Section 8286. (Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 270, Sec. 9.)
Cite as: Cal. Educ. Code §8286.
The Governor shall appoint an advisory committee composed of one representative from the State Board of Education, one representative of private education, one representative of child welfare, one representative of private health care, two representatives of proprietary child care agencies, one representative of a community action agency qualified under Title II of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1969, two representatives of family day care homes, one representative of a child care provider exempt from licensure, five parents of children participating in child care programs of whom at least three shall be parents of children participating in publicly subsidized child development programs, and one shall be a parent of a child receiving care from a child care provider exempt from licensure, appointed from names selected by a democratic process to assure representation of the parents of children being served, four persons representing professional or civic groups or public or nonprofit private agencies, organizations or groups concerned with child development, one person who administers a public school child care program established pursuant to Article 22 (commencing with Section 8460), one person who administers a county office of education schoolage child care program established pursuant to Article 22 (commencing with Section 8460), and one teacher currently serving in a public school children’s center.
The advisory committee shall also include one representative from the State Department of Education appointed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and one representative each from the Employment Development Department, the State Department of Social Services, the State Department of Health Services, and the State Department of Developmental Services, appointed by the respective director of each department.
The advisory committee shall assist the State Department of Education in developing a state plan for child development programs pursuant to this chapter.
The advisory committee shall provide ongoing coordination and communication to local child care planning councils to facilitate activities and provide technical assistance as needed.
The advisory committee shall continually evaluate the effectiveness of those programs and shall report thereon at each regular session of the Legislature.
The advisory committee shall assist in and coordinate the drafting of guidelines for local planning councils pursuant to Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 8499) of Part 6. The advisory committee shall request state and local agencies to submit suggested guidelines. The final guidelines shall be drafted and adopted by the committee, in consultation with local child care agencies, local planning councils, the Secretary of Child Development and Education, the State Department of Education, and the State Department of Social Services. The guidelines shall include, but not be limited to, provisions for assessing child care supply, demand, cost, and facility needs, in terms of age, family income level, special needs, and multilingual and multicultural backgrounds. Guidelines developed for programs administered by the State Department of Education shall be concurred in by the department.