Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Chapter 3: Health Promotion and Protection

3.6 Management of Illness

3.6.2 Caring for Children Who Are Ill

3.6.2.3: Qualifications of Directors of Facilities That Care for Children Who Are Ill


The director of a facility that cares for children who are ill should have the following minimum qualifications, in addition to the general qualifications described in Director’s Qualifications, Standards 1.3.1.1 and 1.3.1.2:

  1. At least forty hours of training in prevention and control of infectious diseases and care of children who are ill, including subjects listed in Standard 3.6.2.5;
  2. At least two prior years of satisfactory performance as a director of a regular facility;
  3. At least twelve credit hours of college-level training in child development or early childhood education.
RATIONALE
The director should be college-prepared in early childhood education and have taken college-level courses in illness prevention and control, since the director is the person responsible for establishing the facility’s policies and procedures and for meeting the training needs of new staff members (1).
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS
1.3.1.1 General Qualifications of Directors
1.3.1.2 Mixed Director/Teacher Role
3.6.2.5 Caregiver/Teacher Qualifications for Facilities That Care for Children Who Are Ill
REFERENCES
  1.  Fiene, R. 2002. 13 indicators of quality child care: Research update. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. http://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/13-indicators-quality-child-care.