67:42:10:05. Qualifications of staff members. A child care worker must be at least 18 years old and must work under the supervision of an individual who meets the requirements of § 67:42:10:02.01. A child care worker may be included in the staff-child ratio.
A secondary child care worker must be at least 14 years old and may be counted in the staff-child ratio only when under the direct and constant supervision of a teacher, the center director, or a child care worker and when there are at least two adults present in the center. A secondary child care worker may not be left alone with children in care.
The provisions of §§ 67:42:10:06 and 67:42:10:09 apply to child care workers, secondary child care workers, and support staff such as cooks, bus drivers, and others who have contact with children.
The provisions of § 67:42:10:09 apply to auxiliary staff, which includes those individuals such as cooks, janitors, and secretaries who provide assistance with the operation of the program but do not have direct contact with children in care.
A volunteer filling any of these positions must meet the applicable requirements.
Source: SL 1975, ch 16, § 1; transferred from § 67:14:19:18, 4 SDR 10, effective August 28, 1977; transferred from § 67:41:04:09, 7 SDR 66, 7 SDR 89, effective July 1, 1981; 12 SDR 209, effective July 6, 1986; 15 SDR 162, effective May 4, 1989; 20 SDR 223, effective July 7, 1994; 21 SDR 206, effective June 4, 1995; 31 SDR 40, effective September 29, 2004; 39 SDR 220, effective June 27, 2013.
General Authority: SDCL 26-6-16.
Law Implemented: SDCL 26-6-16.
Cross-References: Revocation or refusal to issue or renew license or registration for child abuse or violence, SDCL 26-6-23.1.
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