HB 2511 states that the intent of the legislation is to require the department of early learning to allow 5 year olds, regardless of whether they attend elementary school or not, to be placed in the same group. The bill further prohibits the department of early learning from adopting rules that prohibit licensed child care centers from serving children 60 months through 5 years, whether attending elementary school or not.
HB 2511 was heard and passed by the Senate EL/K-12 Committee, referred and pulled in Rules, and is awaiting a vote in the Senate. The Senate passed the bill and the House concurred with the Senate amendments. HB 2511 has been delivered to the Governor for action. HB 2511 was signed into law by the Governor.