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13a.16.07.00.htm 13A.16.07.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 16 CHILD CARE CENTERS Chapter 07 Child Protection Authority: Family Law Article, §5-560, 5-564, and 5-570―5-585; State Government Article, §10-617; Human Services Article, §1-202; 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.16.07.01.htm 13A.16.07.01. 01 Prohibition of Abuse, Neglect, and Injurious Treatment.. An operator, employee, substitute, volunteer, individual residing on the premises of the center, or other individual connected with the center may not subject a child to abuse, neglect, mental injury, or injurious treatment.
13a.16.07.02.htm 13A.16.07.02. 02 Abuse/Neglect Reporting.. A. An operator or employee who has reason to believe that a child has been:. 1) Abused, in the center or outside of the center, shall report that belief directly to the protective services unit of the local department or to a law enforcement agency, as required under Maryland law;2) Neglected, in the center or outside of the center, shall report that belief directly to the protective services unit of the local department as required under Maryland law.
13a.16.07.03.htm 13A.16.07.03. 03 Child Discipline.. A. Child discipline shall be:. 1) Appropriate to the age, maturity, and physical condition of the child; and. 2) Consistent with the requirements of this chapter.. B. The operator may not:. 1) Force a child to eat or drink;. 2) Punish a child for refusing to eat or drink; or. 3) Withhold food or beverages as punishment.. C. The operator shall:. 1) Prepare a written child discipline policy that states the:. a) Discipline methods used at the center; and.
13a.16.07.04.htm 13A.16.07.04. 04 Parental Access.. An operator shall permit the parent of a child in care to:. A. Freely observe all areas of the center used for child care during operating hours; and. B. Have access to the parent's child at any time during the center's hours of operation, without appointment.
13a.16.07.05.htm 13A.16.07.05. 05 Authorized Release.. An operator shall ensure that a staff member release a child only to the child's parent or to another individual, if directed by the parent, whose identity is verified. If the parent or identified individual is not available due to death, illness, emergency, or any other cause, or if requested by a Child Protective Services worker, the child may be released to Child Protective Services.
13a.16.07.06.htm 13A.16.07.06. 06 Child Security.. A. The operator shall ensure the safety and security of each child at all times.. B. Whenever an area of the center is being used for a child care activity and children are present, the operator may not permit the area to be used at the same time for any other purpose without prior approval of the office.C. Unless an employee or staff member has successfully passed federal and State criminal background checks and, if hired on or after October 1, 2005,
13a.16.07.9999.htm 13A.16.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1826). Regulation .06C, D amended effective January 23, 2012 (39:1 Md. R. 20). Regulation .06D amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 618).
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