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Department of Education
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State Board of Education
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Background Checks for Child Day Programs and Family Day Systems [8 VAC 20 ‑ 770]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Transfer of Early Childcare Regulations
 
General Information
Action Summary Effective July 1, 2021, the Board of Education is responsible for establishing a unified public-private system for early childhood care and education (ECCE) in the Commonwealth, to be implemented by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Chapters 860 and 861 of the 2020 Acts of the General Assembly require regulations governing the implementation and oversight of ECCE programs to be transferred from the Board of Social Services to the Board of Education. These regulations are to be adopted as written, with minor modifications as needed to be incorporated into the Education administrative code section. The Board’s initial actions to adopt these regulations with “necessary amendments” are exempt from Article 2 (§2.2-4006 et seq.) of Chapter 40 of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia. Necessary amendments for the purposes of this exempt action include: 1) Renumbering; 2) Changing references from the Board of Social Services to the Board of Education; 3) Changing code references and descriptions; 4) Striking regulations specific to adult care programs and child welfare programs; and 5) Striking regulations related to child support enforcement pursuant to § 63.2-1911.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 8 VAC 20-770 Background Checks for Child Day Programs and Family Day Systems Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  8 VAC 20 - 780 Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers Amend Existing Regulation
  8 VAC 20 - 790 Child Care Program Amend Existing Regulation
  8 VAC 20 - 800 Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes Amend Existing Regulation
  8 VAC 20 - 810 Minimum Standards for Licensed Family Day Systems Amend Existing Regulation
  8 VAC 20 - 820 General Procedures and Information for Licensure Promulgate New Regulation
  8 VAC 20 - 830 Fee Requirements for Processing Applications Promulgate New Regulation
  8 VAC 20 - 840 Virginia Child Care Provider Scholarship Program Amend Existing Regulation
  8 VAC 20 - 850 Voluntary Registration of Family Day Homes - Requirements for Providers Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006(4)a.
RIS Project Yes  [6777]
Associated Mandates Establishment of Early Childhood Care and Education System
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9289 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2021.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ms. Rebecca Ullrich   / Early Childhood Planning & Policy Coordinator
Address: 101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: rebecca.ullrich@doe.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)371-7578    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-