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Details about What Universal Preschool will Pay

Updated: Oct 28

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE SLIDES FROM A POLICY MEETING UPDATE. IT IS NOT THE FINAL VERSION AS THAT WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE RULES ADVISORY COUNCIL.

WE ARE PROVIDING THIS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES!








If there is still funding available then:


These qualifying factors were determined in the emergency rule set. Permanent rules are being developed at this time.




First row is just a guess. This models what it might cost and who might participate, given that it will take time to grow engagement. Trade offs will have to happen based on the factors.



By rule the number CANNOT be lower than this. The cost of quality will be higher (and Cost of living, other factors, etc)





NAEYC ratio as standards for rate determination.

(Based on 20 students per classroom versus the current 16 for CPP.) "10:1 ratio=Quality" Based on what the provider is licensed for.


Using the base rate, can't be lower than the current allocation. IDEA funds and State funds will cover whatever is required in the IEP. Universal Preschool will not solve the underfunding of IDEA. Families can pay for additional hours as direct pay. This is a stackable benefit. Local funding, CCCAP, private pay, etc. can be stacked together to fund full school days. Minimum wage is incorporated into the cost of care model. Methodology is being refined down to the level of specific school districts if possible as long as good data is available (ie., Resort areas). Equity concerns may arise out of that methodology and they will take that under consideration.


Will the count day change? Count days will only be utilized for IDEA. Instead, there will be a process to review allocations periodically throughout the school year. CPP sunsets July 1, 2023. Will continue to operate this school year. This is the last year of CPP statewide.


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