10A NCAC 09 .2819          EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR On-Site Administrators for A RATED LICENSE FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS

(a)  This Rule applies to evaluating the education standards for an on-site administrator for child care centers.  The points for education standards are determined by applying this Rule along with Rules .2820, .2821, .2822 and .2823 of this Section.  To determine the points attained for meeting the education standards, the lowest number of points attained under each Rule shall be the point used to meet Rule .2802 of this Section.

(b)  To achieve two points, the on-site administrator shall have:

(1)           A Level I North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential or its equivalent; and

(2)           Two years of full-time verifiable early childhood work experience, or one year experience in child care administration; and

(3)           If providing school-age care, 150 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or 300 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or shall complete the BSAC Training or its equivalent.  Completion of these requirements shall count toward meeting experience requirements in Subparagraph (2) of this Paragraph.

(c)  To achieve three points, the on-site administrator shall have:

(1)           A Level I North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential or its equivalent; and

(2)           Six semester hours in early childhood education or child development (not including North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential coursework); and either

(A)          Two years of full-time verifiable early childhood work experience; or

(B)          One year of experience in child care administration; and

(3)           If providing school-age care, 300 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or 450 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or shall have completed the BSAC Training or its equivalent.  Completion of these requirements may count toward meeting experience requirements in Subparagraphs (2)(A) and (B) of this Paragraph.

(d)  To achieve four points, the on-site administrator shall have:

(1)           A Level I North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential or its equivalent; and either

(A)          18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development (not including North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential coursework) and one year of experience in child care administration; or

(B)          Six semester hours in early childhood education or child development (not including North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential coursework), and 10 years of experience in child care administration; and

(2)           If providing school-age care, 450 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in licensed child care program; or 600 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or shall have completed the BSAC Training or its equivalent. Completion of these requirements may count toward meeting experience requirements in Subparagraphs (1)(A) and (B) of this Paragraph.

(e)  To achieve five points, the on-site administrator shall have:

(1)           A Level II North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential or its equivalent; and

(2)           Two years of full-time verifiable early childhood work experience; and

(3)           If providing school-age care, 600 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or 900 hours of  verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting, or shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent.  Completion of these requirements may count toward meeting experience requirements in Subparagraph (2) of this Paragraph.

(f)  To achieve six points, the on-site administrator shall have:

(1)           A Level II North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential or its equivalent; and

(2)           18 semester hours in early childhood education or child development (not including the North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential coursework or hours earned during the completion of the A.A.S degree); and either

(A)          Three years of full-time verifiable work experience in an early childhood center teaching young children; or

(B)          Three years of administrative experience; or

(C)          Three years of a combination of both; and

(3)           If providing school-age care, 750 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or 1150 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent.  Completion of these requirements may count toward meeting experience requirements in Subparagraphs (2)(A) and (B) of this Paragraph.

(g)  To achieve seven points, the on-site administrator shall:

(1)           Have a Level III North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential or its equivalent; and

(2)           Either:

(A)          Four years of full-time verifiable work experience in an early childhood center teaching young children; or

(B)          Four years of administrative experience; or

(C)          Four years of a combination of both; and

(3)           If providing school-age care, 900 hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in a licensed child care program serving school-aged children; or 1350 hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or shall have completed the BSAC Training or its equivalent. Completion of these requirements may count toward meeting experience requirements in Subparagraphs (2)(A), (B) and (C) of this Paragraph.

(h)  For centers with a licensed capacity of 3 to 12 children located in a residence, when an individual has responsibility both for administering the child care program and for planning and implementing the daily activities of a group of children, the educational requirements for lead teacher in Rule .2820 of this Section shall apply.  All other teachers shall follow the educational requirements for teachers in this Section.

(i)  For centers with a licensed capacity of 200 or more, there shall be a second administrator on-site for a minimum of 20 hours per week who shall have the Level I North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential or its equivalent.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110-88(7); 110-90(4); 143B-168.3;

Eff. May 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2012.