10A NCAC 09 .2822          EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR program coordinators for a RATED LICENSE FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS

(a)  This Rule applies to evaluating child care centers with regards to program coordinators. The points for education standards are determined by applying this Rule along with Rules .2819, .2820, .2821, 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 program coordinator shall have completed all the applicable requirements in Rule .2510(b) of this Chapter and shall:

(1)           Be enrolled in three additional semester hours of school-age care related coursework; or

(2)           Have 200 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or

(3)           Have 300 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting.

(c)  To achieve three points, the program coordinator shall have completed all the applicable requirements in Rule .2510(b) of this Chapter and shall have:

(1)           Completed three additional semester hours of school-age care related coursework; or

(2)           300 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or

(3)           450 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or

(4)           At least a Level I or higher certification on the SA scale.

(d)  To achieve four points, the program coordinator shall have completed all the applicable requirements in Rule .2510(b) of this Chapter and shall have:

(1)           Completed three additional semester hours of school-age care related coursework and have either 200 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

(2)           A Level I or higher certification on the SA scale and have either 200 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

(3)           450 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or

(4)           600 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting.

(e)  To achieve five points, the program coordinator shall have completed all the applicable requirements in Rule .2510(b) of this Chapter and shall have:

(1)           Completed three additional semester hours of school-age care related coursework; and be enrolled in three additional semester hours of school-age care related coursework; or

(2)           600 hours of verifiable experience working with school-age children in a licensed child care program; or

(3)           750 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or

(4)           A Level II or higher certification on the SA scale.

(f)  To achieve six points, the program coordinator shall have completed all the applicable requirements in Rule .2510(b) of this Chapter and shall have:

(1)           Completed six additional semester hours of school-age care related coursework and either 750 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

(2)           A BA/BS degree with three additional semester hours of school-age care related coursework; or

(3)           A Level IV or higher certification on the SA scale.

(g)  To achieve seven points, the program coordinator shall have completed all the applicable requirements in Rule .2510(b) of this Chapter and shall have:

(1)           Completed six additional semester hours of school-age care related coursework  and either 900 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program or 1350 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or 

(2)           Nine additional semester hours of school-age related coursework and either 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

(3)           A BA/BS degree or higher with six additional semester hours of school-age related coursework and  either 300 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed school-age care program; or 450  hours of working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or

(4)           A Level IV or higher certification on the SA scale and either 300 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed school-age care program or 450 hours of working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting.

(h)  For centers providing school-age care with 200 or more school-aged children enrolled, there shall be two program coordinators on site, one of whom shall not have concurrent group leader responsibilities.  The additional program coordinator shall have completed all the applicable staff requirements in Rule .2510(b) of this Chapter.

 

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

Eff. August 1, 2012.