10A NCAC 09 .2826          EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR group leaders and assistant group leaders for A RATED LICENSE FOR CENTERS THAT PROVIDE CARE ONLY TO SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

(a)  This Rule applies to evaluating the education standards for group leaders and assistant group leaders that work in programs that provide care only to school-aged children.  The points for education standards are determined by applying this Rule along with Rules .2824, and .2825 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 individuals designated as group leaders as set out in Rule .2510 of this Chapter shall be enrolled in two semester hours of school-age care related coursework.

(d)  To achieve four points:

(1)           All group leaders shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent, and 25 percent of the individuals designated as group leaders as set out in Rule .2510 of this Chapter shall have:

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

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

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

(2)           All assistant group leaders shall be at least 16 years of age.

(e)  To achieve five points:

(1)           All group leaders shall complete the BSAC training or its equivalent, and 50 percent of the individuals designated as group leaders as set out in Rule .2510 of this Chapter shall have:

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

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

(C)          Completed two semester hours of school-age care related coursework; and

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

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

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

(C)          250 hours of verifiable experience working with school-aged children in a licensed child care program.

(f)  To achieve six points:

(1)           All group leaders shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent, and 50 percent of the individuals designated as group leaders as set out in Rule .2510 of this Chapter shall have:

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

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

(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-aged care or camp setting.

(h)  To achieve seven points:

(1)           All group leaders shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent, and 75 percent of the individuals designated as group leaders as set out in Rule .2510 of this Chapter shall have:

(A)          Completed two semester hours of school-aged care related coursework and have completed or are enrolled in two additional semester hours of school-aged 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-aged care or camp setting; and

(2)           All assistant group leaders shall be at least 18 years of and shall have completed the BSAC training or its equivalent.

(j)  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.