10a ncac 09 .2901         SCOPE

(a)  The rules in this Section apply to all certified Developmental Day Centers, or to all child care centers requesting to be certified as a Developmental Day Center. A Developmental Day Center offers specialized developmental day services to children who:

(1)           are diagnosed with developmental delays or developmental disabilities; or

(2)           have been identified with a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay as defined in 10A NCAC 43G .0110(b).

(b)  The diagnosis or identification shall be completed by a licensed professional through a comprehensive clinical assessment. Developmental day services are designed to meet individualized needs of children in the following skill areas:

(1)           Self-help;

(2)           Physical (gross/fine motor);

(3)           Language and speech; and

(4)           Cognitive and psychosocial skills.

(c)  A team of health and education professionals shall put together a plan of care in place for each child who is diagnosed with, or at risk for, a developmental delay, developmental disabilities, or atypical development. The goal is to assist exceptional children in preparing for on-going growth and learning in less restrictive, inclusive environments.

(d)  All rules in this Chapter apply except as provided in this Section.

(e)  Nothing in this Section precludes the enrollment of typically developing children in a Developmental Day Center.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110-88(14);

Eff. July 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.