as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/12/2012 01:55pm
A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying child care provisions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 119B.13, subdivision 3a; Minnesota Statutes
2011 Supplement, section 119B.13, subdivision 7.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 119B.13, subdivision 3a, is amended to
A family child care
provider or child care center shall be paid a deleted text begin15deleted text end new text beginnew text endpercent differential above the maximum
rate established in subdivision 1, up to the actual provider rate, if the provider or center
holds a current early childhood development credential or is accredited. For a family
child care provider, early childhood development credential and accreditation includes
an individual who has earned a child development associate degree, a child development
associate credential, a diploma in child development from a Minnesota state technical
college, or a bachelor's or post baccalaureate degree in early childhood education from
an accredited college or university, or who is accredited by the National Association for
Family Child Care or the Competency Based Training and Assessment Program. For a
child care center, accreditation includes accreditation by the National Association for the
Education of Young Children, the Council on Accreditation, the National Early Childhood
Program Accreditation, the National School-Age Care Association, or the National Head
Start Association Program of Excellence. For Montessori programs, accreditation includes
the American Montessori Society, Association of Montessori International-USA, or the
National Center for Montessori Education.
Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 119B.13, subdivision 7, is
amended to read:
(a) deleted text beginLicenseddeleted text end Child care providers deleted text beginand license-exempt centers
mustdeleted text end new text beginnew text endnot be reimbursed for more than deleted text begintendeleted text end new text beginnew text endfull-day absent days per child, excluding
holidays, in a fiscal yearnew text beginnew text end. deleted text beginLegal nonlicensed family child care providers must not be
reimbursed for absent days.deleted text end If a child attends for part of the time authorized to be in care in
a day, but is absent for part of the time authorized to be in care in that same day, the absent
time deleted text beginmustdeleted text end new text beginnew text endbe reimbursed but the time deleted text beginmustdeleted text end new text beginnew text endnot count toward the ten new text beginnew text endabsent day deleted text beginlimitdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end. new text beginnew text endChild care providers deleted text beginmustdeleted text end new text beginnew text endonly be reimbursed for absent days if the provider has a
written policy for child absences and charges all other families in care for similar absences.
(b) Child care providers must be reimbursed for up to ten federal or state holidays
or designated holidays per year when the provider charges all families for these days
and the holiday or designated holiday falls on a day when the child is authorized to be
in attendance. Parents may substitute other cultural or religious holidays for the ten
recognized state and federal holidays. Holidays do not count toward the ten new text beginnew text endabsent day deleted text beginlimitdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end.
(c) A family or child care provider deleted text beginmustdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end not be assessed an overpayment for an
absent day payment unless (1) there was an error in the amount of care authorized for the
family, (2) all of the allowed full-day absent payments for the child have been paid, or (3)
the family or provider did not timely report a change as required under law.
(d) The new text beginnew text endprovider and family shall receive notification of the number of
absent days used upon initial provider authorization for a family and ongoing notification
of the number of absent days used as of the date of the notification.
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