ERIC Number: ED337247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Apportionment for Prekindergarten Programs. Amendment to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Part 151.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Parent Education, Student and Child Development and Community School Programs.
The purpose of Part 151 of the regulations of the New York Commissioner of Education is to carry out the legislative intent to provide financial assistance to school districts. This assistance is provided for the operation of experimental prekindergarten programs for children with educational needs associated with poverty. Section 2 of Part 151 defines the critical terms used in the regulations. Section 3 considers program variations, including activities in conjunction with a Community Schools Program, home-based programs, and joint federal Chapter 1 and state experimental progams. Section 4 outlines the procedure whereby a school district may apply for a grant. Section 5 discusses the approval of such applications by the Commissioner of Education and subsequent funding. Section 6 gives requirements for a child's participation in a prekindergarten program. Sections 7 through 10 list the requirements for prekindergarten programs relating to physical facilities, safety, and sanitation; provisions for children's health and nutrition; and staff qualifications. Section 11 describes program continuum requirements, including developmentally based curricula, minimum and maximum class sizes, and learning centers. Section 12 discusses limits on classroom discipline. Section 13 considers parent involvement through advisory committees and other activities. (BC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Parent Education, Student and Child Development and Community School Programs.
Identifiers: New York; New York State Education Department