1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/23/2012 09:58am
A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying child care accreditation provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 119B.13, subdivision 3a.
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 15 percent 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 deleted text begin
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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.