10A NCAC 09 .1801         SUPERVISION in child care centers

(a)  Children shall be adequately supervised at all times in child care centers. Adequate supervision shall mean that:

(1)           staff must be positioned in the indoor and outdoor environment to maximize their ability to hear or see the children at all times and render assistance;

(2)           staff must interact with the children while moving about the indoor or outdoor area;

(3)           staff must know where each child is located and be aware of the children's activities at all times;

(4)           staff must provide supervision appropriate to the individual age, needs, and capabilities of each child; and

(5)           staff must be able to see and hear children aged birth to five years old while the children are eating.

All of the conditions in this Paragraph shall apply except when emergencies necessitate that adequate supervision is impossible. Documentation of emergencies shall be maintained and available for review by Division representatives upon request.

(b)  For groups of children aged two years or older, the staff/child ratio during nap time shall comply with the requirements of this Chapter if at least one person remains in the room, all children are visible to that person, and the total number of required staff are on the premises and within calling distance of the rooms occupied by children.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110-91(7); 143B-168.3;

Eff. October 1, 2017.