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02 Who Does What and State Guidelines for Staffing

See if you can find answers to these questions about state guidelines for staffing in the NC Child Care Handbook. Be sure to write answers in your
own words whenever possible.

Staff Position Hiring Requirements What are these people responsible for? (Definition)

Administrator The administrator has to be 21 or older, must They are responsible for the scheduling, training,
complete level 1 NCECAC or equivalent, has to education activities, hiring, … They basically handle
begin work towards ncecac or equivalent within the 6 everything that goes on.
months of starting the job, must have been done with
the ncecac or equivalent within 2 years

Lead Teacher The lead teacher has to be at least 18, must Plans lessons, asses developmental growth,
complete NCECC or equivalent. Must begin work communicates with parents, setting up classroom,
towards NCECC or equivalent within 6 months of
becoming the lead teacher. Must have NCECC or
equivalency within 18n months.

Teacher Must be at least 18, high school diploma, one year Is in charge of the a group of kids in the center at some
experience in licensed childcare center, 20 hours of time, helps the lead teacher carry out the day to day
training in child development that is taken within the activities
first six months of employment.

Teacher’s Aide All aides must be at least 16 years of age and They are responsible for assisting the teacher, going
literate. over lessons individually with the kids, answering
questions, helping prepare lesson, supervise kids

Substitute all substitutes must be at least 18 years of age and Provide instructions, managing the environment, do the
literate. same thing the teacher would do

Volunteer No one under 18 can have full responsibility for or be Responsible for kids and whatever the teacher of
left in charge of a group of children. A volunteer who administrator tells them to do.
is at least 13 years of age, but less than 16 years of
age, may work in a child care center on a volunteer
basis, as long as he or she is supervised by and
works with a required staff person who is at least 21
years of age, and also meets the health standards.
No one younger than 16 can be left alone with kids
or be counted into the staff-child-ratio.
2. How does the 1964 Civil Rights Act affect hiring practices? Prohibits the discrimination of race,color,disability, religion, sex. . . in the workforce.

3. What does it mean to be an Equal Opportunity Employer? Everyone has an equal opportunity to have the job no matter race,color,sexuality…
Everyone can submit an application.

4. What are the basic steps in the application process? The basic steps in the application process is 1) Receive completed application forms 2) check
criminal backgrounds and references 3) Screen applicants’ select applicants to be interviewed 4)Interview selected applicants

5. What is the purpose of a criminal background check? The purpose of a criminal background check is to look at the candidate's past characters,
jobs, and ability to fit the job they applied for. They evaluate this information to see compatibility for the job the candidate applied for.

6. What forms should be on file before new employees begin work, and what is the purpose of each? The forms that should be on file before new
employees begin should be completed application, current medical examination with negative TB test, clear criminal background check, emergency
contact information, completed W-4 for income tax purposes, proof of educational status, proof of age, social security number.

7. What should be done during a new employee orientation? During an orientation their should be a tour facilities, overview procedures used in
enter, provide a mentor, provide copy of staff handbook.

8. What types of internal trainings should be provided for staff? The types of internal training should be first aid training, communicable disease
training, safety training.