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13a.16.03.00.htm 13A.16.03.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 16 CHILD CARE CENTERS Chapter 03 Management and Administration Authority: Family Law Article, §5-560, 5-564, and 5-570―5-585; Human Services Article, §1-202; State Government Article, §10-617; Annotated Code of Maryland Agency Note: Federal Statutory Reference ― Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq. Pro-Children Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. §6081 et seq.
13a.16.03.01.htm 13A.16.03.01. 01 Multi-Site Centers.. A child care center may have more than one location and may be treated as one center for purposes of this chapter only if:A. The buildings:. 1) Function as one integrated center, are in close proximity such as across the street or on the same campus, and are connected by an intercom system; and2) Are under the supervision of one director; and. B. Two or more locations:. 1) Are administered by one central administration with one ownership; and.
13a.16.03.02.htm 13A.16.03.02. 02 Admission to Care.. A. An operator may not admit a child for care unless the operator has:. 1) Met the applicable requirements of this regulation; and. 2) Received the written records required by Regulation .04C―H of this chapter, unless the child is temporarily admitted or retained in care on a temporary basis pursuant to §F of this regulation.B. At or before the child's admission to care, the operator shall obtain written information from the parent about the child'
13a.16.03.03.htm 13A.16.03.03. 03 Program Records.. The operator shall:. A. Create and maintain, for at least 2 years after their creation, records of program:. 1) Enrollment, with each child's name, address, telephone number, date of birth, and dates and time periods for which enrolled; and2) Attendance, by groups of children, which indicate:. a) The dates of attendance of each child in the center; and. b) Verification by each child's parent of that child's recorded daily attendance in care;. B. Maintain:.
13a.16.03.04.htm 13A.16.03.04. 04 Child Records.. A. For each child admitted to, or continuing in care, the operator shall maintain written records, on forms provided or approved by the office, that meet the requirements of this regulation.B. Each child's written records shall be:. 1) Readily accessible to all staff members providing care to the child; and. 2) Kept on file at the center during the period of a child's enrollment and for 2 years after the child's disenrollment.
13a.16.03.05.htm 13A.16.03.05. 05 Staff Records.. The operator shall:. A. Maintain and, upon request by the office, submit a current and complete list of personnel, on a form supplied or approved by the office, that includes each individual, whether paid or unpaid, who works at the center on a routine basis;B. For review by the office and by parents who have enrolled their children or are considering enrolling their children, post in a conspicuous location a current and complete staffing pattern, on a fo
13a.16.03.06.htm 13A.16.03.06. 06 Notifications.. The operator shall:. A. Within 5 working days of its occurrence, provide written notification to the office about the:. 1) Addition of a new employee or staff member that includes:. a) The individual’s full name, date of birth, and date of hire;. b) Information about the individual's work assignment; and. c) Signed and notarized permission to examine records of abuse and neglect of children and adults for information about the individual; and
13a.16.03.07.htm 13A.16.03.07. 07 Change of Operation.. A. Except when converting the child care center to a summer youth camp, if an operator wishes to make any changes from the current license, such as use of rooms not previously approved for child care, capacity, hours of operation, age groups served, or the introduction of food service, the operator shall request and receive written approval of the change from the office before implementing the change.B. After determining whether the proposed change m
13a.16.03.08.htm 13A.16.03.08. 08 Variances.. A. An office may grant a variance to a regulation under this subtitle:. 1) If the safeguards to a child's health, safety, or well-being are not diminished;. 2) When the operator presents clear and convincing evidence that the regulation is met by an alternative which complies with the intent of the regulation; and3) For a limited period of time as specified by the office, or for as long as the license remains in effect and the operator continues to comply with
13a.16.03.9999.htm 13A.16.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1826). Regulation .02A, C amended effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883). Regulation .02F adopted effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883). Regulation .03 amended effective June 24, 2013 (40:12 Md. R. 1043). Regulation .03A, B amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 618). Regulation .04 amended effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883).
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