10A NCAC 09 .2823          EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR group leaders and assistant group leaders for a RATED LICENSE FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS

(a)  This Rule applies to evaluating child care centers with regards to group leaders and assistant group leaders. The points for education standards are determined by applying this Rule along with Rules .2819, .2820, 2821, and .2822 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, all group leaders shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent.

(c)  To achieve three points, all group leaders shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent, and 25 percent of the group leaders shall be enrolled in or have completed two semester hours of school-age care related coursework.

(d)  To achieve four points, all assistant group leaders shall be at least 16 years of age and all group leaders shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent, and 25 percent of the group leaders shall have either:

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

(2)           100 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or

(3)           150 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or

(4)           Any combination of Subparagraphs (1) through (3) of this Paragraph.

(e)  To achieve five points, all group leaders shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent, and

(1)           50 percent of the group leaders shall have either:

(A)          Completed two semester hours of school-age care related coursework; or

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

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

(D)          Any combination of Subparagraphs (A) through (C) of this Paragraph; and

(2)           All assistant group leaders shall be at least 16 years of age and shall have either:

(A)          Completed the BSAC training or its equivalent; or

(B)          250 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or

(C)          400 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or

(D)          Any combination of Subparagraphs (A) through (C) of this Paragraph.

(f)  To achieve six points, all group leaders shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent, and

(1)           50 percent of group leaders shall have:

(A)          Completed two semester hours of school-age care related coursework and have completed or be enrolled in two additional semester hours of school-age related coursework; or

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

(C)          900 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or

(D)          Any combination of Subparagraphs (A) through (C) of this Paragraph; and

(2)           All assistant group leaders shall be 17 years of age and shall have either;

(A)          Completed the BSAC training or its equivalent; or

(B)          250 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or

(C)          400 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or

(D)          Any combination of Subparagraphs (A) through (C) of this Paragraph.

(g)  To achieve seven points, all assistant group leaders shall be 18 years of age and shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent and all group leaders shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent, and 75 percent of the group leaders shall have:

(1)           Completed two semester hours of school-age care related coursework and have completed, or are enrolled in two additional semester hours of school-age related coursework; or

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

(3)           900 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or

(4)           Any combination of Subparagraphs (1) through (3) of this Paragraph.

 

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

Eff. August 1, 2012.