Senate Bill 169
151st General Assembly (Present)
Becomes effective upon date of signature of the Governor or upon date specified
Rep. K. Williams
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE CHILD CARE ACT.
In 2019, the Office of Child Care Licensing (“OCCL”) was transferred from the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families to the Department of Education. This Act makes changes to improve OCCL’s implementation and enforcement of the Child Care Act, Chapter 30A of Title 14 of the Delaware Code. Additionally, this Act does the following: (1) Updates and expands the definition of child care to include early education programs for children below the grade of kindergarten that are operated by public or private schools. (2) Increases penalties for violations of the Child Care Act. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.