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9502.0355 CAREGIVER QUALIFICATIONS.

Subpart 1.

Age.

An applicant for family day care or group family day care shall be an adult at the time of licensure.

Subp. 2.

Health.

An adult caregiver shall be physically able to care for children.

A.

The applicant shall supply documentation to the agency with the license application that the applicant has had a physical examination from a licensed physician within 12 months prior to initial licensure and is physically able to care for children.

B.

The applicant shall supply documentation to the agency with the license application that all adult caregivers who are assisting with care on a regular basis have had a physical examination from a licensed physician within 12 months prior to employment within the residence and are physically able to care for children.

Subp. 3.

Group family day care.

A group family day care applicant shall meet all the requirements listed in subparts 1 and 2 for family day care. A group family day care applicant shall also meet the qualifications in item A, B, or C.

A.

A minimum of one years' substantial compliance with parts 9502.0315 to 9502.0445 as a licensed family day care provider; or

B.

A minimum of six months' substantial compliance with parts 9502.0315 to 9502.0445 as a licensed family day care provider; and

(1)

completion of an accredited competency based family day care training and assessment program offered by an accredited institute; or

(2)

thirty hours of child care, health, and nutrition training as specified in part 9502.0385, and a minimum of 520 hours of experience as an assistant teacher, student teacher, or intern in an elementary school or licensed child care center, or as an assistant adult caregiver in a licensed group family day care home; or

(3)

thirty hours of child development or early childhood education training, as specified in part 9502.0385, and a minimum of 520 hours of experience as a licensed practical or registered nurse; or

C.

Certification or licensure indicating:

(1)

completion of a two year child development or early childhood education associate or certificate program at an accredited college or university;

(2)

completion of a nine month child development assistant program at an accredited technical college;

(3)

a current Level I or Level II prekindergarten license from the Department of Education;

(4)

a kindergarten through sixth grade teaching degree from an accredited university or college that includes a minimum of 30 hours of child development training; or

(5)

documentation of a minimum of six months satisfactory experience as a full-time teacher at a state licensed group day care center.

Subp. 3a.

Accredited.

For the purposes of this part, "accredited" means a postsecondary institution or technical college recognized and listed by a regional, state, or national group approved by the department. To be approved, a group must meet the following criteria:

A.

it must be capable of conducting site visits to evaluate the facilities used by the program;

B.

it must be capable of evaluating the quality of the program and its faculty;

C.

it must have standards which ensure that persons who complete the program have the knowledge and training to work as group family day care providers; and

D.

it must not be affiliated with any individual program, postsecondary institution, or technical college.

Subp. 4.

Day care insurance coverage.

A provider shall have:

A.

a certificate of insurance for the residence for general liability coverage for bodily injury in the amount of at least $100,000 per person and $250,000 per occurrence; or

B.

if the provider has liability coverage of lesser limits or no liability coverage, the provider shall give a written notice of the level of liability coverage to parents of all children in care prior to admission or when there is a change in the amount of insurance coverage; and

C.

the provider shall maintain copies of the notice, signed by the parents to indicate they have read and understood it, in the provider's records on the residence as specified in part 9502.0405.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 245A.09; 252.28

History:

9 SR 2106; 10 SR 2617; L 1987 c 258 s 12; L 1989 c 246 s 2; L 1995 1Sp3 art 16 s 13; L 2003 c 130 s 12

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2007