10A NCAC 09 .2817          PROGRAM STANDARDS FOR A TWO COMPONeNT RATED LICENSE FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS

(a)  This Rule applies to evaluating the program standards for a two component rated license for child care centers.

(b)  To achieve two points for program standards, the center shall meet all the applicable requirements in Rules .2804 - .2808 of this Section, and either the staff/child ratio requirements in Rule .2818(b) or the space requirements in Rule .2809 of this Section shall be met.

(c)  To achieve three points for program standards, the center shall meet all the applicable requirements in Rules .2804 -.2808 and either the staff/child ratio requirements in Rule .2818(b) or the space requirements in Rule .2809 of this Section shall be met, and have an average score of 4.0 on the appropriate environment rating scale referenced in Rule .2802(e) of this Section in each classroom evaluated.

(d)  To achieve four points for program standards, the center shall meet all the applicable requirements in Rules .2804 - .2808 and .2818(b) of this Section, and have an average combined score of 4.5, with no one classroom score lower than 4.0 on the appropriate environment rating scale referenced in Rule .2802(e) of this Section for all classrooms evaluated.

(e)  To achieve five points for program standards, the center shall meet all the applicable requirements in Rules .2804 – .2808 and .2818(b) of this Section, and have an average combined score of 4.75, with no one classroom score lower than 4.0, on the appropriate environment rating scale referenced in Rule .2802(e) of this Section for all classrooms evaluated.

(f)  To achieve six points for program standards, the center shall meet all the applicable requirements in Rules .2804 - .2809 and .2818(b) of this Section, and have an average combined score of 5.0, with no one classroom score lower than 4.0 on the appropriate environment rating scale referenced in Rule .2802(e) of this Section for all classrooms evaluated.

(g)  To achieve seven points for program standards, the center shall meet all the applicable requirements in Rules .2804 - .2809 and .2818(c) of this Section, and have an average score of 5.0 on the appropriate environment rating scale referenced in Rule .2802(e) of this Section in each classroom evaluated.

(h)  For centers with a licensed capacity of 3 to 12 children located in a residence, a Family Day Care Rating Scale shall be the rating scale used in Paragraphs (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) of this Rule.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-88(7); 110-90(4); 143B-168.3;

Eff. May 1, 2006.