5104.036 Qualifications for child-care staff members.

(A) All child-care staff members of a child day-care center shall be at least eighteen years of age, and shall furnish the director of job and family services 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 or evidence of completion of a training program approved by the department of job and family services or state board of education, except as follows:

(B) A child-care staff member may be less than eighteen years of age if the staff member is either of the following:

(1) A graduate of a two-year vocational child-care training program approved by the state board of education;

(2) A student enrolled in the second year of a vocational child-care training program approved by the state board of education which leads to high school graduation, provided that the student performs the student's duties in the child day-care center under the continuous supervision of an experienced child-care staff member, receives periodic supervision from the vocational child-care training program teacher-coordinator in the student's high school, and meets all other requirements of this chapter and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.

(C) A child-care staff member shall be exempt from the educational requirements of division (A) of this section if the staff member:

(1) Prior to January 1, 1972, was employed or designated by a child day-care center and has been continuously employed since either by the same child day-care center employer or at the same child day-care center;

(2) Is a student enrolled in the second year of a vocational child-care training program approved by the state board of education which leads to high school graduation, provided that the student performs the student's duties in the child day-care center under the continuous supervision of an experienced child-care staff member, receives periodic supervision from the vocational child-care training program teacher-coordinator in the student's high school, and meets all other requirements of this chapter and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter;

(3) Is receiving or has completed the final year of instruction at home as authorized under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code or has graduated from a nonchartered, nonpublic school in Ohio.

Renumbered from § 5104.032 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.