Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 90 the following section:-
Section 90A. “pre-school provider” shall mean provider of child care to children ages 0 through 5, and shall include, but is not limited to: public, private, non-profit and for-profit pre-schools; child care centers; nursery schools; pre-schools operating within public and private schools; Head Start programs; independent and system-affiliated family child care homes; and local early education and care councils.
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, school districts may partner with pre-school providers within the same city or town, or, for a regional school district, within a city or town that is part of the regional school district, and any pre-school provider partnered with a school district pursuant to this section shall be eligible to receive foundation aid.
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