for DayCare Centers
of Center Director
B.(1) It is the responsibility of all operators, owners and directors to secure
information on compliance with antidiscrimination laws such as the Americans
with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It
is the intent of the Department of Social Services that if federal laws or regulations
apply to a given facility, any conflict which might exist between federal laws
and regulations and these regulations shall be resolved in favor of compliance
with federal enactments. It is the responsibility of all owners and operators
and directors to comply with all such laws and regulations which are applicable
to their facilities. Compliance with Department of Social Services regulations
is not a substitute for compliance with applicable federal mandates.
B.(2) The operator shall designate either himself/herself or a staff person
to serve as center director.
B.(3) The director shall have overall responsibility for the day to day operation
of the child day care center. The director shall designate a staff person to
be responsible for overseeing the operation of the child day care center at
times when the director is temporarily away from the center.
B.(4) The center director shall be responsible for the following duties:
B.(5) The director shall display the current license/approval in a prominent location
in the center. If deficiencies are typed on the back of the license/approval,
the license/approval, shall be displayed in such a manner as to allow ready access
by all parties to the back of the license/approval or a copy of the deficiencies
shall be displayed adjacent to the license/approval.
- B.(4)(a) Planning and administering the child care program;
- B.(4)(b) Ensuring compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements
including appropriate staffing by monitoring daily program activities;
- B.(4)(c) Informing each employee upon employment of his/her duties including
the statutory requirement to report suspected child abuse or neglect;
- B.(4)(d) Screening and hiring of regular staff, volunteer(s), or others
who are to provide services in the facility to the extent allowed by the operator;
- B.(4)(e) Assigning staff to specific jobs or functions;
- B.(4)(f) Supervising staff and on-going planning with staff;
- B.(4)(g) Maintaining complete and accurate administrative records related
to enrollment, attendance, personnel, including records for volunteer(s) and
- B.(4)(h) Ensuring that a staff person is available on the premises at all
times who has received a current certificate for first aid and child-infant
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
- B.(4)(i) Posting an understandable chart describing first aid medical treatment
techniques in an accessible location;
- B.(4)(j) Posting the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental
Control Recommended Immunization Schedule in a location accessible to parent(s)/guardian(s)
- B.(4)(k) Reviewing administration of medication with appropriate staff;
- B.(4)(l) Reviewing center policies with staff.
B.(6) The director or other designated staff shall report to the Department
when an occurrence takes place which affects the status of the day care license/approval.
B.(7) The following shall be reported to the Department by the operator/other
designated staff prior to the occurrence:
B.(8) The following shall be reported to the Department by the operator/other
- B.(7)(a) Change in owner, sponsor, or operator/director;
- B.(7)(b) Change in location and/or major alterations to the building.
B.(9) The director/designated staff shall notify Department Child Protective and
Preventive Services staff or local law enforcement when it appears that a child
has been or may be abused or neglected in accordance with South Carolina Code
Annotated Section 20-7-510.
- B.(8)(a) Accidents or injuries requiring professional medical treatment
of any child or staff person while at the center, or any death;
- B.(8)(b) Major damage to facility;
- B.(8)(c) Charges or convictions of crimes against the owner, operator/director
or any facility staff, volunteers or emergency persons as listed in Regulation
Numbers 114-502A(6) and (7) and B(6) and (7);
- B.(8)(d) Child Protective Services reports involving the owner, operator/director
or any staff, volunteers or emergency persons.
B.(10) The operator and/or center staff shall cooperate with Department staff
during an investigation of child abuse/neglect. Cooperation shall include but
not be limited to the following:
- B.(a) Participate in an informational conference(s) with Child Protective
and Preventive Services staff;
- B.(b) Release records of children and staff as requested;
- B.(c) Allow access to the center premises for inspection upon request.