Child Registration Procedures; Application; Parent Orientation Session  



    Florida’s Office of Early Learning


    6M-8.201Child Registration Procedures; Application; Parent Orientation Session


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 40, No. 168, August 28, 2014, issue of the Florida Administrative Register.

    The changes to the proposed rule are being made in response to comments from the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee.

    Section 1002.75(2), F.S. will be added to the rulemaking authority.

    Subsection (1), the word “online” shall be added and inserted before the word “application” in both the first and second sentence.

    Subsection (2), “hereby incorporated by reference as adopted in Rule 6M-8.2011” shall be changed to read: “which is incorporated by reference in Rule 6M-8.2011, F.A.C.”.

    Subparagraph (4)(b)7. The term “homeless child” and the phrase “is homeless” shall be changed to read: “child or youth who is experiencing homelessness” and subsection (12) shall be added to the statutory reference of section 1003.01, F.S.

    Subparagraph (5)(d)4. is renumbered to be paragraph (d)3. and currently (d)3. is renumbered (d)4. The new (d)4. is changed to read:

    4. Profiles of VPK providers in the coalition’s geographic region. The early learning coalition shall keep the profiles of VPK providers its geographic region current and offer assistance in navigating the Department of Children and Families (DCF) website:  to locate the “VPK profile” link available on each provider’s reference page. The VPK profile includes an active link to the provider’s readiness rate, the start date, hours per day, days available, and separated by school year or summer program classroom hours and beginning and ending dates for each class, lead teacher credential, class instructor to student ratio, and name of curriculum selected.

    Subsection (6) introductory paragraph is changed to read: A VPK provider may only enroll a child in the VPK or VPK SIS program after the early learning coalition determines that the child is eligible for the program. A VPK provider shall collect from the child’s parent and complete the remainder of Form OEL-VPK 02 titled Child Eligibility Certificate (October 2014). The VPK provider shall submit the completed Form OEL-VPK 02 to the early learning coalition to finalize the child’s enrollment with that VPK provider. Form OEL-VPK 02 is hereby incorporated by reference and may be obtained as described in Rule 6M-8.900, F.A.C.

    Paragraph (6)(e) is changed to read: A coalition, upon receipt of completed Form OEL-VPK 02, shall complete a child’s enrollment in the statewide information system by recording an association between the child and the child’s selected VPK provider.

    The remainder of the proposed rule reads as previously published.