Oregon Oregon

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


414-300-090
Head Teacher-Qualifications and Duties

(1) For each infant and toddler, preschool age, and school age program in the center, there shall be a qualified person designated as head teacher who is at least 18 years of age.

(2) The head teacher shall be accountable for:

(a) The development and implementation of the center's program of activities; and

(b) Ensuring the appropriateness of program activities according to the age, interests, and developmental level of the children.

(3) A head teacher shall meet the qualification requirements of one of the options listed in Table 1.

(4) A person may serve as head teacher for more than one age group as long as the qualifications for head teacher for each age group are met.

Qualifications for Head Teacher

Table 1

Option

Infant & Toddler Age Program Preschool Age Program School Age Program
 
 
 
 
(a) Bachelor's degree from college or university with a major in: Early childhood Education or child development Early childhood Education, child development, elementary education, or special education. Child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation, or early childhood education (k-3)
 
 
 
 
(b) AA/AS degree from a college with a major in: Early childhood education or child development Early childhood education or child development Child development, physical education, recreation, or early childhood education (k-3)
 
 
 
 
(c) Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential: Related to infant and toddler care Related to preschool age child care N/A
 
 
 
 
(d) Completion of 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours in:

AND

At least one year of full-time experience in a certified child care center or comparable group child care program, in the care of:

Early childhood education or child development

Infants and/or toddlers

Early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or special education

Preschool age children

Child development, physical education, elementary education, special education, recreation, or early childhood education (k-3)

School age children

 
 
 
 
(e) At least two years full-time experience, with at least one year as a teacher, in a certified child care center or comparable group child care program, in the care of: Infants and/or toddlers Preschool age children School age children


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