File No. 36717
This rule was published in the October 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Child Care Licensing
Hourly Child Care Centers
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 36717
Filed: 09/05/2012 02:59:31 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this change is to fix references in the definitions and records sections and to remove outdated language related to personnel.
Summary of the rule or change:
The proposed change corrects an error that refers to assistant caregivers. Hourly facilities do not have assistant caregivers. The proposed change also corrects outdated references in the definitions and records sections.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Title 26, Chapter 39
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
No state agencies operate hourly child care programs, so there are no anticipated costs or savings to state budgets associated with this rule change.
Some local government operate hourly care programs. The Department does not anticipate a cost or savings to these programs. Because this rule does not add or remove any rule requirements, the Department does not anticipate any new costs or savings to local government.
Almost all hourly child care programs are small businesses. The Department does not anticipate a cost or savings to these programs. Because this rule does not add or remove any rule requirements, the Department does not anticipate any new costs or savings to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The Department does not anticipate a cost or savings to these programs. Because this rule does not add or remove any rule requirements, the Department does not anticipate any new costs or savings to entities or persons that are not small businesses.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Because this rule does not impose any new requirement for child care providers, the Department does not anticipate any compliance costs for affected persons.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
These technical and other minor changes will have no fiscal impact on businesses.
David Patton, PhD, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Health
Family Health and Preparedness, Child Care Licensing
CANNON HEALTH BLDG
288 N 1460 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3231
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Simon Bolivar at the above address, by phone at 801-584-8223, by FAX at 801-584-8467, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
David Patton, Executive Director
R430. Health, Family Health and Preparedness, Child Care Licensing.
R430-60. Hourly Child Care Centers.
(1) "Accredited College" means a college accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education as a valid accrediting agency.
(2) "ASTM" means American Society for Testing and Materials.
(3) "Body fluids" means blood, urine, feces, vomit, mucous, and saliva.
(4) "Caregiver" means an employee or volunteer who provides direct care to children.
(5) "CPSC" means the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
(6) "Department" means the Utah Department of Health.
(7) "Designated Play Surface" means a flat surface on a piece of stationary play equipment that a child could stand, walk, sit, or climb on, and is at least 2" by 2" in size.
(8) "Direct Supervision" for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers means the caregiver can see and hear all of the children in his or her assigned group, and is near enough to intervene when necessary. "Direct Supervision" for school age children means the caregiver must be able to hear school age children and must be near enough to intervene when necessary.
(9) "Emotional Abuse" means behavior that could impair a child's emotional development, such as threatening, intimidating, humiliating, or demeaning a child, constant criticism, rejection, profane language, and inappropriate physical restraint.
(10) "Group" means the children assigned to one or two caregivers, occupying an individual classroom or an area defined by furniture or another partition within a room.
(11) "Health Care Provider" means a licensed professional with prescriptive authority, such as a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant.
(12) "Inaccessible to Children" means either locked, such as in a locked room, cupboard or drawer, or with a child safety lock, or in a location that a child can not get to.
(13) "Infant" means a child aged birth through 11 months of age.
(14) "Infectious Disease" means an illness that is capable of being spread from one person to another.
(15) "Licensee" means the legally responsible person or persons holding a valid Department of Health child care license.
(16) "Over-the-Counter Medication" means medication that can be purchased without a written prescription from a health care provider. This includes herbal remedies and vitamin or mineral supplements.
(17) "Parent" means the parent or legal guardian of a child in care.
(18) "Person" means an individual or a business entity.
(19) "Physical Abuse" means causing nonaccidental physical harm to a child.
(20) "Preschooler" means a child aged 2 through 4, and 5 year olds who have not yet started kindergarten.
(21) "Protective cushioning" means cushioning material that has been tested to and meets American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Specification F 1292, such as unitary surfaces, wood chips, engineered wood fiber, and shredded rubber mulch. Protective cushioning may also include pea gravel or sand as allowed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
(22) "Provider" means the licensee or a staff member to whom the licensee has delegated a duty under this rule.
(23) "Sanitize" means to remove soil and small amounts of certain bacteria from a surface or object with a chemical agent.
(24) "School Age" means kindergarten and older age children.
(25) "Sexual Abuse" means abuse
as defined in Utah Code, Section 76-5-404.1.[
(26) "Sexually Explicit
Material" means any depiction of sexually explicit conduct, as
defined in Utah Code, Section [
(27) "Sleeping Equipment" means a cot, mat, crib, bassinet, porta-crib, or play pen.
(28) "Stationary Play Equipment" means equipment such as a climber, a slide, a swing, a merry-go-round, or a spring rocker that is meant to stay in one location when children use it. Stationary play equipment does not include:
(a) a sandbox;
(b) a stationary circular tricycle;
(c) a sensory table; or
(d) a playhouse, if the playhouse has no play equipment, such as a slide, swing, ladder, or climber attached to it.
(29) "Toddler" means a child aged 12 months but less than 24 months.
(30) "Use Zone" means the area beneath and surrounding a play structure or piece of equipment that is designated for unrestricted movement around the equipment, and onto which a child falling from or exiting the equipment could be expected to land.
(31) "Volunteer" means a person who provides care to a child but does not receive direct or indirect compensation for doing so.
(1) The center must have a director who is at least 21 years of age and who has one of the following:
(a) an associates, bachelors, or graduate degree in child development, early childhood education, elementary education, or recreation from an accredited college;
(b) a college degree in a related field with documented four courses of higher education completed in child development;
(c) valid proof of a level 8, 9, or 10 Utah Early Childhood Career Ladder certification issued by the Utah Office of Child Care or the Utah Child Care Professional Development Institute;
(d) a currently valid national certification such as a Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) issued by the National Child Care Association, a Child Development Associate (CDA) issued by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, or other credential that the licensee demonstrates as equivalent to the Department; or
(e) a currently valid National Administrator Credential (NAC) issued by the National Child Care Association, plus one of the following:
(i) valid proof of successful completion of 12 semester credit hours of early childhood development courses from an accredited college; or
(ii) valid proof of completion of the following six Utah Early Childhood Career Ladder courses offered through Child Care Resource and Referral: Child Development Ages and Stages, Learning in the Early Years, A Great Place for Kids, Strong and Smart, Learning to Get Along, and Advanced Child Development.
(f) two years experience in child care, elementary education, or a related field.
(2) All caregivers included in the required caregiver to child ratios shall be at least 18 years of age.
(3) A volunteer may be included in the provider to child ratio only if the volunteer meets all of the caregiver requirements of this rule.
(4) Each new director, assistant director,
assistant caregiver, ]and volunteer shall receive
orientation training prior to assuming caregiving duties.
Orientation training shall be documented in the caregiver's
file and shall include the following topics:
(a) specific job responsibilities;
(b) the center's emergency and disaster plan;
(c) the current child care licensing rules found in Sections R430-60-11 through 24;
(d) procedure for releasing children to authorized individuals only;
(e) proper clean up of body fluids;
(f) signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, and legal reporting requirements for witnessing or suspicion of abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
(g) obtaining assistance in emergencies, as specified in the center's emergency and disaster plan.
(h) If the center provides infant or toddler care, new caregiver orientation training topics shall also include:
(i) preventing shaken baby syndrome and coping with crying babies; and
(ii) preventing sudden infant death syndrome.
(5) The following individuals shall complete a minimum of 10 hours of child care training each year, based on the center's license date:
(a) the director;
(b) all caregivers;
(c) all substitutes who work an average of 10 hours a week or more, as averaged over any three month period; and
(d) all volunteers that the provider includes in the provider to child ratio.
(6) Documentation of annual training shall be kept in each caregiver's file, and shall include the name of the training organization, the date, the training topic, and the total hours or minutes of training.
(7) Caregivers who begin employment partway through the license year shall complete a proportionate number of training hours based on the number of months worked prior to the center's relicense date.
(8) Annual training hours shall include the following topics:
(a) the current child care licensing rules found in Sections R430-60-11 through 24;
(b) a review of the center's policies and procedures and emergency and disaster plans, including any updates;
(c) signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, and legal reporting requirements for witnessing or suspicion of abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
(d) principles of child growth and development, including development of the brain; and
(e) positive guidance.
(9) If the center provides infant or toddler care, annual training topics for the center director and all infant and toddler caregivers shall also include:
(a) preventing shaken baby syndrome and coping with crying babies; and
(b) preventing sudden infant death syndrome.
(10) A minimum of 5 hours of the required annual in-service training shall be face-to-face instruction.
(1) The provider shall maintain the following general records on-site for review by the Department:
(a) documentation of the previous 12 months of fire and disaster drills as specified in R430-60-10(9) and (11);
(b) current animal vaccination records as required in R430-60-22(2);
(c) a six week record of child attendance, including sign-in and sign-out records;
(d) a current local health department inspection;
(e) a current local fire department inspection;
(f) if the licensee has been licensed for one year or longer, the most recent "Request for Annual Renewal of CBS/LIS Criminal History Information for Child Care" listing the licensee and all current providers, caregivers, volunteers, directors, owners, and members of the governing body; and
(g) if the licensee has been licensed for one year or longer, the most recent criminal background "Disclosure and Consent Statement" listing the licensee and all current providers, caregivers, volunteers, directors, owners, and members of the governing body.
(2) The provider shall maintain the following records for each currently enrolled child on-site for review by the Department:
(a) an admission form containing the following information for each child:
(ii) date of birth;
(iii) the parent's name, address, and phone number, including a daytime phone number;
(iv) the names of people authorized by the parent to pick up the child;
(v) the name, address and phone number of a person to be contacted in the event of an emergency if the provider is unable to contact the parent; and
(vi) medical conditions, including a certification that all immunizations are current.
(b) a transportation permission form, if the center provides transportation services;
(c) a six week record of medication permission forms, and a six week record of medications actually administered; and
(d) a six week record of incident, accident, and injury reports.
(3) The provider shall ensure that information in children's files is not released without written parental permission.
(4) The provider shall maintain the following records for each staff member on-site for review by the Department:
(a) date of initial employment;
(b) approved initial CBS/LIS Consent and Release of Liability for Child Care" form;
(c) a six week record of days worked, and the times worked each day;
(d) orientation training documentation for caregivers, and for volunteers who work at the center at least once each month;
(e) annual training documentation for all providers and substitutes who work an average of 10 hours or more a week, as averaged over any three month period; and
(f) current first aid and CPR
certification, if applicable as required in R430-60-10(2),
(c)], and R430-60-21(2).
KEY: child care facilities
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
May 1, ]2012
Notice of Continuation: June 6, 2008
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 26-39
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