Revision: Feb. 23, 2023, 8:59 a.m.
Senate Executive Departments and Administration
February 22, 2023
Amendment to SB 106-FN
Amend the bill by inserting after section 1 the following and renumbering the original section 2 to read as 3:
2 Credentialing of Personnel in Early Care and Education Programs; Rulemaking. Amend RSA 170-E:50 to read as follows:
170-E:50 Credentialing of Personnel in Early Care and Education Programs; Rulemaking.
I. The commissioner shall adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, relative to accepting applications and issuing a certificate or a credential to early care and education personnel including, but not limited to child care, preschool, and Head Start program personnel who have requested such a certificate or a credential and who have satisfied the education and training requirements set forth in the bureau of child development and head start collaboration in the child care program licensing rules established by the department of health and human services. Each application for a credential shall be accompanied by a fee which shall be credited to the general fund. The commissioner shall adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, establishing a fee for this purpose.
II. The department of health and human services shall incorporate this program, funded by the fee established in paragraph I of this section, into the next biennial department budget after the effective date of this section.
III. Emerging Professional Certificates. An emerging professional certificate shall be issued to an applicant who has graduated high school, completed an application to the department’s bureau of child development and head start collaboration, and completed all the following requirements:
(a) 500 hours in a career and technical education (CTE) teacher education program that includes a minimum of 200 hours of observation, lesson planning, and practice teaching under supervision of a licensed educator in a licensed center-based child care program, licensed family child care program, or public or private school pre-K through 3rd grade program;
(b) At least one course that includes child development; and
(c) Submission of a plan for ongoing professional development.
This bill creates emerging professional certificates and the requirements and rulemaking authority for the department of health and human services to issue such certificates.