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BUZZ FROM THE 93RD HOUSE DISTRICT
February 25, 2020
Hammond Co-Sponsor Legislation to Combat Early Childhood Education Shortages
State Representative Norine Hammond of Macomb is co-sponsoring legislation to help get more people involved in early childhood education. House Bill 4490 amends the early childhood teacher requirements and allows someone to earn their early childhood certification while they work under a more experienced teacher as an aide while they are earning full accreditation. It also shortens up some of the accreditation hours required at colleges to help get people in the classroom sooner. The bill would also require specified personnel of a child care facility to be present at the open or close of the facility, loosening some restrictions on who the specified personnel can be. Centers currently must have director designees
Hammond Seated in 101st General Assembly
Representative Norine Hammond took the official oath of office on January 10th, 2019, joining the 101st Illinois General Assembly.