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Chapter 19 Child Care and Development Programs Subchapter 12 Program Quality Article 2 General Program Requirements Parent Involvement and Education   

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(a) Each contractor shall include in its program a parent involvement and education component.

(b) The parent involvement and education component shall include the following:

(1) An orientation for parents that includes topics such as program philosophy, program goals and objectives, program activities, eligibility criteria and priorities for enrollment, fee requirements, and due process procedures;

(2) At least two (2) individual conferences with the parent(s) per year. For school age programs, such conferences may be informal;

(3) Parent meetings with program staff,

(4) An open door policy that encourages parents to participate in the daily activities whenever possible; and

(5) A parent Advisory Committee that advises the contractor on issues related to services to families and children.

(c) Sharing information between staff and parents concerning their child's progress.

Authority cited:

Education Code 8261


Education Code 8203

Education Code 8261

(Amended by Register 2003, No. 39)