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13a.16.16.00.htm 13A.16.16.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 16 CHILD CARE CENTERS Chapter 16 Educational Programs in Nonpublic Nursery Schools Authority: Education Article, §2-206 and 2-303; Family Law Article, §5-570, 5-573, and 5-577; Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.16.16.01.htm 13A.16.16.01. 01 Purpose and Scope.. A. Purpose. This chapter establishes requirements for approval to operate an educational program in a nonpublic nursery school.B. Scope. This chapter does not apply to an educational program in a nonpublic nursery school operated by:1) The federal government or any State, county, or municipal agency or division of these; or. 2) A bona fide church organization that is exempt from holding a certificate of approval by the State Board under Education A
13a.16.16.02.htm 13A.16.16.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “AMI” means Association Montessori International.. 2) “AMS” means American Montessori Society.. 3) "Certificate of approval" means the document issued by the State Board to the legal authority responsible for governing and operating a school if the school has met the requirements of this chapter.4) "Child care center license" means the document issued by the Department
13a.16.16.03.htm 13A.16.16.03. 03 Approval to Operate an Educational Program ― General Requirements.. A. An individual or entity may operate an educational program in a nonpublic nursery school only if the individual or entity holds a valid child care license or letter of compliance issued by the Department.B. A bona fide church organization may be approved to operate an educational program without holding a child care center license or a letter of compliance.C. An entity may operate a Montessori school only
13a.16.16.04.htm 13A.16.16.04. 04 Approval to Operate an Educational Program ― Specific Requirements.. A. Application for Approval.. 1) Application for approval shall be made in a manner and form and according to timelines established by the office.2) The applicant shall submit all information that the office considers necessary in order to ascertain compliance with the requirements of this chapter.3) An operator approved to operate an educational program may not apply for approval to operate anot
13a.16.16.05.htm 13A.16.16.05. 05 Compliance and Inspections.. A. Continued approval to operate an educational program is conditioned on the operator's maintaining compliance with this chapter.B. To evaluate compliance with this chapter, the office may inspect the educational program, with or without prior notice to the operator, at any time during the approved hours of operation of the program.C. During an inspection, the operator shall permit the Department representative access to any activ
13a.16.16.06.htm 13A.16.16.06. 06 Personnel Qualifications.. A. Educational Program Administrator.. 1) The operator shall have an educational program administrator or director who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the educational program.2) An individual hired as the educational program administrator at a minimum shall meet the standards established in §C(3) of this regulation.3) The operator shall have a written position description that states the duties and responsibilitie
13a.16.16.07.htm 13A.16.16.07. 07 Educational Program.. A. Program. The operator shall implement and maintain at the nonpublic nursery school a written curriculum of the nonpublic nursery school's educational program for the development of skills for each approved nursery school age in the following areas:1) Personal and social development;. 2) Language and literacy development;. 3) Mathematical and scientific thinking;. 4) Social studies;. 5) The arts; and. 6) Physical development and health..
13a.16.16.08.htm 13A.16.16.08. 08 Child Records.. A. The operator of an educational program in a nonpublic nursery school shall maintain a cumulative record for each child enrolled in the educational program.B. Each child's record shall include the:. 1) Nonpublic nursery school's name;. 2) Nonpublic nursery school's address;. 3) Nonpublic nursery school's telephone number;. 4) Child's first, middle, and last names;. 5) Child's month, day, and year of birth;. 6) Child's home address;.
13a.16.16.09.htm 13A.16.16.09. 09 Health, Fire Safety, and Zoning.. A. An operator shall obtain and maintain documentation verifying current compliance with health, fire safety, and zoning regulations applicable to a nonpublic nursery school.B. In a licensed child care center or a letter of compliance facility, the requirements of §A of this regulation are met by complying with pertinent health, fire safety, and zoning requirements set forth under COMAR 13A.16 or COMAR 13A.17, as applicable.
13a.16.16.10.htm 13A.16.16.10. 10 Procedures and Sanctions for Noncompliance ― Educational Programs.. If the Department believes that a nonpublic nursery school does not meet the conditions or standards on which the certificate of approval of the school was based, the Department shall implement procedures and sanctions for noncompliance approved by the State Board.
13a.16.16.9999.htm 13A.16.16.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 23, 2007 (34:8 Md. R. 768). Regulation .02B amended effective July 28, 2008 (35:15 Md. R. 1350). Regulation .08D amended effective July 28, 2008 (35:15 Md. R. 1350) ―. Chapter recodified from COMAR 13A.14.13 to COMAR 13A.16.16 effective October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1826)Regulation .02B amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 618) April 14, 2014 (41:7 Md. R. 423).
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