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Bill Detail: HB20-1011

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Title Helping Others Manage Early Childhood Act
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (06/16/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • Human Services
House Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
J. Wilson (R)
Senate Sponsors B. Pettersen (D)
T. Story (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/08/2020
Description

Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative
Commission. The bill creates the Helping Others Manage Early
(HOME) Childhood Act (HOME Act). The HOME Act consists of 3
components:
  • A public awareness campaign (campaign), implemented by
a third-party entity contracted by the department of human

services (department). The campaign will target those
persons connected with early childhood in some fashion,
from families to providers, and inform them on what is
expected from early childhood providers, what is expected
from children by the time they enter kindergarten, and what
resources are available throughout the state.
  • A series of multicounty workshops directed at early
childhood providers to provide information on best
practices for effective early childhood education. The
multicounty workshops will also provide information on
the requirements and procedures for licensure.
  • A series of regional workshops designed to educate
interested providers on how to start an early child care
center or preschool, as well as any requirements and
procedures for licensure.
The bill directs that the department provide adequate child care for
the multicounty and regional workshops to allow for maximum
attendance.
The bill includes a repeal date of 2023 with a provision for a
mandatory prior review of the effectiveness of the 3 components.

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