10a NCAC 09 .0714          OTHER STAFFING REQUIREMENTS

(a)  Each child care center shall have a child care administrator who shall be responsible for monitoring the program and overseeing administrative duties of the center. This requirement may be met by having one or more persons on site who meet the requirements for a child care administrator as set forth in G.S. 110-91(8) and according to the licensed capacity of the center.  The child care administrator shall be on-site in accordance with the following chart:

 

Licensed Capacity

Weekly On-Site Hours

Less than 30 children

20

30-79 children

25

80-199 children

30

200 or more children

40

 

The child care administrator's required weekly hours may include those hours that he or she is off-site due to administrative duties, illness or vacation.

(b)  One person who meets the requirements for a child care administrator or lead teacher as set forth in G.S. 110-91(8) shall be on site during the center's operating hours, except that a person who is at least 18 years old with at least a high school diploma or its equivalent and who has a minimum of one year's experience working with children in a child care center may be on duty at the beginning or end of the operating day provided that:

(1)           no more than 10 children are present;

(2)           the staff person has worked in that center for three months; and

(3)           the staff person has completed the orientation training required in Rule .1101 of this Section.

(c)  One person who meets the requirements for a lead teacher shall be responsible for each group of children except as provided in Paragraph (b) of this Rule. This requirement may be met by having one or more persons who meet the requirements for a lead teacher responsible for the same group of children. Each lead teacher shall be responsible for only one group of children at a time. Each group of children shall have a lead teacher in attendance for at least two-thirds of the total daily hours of operation, based on a normal working schedule, and may include times when the lead teacher may not be in attendance due to circumstances such as illness or vacation.

(d)  No aide shall have responsibility for a group of children except as provided in Paragraph (b) of this Rule.

(e)  Nothing contained in this Chapter shall be construed to preclude a "qualified person with a disability," as defined by G.S. 168A-3(9), or a "qualified individual with a disability," as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act at 42 U.S.C. 12111(8), from working in a licensed child care facility.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85(1); 110-91(7),(8); 143B-168.3;

Eff. July 1, 1988;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2012; May 1, 2004; July 1, 1998; January 1, 1996; October 1,1991; November 1, 1989;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.