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Appendix A

Chapter 53 of the Laws of 2007 Education, Labor & Family Assistance Budget Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 2007-08 State Operations and Aid to Localities 2007-08

For additional services and expenses related to administering the “quality child care and protection act.” As much of such additional funds as may be necessary, together with any other funds that may be available in this account, may be used by the office of children and family services to compile data regarding the quality of child care. Such data shall include an assessment of:

(1) the number of children eligible to receive child care subsidies pursuant to state law and regulation, and the number of children currently receiving such subsidies;

  • (2)

    the adequacy of local social services district’s ability to meet current and future child care need;

  • (3)

    the number of counties that require co-payments for child care assistance, the percentage of income

represented by such co-payment, and the estimated fiscal impact of limiting co-payment to 10 percent of income;

(4) the inspection process including the current number of staff dedicated to the inspection of child care providers, the number of inspections conducted in calendar years 2005 and 2006, an analysis of their findings, the appeals process and the outcome of those appeals;

(5) the impact of the facilitated enrollment demonstration projects on accessibility to child care for families up to 275 percent of the federal poverty level; and

(6) with the assistance of child care resource and referral agencies, established pursuant to title 5-B of article 6 of the social services law, staff turnover rate in each of the child care modalities, and recommendations for increasing the recruitment and retention of providers.



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