S.B. No. 265
  relating to training for employees and operators of certain
  child-care facilities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 42.0421, Human Resources Code, is
  amended by adding Subsections (f) and (g) to read as follows:
         (f)  The training required by this section must be
  appropriately targeted and relevant to the age of the children who
  will receive care from the individual receiving training and must
  be provided by a person who:
               (1)  is a training provider registered with the Texas
  Early Care and Education Career Development System's Texas Trainer
  Registry that is maintained by the Texas Head Start State
  Collaboration Office;
               (2)  is an instructor at a public or private secondary
  school or at a public or private institution of higher education, as
  defined by Section 61.801, Education Code, who teaches early
  childhood development or another relevant course, as determined by
  rules adopted by the commissioner of education and the commissioner
  of higher education;
               (3)  is an employee of a state agency with relevant
               (4)  is a physician, psychologist, licensed
  professional counselor, social worker, or registered nurse;
               (5)  holds a generally recognized credential or
  possesses documented knowledge relevant to the training the person
  will provide;
               (6)  is a registered family home care provider or
  director of a day-care center or group day-care home in good
  standing with the department, if applicable, and who:
                     (A)  has demonstrated core knowledge in child
  development and caregiving; and
                     (B)  is only providing training at the home or
  center in which the provider or director and the person receiving
  training are employed; or
               (7)  has at least two years of experience working in
  child development, a child development program, early childhood
  education, a childhood education program, or a Head Start or Early
  Head Start program and:
                     (A)  has been awarded a Child Development
  Associate (CDA) credential; or
                     (B)  holds at least an associate's degree in child
  development, early childhood education, or a related field.
         (g)  A person described by Subsection (f)(6) may provide
  training under this section only if the department has not taken an
  action under Section 42.071, 42.072, or 42.078, other than an
  evaluation, against the license, listing, or registration of the
  person or the home or center for which the person is a provider or
  director during the two-year period preceding the date on which the
  person provides the training.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2012.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 265 passed the Senate on
  April 21, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 265 passed the House on
  May 5, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 2, one present
  not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House