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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 8245-8247



8245.  (a) The Superintendent of Public Instruction, with funds
appropriated for this purpose, shall contract with entities organized
under law to operate family child care home education networks that
support educational objectives for children in licensed family child
care homes that serve families eligible for subsidized child care.
   (b) Family child care home education network programs shall
include, but are not limited to, all of the following:
   (1) Age and developmentally appropriate activities for children.
   (2) Care and supervision of children.
   (3) Parenting education.
   (4) Identification of child and family social or health needs and
referral of the child or the family to the appropriate social or
health services.
   (5) Nutrition.
   (6) Training and support for the family child care home education
network's family home providers and staff.
   (7) Assessment of each family child care home provider to ensure
that services are of high quality and are educationally and
developmentally appropriate.
   (8) Developmental profiles for children enrolled in the program.
   (9) Parent involvement.



8246.  Each family child care home education network contractor, in
addition to the requirements set forth in subdivision (b) of Section
8245, shall do all of the following:
   (a) Recruit, enroll, and certify eligible families.
   (b) Recruit, train, support, and reimburse licensed family home
providers.
   (c) Collect family fees in accordance with contract requirements.
   (d) Assess, according to standards set by the department, the
educational quality of the program offered in each family child care
home in the network.
   (e) Assure that a developmental profile is completed for each
child based upon observations of network staff, in consultation with
the provider.
   (f) Monitor requirements, including quality standards, and conduct
periodic assessments of program quality in each family child care
home affiliated with the network.
   (g) Ensure that basic health and nutrition requirements are met.
   (h) Provide data and reporting in accordance with contract
requirements.



8247.  This article does not impose any new requirement on a family
child care home education network, nor does this article require any
increase in reimbursement rates. This article does not require the
department to modify its contracting procedure that was in effect for
a family child care home education network prior to January 1, 2005.