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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 8286



8286.  The Governor shall appoint an advisory committee composed of
one representative from the State Board of Education, one
representative of private education, one representative of child
welfare, one representative of private health care, two
representatives of proprietary child care agencies, one
representative of a community action agency qualified under Title II
of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1969, two representatives of
family day care homes, one representative of a child care provider
exempt from licensure, five parents of children participating in
child care programs of whom at least three shall be parents of
children participating in publicly subsidized child development
programs, and one shall be a parent of a child receiving care from a
child care provider exempt from licensure, appointed from names
selected by a democratic process to assure representation of the
parents of children being served, four persons representing
professional or civic groups or public or nonprofit private agencies,
organizations or groups concerned with child development, one person
who administers a public school child care program established
pursuant to Article 22 (commencing with Section 8460), one person who
administers a county office of education schoolage child care
program established pursuant to Article 22 (commencing with Section
8460), and one teacher currently serving in a public school children'
s center.
   The advisory committee shall also include one representative from
the State Department of Education appointed by the Superintendent of
Public Instruction, and one representative each from the Employment
Development Department, the State Department of Social Services, the
State Department of Health Services, and the State Department of
Developmental Services, appointed by the respective director of each
department.
   The advisory committee shall assist the State Department of
Education in developing a state plan for child development programs
pursuant to this chapter.
   The advisory committee shall provide ongoing coordination and
communication to local child care planning councils to facilitate
activities and provide technical assistance as needed.
   The advisory committee shall continually evaluate the
effectiveness of those programs and shall report thereon at each
regular session of the Legislature.
   The advisory committee shall assist in and coordinate the drafting
of guidelines for local planning councils pursuant to Chapter 2.5
(commencing with Section 8499) of Part 6. The advisory committee
shall request state and local agencies to submit suggested
guidelines. The final guidelines shall be drafted and adopted by the
committee, in consultation with local child care agencies, local
planning councils, the Secretary of Child Development and Education,
the State Department of Education, and the State Department of Social
Services. The guidelines shall include, but not be limited to,
provisions for assessing child care supply, demand, cost, and
facility needs, in terms of age, family income level, special needs,
and multilingual and multicultural backgrounds. Guidelines developed
for programs administered by the State Department of Education shall
be concurred in by the department.