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8.

01 Sampler of Childcare Rules


Directions: Use this handout to record information about typical health and safety policies for child care centers.
Each policy is based on a child care rule from the NC Child Care Center Handbook. Instructions are provided at the
top of each column.

Goal of Notes from Sample Child Care Rule: Interpretation of


Policy: Text: Find in the NC Child Care Center Handbook the Child rite in your
Rule: W
State a rationale Record notes Care Rule referenced by code number; then copy the own words what each
to explain why from the rule in the block provided. rule means.
each type of textbook(s) that
policy is needed. relate to this
topic or type of
policy.

1. Supervise 10A NCAC 09 .0714 - Other Staffing This rule means


children at all Requirements that children
times Children must be adequately supervised at all should be
times. Adequate supervision means that staff
watched carefully
interact with the children while moving about
at all times to
Rationale: the indoor and outdoor area, and are able to
Children need hear and see the children at all times, except
make sure that
to be watched when emergencies necessitate that direct they are safe.
over at all supervision is impossible for brief periods of
times to time.
ensure their
safety.

2. Maintain 10A NCAC 09.0712 - Staff/Child Ratios for Each child should
minimum Centers with a Licensed Capacity of Less than be supervised
adult-child 30 Children correctly with the
ratios (a)
right number of
adults
Age of No. No. Maximum No.
Rationale: so Children Children Staff Group Staff
the children Size
can be
supervised 0-12 5 1 10 2
months
equally

6 1 12 2
12 to 24
months
10 1 20 2
2 to 3
years

3 to 5 15 1 25 2
years

5 years 25 1 25 1
and older

3. Provide a 10A NCAC 09 .0601 - Safe Environment Children should


safe (a) A safe indoor environment must be be safe at all
environment provided for the children in care. times an safe
environment is
All hazardous items, materials, and equipment
safe for children
Rationale: must be used by children only when adult
children need supervision is provided.
to be in a safe
environment
in order to be
safe

4. Require (Notes will 10A NCAC 09 .0701 Health Standards for


medical vary) Staff
examinations All staff must have on file within 60 days of the
of staff date of employment, a statement signed by a
members licensed physician or an authorized health
professional under his/her supervision, that
indicates that the person is emotionally and
Rationale: physically fit to care for children.
So we are not
exposing
children to
sickness

Purpose of Notes from Text: Sample Child Care Rule: Interpretation of


Policy: Record notes from the Find in the NC Child Care Center Rule: Write in your
State a rationale to textbook(s) that relate Handbook the Child Care Rule referenced own words what each
explain why each rule means.
type of policy is to this topic or type of by code number; then copy the rule in the
needed. policy. block provided.

5. Keep medical 10A NCAC 09 .0801 Application for


care information Enrollment
for children on (b)
file

Rationale:

6. Follow 10A NCAC 09 .0803 Administering


regulations for Medication
giving (a)
medications

Rationale:

7. Provide care 10A NCAC 09 .0804 Infectious and


for mildly ill Contagious Diseases
children (a)

Rationale:
(1)
(2)

Purpose of Notes from Text: Sample Child Care Rule: Interpretation of


Policy: Record notes from the Find in the NC Child Care Center Handbook Rule: Write in your
State a rationale to textbook(s) that relate the Child Care Rule referenced by code own words what each
explain why each to this topic or type of number; then copy the rule in the block rule means.
type of policy is policy. provided.
needed.

8. Exclude ill 10A NCAC 09 .0804 Infectious and


children from Contagious Diseases
contact with well (b)
children

Rationale: (2)
.

9. Implement 10A NCAC 09 .0805 Sanitary Food


sanitary Service
practices (a)

Rationale:

(b)
10. Provide 10A NCAC 09 .0205 Parental
parents access to Access
their children

Rationale: