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13a.14.08.00.htm 13A.14.08.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 14 CHILD AND FAMILY DAY CARE Chapter 08 Child Care Training Approval Authority: Family Law Article, §5-551 and 5-573, Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.14.08.01.htm 13A.14.08.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter governs the process by which an individual or organization may be approved to offer and conduct training required by COMAR 13A.15, 13A.16, 13A.17, and 13A.18.B. This chapter does not apply to:. 1) Community colleges;. 2) Colleges;. 3) Universities;. 4) Approved national organizations that offer training to child care providers; or. 5) Individuals recognized by the Office as authorities in their field..
13a.14.08.02.htm 13A.14.08.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Agency representative" means an individual designated by the Office to determine compliance with this chapter.2) “Applicant” means an individual or organization applying for or approved by the Office to offer training for family child care providers and child care center staff.3) "Approved trainer" means an individual who:.
13a.14.08.03.htm 13A.14.08.03. 03 Requirement to Be Approved.. A. The Office has the sole authority to approve each trainer and training session.. B. An organization or individual may not offer preservice, continued, or core of knowledge training unless the:1) Trainer and the training have met the requirements for approval stated in this chapter; and. 2) Trainer possesses a valid certificate of approval issued by the Office.. C. Preservice training shall be offered only by:.
13a.14.08.04.htm 13A.14.08.04. 04 Application for Approval.. A. Initial Application. An organization or individual that is not currently approved to provide training to child care providers in Maryland shall:1) File with the Office a written application, on a form provided by the Office, and all required information, including:a) A completed workshop proposal form, provided by the Office, for each workshop to be offered;. b) A detailed plan of instruction, which includes:. i) Workshop goals and objectives;.
13a.14.08.05.htm 13A.14.08.05. 05 Trainer Requirements.. A. Each individual, including an individual who provides training for an organization, applying to offer preservice or core of knowledge training shall have:1) Attained a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in:. a) Early childhood education;. b) Elementary education;. c) Child development;. d) Home economics;. e) Nursing;. f) Social work;. g) Special education; or. h) A related field;.
13a.14.08.06.htm 13A.14.08.06. 06 Conflict of Interest.. A. If an approved trainer provides training exclusively to a coworker that the coworker intends to use to satisfy applicable staff training requirements under COMAR 13A.16, the trainer shall notify the coworker that the training may not count toward satisfaction of those requirements.B. If the trainer is an employee of a child care center, the trainer may not provide training exclusively for the staff of that center.
13a.14.08.07.htm 13A.14.08.07. 07 Administrative Responsibilities.. An approved individual or organization shall:. A. For a period of 4 years, maintain records for each trainer, including:. 1) The trainer's application and any documentation of qualifications;. 2) Topics the trainer is approved to teach; and. 3) The age group or groups for which the trainer is approved;. B. For a period of 4 years, maintain records of training provided, including the:. 1) Title of the workshop or course;.
13a.14.08.08.htm 13A.14.08.08. 08 Complaints.. The Office shall:. A. Investigate each complaint pertaining to the notice, content, or quality of training offered by an approved trainer or training organization; andB. Prepare a written report of the findings of the investigation..
13a.14.08.09.htm 13A.14.08.09. 09 Monitoring.. A. An approved trainer shall:. 1) Permit observation of training by an agency representative at any time during the training; and. 2) Upon request, make the records required by this chapter available to an agency representative.. B. An agency representative may observe a training session without prior notice to the trainer.. C. An approved trainer may request satisfactory identification from an agency representative..
13a.14.08.10.htm 13A.14.08.10. 10 Sanctions.. A. If an approved trainer or training organization violates a requirement under this chapter or is the subject of an action to suspend or revoke a child care license or family day care registration, the Office may:1) Enter into an agreement with the approved individual or organization detailing requirements for remedying the violation and achieving compliance; or2) Withdraw the approval.. B. If the Office decides to withdraw the approval, the Office shall notify
13a.14.08.11.htm 13A.14.08.11. 11 Appeal.. A. An appeal may be requested regarding a decision of the Office to deny or withdraw the approval of:1) An individual trainer;. 2) A training organization; or. 3) A specific training.. B. An appeal shall be submitted to the Office in writing, on a form supplied by the Office, within 30 days after the date of the denial or withdrawal letter.C. The Training Review Committee shall:. 1) Have full and final authority to hear and decide each appeal;.
13a.14.08.9999.htm 13A.14.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 2001 (28:12 Md. R. 1104) ―. Transferred from COMAR 07.04.08 to 13A.14.08 effective January 1, 2006. Regulation .01A amended effective March 30, 2015 (42:6 Md. R. 512). Regulation .02B amended effective November 5, 2007 (34:22 Md. R. 1978) March 30, 2015 (42:6 Md. R. 512)Regulation .03c amended effective March 30, 2015 (42:6 Md. R. 512). Regulation .03F amended effective November 5, 2007 (34:22 Md. R. 1978).
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