10A NCAC 09 .2824          EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR A RATED LICENSE FOR Administrators for CENTERS THAT PROVIDE CARE ONLY TO SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

(a)  This Rule applies to evaluating the education standards for administrators for centers that provide care only to school-aged children. The points for education standards are determined by applying this Rule along with Rules .2825 and .2826 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 administrator shall have:

(1)           A Level I North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential or its equivalent or have enrolled in coursework as required in G.S. 110-91(8); and

(2)           1600 hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in a licensed school-aged program.

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

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

(2)           Either:

(A)          300 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in a licensed child care program; or

(B)          450 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in an unlicensed school-aged care or camp setting.

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

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

(2)           Either:

(A)          450 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in a licensed child care program; or

(B)          600 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting.

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

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

(2)           Either:

(A)          600 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in a licensed child care program serving school-aged children; or

(B)          750 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in an unlicensed school-aged care or camp setting.

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

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

(2)           Either:

(A)          750 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in a licensed child care program serving school-aged children; or

(B)          1150 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in an unlicensed school-aged care or camp setting.

(g)  To achieve seven points, the administrator shall have:

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

(2)           Either:

(A)          900 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in a licensed child care program serving school-aged children; or

(B)          1350 additional hours of verifiable experience performing administrative duties in an unlicensed school-aged care or camp setting.

(h)  As used in this Rule, the definition of the term "experience working with school-aged children" in Rule .2510(h) of this Chapter shall apply.

 

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

Eff. August 1, 2012.