§ 42-12-25. Child care training, accreditation, technical assistance, and monitoring.
(a) The general assembly shall annually appropriate to the department of human services such funds as it deems necessary to enable the department to assist providers in obtaining national accreditation, to expand child care staff development and training, and for technical assistance and monitoring, including but not limited to, activities which provide:
(i) Training opportunities for child care providers which foster a coordinated link between the providers and the schools;
(ii) Specialized training for providers of infant/toddler and/or pre-adolescent care;
(iii) Evaluation of child care providers and programs through parent surveys and formal evaluation techniques;
(iv) Technical assistance and training for current and prospective non-English speaking providers.
(b) The director of the department of human services is further authorized to request such appropriation for each state fiscal year as he or she deems necessary to carry out the programs and purposes of this section.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 31, art. 11, § 6.)