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13a.06.02.00.htm 13A.06.02.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 06 SUPPORTING PROGRAMS Chapter 02 Prekindergarten Programs Authority: Education Article §2-205(c) and (g) and 7-101.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.06.02.01.htm 13A.06.02.01. 01 Scope and Purpose.. A. This chapter applies to all publicly funded prekindergarten programs for all eligible 4-year-old children, as defined in Education Article, §7-101.1(a)3) Annotated Code of Maryland, administered by local boards of education or qualified vendors.B. The overall goal of the prekindergarten program is to provide learning experiences to help children develop and maintain school readiness skills necessary for successful school performance.
13a.06.02.02.htm 13A.06.02.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Accredited” means meets standards of high quality set by the Department’s Early Childhood Accreditation Program Standards or by an accrediting organization recognized by the Department.2) "Bridge to Excellence Master Plan" means the comprehensive master plan required by Education Article, §5-401, Annotated Code of Maryland.
13a.06.02.03.htm 13A.06.02.03. 03 Student Eligibility.. A. A local school system shall enroll in prekindergarten all 4-year-old applicants who are from families with economically disadvantaged backgrounds or who are homeless.B. For vacancies remaining after compliance with §A of this regulation a local school system may enroll 4-year-old applicants who are not from families with economically disadvantaged backgrounds but who represent a student population that exhibits a lack of school readiness.
13a.06.02.04.htm 13A.06.02.04. 04 Prekindergarten Site Selection.. A. A local school system shall develop a facilities plan identifying appropriate sites to ensure that a publicly funded prekindergarten program is available to all eligible 4-year-old children in its jurisdiction.B. The facilities plan may include local school system memorandums of agreement with qualified vendors and Head Start to provide prekindergarten program services that meet the local school system responsibilities in accordanc
13a.06.02.05.htm 13A.06.02.05. 05 Local School System Responsibilities.. A local school system shall:. A. A local school system shall:. 1) Develop and maintain a policy for determining the eligibility and selection of prekindergarten sites as well as the eligibility of 4-year-old students for prekindergarten programs consistent with the requirements of this chapter;2) Develop criteria in reference to Regulation .03B and C of this chapter that establishes procedures to include children in
13a.06.02.9999.htm 13A.06.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 8, 1999 (26:5 Md. R. 392). Regulations .01―07 repealed and new Regulations .01―05 adopted effective April 12, 2004 (31:7 Md. R. 585)Regulation .01 amended effective October 31, 2011 (38:22 Md. R. 1346). Regulation .02B amended effective January 14, 2010 (37:1 Md. R. 15) October 31, 2011 (38:22 Md. R. 1346)Regulation .03 amended effective October 31, 2011 (38:22 Md. R. 1346).
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