10A NCAC 09 .2827          EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR OPerators for A RATED LICENSE FOR FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES

(a)  This Rule applies to evaluating family child care homes with regards to the operator. 

(b)  To achieve two points, the operator shall have completed:

(1)           Four semester credit hours in early childhood education or child development (not including the North Carolina Family Child Care Credential coursework); or

(2)           Five years of verifiable early childhood work experience and eight additional clock hours annually of in-service training.

(c)  To achieve three points, the operator shall have completed the North Carolina Family Child Care Credential, its equivalent or a Level I or higher certification on the ECE scale.

(d)  To achieve four points, the operator shall have completed a Level II or higher certification on the ECE scale; or

(1)           Have six semester credit hours in early childhood education or child development (not including the North Carolina Family Child Care Credential coursework); and

(2)           Have the North Carolina Family Child Care Credential, its equivalent, or a Level I or higher certification on the ECE scale.

(e)  To achieve five points, the operator shall have completed a Level IV certification on the ECE scale and have one year verifiable early childhood work experience; or have

(1)           The North Carolina Family Child Care Credential, its equivalent, or a Level I or higher certification on the ECE scale; and

(2)           12 semester credit hours in early childhood education or child development (not including the North Carolina Family Child Care Credential coursework); and

(3)           Either:

(A)          Two of 12 semester hours in early childhood education in child care administration; or

(B)          One year of verifiable early childhood work experience.

(f)  To achieve six points, the operator shall have completed a Level VI certification on the ECE scale and have one year verifiable childhood work experience; or have

(1)           The North Carolina Family Child Care Credential, its equivalent, or a Level I or higher certification on the ECE scale; and  

(2)           18 semester credit hours in early childhood education or child development (not including the North Carolina Family Child Care Credential coursework; and

(3)           Either:

(A)          Five of the 18 semester hours in early childhood education are in child care administration; or

(B)          Two years of verifiable early childhood work experience. 

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

(1)           An A.A.S. degree in any major with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in early childhood education/child development coursework and two years of full-time verifiable early childhood work experience; or

(2)           An A.A.S. in early childhood education/child development and 18 months of full-time verifiable early childhood work experience; or

(3)           A Level VI certification on the ECE scale and two years of experience.

 

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

Eff. May 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2012.