California Senate Bills to Watch
AB 605 - Would require the CDSS to adopt regulations on or before 1/1/19, to develop and implement a birth to entering first grade license option for day care centers. Lists proposed regulations to address age appropriate transitions from one age group to another, continuity of care and more. SUPPORT - PLACED ON SUSPENSE FILE.
AB 676 - Would require the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation to establish and maintain an Early Educators’ Occupational Safety and Health Training Program relating to occupational health and safety risks specific to early education professionals that includes specified components, including a discussion of the risks of chemical and biological hazards, infectious diseases, and physical hazards and stress, and how to identify and minimize those risks and more. Would require an early educator to attend that training within 6 years of it first being offered, or within 3 months of the person becoming an early educator, whichever occurs later. OPPOSE - PLACED ON SUSPENSE FILE
AB 1754 - Pre-K for All Act of 2018 Would require the state to provide all 4-year-old children of low-income working families with access to early care and education programs. OPPOSE until amended to include mixed delivery system. Bill suspended until January 2019.
SB 837 - As a condition of receipt of apportionments for pupils in a transitional kindergarten (TK), beginning in the 2020–21 school year, would require progressively younger 4-year-old pupils to be admitted to TK maintained by a school district or charter school, until, in the 2022–23 school year and each school year thereafter, all 4-year-old pupils are admitted. OPPOSE - PLACED ON SUSPENSE FILE