senate Bill S6710

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the office of children and family services to post additional relevant qualifications of child day care providers on the office website

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Mar 03, 2014 referred to children and families

S6710 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8923
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง390-a, Soc Serv L

S6710 - Bill Texts

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Requires the office of children and family services to post any additional relevant qualifications of child day care providers which are submitted to such office on its website.

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BILL NUMBER:S6710

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation
to posting child day care provider qualifications on the office of
children and family services' website

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide child care providers with
the opportunity to publicize their participation in quality enhancing
training programs, and to provide parents with greater knowledge of
available child care programs.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill would authorize child care providers to submit
to OCFS any additional education or trainings related to the provision
of child care that they have completed. OCFS would be required to post
such information online.

Section two sets an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, parents can view basic and limited
information about a child care provider on the OCFS website. This
information includes contact information, program type and capacity,
whether the facility can administer medications, whether
non-traditional hours are offered, and if there are uncorrected
violations and enforcement actions that were taken. Parents are
encouraged to follow up with the provider for any relevant updated
information. Selecting a child care provider is one of the most
important decisions that working parents face. In order to make this
decision, parents should be equipped with a comprehensive overview of
the providers' qualifications. By posting a child care provider's
trainings online, the provider is also given the opportunity to
publicize such accomplishments.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6710

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation  to  posting  child
  day  care provider qualifications on the office of children and family
  services' website

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  390-a  of  the social services law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. LICENSED OR REGISTERED PROVIDERS MAY SUBMIT TO THE OFFICE OF  CHIL-
DREN  AND  FAMILY  SERVICES  ANY RELEVANT TRAINING COMPLETED BEYOND THAT
REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. SUCH TRAINING MAY INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT
LIMITED TO,  CREDENTIALS RECEIVED FROM A LOCAL,  STATEWIDE  OR  NATIONAL
ORGANIZATION,  EDUCATIONAL CREDITS EARNED AND COURSES TAKEN IN THE FIELD
OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION OR  SAFETY,  AND  ANY  PARTIC-
IPATION  IN A QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM. THE OFFICE OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL POST SUCH INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13998-02-4

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