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Preschool Program with Toddler Component
(a) Licensees serving preschool-age children may create a special program component for children who are between 18 months and 36 months of age. The provisions of Sections 101151 through 101239.2 shall apply for children over 24 months in addition to those specified in Health and Safety Code section 1596.955. The provisions of Sections 101351 through 101439.1 shall apply for children between the ages of 18 and 24 months participating in a preschool toddler component in addition to those specified in Health and Safety Code section 1596.955.
(1) A child who is between 18 months and 36 months of age may participate in the toddler program with written permission from the child's authorized representative. No child in the toddler program shall be placed in the preschool program before the age of 30 months without written permission from the child's authorized representative.
(2) The toddler program shall be conducted in areas physically separate from those used by older or younger children. Space planning and usage for the toddler component shall be governed by the provisions of Section 101438.3. Plans to alternate use of outdoor play space must be approved by the Department.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 1596.81 and 1596.955, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 1596.955, Health and Safety Code.
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