(1) The department shall administer the accountability requirements of the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program at the state level.
(2) The department shall adopt procedures for its: (a) Approval of prekindergarten director credentials under ss. 1002.55 and 1002.57. (b) Approval of emergent literacy training courses under ss. 1002.55 and 1002.59. (c) Administration of the statewide kindergarten screening and calculation of kindergarten readiness rates under s. 1002.69. (d) Approval of specialized instructional services providers under s. 1002.66. (e) Granting of a private prekindergarten provider’s or public school’s request for a good cause exemption under s. 1002.69(7).
(3) Except as provided by law, the department may not impose requirements on a private prekindergarten provider that does not deliver the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program or receive state funds under this part.