Description: Family Services of Westchester is dedicated to providing a broad range of social and mental health services that strengthen and support families, children, and individuals at every stage of the lifecycle.
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|Brief Description: In other than emergency situations such as illness or accident, parents must be notified in writing 2 weeks prior to any long-term absence of the teachers. This notice must include specific start and end dates of the absence and who will be taking the teacher's place in the day care program.|
|Brief Description: Child day care centers must review and evaluate the backgrounds of all applicants for staff and volunteer positions with the potential for regular and substantial contact with children, except for a parent of a child enrolled in the center who is applying to be a volunteer if such parent will not be counted in determining teacher/child ratios and such parent will not be left unsupervised with children. All applicants whose backgrounds must be checked are required to provide the following:|
|Brief Description: The program must maintain on file a record of each shelter-in-place drill conducted, using forms provided by the Office or approved equivalents.|
|Brief Description: there must be one teacher for every four children;|
|Brief Description: Buildings, systems and equipment must be kept in good repair and operate as designed.|
|Brief Description: Other than children who are enrolled in kindergarten or a higher grade, no child may be accepted for care in a child care program unless the program has been furnished with a written statement signed by a health care provider verifying that the child is able to participate in child day care and currently appears to be free from contagious or communicable diseases. A child's medical statement must have been completed within the 12 months preceding the date of enrollment.|
|Brief Description: The written medical statement from the health care provider must also state whether the child is a child with special health care needs and, if so, what special provisions, if any, will be necessary in order for the child to participate in child day care. When the written statement from the health care provider advises the day care program that the child being enrolled is a child with special health care needs, the day care program must work together with the parent and the child's health care provider to develop a reasonable health care plan for the child while the child is in the child day care program. The health care plan for the child must also address how the day care program will obtain or develop any additional competencies that the staff will need to have in order to carry out the health care plan for the child.|
|Brief Description: Every director, teacher, and volunteer with the potential for regular and substantial contact with children in care must complete Office-approved training that complies with the federal minimum health and safety pre-service or three-month orientation period training requirements.|
|Brief Description: Every applicant for the position of director, teacher, or volunteer with the potential for regular and substantial contact with children after this regulation becomes effective must complete the Office-approved training pre-service or within three months of starting such position, or by September 30, 2017, whichever is later. Any director or teacher who has not completed the training, but will be completing the training within the first three months of starting such position, must not be left unsupervised with children in care until such time as the training has been completed. The person supervising the individual must have completed the Office-approved training that complies with the federal minimum health and safety pre-service training requirements.|
|Brief Description: Other than for school age children, sleeping and napping arrangements must be made in writing between the parent and the program. Such arrangements shall include: the area of the program where the child will nap; whether the child will nap on a cot, mat, bed or a crib; and how the napping child will be supervised, consistent with the requirements of section 418-1.8 of this Subpart.|
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