19 CSR 30-62.162 - Overlap Care of Children

Current through Register Vol. 47, No. 7, April 1, 2022

PURPOSE: This rule defines overlap care and sets forth the requirements for overlap care.

(1) There may be situations (for example, to accommodate parents' work shifts, before-and after-school care or before- and after-summer camp care) when the number of children in care may exceed the licensed capacity of the facility at the time of overlap. The number in care shall never be more than one-third (1/3) over the licensed capacity of the facility. The overlap period(s) shall not exceed two (2) hours total in any twenty-four (24)-hour child-care day. The two (2) hours of available overlap time may be utilized in smaller time periods.
(2) Overlap care shall not be provided until an overlap request has been submitted, including the hours overlap care will be provided and written approval has been received from the department. Any changes in the hours of overlap care shall require that a new overlap request form be submitted and approved (see 19 CSR 40-61.155 ).
(3) All procedures for admitting children shall be followed if a provider chooses to enroll children for overlap care.
(4) Staff/child ratios shall be maintained during overlap periods.
(5) When before- and after-summer camp care for children is provided, the provider shall require that the parent(s) sign a statement of consent for the child to be taken from the facility to the summer camp location.
(6) Overlap shall be granted to an infant/toddler unit or to a preschool/school-age unit based on the licensed capacity of each unit. A provider may not use the time period for one (1) unit to increase the overlap period for the other unit.
(7) Overlap approval shall not be granted to facilities licensed exclusively for before- and after-school child care programs.


19 CSR 30-62.162
AUTHORITY: section 210.221.1(3), RSMo Supp. 1993.* This rule previously filed as 13 CSR 40-62.150, 13 CSR 40-62.162 and 19 CSR 40-62.162. Original rule filed March 29, 1991, effective Oct. 31, 1991. Changed to 19 CSR 40-62.162, effective Dec. 9, 1993. Emergency amendment filed Aug. 18, 1993, effective Aug. 28, 1993, expired Dec. 25, 1993. Emergency amendment filed Jan. 4, 1994, effective Jan. 14, 1994, expired May 13, 1994. Amended: Filed Aug. 18, 1993, effective April 9, 1994. Changed to 19 CSR 30-62.162 July 30, 1998.

*Original authority: 210.221.1(3), RSMo 1949, amended 1955, 1987, 1993.

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