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Budget Summary FY2013

30001000 - Department of Early Education and Care Administration
Data Current as of:  7/7/2012





Account Description FY2012
Spending
FY2013
GAA
3000-1000 Department of Early Education and Care Administration
For the administration of the department of early education and care and the costs of field operations and licensing provided through the department; provided, that the department shall report on the first business day of each month to the joint committee on education, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the unduplicated number of children on waiting lists for state-subsidized early education and care programs and services, including supportive child care services; provided further, that notwithstanding chapter 66A of the General Laws, the department of early education and care, the lead agencies of community partnership councils, the child care resource and referral agencies, the department of elementary and secondary education, the department of transitional assistance, the department of children and families and the department of public health may share with each other personal data regarding the parents and children who receive services provided under early education and care programs administered by the commonwealth for waitlist management, program implementation and evaluation, reporting and policy development purposes; provided further, that the department shall issue monthly reports detailing the number and average cost of voucher and contracted slots funded by the department by category of eligibility, including children who have been the subject of supported 51A cases, children referred by or transitioning from the department of children and families and children of income-eligible families; provided further, that said reports shall include the number of recipients subject to subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995; provided further, that the department shall work with the department of public health, the department of elementary and secondary education and the executive office of education on a pilot program to issue state assigned student identifiers to children receiving early intervention services, for the purposes of tracking and evaluating educational and developmental outcomes for those children, improving delivery of services and determining any special education or cost savings associated with the early intervention program; provided further, that the participation of a family in any pilot program shall be contingent upon informed consent of participating families; provided further, that $150,000 shall be used for enhanced audits which maximize overpayment recoupment, savings or other cost recoveries of department expenditures; provided further, that the department of early education and care shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; and provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements
11,726,274 12,322,954