10A NCAC 09 .2827 enhanced EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR OPerators for A RATED LICENSE FOR FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES

(a) This Rule shall apply to evaluating the operator of family child care homes.

(b) To achieve two through seven points for education standards, the operator shall meet the applicable requirements in the following chart:

 

FCCH Operator (.2827)

Point Level

Degree

NC Family Child Care Credential or its equivalent

Certification on the NC Early Care and Education Professional Scale

Semester Hours

Verifiable Early Childhood Work Experience

Additional Clock Hours of On-going Training

2 Points

 

 

 

4 hours in early childhood education or child development; or

5 years; and

8 annually.

3 Points

 

;

or

Level I

or higher.

 

 

 

4 Points

 

 

Level II

or higher; or

 

 

 

 

 

;

or

Level I or higher; and

6 hours in early childhood education or

child development.

 

 

5 Points

 

 

Level IV or higher; and

 

1 year; or

 

 

 

;

or

Level I or higher; and

12 hours in early childhood education or child development and either 2 of the 12 hours shall include child care administration; or

1 year.

 

6 Points

 

 

Level VI or higher; and

 

1 year; or

 

 

 

;

or

Level I or higher; and

18 hours in early childhood education or child development and either 5 of the 18 hours shall include child care administration; or

2 years.

 

7 Points

A.A.S. in any major; and

 

 

A minimum of 12 hours in early childhood education or child development; and

2 years; or

 

 

A.A.S. degree in early childhood education or child development; and

 

 

 

18 months; or

 

 

 

 

A Level VI; and

 

2 years.

 

 

(c) Semester hours in early childhood education or child development shall not include the coursework necessary for the North Carolina Family Child Care Credential.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 110-85; 110-88(7); 110-90(4); 143B-168.3;

Eff. May 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2012;

Readopted Eff. March 1, 2019.