5101:2-13-24 Administrator responsibilities and qualifications for type A homes.

(A) The administrator who is also the permanent resident of the type A home, named on the license, shall be responsible for the daily operation of the type A home and with maintaining compliance with Chapter 5101:2-13 of the Administrative Code.

(1) The administrator and the owner of the type A home shall be the same person and the type A home shall be the primary residence. Administrators who do not meet this requirement shall have two years from the effective date of this rule to comply with this requirement.

(2) The administrator shall be onsite a minimum of one half of the hours that the type A home is in operation during the week, or a minimum of forty hours per week, whichever is less.

(3) The administrator shall have time each week to complete administrative duties.

(4) The administrator shall post scheduled hours of availability in a conspicuous place for parents.

(B) Whenever the administrator is not on the premises, a child care staff member shall be designated as the person in charge. The person designated as in charge is not required to meet administrator educational requirements. Child care staff members and employees shall be aware of the person designated to be in charge. This designated person shall handle all emergencies and have access to all records required by Chapter 5101:2-13 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Written documentation verifying the administrator's qualifications shall be kept on file at the type A home. Administrators shall meet the following qualifications:

(1) The administrator shall have completed a high school education verified by one of the following:

(a) A copy of a high school diploma recognized by the state board of education or the appropriate agency of another state as equivalent to a high school education.

(b) A copy of other written documentation approved by the department verifying high school completion or equivalency, such as the Ohio general educational development high school equivalence diploma (GED).

(c) A copy of the degree or transcript verifying completion of an associates degree or higher.

(2) In addition the administrator of the type A home shall have one of the following:

(a) Two years of college training verified by a transcript including two courses in child development. Two years of training shall be sixty semester or ninety quarter hours from an accredited college, university or technical college. Two courses shall be six semester hours or nine quarter hours from an accredited college, university or technical college. Child development is defined in rule 5101:2-13-28 of the Administrative Code.

(b) Twenty-four calendar months, for at least twelve hours a week of experience, working as a child care staff member in a licensed child care center or type A home, or twenty-four calendar months for at least twelve hours a week of experience as a child care home provider verified by documentation from past employers or other documented evidence. Care of one's own children shall not be counted as experience.

(c) A currently valid child development associate credential issued by the national child development associate credentialing commission. In order to remain as the administrator the child development associate (CDA) credential must be currently valid.

Additional information on the CDA process may be obtained at: http://www.cdacouncil.org/.

(d) Completion of a two year vocational child care training program approved by the state board of education verified by a transcript or diploma.

(e) A prekindergarten associate certificate that is issued by the state board of education.

(f) A Montessori preprimary/early childhood credential from the American Montessori society, association of Montessori international, national center for Montessori education, or other Montessori program accredited by the Montessori accreditation council for teacher education.

(D) The administrator shall complete the type A home rules review course provided by the Ohio department of job and family services.

(1) Administrators shall complete the rules review course within six months of the date of their appointment.

(2) Verification of completion of the rules review course shall be on the JFS 01243 "Type A Administrator Rules Training Certificate" (rev. 9/2011). This form shall be kept on file at the type A home.

(3) Type A administrators who have completed the child care center administrator training within the last three years shall not be required to complete the type A administrator training. Three calendar years shall be calculated from the date the administrator is named at the type A home. It is the administrator's responsibility to provide the documentation of completion of administrator training.

Effective: 09/29/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/14/2011 and 09/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.011
Rule Amplifies: 5104.011
Prior Effective Dates: 9/5/86, 7/1/03, 1/1/07, 9/1/07