AN ACT TO INCLUDE IN THE TYPES OF PROGRAMS THAT DO NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVISION OF CHILD CARE TRACK OUT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WHO ATTEND YEAR-ROUND SCHOOLS.
Amends GS 110-86(2) concerning child care facilities, adding language to the definition for child care, providing that track-out programs provided to school-age children when they are out of school on a year-round school calendar are not considered child care.
Specifies General Assembly findings on childhood obesity and physical health.
Enacts new Article 7A, Healthy Out of School Time (HOST) Recognition Program (Program) in GS Chapter 110. Establishes the Program, to be administered by the Department of Health and Human Service's Division of Child Development and Early Education (Department). Requires the Department to develop a process to be administered online for an out of school time program (as defined) to be recognized as a program meeting the Article's standards. Requires the process to give an out of school time program the option to create a certificate that includes a document demonstrating how the out of school time program meets requirements concerning training, parent and caregiver education, physical activity, screen time, food, beverages, fundraising, location, and notification requirements. Requires the Department to maintain a list of programs that qualify under the program and post the list on its website.