SECTION .0500 ‑ DEVELOPMENTAL DAY Services FOR CHILDREN with or at risk for developmental delay, developmental diabilities or atypical development



(a)  Definition.

(1)           Primary Service.  Developmental day centers are specialized child care centers providing habilitative programming for mentally retarded children on a regularly scheduled, but less than a 24 hour per day, basis. Services are designed to meet the developmental needs of preschool children such as self‑help, fine and gross motor, language and communication, cognitive and social skills, in order to facilitate their functioning in a less restrictive environment and to meet child care needs of families;

(2)           Components.  None;

(3)           Resource Items.  None;

(4)           Target Population.

(A)          Moderately, severely or profoundly retarded preschool children.

(B)          Infants at high risk for mental retardation.

(C)          Preschoolers who are mildly mentally retarded or who are otherwise developmentally disabled.

(D)          Preschool children are those under the age of five or who turn five after October 15 of the funding year.

(b)  This service may be directed toward the goals of:

(1)           personal self‑sufficiency;

(2)           preventing or remedying abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children or adults unable to protect their own interests;

(3)           preventing or reducing inappropriate institutional care.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑10; 143B‑147;

Eff. March 1, 1983;

Transferred from T10.43D .0242 Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 25, 2016.