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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

Personnel Standards and Responsibilities

A. Personnel providing child care for enrolled children, without direct supervision from the provider shall:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older: and

  2. Have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

B. Personnel shall.

  • Be oriented to the statutes and rules governing day care group homes and to facility policies and procedures prior to providing care for enrolled children:

  • Have the physical and emotional health necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities required by the statutes and rules governing day care group homes; and

  • Not use any tobacco products, alcohol, or illegal drugs, or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while providing child care. When personnel must take medications at the facility, the medications shall be:

    a. Prescribed by a physician in the original container and which do not interfere with the provision of child care; and

    b. Nonprescription medications sold over-the-counter, used as directed and which do not interfere with the provision of child care;

  • Take all reasonable precautions to protect children from hazards;

  • Not cause or permit a child to be abused;

  • Attend nine hours of training each year, which shall include the following:

    a. Orientation of all new employees to the day care group home and its policies and procedures;

    b. On-the-job training for all new personnel who need training in specific areas to meet their job responsibilities.

    c. Personnel responsibilities in complying with these statutes and rules;

    d. Child health and safety procedures including recognition of illness and disease and training in basic disease control techniques;

    e. Child growth and development;

    f. Child abuse prevention, detection and reporting:

    g. Positive guidance and discipline.

    h. Nutrition and good eating habits:

    i. Availability of community services:

    j. Family involvement and communication with families; and

    k. Program planning and development; and

  • Be excluded from the facility if there is evidence that their presence would not be conducive to, or would be detrimental to, the welfare of the children

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