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Amends the Early Childhood Workforce Act. Creates the Early Childhood Workforce Standards Board (Board). Provides that Board members must be appointed within 60 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Sets forth the Board's membership. Provides that for State Fiscal Year 2025, and for each state fiscal year thereafter, the Board shall: (1) determine an hourly wage floor, and salaried equivalent, for workers in State-funded early childhood programs which the Board believes will serve to recruit and retain early childhood workers; and (2) determine minimum increments above the wage floor as may be necessary to retain workers in State-funded early childhood programs such as for years of experience or job title. Provides that subject to appropriation, beginning in State Fiscal Year 2025 the Department of Human Services shall implement and administer a program making grants to early childhood worker training programs that value experience, inclusion, equity, and racial justice; and center worker voices and needs such as mentorship, apprenticeships, and peer-led learning. Amends the School Code. Provides that in order to ensure the quality and continuity of services, within 6 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act, all grant agreements shall require each child care center to (i) comply with the wage floor and compensation policies set forth in the Early Childhood Workforce Act, (ii) report quarterly up-to-date contact information for staff to the Department to allow the State Board of Education to communicate with the workers about their rights and supports available to them, (iii) supply the State Board of Education with current copies of its wage scales for classroom and support staff and other matters, and (iv) reconcile expenses quarterly and annually submit a year-end comprehensive financial report in a form prescribed by the State Board of Education. Imposes similar requirements on child care centers in a purchase of service contract with the Department of Human Services under its Child Care Assistance Program.
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Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Faraci
Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Robert Peters
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Willie Preston
Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina H. Pacione-Zayas
Assigned to Appropriations- Education
Filed with Secretary by Sen. Ram Villivalam
Referred to Assignments
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