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Board of Early Education and Care EEC Legislative and Budget Reporting Requirements February 10, 2009.

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1 Board of Early Education and Care EEC Legislative and Budget Reporting Requirements February 10, 2009

2 Discussion Overview Review EEC Reporting Requirements M.G.L Chapter 15D System Capacity Study (Outside Section) FY 2009 State Budget, Line-Item Language Compliance Plan 2

3 M.G.L. Chapter 15D Reporting Requirements (On-Going/Annual) Five Year Master Plan Comprehensive recommendations on the development of a coordinated system; Goals and standards for the Department Annual Report Progress on implementation of Five-Year Master Plan and on achieving the overall goals in the statute; Specific requirements include reporting on: implementing UPK, reducing preschool suspension and expulsions, developing behavioral health indicators, use of fines and sanctions, etc. Workforce Development Plan Develop and annually update implementation plan for a workforce development system designed to support the education, training and compensation of the early education and care workforce 3

4 System Capacity Report (One-Time, Due 12/15/08) Report shall assess the current and potential capacity of the early education and care system to: 1) enhance quality of early education and care; 2) provide multiple points of entry; 3) deliver comprehensive services; 4) decrease expulsions rates; 5) foster collaboration and coordinate resources (including linkages to human service agencies, ESE and local school districts); 6) undertake school readiness assessments and program evaluations; 7) maximize resources for professional development; and 8) reestablish trial court child care program. The report must also include: 1) a review of the existing local and regional organizational structures and recommendations to achieve the most effective coordination to enhance the quality of services; and 2) recommendations relative to any legislation necessary to support or authorize such plans. 4

5 FY 2009 State Budget Line-Item Reporting (One-Time, Due 2/16/09) Line-Item ( ) – Administration Requires a report on the status of the Departments programming in the following areas: Core Competencies; Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS); Alignment of rates and quality standards; Implementation of UPK; Alignment of classroom based quality enhancement grants; Consistent implementation of accreditation assistance; Professional development needs; and Preschool suspensions and expulsions, frequency of mental illness or behavioral issues/effective intervention strategies. 5

6 Compliance Plan Consolidated EEC Annual Report Five Year Strategic/Master Plan Annual (Progress) Report Workforce Plan FY2009 Line-Item Reporting Requirements ( ) February/March 2009:P&E Committee Review and Discussion March 10, 2009: Board Review and Vote March 15, 2009:EEC Submits Report System Capacity Report February – April 2009:P&E Committee Review and Discussion June 9, 2009: Board Review and Vote June 15, 2009:EEC Submits Report 6


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