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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers



(a) At least 30 days prior to the first day of operation of a new church day care center, the prospective operator shall send a "Letter of Intent to Operate" to the section. That letter shall include the name, address, and telephone number of the operator and the center, if known; the proposed number and age range of children to be served; and the center's scheduled opening date. A representative of the section shall contact the prospective operator no later than seven calendar days after the Letter of Intent is received to advise the operator of the applicable requirements and procedures.

(b) Church day care centers shall comply with all day care center requirements in this Subchapter except for the rules regarding age-appropriate activities in Rules .0505 - .0511(a) and .2508; and Rules .0704, .0707 - .0711, Paragraphs(a) through(d) of Rule .0714, Paragraphs(b),(c) and(f) of Rule .2510, and Paragraphs(b),(c) and(g) of Rule .2606 regarding staff qualifications and training requirements. Compliance shall be documented at least annually using the same forms and in the same manner as for all other centers.

(c) The section shall notify the operator in writing as to whether the center complies or does not comply with the requirements.

History Note: Authority G.S. 110-106; 143B-168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986; Amended Eff. April 1, 1992; January 1, 1991; November 1, 1989; July 1, 1988

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