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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. materials.0601 . . Require (Notes will 10A NCAC 09 . a statement signed by a members licensed physician or an authorized health professional under his/her supervision. and equipment safe for children Rationale: must be used by children only when adult children need supervision is provided. Provide a 10A NCAC 09 . times an safe environment is © All hazardous items. 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.0701 – Health Standards for medical vary) Staff examinations All staff must have on file within 60 days of the of staff date of employment.Safe Environment Children should safe (a) A safe indoor environment must be be safe at all environment provided for the children in care. to be in a safe environment in order to be safe 4.

policy. Follow 10A NCAC 09 . Keep medical 10A NCAC 09 .0804 – Infectious and for mildly ill Contagious Diseases children (a) Rationale: (1) . then copy the rule in the needed. block provided. 5.0803 – Administering regulations for Medication giving (a) medications Rationale: 7. Provide care 10A NCAC 09 .0801 – Application for care information Enrollment for children on (b) file Rationale: 6.type of policy is to this topic or type of by code number.

then copy the rule in the block rule means. Implement 10A NCAC 09 . Exclude ill 10A NCAC 09 .0805 Sanitary Food sanitary Service practices (a) Rationale: (b) . (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. 9. 8.0804 – Infectious and children from Contagious Diseases contact with well (b) children Rationale: (2) . type of policy is policy. needed. provided.

10. Provide 10A NCAC 09 .0205 – Parental parents access to Access their children Rationale: .