A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT RENAMING THE CHILD CARE COMMISSION THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION COMMISSION, EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF THE COMMISSION TO ENCOMPASS ISSUES RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AND MAKING OTHER CONFORMING STATUTORY CHANGES; REQUIRING THAT LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS SHALL BE THE SOLE CONTRACT ADMINISTRATORS FOR THE PREKINDERGARTEN (NC PRE-K) PROGRAM; AND CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF "AT-RISK" AS RELATED TO ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IN NC PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 143B-468.4 to require at least one of the appointed child care providers on the Early Childhood Care and Education Commission to participate in the NC Pre-K program.
Requires that the administration of the NC Pre-K programs be subject to the biennial financial and compliance audits authorized in GS 143B-468.14(b).
Requires a child to be four years old on or before August 31 of the program year to be enrolled in the prekindergarten program. Makes a clarifying change.
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