Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-429 - Staff qualifications

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

(a) Program directors shall be 18 years of age or older and shall meet the training requirements for the license capacity of the facility.
(b) Facilities with fewer than 13 children shall have a program director who meets the training requirements by one of the following options:
(1) Option 1: Six months' teaching experience in licensed facilities with children of the same age as enrolled in present facility.
(2) Option 2:
(A) Five sessions of observation for not less than 2 1/2 consecutive hours per observation in licensed facilities with children of the same age as enrolled in present facility; and
(B) 10 clock hours of workshops approved by the state licensing staff;
(3) Option 3:
(A) A minimum of three semester hours of academic credit or equivalent training in child development, early childhood education, and curriculum resources; and
(B) supervised observation in high school or college or three months' work experience with children of the same age as enrolled in present facility; or
(4) Option 4: A child development associate credential.
(c) Facilities licensed for not less than 13 and not more than 24 children shall have a program director who meets the training requirements by one of the following options:
(1) Option 1:
(A) Five sessions of observation for not less than 2 1/2 consecutive hours per observation in licensed preschools or child care centers. Child care center staff shall plan their observations so that daily activities during morning, lunch, nap time and late afternoon can be observed; and
(B) one year of teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools; or
(2) Option 2:
(A) Seven to nine semester hours of academic credit or equivalent training in child development or early childhood education; and
(B) three months' teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or one year of supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools; or
(3) Option 3: A child development associate credential.
(d) Facilities licensed for more than 24 children shall have a program director who meets the training requirements by one of the following options:
(1) Option 1:
(A) Twelve semester hours of academic study or equivalent training in child development, early childhood education, curriculum resources, nutrition, child guidance, parent education, supervised practicum, and administration of early childhood programs; and
(B) six months' teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools;
(2) Option 2: A child development associate credential and one year of teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools;
(3) Option 3:
(A) An associate of arts degree or a two-year certificate in child development; and
(B) one year of teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools, or a supervised practicum in licensed centers or preschools;
(4) Option 4:
(A) An A.B. or B.S. degree in child development or early childhood education, including a supervised practicum; and
(B) three months' teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools; or
(5) Option 5:
(A) An A.B. or B.S. degree in a related academic discipline, and 12 hours of academic study or equivalent training in child development, early childhood education, curriculum resources, nutrition, child guidance, parent education, supervised practicum, and administration of early childhood programs; and
(B) six months teaching experience in licensed centers or preschools.
(e) Facilities licensed for more than one hundred children shall have a program director who meets the following requirements:
(1)
(A) A degree in child development or early childhood education; or
(B) an A.B. or B.S. degree in a related academic discipline and 12 hours of academic study or equivalent training in child development, early childhood education, curriculum resources, nutrition, child guidance, parent education, supervisor practicum, and administration of early childhood programs; and
(2) one year of experience as a program director in a center licensed for more than 24 children, or one year of experience as an assistant program director in a center licensed for more than 100 children.
(f) Facilities licensed for more than 100 children shall have an assistant program director who meets the requirements for program director specified in 28-4-429(d).
(g) Facilities licensed for more than 160 children shall have an assistant program director who meets the requirements for program director specified in 28-4-429(d), and who has no other assigned responsibilities.
(h) Each unit shall have one staff person who is at least 18 years of age and who has a high school diploma or its equivalent. Units enrolling fewer than 13 children shall have a staff person who meets the training requirements specified in subsection (b) of this rule and regulation. Units enrolling 13 to 24 children shall have a staff person who meets the training requirements specified in subsection (c) of this rule and regulation. Units enrolling more than 24 school-age children shall have a staff person who meets the requirements specified in subsection (d) of this rule and regulation.
(i) Assistant teachers shall be at least 16 years of age and shall participate in staff orientation at time of employment.

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-429
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508; effective May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1984; amended May 1, 1987.

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