Status Summary

First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.4.19. Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.15.19 at 8:00 a.m. (updated 2.22.19)

Legislative Session



In Progress



SB 5820 expands the definition of eligible child for the  Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (E-CAP) to a child who is homeless.  Homeless is defined as, “without a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence as set forth in the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act….”

The bill also ensures that a child who is homeless is designated as part of a vulnerable population pursuant to federal codes (as of Jan. 1, 2019), allowing eligibility and 12 month authorization for Working Connections Child Care subsidies.

*Companion to HB 1574*