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Mandate 1189

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Establishment of Early Childhood Care and Education System
Purpose of legislation
Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Department of Education. The bill transfers the authority to license and regulate child day programs and other early child care agencies from the Board of Social Services and Department of Social Services to the Board of Education and Department of Education. The bill maintains current licensure, background check, and other requirements of such programs. Such provisions of the bill have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 860 (2020)
Chap 861 (2020)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 770 : Background Checks for Child Day Programs and Family Day Systems
8 vac 20 - 780 : Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers
8 vac 20 - 790 : Child Care Program
8 vac 20 - 800 : Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes
8 vac 20 - 810 : Minimum Standards for Licensed Family Day Systems
8 vac 20 - 820 : General Procedures and Information for Licensure
8 vac 20 - 830 : Fee Requirements for Processing Applications
8 vac 20 - 840 : Virginia Child Care Provider Scholarship Program
8 vac 20 - 850 : Voluntary Registration of Family Day Homes - Requirements for Providers
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5744: Transfer of Early Childcare Regulations
Latest Stage: Final
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