All center administrators and staff members shall complete a professional development plan within one year of employment and review the plan annually. The plan shall:

(1)           document the individual's professional development goals;

(2)           be appropriate for the ages of children in their care;

(3)           include the continuing education, coursework, or training needed to meet the individual's planned goals;

(4)           be completed by the administrator and staff member in a collaborative manner; and

(5)           be maintained in their personnel file.

Sample professional development plan templates may be found on the Division's website at http://ncchildcare.nc.gov/providers/pv_provideforms.asp. Another form may be used other than the sample templates provided by the Division as long as the form includes the information set forth in this Rule.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110-91(9); 110-91(11);

Eff. October 1, 2017.