Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter I-A. Child Care Study.


§ 7–2011.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "Child development facility" shall have the same meaning as provided in § 7-2031(3).

(2) "Non-traditional hours" means hours outside of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or on a 24-hour basis.

(3) "OSSE" means the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

(4) "Staff members" means child development facility center directors, child development center teachers, child development center assistant teachers, child development home caregivers, expanded child development home caregivers, and expanded child development home associate caregivers.


(Aug. 1, 2017, D.C. Law 22-11, § 2, 64 DCR 5610.)

Applicability

Section 7038 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 22-11 have been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-11: § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11 provided that the creation of this section by § 2 of D.C. Law 22-11 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, Jul. 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).


§ 7–2011.02. Study of child development facilities with non-traditional hours.

(a) OSSE shall contract with an entity to conduct a study to determine the number of child development facilities with non-traditional hours in the District that is sufficient to meet the needs of District families.

(b) The entity completing the study shall:

(1) Be nationally recognized;

(2) Have expertise and knowledge of the child care industry, including costs, quality, and access;

(3) Have a demonstrated understanding of best practices in connecting families and consumers with the type of child care they need; and

(4) Have conducted a breadth of research in advancing affordable and accessible child care that supports the development and learning of children.

(c) At a minimum, the study shall:

(1) Determine the need for child development facilities with non-traditional hours, including need by ward and by type of industry of parent employment;

(2) Evaluate the current level of service being provided in the District, including:

(A) The total number of child development facilities with non-traditional hours currently operating in the District;

(B) The hours of operations of each facility;

(C) The location of each facility; and

(D) Whether the facility participates in the child care subsidy program;

(3) Identify areas of unmet need, including wards, hours, and services; and

(4) With a particular focus on expanding the number of child development facilities that participate in the child care subsidy program, provide recommendations:

(A) For expanding the number of child development facilities with non-traditional hours; and

(B) On ways the District can incentivize more child development facilities to offer non-traditional hours.


(Aug. 1, 2017, D.C. Law 22-11, § 3, 64 DCR 5610.)

Applicability

Section 7038 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 22-11 have been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-11: § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11 provided that the creation of this section by § 3 of D.C. Law 22-11 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, Jul. 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).


§ 7–2011.03. Study on the impact of OSSE's regulations that require increased education qualifications for staff members.

(a) OSSE shall contract with an entity to conduct a study to assess the impact of 5A DCMR § 164 through 5A DCMR § 171 on staff members and the cost of child care in the District.

(b) The entity completing the study shall:

(1) Be nationally recognized;

(2) Have expertise and knowledge of the child care industry, including costs, quality, and access;

(3) Have a demonstrated understanding of best practices in workforce development; and

(4) Have conducted a breadth of research in advancing affordable and accessible child care that supports the development and learning of children.

(c) At a minimum the study shall, by ward:

(1) Provide demographic data on staff members in the District, including:

(A) Gender identification;

(B) Race;

(C) Ethnicity;

(D) Language spoken;

(E) Income level; and

(F) Highest level of educational attainment;

(2) Assess the impact of increased educational requirements on the cost of child care;

(3) Determine the impact of increased educational requirements on staff members working in the District; and

(4) Provide recommendations:

(A) On ways to increase educational requirements without financially burdening staff members; and

(B) That identify professional development support for staff members.


(Aug. 1, 2017, D.C. Law 22-11, § 4, 64 DCR 5610.)

Applicability

Section 7038 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 22-11 have been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-11: § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11 provided that the creation of this section by § 4 of D.C. Law 22-11 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, Jul. 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).


§ 7–2011.04. Submission of studies to the Council.

The OSSE shall submit the studies required in § 7-2011.02 and § 7-2011.03 to the Council no later than August 1, 2018.


(Aug. 1, 2017, D.C. Law 22-11, § 5, 64 DCR 5610; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 4106, 64 DCR 7652.)

Applicability

Section 7038 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 22-11 have been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-11: § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11 provided that the creation of this section by § 5 of D.C. Law 22-11 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, Jul. 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).

For temporary (90-day) amendment of this section, see § 4106 of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017, effective July 20, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104; 64 DCR 7032).


§ 7–2011.05. Shared data and information with the Department of Employment Services.

The Department of Employment Services shall coordinate with OSSE to share data and information regarding the District's workforce and workforce development.


(Aug. 1, 2017, D.C. Law 22-11, § 6, 64 DCR 5610.)

Applicability

Section 7038 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 22-11 have been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-11: § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11 provided that the creation of this section by § 6 of D.C. Law 22-11 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, Jul. 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).


§ 7–2011.06. Applicability. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Aug. 1, 2017, D.C. Law 22-11, 64 DCR 5610.)

Applicability

Section 7038 of D.C. Law 22-33 repealed § 11 of D.C. Law 21-259. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 21-259 has been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017, effective October 24, 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167; 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of § 7 of D.C. Law 22-11, see § 7038 of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, Jul. 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).