Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 1: Staffing

1.3 Pre-service Qualifications

1.3.1 Director’s Qualifications Mixed Director/Teacher Role

Centers enrolling thirty or more children should employ a non-teaching director. Centers with fewer than thirty children may employ a director who teaches as well.
The duties of a director of a facility with more than thirty children do not allow the director to be involved in the classroom in a meaningful way.
This standard does not prohibit the director from occasional substitute teaching, as long as the substitute teaching is not a regular and significant duty. Occasional substitute teaching may keep the director in touch with the caregivers’/teachers’ issues.
Center, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home