5104.035 Qualifications for child day-care administrator.

(A) A child day-care center administrator shall show the director of job and family services both of the following:

(1) Evidence of at least high school graduation or certification of high school equivalency by the state board of education or the appropriate agency of another state;

(2) Evidence of having at least one of the following:

(a) An associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, or other postgraduate degree in child development or early childhood education, or in a related field approved by the director, from an accredited college, university, or technical college;

(b) A license designated as appropriate for teaching in an associate teaching position in a preschool setting issued by the state board of education pursuant to section 3319.22 of the Revised Code;

(c) Designation under the career pathways model as an early childhood professional level three;

(d) Two years of experience working as a child-care staff member in a licensed child care program, designation under the career pathways model as an early childhood professional level one, and, not later than one year after being named as administrator, designation under the career pathways model as an early childhood professional level two;

(e) Two years of experience working as a child-care staff member in a licensed child care program and, except as provided in division (B) of this section, at least four courses in child development or early childhood education from an accredited college, university, or technical college;

(f) Two years of experience working as a child-care staff member in a licensed child care program and a child development associate credential issued by the council for professional recognition;

(g) Two years of training, including at least four courses in child development or early childhood education from an accredited college, university, or technical college;

(h) An infant and toddler or early childhood credential from a program accredited by the Montessori accreditation council for teacher education.

(B) A person who has two years of experience working as a child-care staff member in a child day-care center and is promoted to or designated as administrator of that center shall have one year from the date of the promotion or designation to complete the courses required by division (A)(1)(e) of this section.

Renumbered from § 5104.031 by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §120.01, eff. 1/1/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128, SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.