At least thirty days before the effective date of a rule, the county director of job and family services shall provide, in either paper or electronic form, copies of the adopted rule to each in-home aide. As part of these activities, the director shall provide assistance in meeting the requirements of this chapter and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter and shall furnish information regarding child abuse identification and reporting of child abuse. Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No. D 1 The department shall establish the Ohio electronic child care system to track attendance and calculate payments for publicly funded child care. All contracts for publicly funded child care shall be contingent upon the availability of state and federal funds.
E The tiered ratings developed pursuant to this section shall be based on an early learning and development program's performance in meeting program standards in the following four domains: 1 Learning and development; 2 Administration and leadership practices; 3 Staff quality and professional development; 4 Family and community partnerships. The department shall make protective child care services available to children without regard to the income or assets of the caretaker parent of the child. The department may use any state funds appropriated for publicly funded child care as the state share required to match any federal funds appropriated for publicly funded child care. C Upon entering the premises pursuant to division A or B of this section, the parent who is the residential parent and legal custodian, the parent who is not the residential parent, or the custodian or guardian shall notify the administrator or the administrator's designee of the parent's, custodian's, or guardian's presence. Renumbered from § by 129th General AssemblyFile No.
These rules may prohibit smoking in a child day-care center, type A family day-care home, or licensed type B family home if its design and structure do not allow persons to smoke under the conditions described in division C of this section or if repeated violations of division A or B of this section have occurred there. Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No. The system shall include issuing an electronic child care card to each caretaker parent to swipe through a point of service device issued to an eligible provider, as described in section 5104. Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. C A child day-care center, type A family day-care home, or licensed type B family home may allow persons to smoke at the center or home during its hours of operation if those persons cannot be seen smoking by the children being cared for and if they smoke in either of the following: 1 An indoor area that is separately ventilated from the rest of the center or home; 2 An outdoor area that is so far removed from the children being cared for that they cannot inhale any smoke. In the event of a dispute between the state fire marshal and any other responsible officer under sections and 5104. Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 05-18-2005; 09-21-2006 A Except as provided in division C of this section, all purchases of publicly funded child care shall be made under a contract entered into by a licensed child day-care center, licensed type A family day-care home, licensed type B family day-care home, certified in-home aide, approved child day camp, licensed preschool program, licensed school child program, or border state child care provider and the department of job and family services.
A parent of a child enrolled in a child day-care center who is not the child's residential parent shall be permitted unlimited access to the center during its hours of operation for those purposes under the same terms and conditions under which the residential parent of that child is permitted access to the center for those purposes. When the director of job and family services or the director of a county department of job and family services requests pursuant to division A 1 or 2 of this section a criminal records check for a person at the time of the person's initial application for licensure or certification, the director shall request that the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation obtain information from the federal bureau of investigation as a part of the criminal records check for the person, including fingerprint-based checks of national crime information databases as described in 42 U. The value of the certificate shall be based on the lower of the rate customarily charged by the provider or the rate of payment established pursuant to section 5104. A fee charged under this division shall not exceed the amount of fees the center, type A home, or licensed type B home pays under division K 1 of this section. A An eligibility determination made under section 5104. If the residential parent has presented such an order, the parent who is not the residential parent shall be permitted access to the center only in accordance with the most recent order that has been presented to the administrator or the administrator's designee by the residential parent or the parent who is not the residential parent. 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 of the Revised Code or has graduated from a nonchartered, nonpublic school in Ohio.
B Whoever violates division M 4 of section of the Revised Code is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. D If after issuing an order under this section to suspend or limit enrollment of new participants or disenroll existing participants the department determines that available state and federal funds for publicly funded child care exceed the anticipated future expenditures for publicly funded child care, the director may issue and implement another administrative order increasing income eligibility levels to a specified percentage of the federal poverty line. Other programs such as nursery schools and programs operated under the exclusive control of a religious organization are license-exempt. The department shall approve a child day camp for no longer than two years and shall inspect an approved child day camp no less than biennially. The license capacity specified on the license is the maximum number of children in each age category that may be cared for in the center, type A home, or licensed type B home at one time. D Except as provided in rules adopted under division N of this section: 1 The director of job and family services shall not grant a license to a center, type A home, or type B home and a county director of job and family services shall not certify an in-home aide if a person for whom a criminal records check was required in connection with the center or home previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any of the violations described in division A 5 of section of the Revised Code. Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.
The report shall include the number of inspections conducted, the number and types of violations found, and the steps taken to address the violations. No person, firm, organization, institution, or agency shall operate, establish, manage, conduct, or maintain a child day-care center or type A family day-care home without a license issued under section 5104. Baby and Child Care 2nd ed. Renumbered from § by 129th General AssemblyFile No. Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No. No employer shall discharge, demote, suspend, or threaten to discharge, demote, suspend, or in any manner discriminate against any employee based solely on the employee taking any of the following actions: A Making any good faith oral or written complaint to the director of job and family services or other agency responsible for enforcing Chapter 5104.
The director shall develop standards as required by federal laws and regulations for child care programs supported by federal funds. If the offender is a licensee of a center , type A home, or licensed type B home, the conviction shall constitute grounds for denial or revocation of an application for licensure pursuant to section of the Revised Code. Smoking may be permitted during hours other than the hours of operation if the administrator of the home has provided to a parent, custodian, or guardian of each child receiving child care at the home notice that smoking occurs or may occur at the home when it is not in operation. Each entity operating a head start program shall meet the criteria for, and be licensed as, a child day-care center. A program established under this section may include any of the following: A Recruitment of parents interested in organizing a parent cooperative child day-care center or parent cooperative type A family day-care home; B Provision of technical assistance in organizing a parent cooperative child day-care center or parent cooperative type A family day-care home; C Assistance in the developing, conducting, and disseminating training for parents interested in organizing a parent cooperative child day-care center or parent cooperative type A family day-care home. G A child day camp administrator or the administrator's representative shall provide the parents of each school-age child who attends or participates in that child day camp with the telephone numbers of the county department of health and the county public children services agency of the county in which the child day camp is located and a statement that the parents may use these telephone numbers to contact or otherwise contact the departments or agency to make a complaint regarding the child day camp.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. Several co-authors have helped revise the book since the fifth edition. Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No. Each applicant shall be notified promptly of the results of the eligibility determination. If authorized by rules adopted by the department pursuant to section of the Revised Code, county departments of job and family services may purchase child care from funds obtained through any other means.
A The director of job and family services shall issue a license or provisional license for the operation of a child day-care center, if the director finds, after investigation of the applicant and inspection of the center, that other requirements of this chapter, rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter, and the following requirements are met: 1 The buildings in which the center is housed, subsequent to any major modification, have been approved by the department of commerce or a certified municipal, township, or county building department for the purpose of operating a child day-care center. G 1 The department of job and family services shall ensure that the following percentages of early learning and development programs that are not type B family day-care homes and that provide publicly funded child care are rated in the third highest tier or above in the step up to quality program: a By June 30, 2017, twenty-five per cent; b By June 30, 2019, forty per cent; c By June 30, 2021, sixty per cent; d By June 30, 2023, eighty per cent; e By June 30, 2025, one hundred per cent. G Before suspending an eligible provider's contract pursuant to division D of this section, the department shall notify the eligible provider. C A person who receives pursuant to division B of this section a copy of the form and standard impression sheet described in that division and who is requested to complete the form and provide a set of fingerprint impressions shall complete the form or provide all the information necessary to complete the form and shall provide the impression sheet with the impressions of the person's fingerprints. Amended by 131st General Assembly File No.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No. Except as provided in division I 2 of this section, any applicant who is denied a license or any owner whose license is revoked may appeal in accordance with section of the Revised Code. Renumbered from § by 129th General AssemblyFile No. The departments may consult with the early childhood advisory council established pursuant to section of the Revised Code to facilitate their efforts and shall include owners and administrators of early learning and development programs in the identification process. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.