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TENNESSEE COMPILATION OF SELECTED LAWS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, 2011 EDITION

TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED

Title 71 Welfare

Chapter 3 Programs and Services for Children

Part 5 Child Care Agencies

71-3-512. Five-year-olds attending day care institutions lacking kindergarten status.

(a) A family child care home, group child care home or child care center that lacks approved kindergarten status for purposes of § 49-6-201 shall not enroll or continue to enroll any child five (5) years of age during the period of the local education agency's regular school year, without first obtaining from the child's parents or legal guardians a signed acknowledgment of the fact that the child's attendance at the family child care home, group child care home or child care center does not satisfy the mandatory kindergarten prerequisite for the child's enrollment in the first grade.

(b) Any such signed acknowledgment shall be retained by the family child care home, group child care home or child care center for a period of two (2) years. Failure to comply with the requirements of this section may subject the family child care home, group child care home, or child care center to probation, denial or revocation of the child care agency license, or to civil penalty, by the department.

Acts 2000, ch. 981, § 13.

Compiler's Notes. This section may be affected by Rule 4 (a) of the Rules of Appellate Procedure.

Former § 71-3-512 (Acts 1953, ch. 228, § 5 (Williams, § 4765.142); T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 14-1412; Acts 1981, ch. 449, § 2; 1983, ch. 322, § 4; T.C.A., § 14-10-112), concerning appeals from the board of review, was repealed by Acts 2000, ch. 981, § 1. For current provisions, see this section.

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