maryland, Georgia and Washington have
already done so.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.7553-A - Died in Committee
2011-2012: S.328- Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1374

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, ADDABBO, AVELLA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, PARK-
  ER, SAVINO, SQUADRON, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

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 43 to read as follows:
  43.  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
AND  TRAINING  OF  PERSONNEL  IN  SUCH  SETTINGS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03905-01-3

S. 1374                             2

EDUCATION, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES AND SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH
THROUGH FIVE YEARS OF AGE INCLUDING TEACHERS, TEACHER ASSISTANTS AND DAY
CARE PROVIDERS, DIRECTORS AND EMPLOYEES; AND  THE  FEDERAL,  STATE,  AND
LOCAL  FUNDING  STREAMS  FOR  EARLY  CHILDHOOD  EDUCATION  AT PUBLIC AND
NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PRE-KINDERGARTEN  PROGRAMS,  DAY  CARE  CENTERS  AND
FAMILY DAY CARE AND OTHER RELEVANT SETTINGS.
  B. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMEN-
DATIONS WITHIN EIGHT MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION TO
THE  GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE
ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIRS OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION,
THE CHAIRS OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES ON CHILDREN  AND  FAMI-
LIES,  THE  CHAIRS  OF  THE  SENATE  AND  ASSEMBLY  COMMITTEES ON SOCIAL
SERVICES AND THE CHAIRS OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES ON HEALTH.
THE REPORT SHALL INCLUDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STRENGTHENING ACCESS TO AND
THE QUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL, DEVELOPMENTAL AND  FAMILY  SUPPORT  PROGRAMS
AND  SERVICES  AT  ALL  SETTINGS  WHERE  SUCH  PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARE
PROVIDED TO CHILDREN FROM BIRTH  THROUGH  FIVE  YEARS  OF  AGE  AND  THE
CONSOLIDATION  OF  FUNDING,  OVERSIGHT AND ENFORCEMENT FOR SUCH PROGRAMS
AND SERVICES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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S1374A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S328
2009-2010: S7553A

S1374A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to the duties of the commissioner of education with regard to early childhood education from birth through age five.

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BILL NUMBER:S1374A

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 who are involved in education at day care,
pre-kindergarten programs and other settings which care for children
from birth through five years of age are better prepared for school.
They read better, speak better, behave better and, in general, do
better in school. In New York State, however, multiple agencies,
numerous providers and separate funding streams complicate the
delivery of and access to programs and services for the education and
development of our youngest citizens. For example, the responsibility
for education, development and care of children from birth to five
years of age rests with public and non-public schools, prekindergarten
programs, day care centers and family day care, early intervention
programs and special education programs.

New York must and can do better by our children. This bill therefore
calls on the State Education Department where Regents have established
an Early Childhood Workgroup to review, in consultation with the
Office of Children and Family Services, the Office of Temporary and
Disability Assistance and the Department of Health, state laws and
regulations, program and services in the several agencies now
responsible for education and care of young children and make
recommendations to establish a seamless and comprehensive set of
educational systems and supports for children from birth to age five.
This will serve children well. It will also serve the state; with new
emphasis on early childhood education, the federal government is
developing new funding. In order to compete for these funds, New York
will need to address how it administers, funds and delivers programs
and services to the youngest children and their families. Other states
including Massachusetts, Maryland, Georgia and Washington have already
done so.


PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: S.7553-A - Died in Committee
2011-2012: S.328- Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1374--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, ADDABBO, AVELLA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, PARK-
  ER, SAVINO, SQUADRON, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education --
  recommitted to the Committee on Education in  accordance  with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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 44 to read as follows:
  44. 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03905-02-4

S. 1374--A                          2

NECESSARY  FOR  THE  EDUCATION  AND  DEVELOPMENT  OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH
THROUGH FIVE YEARS OF AGE; REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION
AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL IN  SUCH  SETTINGS  WHO  ARE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR
EDUCATION, DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES AND SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN FROM BIRTH
THROUGH FIVE YEARS OF AGE INCLUDING TEACHERS, TEACHER ASSISTANTS AND DAY
CARE  PROVIDERS,  DIRECTORS  AND  EMPLOYEES; AND THE FEDERAL, STATE, AND
LOCAL FUNDING STREAMS  FOR  EARLY  CHILDHOOD  EDUCATION  AT  PUBLIC  AND
NON-PUBLIC  SCHOOLS,  PRE-KINDERGARTEN  PROGRAMS,  DAY  CARE CENTERS AND
FAMILY DAY CARE AND OTHER RELEVANT SETTINGS.
  B. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REPORT ITS FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMEN-
DATIONS WITHIN EIGHT MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION TO
THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF  THE
ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIRS OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES ON EDUCATION,
THE  CHAIRS  OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES ON CHILDREN AND FAMI-
LIES, THE CHAIRS  OF  THE  SENATE  AND  ASSEMBLY  COMMITTEES  ON  SOCIAL
SERVICES AND THE CHAIRS OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES ON HEALTH.
THE REPORT SHALL INCLUDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STRENGTHENING ACCESS TO AND
THE  QUALITY  OF  EDUCATIONAL, DEVELOPMENTAL AND FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
AND SERVICES AT ALL  SETTINGS  WHERE  SUCH  PROGRAMS  AND  SERVICES  ARE
PROVIDED  TO  CHILDREN  FROM  BIRTH  THROUGH  FIVE  YEARS OF AGE AND THE
CONSOLIDATION OF FUNDING, OVERSIGHT AND ENFORCEMENT  FOR  SUCH  PROGRAMS
AND SERVICES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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