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File #: Int 0640-2015    Version: * Name: Requiring social workers in child care centers.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 1/22/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring social workers in child care centers.
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Ben Kallos, Annabel Palma, Jumaane D. Williams, Rosie Mendez, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) operates a system of child care for children aged six weeks to five years for families who meet certain income requirements. This bill would require all child care centers in this system to have a social worker on staff if the center is serving 40 or more children.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 640

Int. No. 640

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Kallos, Palma, Williams, Mendez, Koo and Rose

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring social workers in child care centers.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Chapter 9 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new section 21-909 to read as follows:

§ 21-909 Social workers in child care centers.  a. Definition. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

1. “Child care center” means group centers operated by ACS or a provider under contract or similar agreement with ACS providing care for less than 24 hours a day to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

2. “Full-time” means working an average of thirty hours or more per week.

3. “Social worker” means any personnel, licensed and certified by New York state as a licensed master of social work or a clinical social worker as defined in section 7701 of the education law.

b. Every child care center providing services to 40 or more children shall have a full-time social worker on staff.

§ 2.  This local law shall become effective 90 days after its enactment into law.

 

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