Partners for Our Children

HB1278 requires that while maintaining all health and safety standards and necessary licensing requirements to meet those standards, between July 1, 2021, and September 30, 2025, the department shall suspend all professional development and higher education licensing requirements for child care providers.

The bill also extends the date (to September 1, 2022), by which the department shall implement a noncredit-bearing, community-based training pathway for licensed child care providers to meet professional education requirements associated with child care licensure. And, among other provisions, the bill also changes from ‘consult with’ to ‘reach consensus with’ the directive to the department regarding involvement of stakeholders.