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13a.17.08.00.htm 13A.17.08.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 17 CHILD CARE ― LETTERS OF COMPLIANCE Chapter 08 Child Supervision Authority: Education Article, §9.5-401, 9.5-404, 9.5-405, 9.5-409, 905-411, and 9.5-413―9.5-418; General Provisions Article, §4-333; 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. Child Care De
13a.17.08.01.htm 13A.17.08.01. 01 Individualized Attention and Care.. An operator shall ensure that:. A. Each child receives:. 1) Attention to the child's individual needs, including but not limited to making reasonable accommodations for a child with special needs in accordance with applicable federal and State laws; and2) Adequate supervision and care at all times that is:. a) Provided only by individuals who are designated by the operator to provide supervision and care; and
13a.17.08.02.htm 13A.17.08.02. 02 Staff Available for Emergencies.. In case of an emergency, during periods when only one staff member is required to be present to meet the staff/child ratio, an operator shall obtain a written, signed, and dated agreement from an adult who:A. Has successfully passed a federal and State criminal background check and a review of child abuse and neglect records; andB. Is willing and able to be at the nursery school or child care program within 15 minutes of notification.
13a.17.08.03.htm 13A.17.08.03. 03 Group Size and Staffing.. A. Assignment of Staff. One or more staff members shall be assigned to each group of children as needed to meet the requirements for group size and staffing set forth at §C―E of this regulation.B. Age of a Child. For purposes of determining group size and staff required under this chapter, the age of a child is determined solely according to the date of the child's most recent birthday.C. Same-Age Groups in Nursery Schools. In groups o
13a.17.08.04.htm 13A.17.08.04. 04 Variations in Group Size.. A. Group sizes for all ages may vary during outdoor play and special activities such as field trips and assemblies, only if the operator maintains the staff/child ratios required by this chapter.B. Groups containing only school age children may be of any size, pursuant to a plan approved by the office, if the staff/child ratios required by this chapter are maintained.
13a.17.08.05.htm 13A.17.08.05. 05 Supervision During Water Activities.. A. An operator shall have prior written approval from a child's parent for the child's participation in a water activity.B. If a wading or swimming area is 4 feet or less in depth, each child engaged in a water activity shall receive continuous supervision by a staff member.C. If the water exceeds 4 feet in depth, there shall be a lifeguard present who:. 1) Holds a current certificate of approval for lifeguarding from the Americ
13a.17.08.06.htm 13A.17.08.06. 06 Supervision During Transportation.. When child transportation is conducted to or from:. A. The child care facility by the facility operator, there shall be at least one adult, who has successfully passed federal and State criminal background checks and a review of child and adult abuse and neglect records pursuant to COMAR 13A.17.07.06C, other than the driver present in the vehicle if:1) More than eight preschoolers are being transported as a group; or.
13a.17.08.07.htm 13A.17.08.07. 07 Playground Supervision.. When a group of children is engaged in a playground or outdoor activity, staff members assigned to the group shall:A. Station themselves near the children so that immediate intervention can occur if necessary; and. B. If a child expresses or shows signs of discomfort due to over-activity, temperature or weather conditions, or other physical or environmental factors, take immediate and appropriate steps to alleviate the discomfort.
13a.17.08.08.htm 13A.17.08.08. 08 Rest Time Supervision.. During a rest period for a group of children:. A. The required staff/child ratio applicable to that group shall be maintained until all the children are resting quietly; andB. Once all the children in the group are resting quietly:. 1) At least one staff member assigned to the group shall continue to remain in the room with the children; and2) Other staff members, if any, assigned to the group may leave the room but shall remain on the pre
13a.17.08.9999.htm 13A.17.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1827). Regulation .01A amended effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883). Regulation .06A amended effective April 19, 2010 (37:8 Md. R. 619) January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 16). Regulation .08 adopted effective January 13, 2020 (47:1 Md. R. 16).
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