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Preferred Placement 2011 - Legislative Report

Report to the Legislature on Preferred Placement for Children Ages Eleven or Twelve.
California Department of Education
Report to the Legislature
Preferred Placement for Children Ages Eleven or Twelve:
Savings Resulting from Implementation
Executive Summary

In 2005, California Education Code (EC) Section 8263.4 was amended to specify that the preferred placement for eleven- and twelve-year-old children would be in an After School Education and Safety Program or a 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, now referred to as before or after school programs. This report compiled the data collected pursuant to EC Section 8263.4.

EC Section 8263.4(d) requires that child development contractors collect information when a before or after school program is not available for an eleven- or twelve-year-old child. EC Section 8263.4(g) further requires that child development contractors annually report the amount of savings due to the transfer of a child to a before or after school program and that the California Department of Education (CDE) report this information to the Legislature annually. The EC authorizes contractors to retain the savings generated as a result of this implementation to provide services to additional children.

The CDE identified child development contractors that served eleven- and twelve-year-old children in the Early Education and Support Division (EESD)-funded subsidized child care and development programs. In June 2006, Management Bulletins containing instructions to contractors for reporting necessary information including the amount of savings resulting from implementing the changes were provided to all contractors. For fiscal years 2008–09 and 2009–10, EESD contractors reported savings of $389,090 and $464,943, respectively.

You can find this report on the CDE Administrative Resources and Reports Web page. If you need a copy of this report, please contact Channa Hewawickrama, Research Program Specialist II, Early Education and Support Division, by phone at 916-323-3034 or by e-mail at chewawickrama@cde.ca.gov

Report to the Legislature on Preferred Placement for Children Ages Eleven or Twelve: Savings Resulting from Implementation (PDF)

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