(a) "Apprenticeship Program for Child Care
Development Specialists" is a training program registered with the U.S.
Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, which is developed specifically
for individuals employed in the child care industry.
(b) "Child Care Facility" means any person
who operates a business to keep or care for any minor at the request of the
parents, legal guardians or an agency which is responsible for the child and
includes group day care agencies and day or hourly nurseries, nursery schools,
kindergartens or any other preschool establishment not accredited by the state
board of education. [See W. S. §
14-4-101(a)(vi)(D) or (K)
(c) "Child Development Associate
(CDA) Certificate" is a standardized, nationally-recognized credential
administered by the Council for Professional Recognition that provides evidence
of a basic level of competence for individuals working in the child care
(d) "Continuing Education
Grants" provide funds to upgrade the skills of child care workers to enhance
the quality of child care provided by the industry.
"Continuous Enrollment" applies to
below and means enrollment in at least
one (1) credit hour in each of two (2) semesters of a fall, spring, or summer
semester within the course of a year based on enrollment date.
(f) "Educational Development Scholarships"
provide scholarship funds intended to encourage individuals working in the
child care industry to enroll in and complete formal education that will
enhance the quality of child care provided by the industry.
(g) "Good Standing" means satisfactory
adherence to and completion of all program requirements in rules.
(h) "Major Medical Occurrence" shall be
determined by a written statement from a licensed medical practitioner that
verifies a participant is no longer capable of participating in the WY Quality
Counts! Educational Development Program.
(i) "Mandatory Employment" is required for
each individual for whom funds are paid for training in the Educational
Development Program. The required length of the mandatory employment is
specified for each type of program in these rules.
(j) "Participant" is an individual who has
applied and been approved for services under these rules.
(k) "Remedial Education Classes" refer to
Math and English classes (below 1000 level) required by the applicable college
to enter into the approved degree program.
(l) "Repayment Requirements" refers to the
mandatory requirement for a participant, who fails to adhere to and complete
all program requirements specified in these rules, to repay all funds provided
on behalf the participant.
"Satisfactory Completion" means to meet all terms and requirements for a
degree, certification or training program.
(n) "Satisfactory Performance" means
fulfillment of and adherence to all terms and requirements of a
(o) "Workforce Development
Training Fund (WDTF)" is a program administered by DWS that provides Wyoming
businesses with funds to train their workers. Wyoming businesses have the
opportunity to enhance their employee's skills and to meet the training needs
of Wyoming's industries through WDTF funds.
(p) "WY Quality Counts!" is the DWS name for
the Quality Child Care program found in Title 14, Article 2 of the Wyoming