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1 2010 Law and Rule Updates Review of New Legislation and Child Care Requirements Presented by the NC Division of Child Development

2 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 2 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 facilities in September

3 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 3 NC General Statutes Nutrition Standards Responsible Individuals List Early Educator Certification

4 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 4 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

5 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 5 Nutritional Resources

6 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 6 Responsible Individuals List Managed by DSS Serious abuse or neglect substantiations Names on former list cleared

7 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 7 Early Educator Certification Recognizes and Validates the Educational Accomplishments of Early Educators Required for all FCCH providers –Current providers by July 1, 2012 –Providers opening after October 1 st within 60 days of licensing GS (8b)

8 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 8 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

9 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 9 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

10 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 10 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!

11 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 11 Early Educator Certification Certifying Agency: PO Box 959, Chapel Hill, NC

12 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 12 NC Child Care Requirements: Definition Changes Basic School Age Care [BSAC] Training First Aid Kits Health Care Professionals Track Out Programs

13 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 13 Records Written notice of administrative actions and substantiated abuse and neglect complaints.2201(d)(3)

14 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 14 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.1703

15 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 15 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

16 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 16 Written Schedule: Outdoor Play Written schedule must include a minimum of one hour of outdoor play, if weather conditions permit. CCR.1718(10)

17 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 17 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

18 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 18

19 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 19

20 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 20 Written Schedule Indoors/Outdoors Materials or equipment shall be available indoors and outdoors The written schedule must include a daily gross motor activity which may occur indoors or outdoors CCR.1718 (10),.1718(E)

21 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 21 Screen Time The amount of screen time for children must be limited CCR.1718 (a)(11) Under 2 years of age No screen time 2 years of age & older 2 1/2 hours/week

22 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 22 Screen Time Screen Time Includes: Television Video Video Games Computer CCR.1718(11)

23 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 23 Screen Time Screen Time must: Only be offered as a free-choice activity Used to meet a developmental goal Be monitored CCR.1718(11)

24 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 24 Breastfeeding Accommodations for breastfeeding mothers –Provide seating and electrical outlet –Shielded from view of others in the room –Cannot be located in a bathroom CCR.1702(c)(9)

25 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 25 Implementation New Programs –August 2010 Existing Programs –TA on visits now –January 2011

26 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 26 Other News NC Child Care Commission –National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies Ranking of State Standards FCCH Handbook

27 October 2010Division of Child Development FCCH Meetings Slide 27 For More Information Your Child Care Consultant


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