ADD'L PATH TO NC EARLY CHILDHOOD CREDENTIAL. (NEW)

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House Bill 731 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 28, 2021
AN ACT TO CREATE ADDITIONAL WAYS FOR INDIVIDUALS TO EARN A NORTH CAROLINA EARLY CHILDHOOD CREDENTIAL.
Intro. by White.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Jun 13 2022)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition changed the long title. Previous long title was AN ACT ESTABLISHING A UNIFORM RATE-SETTING PROCESS FOR ADULT DAY CARE SERVICES AND ADULT DAY HEALTH SERVICES FUNDED BY THE HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE BLOCK GRANT AND THE STATE ADULT DAY CARE FUND.

Bill History:

H 731

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 8 2022 - More information

    Senate amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes. 

    Replaces the implementation directive to the North Carolina Child Care Commission (Commission) for the Credential Rule, 10A NCAC 09 .0102(32), which the Commission must amend the Rule to reflect, with the following. Specifies that the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential (NC ECC) means the State early childhood credential that is based on any of the following: (1) an NC ECC based upon  completion of required early childhood coursework taken at any State community college; (2) a currently active Child Development Associate Credential from the Council for Professional Recognition, a Certified Child Care Professional Credential from the  National  Early Childhood Program Accreditation, or a Montessori Credential from any of the the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, American Montessori Society, National Center for Montessori Education, or Association Montessori Internationale; (3) a passing score on a test developed by the early childhood faculty of the NC Community College System designed to demonstrate an individual's mastery of the concepts taught in early childhood coursework taken at any State community college; or (4) other equivalencies as determined by the Division of Child Development and Early  Education,  Department  of  Health  and  Human  Services. (previously, allowed for an NC ECC based on completion of required early childhood coursework at any State community college; a Child Development Associate Credential from the Council for Professional Recognition; or a passing score on a test approved by the Commission to demonstrate mastery of early education concepts taught at any State community college). Adds a new provision to deem that other equivalencies earn the same education points in the Quality Rating Improvement System toward a Star Rating as the NC ECC.


  • Summary date: Jun 2 2022 - More information

    Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition replaces the content of the previous edition with the following.

    Requires the North Carolina Child Care Commission (Commission) to adopt a rule to amend the Credential Rule consistent with the following and to implement the Credential Rule as follows until the effective date of that revised rule. Specifies that the North Carol Early Childhood Credential means the State early childhood credential that is based on either: (1) completion of required early childhood coursework taken at any North Carolina community college; (2) the receipt by the individual seeking the credential of a Child Development Associate Credential from the Council for Professional Recognition, or (3) a passing score on a test approved by the Commission designed to demonstrate an individual's master of the concepts taught in early childhood coursework taken at any North Carolina community college. 


  • Summary date: May 11 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
    Revises proposed GS 143B-181.1C, now more specifically directing the county board of commissioners of each county to set the maximum rates for adult day care and adult day health services funded by the county’s allocations from the Home and Community Care block grant or the State Adult Day Care Fund (previously, directed to set the maximum rates of services funded, including adult day care and adult day health services).


  • Summary date: Apr 28 2021 - More information

    Repeals the maximum rates established by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for adult day care and adult day health services paid for by the Home and Community Care block grant or the State Adult Day Care Fund.
    Amends Part 14 of Article 3 of GS Chapter 143B (DHHS, Division of Aging) to enacting GS 143B-181.1C directing the county board of commissioners of each county to set the maximum rates for services funded by the county’s allocations from the Home and Community Care block grant or the State Adult Day Care Fund, including adult day care and adult day health services.


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