(a)  Each operator shall have written operational policies that include at least the following information:

(1)           the days and hours of operation;

(2)           the age range of the children served;

(3)           admission requirements and enrollment procedures;

(4)           parent fees and payment plan;

(5)           information about services provided by the operator, such as number of meals served, before and after school care, and transportation;

(6)           items, if any, to be provided by parents;

(7)           a schedule of daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning duties;

(8)           written procedures for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect;

(9)           the operator's discipline policy for behavior management;

(10)         a description of opportunities for parent participation; and

(11)         nutrition policies.

(b)  Operational policies shall be discussed with parents on or before the child's first day of attendance in the home. A copy of the policies shall be given to the parents on or before the child's first day of attendance and the parents shall be notified in writing of any changes in policy.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110‑88; 110-91; 143B‑168.3;

Eff. March 1, 2019.