10A NCAC 09 .2825          EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR program coordinators for A RATED LICENSE FOR CENTERS THAT PROVIDE CARE ONLY TO SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

(a)  This Rule applies to evaluating the education standards for program coordinators for centers that provide care only to school-aged children.  The points for education standards are determined by applying this Rule along with Rules .2824 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 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)           A Level I certification or higher 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 200 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or

(2)           450 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or

(3)           600 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-age care or camp setting; or

(4)           A Level I certification or higher on the SA scale, and either;

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

(B)          300 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 is enrolled in three additional semester hours of school-aged care related coursework; or

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

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

(4)           A Level II certification or higher 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)           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-aged care or camp setting; and

(2)           Either:

(A)          Completed six additional semester hours of school-aged care related coursework; or

(B)          Shall have a BA/BS degree with three additional semester hours of school-aged care related coursework; or

(C)          Level III certification or higher 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-aged care related coursework and either:

(A)          900 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program; or

(B)          1350 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-aged care or camp setting; or

(2)           Completed nine additional semester hours of school-aged care related coursework and either:

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

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

(3)           A BA/BS degree or higher with six additional semester hours of school-aged related coursework and either:

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

(B)          450 hours of working with school-aged children in an unlicensed school-aged care or camp setting; or

(4)           A Level IV certification or higher on the SA scale and either:

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

(B)          450 hours of working with school-aged children 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.

(i)  For programs with a licensed capacity of 200 or more school-aged children, 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 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.