10A NCAC 09 .1804          DISCIPLINE POLICY FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS

(a)  The person who conducts the enrollment conference shall provide a written copy of and explain the center's discipline policies to each child's parents at the time of enrollment.

(b)  The child care center shall obtain from each parent, legal guardian, or full‑time custodian a statement that attests that a copy of the center's written discipline policies was given to and discussed with him or her. That statement shall include the following:

(1)           the child's name;

(2)           the date of enrollment; and

(3)           if different, from the enrollment date the date the parent, legal guardian, or full‑time custodian signed the statement.

(c)  The signed, dated statement must be in the child's record and shall remain on file in the center as long as the child is enrolled. If a center changes its discipline policy at any time, it must give written notice of such a change to the child's parent, guardian, or full‑time custodian 14 days prior to the implementation of the new policy. The center shall obtain the parent's signature on a statement that attests that a copy of the new policy was given to and discussed with him or her. This statement shall be kept in the child's file as long as the child is enrolled.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110-91(8),(11); 143B-168.3;

Eff. October 1, 2017.