Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-420 - Definitions
Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021
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28-4-420. Definitions. (a) "Administrator" means the staff member of a child care center or preschool who is responsible for the general and fiscal management of the facility.
(b) "Attendance" means the number of children present at any one time.
(c) "Basement" means an area in which all four outside walls are more than two-thirds below ground level.
(d) "Child care center" means a facility:
(1) which provides care and educational activities for 13 or more children two weeks to 16 years of age for more than three hours and less than 24 hours per day including day time, evening, and nighttime care; or
(2) which provides before and after school care for school-age children. A facility may have fewer than 13 children and be licensed as a center if the program and building meet child care center regulations.
(e) "Child with handicaps" means a child in care who does not function according to age-appropriate expectations to such an extent that the child requires special help, program adjustment, and support services on a regular basis.
(f) "Corporal punishment" means activity directed toward modifying a child's behavior by means of physical contact such as spanking with the hand or any implement, slapping, swatting, pulling hair, yanking the arm, or any similar activity.
(g) "Discipline" means the on-going process of helping children develop inner control so that they can manage their own behavior in a socially-approved manner.
(h) "Enrollment" means the total number of children for whom services are available.
(i) "Evening care" means care provided between 6 o'clock p.m. and midnight of the same day.
(j) "Fire inspector" means a person approved by the state fire marshal to conduct fire safety inspections.
(k) "Infant" means a child who is between two weeks and 12 months of age, or a child over 12 months who has not learned to walk.
(l) "In-service training" means job-related training provided for employed staff and volunteers.
(m) "Integrated unit" means a center or preschool program serving both handicapped and non-handicapped children, in which not less than ⅓ and not more than ⅔ of the children are handicapped.
(n) "License" means a document issued by the Kansas department of health and environment which authorizes a licensee to operate and maintain a child care center or preschool.
(o) "License capacity" means the maximum number of children that is allowed to attend at any one time.
(p) "Licensed physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Kansas as set forth in K.S.A. 65-2869 and 65-2870, and any amendments thereto.
(q) "Licensee" means a person, corporation, firm, association, educational group or other organization which operates or maintains a child care center or preschool.
(r) "Mother's day out" means a program operating more than five consecutive hours or more than one day per week and in which any one child is enrolled for not more than one session per week.
(s) "Nighttime care" means care provided after six o'clock p.m. and continuing until after midnight.
(t) "Preschool" means a facility:
(1) which provides learning experiences for children who have not attained the age of eligibility to enter kindergarten as prescribed in K.S.A. 72-1107(c) and any amendments thereto, and who are 30 months of age or older;
(2) which conducts sessions not exceeding three hours per session;
(3) which does not enroll any child more than one session per day; and
(4) which does not serve a meal. The term "preschool" shall include educational preschools, Montessori schools, nursery schools, church-sponsored preschools, and cooperatives. A facility may have fewer than 13 children and be licensed as a preschool if the program and facility meet preschool regulations.
(u) "Preschool age" means a child who is between 30 months of age and the age of eligibility to enter kindergarten as prescribed in K.S.A. 72-1107(c) and any amendments thereto.
(v) "Program" means a comprehensive and coordinated plan of activities providing for the education, care, protection, and development of children who attend a preschool or a child care center.
(w) "Program director" means the staff member of a child care center or preschool who meets the requirements specified in K.A.R. 28-4-429(b), (c), (d) or (e) and who is responsible for implementing and supervising the program.
(x) "School-age" means a child who will attain the age of six years on or before the first day of September of any school year, but who is not 16 years of age or older.
(y) "Self-contained unit" means an area separated by walls or partitions not less than five feet high which contains indoor learning materials for the maximum number of children permitted in one group as specified in K.A.R. 28-4-428(a).
(z) "Sick child" means a child who has a contagious disease or shows other signs or symptoms of an acute illness.
(aa) "Special purpose unit" means a program in which more than two-thirds of the children enrolled have severe or mild handicaps.
(bb) "Summer program for school-age children" means a program in which school-age children are enrolled for more than three hours daily for more than two consecutive weeks, and shall include summer camps.
(cc) "Swimming pool" means an enclosed body of water more than 12 inches deep.
(dd) "Toddler" means a child who has learned to walk and who is between 12 and 30 months of age.
(ee) "Unit" means the number of children that may be present in one group, as specified in K.A.R. 28-4-428(a). (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508; effective May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended May 1, 1987.)