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13a.17.06.00.htm 13A.17.06.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 17 CHILD CARE ― LETTERS OF COMPLIANCE Chapter 06 Staff Requirements 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.17.06.01.htm 13A.17.06.01. 01 Minimum Staff Age.. In a nursery school or child care program:. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, staff members or substitutes shall be at least 18 years old; andB. An aide and a substitute aide shall be 16 years old or older and shall work under the direct supervision of the staff member in charge of the group to whom the aide is assigned.
13a.17.06.02.htm 13A.17.06.02. 02 Staff Orientation.. On or before assignment, an operator shall document that each employee and staff member has been informed in writing about all areas pertinent to the health and safety of the children, including:A. The location of the telephone and emergency telephone numbers;. B. The location of each child's emergency form;. C. Emergency evacuation procedures;. D. The identity of the staff members who have first aid and CPR training;. E. The identity of the ad
13a.17.06.03.htm 13A.17.06.03. 03 Suitability for Employment.. A. A child care facility operator may not employ an individual who, as reported on or after October 1, 2005, has received a conviction, a probation before judgment disposition, a not criminally responsible disposition, or a pending charge for the commission or attempted commission of:1) A crime involving:. a) A child;. b) Cruelty to animals;. c) Domestic violence; or. d) A weapons or firearms violation of federal or state laws;. 2) A sex offense;.
13a.17.06.04.htm 13A.17.06.04. 04 Staff Health.. A. Medical Evaluation.. 1) An operator shall obtain a medical evaluation, including a tuberculosis screen, if indicated, on a form supplied or approved by the office, that has been completed within 6 months before the individual begins work in the facility, from each prospective:a) Staff member; and. b) Except for a health care professional serving as a consultant pursuant to Regulation .06C of this chapter, support staff who will be present at the
13a.17.06.05.htm 13A.17.06.05. 05 Substitutes.. A. When a staff member is absent, the operator shall provide a substitute as needed to maintain the staff/child ratios required by COMAR 13A.17.08.03.B. A substitute shall be 18 years old or older, except that a substitute aide may be 16 years old or older.
13a.17.06.06.htm 13A.17.06.06. 06 Support Personnel.. A. The operator or the director shall provide additional personnel for all duties not involving direct supervision of children, such as personnel for food preparation and service, housekeeping, transportation, clerical, and other duties, if necessary to maintain the correct staff/child ratios at all times.B. In a small facility, the operator need not provide additional staff if children are involved in appropriate activities and supervised at all times
13a.17.06.07.htm 13A.17.06.07. 07 Volunteers.. A. A child care facility volunteer shall be under the close supervision of a staff member whenever the volunteer is in contact with an unrelated child in care at the facility.B. The operator may not use as a volunteer an individual who has been prohibited, or automatically would be prohibited, from employment at the facility pursuant to Regulation .03A or B of this chapter.
13a.17.06.9999.htm 13A.17.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1827). Regulation .02K adopted effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883). Regulation .03B amended effective April 14, 2014 (41:7 Md. R. 423). Regulation .07 amended effective March 21, 2011 (38:6 Md. R. 396).
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