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Santa Clara USD |  AR  5148.1  Students

Child Care Services For Parenting Students   

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Cautionary Notice: AB 97 (Ch. 47, Statutes of 2013) repealed Education Code 42605, which provided temporary flexibility for specified "Tier 3" categorical programs, and instead redirects the funding for those categorical programs into the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) (Education Code 42238.01-42251). The supplemental and concentration grant portions of the LCFF may be used for any schoolwide or districtwide educational purpose in accordance with state regulations to be adopted by January 31, 2014, with a goal of increasing or improving services for English learners, foster youth, and students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Certain requirements related to Tier 3 categorical program(s) in the following policy or regulation are no longer applicable.

Cal-SAFE Program

The district shall provide child care and development services on or near the school site for the children of teen parents enrolled in the district's California School Age Families Education (Cal-SAFE) program. Such services shall be available whenever enrolled teen parents are participating in a school-approved activity during or outside the school day. (Education Code 54743, 54745, 54746)

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development Services)

Participation in the child care and development services shall be voluntary. (Education Code 54746)

No fees shall be assessed for child care and development services provided through the Cal-SAFE program. (Education Code 54745)

Children of teen parents shall be eligible for enrollment from birth to age five years or until they enroll in kindergarten, whichever occurs first, as long as the teen parent is enrolled in the district's Cal-SAFE program. If the teen parent is enrolled in a summer school program or a school program operating more than 180 days, eligibility shall be determined by the parent's hours of enrollment and only for those hours necessary to further the completion of the parent's educational program. (Education Code 54746, 54749)

Before a child is enrolled in the program or allowed on the school campus, he/she shall have a health evaluation form signed by a physician or the physician's designee. Health screening and immunizations shall not be required when the child's parent/guardian annually files a written request pursuant to Education Code 49451 or Health and Safety Code 120365. (Education Code 54746)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)

The Superintendent or designee shall complete an intake procedure regarding each child upon entry into the program, and periodically as needed thereafter, and shall maintain a developmental profile for each child in order to design a program that meets the child's developmental needs. (Education Code 54746)

Child care and development services shall operate pursuant to applicable sections of Education Code 8200-8498, the Child Care and Development Services Act, and shall meet the health and safety requirements of 22 CCR 101151-10123.92 and 101351-101439.1. (Education Code 54746)

The child care site shall be available as a laboratory for parenting or related courses, with priority given to teen parents enrolled in the district's Cal-SAFE program. (Education Code 54746)

Legal References:


8200-8498 Child Care and Development Services Act

49451 Exemption from physical examination

54740-54749 Cal-SAFE program for pregnant/parenting students and their children


120365 Exemption from immunization


101151-101239.2 General licensing requirements for child care centers

101351-101439.1 Infant Care Centers

Management Resources:


California Department of Education:


approved: February 13, 2014 Santa Clara, California