Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-428 - Staff requirements

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

Each licensee shall ensure that all of the following requirements are met:

(a) Minimum staff-child ratio.
(1) The ratio between staff members and children shall be determined by the ages of the children and the type of care provided.
(2) The minimum staff-child ratio and the maximum number of children per unit shall be the following, at all times:

Age of children Minimum staff-child ratio Maximum number of children per unit
Infants 1 to 3 9
Infants and other children 1 to 4 8
under the age of 6 (including (including
not more than not more than
2 infants) 4 infants)
Toddlers 1 to 5 10
Children at least 2 years of 1 to 7 14
age but under the age of 3
Children at least 2½ years of 1 to 10 20
age but under school-age
Children at least 3 years of 1 to 12 24
age but under school-age
Kindergarten enrollees 1 to 14 28
School-age 1 to 16 32
(3) No child shall be left unsupervised.
(b) Substitute staff. Each preschool and each child care center shall have two additional adults who are available to work in case of illness or emergency. These adults' names and phone numbers shall be posted and these individuals' health certificates shall be on file at the preschool or child care center.
(c) Volunteers. Each volunteer shall be at least 14 years of age. Any volunteer may be counted in the staff-child ratio if the individual is at least 16 years of age, completes the education and training requirements for a volunteer specified in K.A.R. 28-4-428a, and is supervised at all times by a staff member who is not a volunteer.
(d) Program director.
(1) Each preschool and each child care center shall have a program director who is employed full time.
(2) Each preschool and each child care center licensed for more than 60 children shall employ a program director who has no other assigned responsibilities.
(3) Each preschool and each child care center licensed for more than 60 children shall have an administrator, who may also be the program director.
(e) References. Each staff member shall provide work references to the licensee at the time of application for employment.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-428
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-508; effective May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1984; amended May 1, 1985; amended May 1, 1986; amended by Kansas Register Volume 36, No. 17; effective May 12, 2017.

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