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2010 law and rule updates

2010 Law and Rule Updates

Review of New Legislation and Child Care Requirements

Presented by the NC Division of Child Development


Types of changes

Types of Changes

  • Child Care Laws

    • NC General Assembly

  • Child Care Rules

    • NC Child Care Commission

Packets with summary of rule changes mailed to licensed centers in September

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Nc general statutes

NC General Statutes

  • Nutrition Standards

  • Responsible Individuals List

  • Early Educator Certification

Division of Child Development

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Nutrition standards

Nutrition Standards

Asked Commission to consider rules:

  • Limiting sweetened beverages

  • Limiting juice from a bottle

  • Require reduced fat milk

    • For children over 2 years of age

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2010 law and rule updates

Nutritional Resources

www.mypyramid.gov

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Responsible individuals list

Responsible Individuals List

  • Managed by DSS

  • Serious abuse or neglect substantiations

  • Names on former list cleared

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Early educator certification

Early Educator Certification

Recognizes and Validates the Educational Accomplishments of Early Educators

  • Required for all teaching Staff

    • Current Staff by July 1, 2012

    • Staff Hired after October 1st within 60 days of employment

      GS 110-91(8a)

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Early educator certification1

Early Educator Certification

  • Two Standardized Scales

    • Early Care and Education Professionals

    • School Age Professionals

  • 14 Levels (includes Para-Professional)

  • Required renewal every 3 or 5 years

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Early educator certification2

Early Educator Certification

The Benefits:

  • Centralized source of workforce data

  • Incentive to continue education

  • Professionalism

  • Keeps NC current with other states

  • Tangible benefits through EEC Rewards

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Early educator certification3

Early Educator Certification

How to Apply:

  • NC Institute for Child Development Professionals [Application form]

  • Official Transcript

  • Check or Money Order

October – December 2010, fee is Half Price!

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Early educator certification4

Early Educator Certification

Certifying Agency:

http://ncicdp.org

PO Box 959, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

919-942-7442

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Nc child care requirements definition changes

NC Child Care Requirements: Definition Changes

  • Basic School Age Care [BSAC] Training

  • First Aid Kits

  • Health Care Professionals

  • Track Out Programs

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Records

Records

  • Annual update of emergency information

  • Written notice of administrative actions and substantiated abuse and neglect complaints

  • Arrival and departure records

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Electronic record

Electronic Record

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Staff child interactions

Staff/Child Interactions

Staff shall relate to children in

Positive ways…

For example, staff shall:

  • Make eye contact

  • Engage in children’s conversations

  • Help children develop problem-solving skills

  • Provide positive reinforcement

  • Encourage efforts

  • Recognize accomplishments

    CCR .0501

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Nc outdoor learning environment alliance

NC Outdoor Learning Environment Alliance

A statewide collaborative initiated by the

NC Office of Early Learning and the NC Division of Child Development created to

improve the quality of outdoor environments and

experiences for all children throughout the state

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Activity schedule outdoor play

Activity Schedule: Outdoor Play

All Children must play outside at least

once per day

  • Under 2 years of age – 30 minutes

  • Two years of age and older – 1 Hour

    CCR .0508

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Weather permitting

Weather Permitting

Outdoor play is only required when

Weather Conditions Permit

  • Child Care Weather Watch Chart

  • Air Quality Index Chart

  • No active precipitation

    CCR .0102

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2010 law and rule updates

Division of Child Development

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2010 law and rule updates

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Preschool outdoor environment measurement scale

Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale

www.poemsnc.org

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Activity plan and areas

Activity Plan and Areas

  • Daily Gross Motor activity

    • Indoors or Outdoors

  • Special Interest Activity Centers weekly

    • Music/Movement

    • Sand/Water

    • Science/Nature

      CCR .0508 & .0510

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Activity plan

Activity Plan

Infants and toddlers must have their physical development promoted

  • Varied Gross Motor Activities

    • Listed on activity plan

    • Daily basis

  • Limited use of High Chairs, Swings, and Carrier/Bouncy Seats

    CCR .0508 and .0511

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Activity areas screen time

Activity Areas: Screen Time

The amount of Screen Time for children must be limited

CCR .0510 & .0511

  • Under 2 years of age

    • NONE

  • 2 years of age & older

    • 2 1/2 hours/week

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Screen time

Screen Time

Screen Time Includes:

  • Television

  • Video

  • Video Games

  • Computer

    CCR .0510 & .0511

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Screen Time

Screen Time must:

  • Only be offered as a free-choice activity

  • Used to meet a developmental goal

  • Be monitored

    CCR .0510, .0511 & .2508

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General safety

First Aid kit

Basic Items

Accessibility

No Medications

Firearms and ammunition

CCR .0604

General Safety

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Breastfeeding

Accommodations for breastfeeding mothers

Provide seating and electrical outlet

Shielded from view of staff and public

Cannot be located in a bathroom

CCR.0901

Breastfeeding

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School age care track out

School Age Care: Track-Out

A track-out program that operates all four tracks for more than four hours per day must be licensed.

CCR .2502

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School age care activities

School Age Care: Activities

School age children must participate in the planning and implementation of

their daily activities

  • Help with lesson plans

  • Assist with directed activities or transition times

  • Documentation

    CCR .2508(b)

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Activities school age children

Activities - School Age Children

School age children’s activities must come from 12 broad categories

  • Career Development

  • Community Awareness

  • Creative Arts

  • Cultural Activities

  • Games or Manipulatives

  • Academic Enrichment

    CCR .2508(c)

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Activities - School Age Children

School age children’s activities must come from 12 broad categories

CCR .2508(c)

  • Homework Assistance

  • Reading

  • Sand/Water Play

  • Social/Life Skills

  • Physical Activities

  • Technology Skill-building

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Implementation

Implementation

  • New Programs

    • August 2010

  • Existing Programs

    • TA on visits now

    • January 2011

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Other news

Other News

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For more information

For More Information

www.ncchildcare.net

1-800-859-0829

Your Child Care Consultant

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