Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.225 - Operating guides for programs; approval of programs; program requirements.

(1) The Department of Education shall prepare operating guides for early childhood education programs applicable to programs under ORS 329.215 to 329.235 that are consistent with requirements imposed by the State Board of Education by rule for kindergarten through grade three.

(2) The Department of Education shall review applications for approval of early childhood education programs and may approve those prekindergarten programs after considering:

(a) The educational adequacy and type of program.

(b) The number of children who will be served by the program.

(c) The availability of trained personnel and facilities.

(d) The need for the program in the applying district.

(3) Providers of early childhood education programs shall:

(a) Participate in the planning process under ORS 417.777 to develop a voluntary local early childhood system plan; and

(b) Coordinate services with other services that are coordinated through the plan. The coordination of services shall be consistent with federal and state law.

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