Have had at least one year of child care or administrative experience with preschool or school-age children or have completed at least 36 classroom hours of department-approved training or 3 credits of training in at least one of the following areas: child development, early childhood education, elementary education, child guidance, physical education, recreation or other department-approved area applicable for school-age child care.
Have graduated from high school, obtained a high school equivalency diploma under s. 115.29 (4)
, Stats., or obtained a certificate of general education development under s. PI 5.04
A program leader shall be designated by the program director to plan and implement the daily activities for a designated group of children. The program leader shall:
Have had 80 working days experience working with school-age children.
Have completed 10 classroom hours of training in at least one of the following areas: child development, early childhood education, elementary education, child guidance, physical education, recreation or other department-approved area.
Have completed or be enrolled in 10 classroom hours of training in at least one of the following areas: child development, early childhood education, elementary education, child guidance, physical education, recreation or other department-approved area.
In the absence of a regular staff member, there shall be a similarly qualified substitute who is at least 18 years old.
When the regular staff member is not expected to be absent for more than 3 days, a person not meeting the educational qualifications under par. (a)
may substitute for the regular staff member if a qualified person is not available.
The school-age child care program shall maintain a record for each employee which shall be available to the county or tribal agency and includes:
The name, address, date of birth, education, position, names and addresses of employers in previous work experience in child care, the name, address and telephone number of a person to be notified in an emergency.
Health and safety.
No staff member, volunteer, visitor or parent with symptoms of communicable disease or physical illness, or whose behavior gives a reason to be concerned for the safety of the children, may be allowed on the premises of the program.
The staff members shall be physically and emotionally able to provide responsible child care.
Each school-age program shall develop and implement an orientation session which shall be given to all new staff and volunteers in the first week that they are working in the program. The orientation session shall include all of the following:
Training in the recognition of signs of child abuse and neglect and explanation of responsibilities for reporting suspected cases of child abuse or neglect.
A school-age program shall consult local authorities to obtain any required zoning clearances or building permits.
There shall be a report of inspection filed in the county or tribal agency that indicates approval of the building by the state department of safety and professional services or by a certified agent of that department. The building shall comply with applicable state and local building codes.
The premises shall have no flaking or deteriorating paint on exterior or interior surfaces in areas accessible for children.
The space used by children shall be no less than 35 square feet (3.3 sq. meters) of usable floor space per child.
The indoor area shall be free of hazards, and items that may be harmful to children such as medications, drugs, poisons, insecticides, weapons, matches, cigarette lighters and flammable liquids shall be kept out of reach of the children.
If the inside temperature exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit, fans must be provided to improve air circulation.
(c) Swimming pool.
A school-age program that has a swimming pool on its premises shall do all of the following:
Maintain a ratio of one person qualified by Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Young Men's Christian Association or other generally accepted lifesaving certificate for every 25 children in the water.
Within 30 days after a child is enrolled, the program shall have on file a health history for that child.
The program shall isolate any ill child and contact the parent or designated responsible person as soon as possible to arrange for removal of the child from the program.
The provider may administer medication to a child only in accordance with written and signed permission from the child's parent.
Pets that are kept on the premises shall be tolerant of children and vaccinated against rabies. Rabies vaccinations shall be documented with a current certificate from a veterinarian.
Each staff member shall wash his or her hands with soap and warm running water after toileting and prior to food service and preparation.
All children in care shall wash their hands with soap and warm running water before eating and after toileting.
Smoking shall be prohibited in any indoor or outdoor area in which children are present.
At least one person meeting the qualifications of a school-age program leader shall supervise each group of children.
There shall be at least one staff member for every 16 children.
Children who are relatives of staff shall be counted in the group size and ratio calculations.
In a program with 10 or more children present, there shall be at least 2 adults available at all times on the premises.
The certified child care operator shall keep a current, written record of the daily hours of attendance of each child in care, including the actual arrival and departure times for each child. Attendance records shall be kept for at least 3 years.
A program shall have a phone in working order to which the staff has access and a list of emergency phone numbers posted on or near the phone. The list shall include numbers for the rescue squad, police, fire station, emergency medical care and poison control center.
A school age child care program shall have on file an enrollment form that includes:
A name and number to call if a child requires emergency medical care.
Staff shall wash superficial wounds with soap and water only and protect the wound with a band-aid or bandage.
The premises shall be clean, uncluttered and free of insects and rodents.
Bathrooms, including toilets and sinks, shall be clean and in good working condition.
When a public water supply is not available, the water shall be tested and found to be bacteriologically safe by the state laboratory of hygiene or a laboratory certified under 42 CFR 493
(CLIA) prior to initial certification and at least every following 2 years.
Areas, equipment and utensils for food preparation, serving and clean-up shall be kept clean and sanitary.
Children may not share cups, eating utensils, washcloths or towels.
(9) STAFF INTERACTIONS WITH CHILDREN.
Staff shall interact with the children in a caring and positive manner and:
Shall protect children in their care from danger and be aware of where each child is at all times.
May not hit, spank, pinch, shake or inflict any other form of corporal punishment on a child, or use any discipline which is frightening to the child, including binding or trying to restrict the child's movement or enclosing the child in a confined space such as a closet, basement, locked room, box, or similar cubicle.
May not verbally abuse or threaten a child or make derogatory remarks about the child or the child's family.
The program shall implement a schedule of activities which include:
A variety of activities which ensure that each child is involved in both active and quiet play.
Opportunities for each child to use a variety of materials and equipment.
Opportunities for each child to be involved in a variety of activities during a week and to select and plan his or her own activities.
Television viewing, if part of the activities, may not exceed one hour a day per child and shall be appropriate for the children in care.
A program operating for less than 4 hours shall ensure that each child is served a snack.
A program operating 4 or more hours shall ensure that each child is served one meal or one snack at least once every 3 hours.
For each child served a noon or evening meal, that meal shall consist of a protein food, fruit and vegetable, a cereal or bread product and pasteurized grade A vitamin D milk.
Snacks shall consist of at least one of the following: milk or a milk product, fruit, fruit juice, vegetable, peanut butter or other protein, whole grain or enriched bread or cereal. When only fruit juice is served, it shall be pure fruit juice.
The program shall have a written agreement with each child's parent or guardian, and signed by the parent or guardian, which specifies how the child will be transported to and from the program.