10a NCAC 27g .2403      OPERATIONS

(a)  Hours.  Developmental day services for preschool children shall be available for a minimum of eight hours per day (exclusive of transportation time), five days per week, twelve months a year.

(b)  Daily Training Activities.  Activities shall be planned around the following principles:

(1)           Group and individual activities, related to individual outcome plans, shall be scheduled daily.

(2)           Both free play and organized recreational activities shall be provided.  No more than one‑third of the daily schedule shall be designated for both of these activities combined.

(c)  Grouping of children.  Grouping shall allow for attending to the individual needs of each child and reflect developmentally appropriate practices.

(d)  Family Services:

(1)           Parents shall be provided the opportunity to observe their child in the program.

(2)           The center shall provide or secure opportunities for parents to attend parent training seminars.

(e)  Environmental Rating.  Each center shall complete a professionally recognized environmental rating scale that evaluates the appropriateness of the learning environment design and the teaching materials and equipment used.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑51; 143B‑147;

Eff. May 1, 1996.