Bill Text: NC S1119 | 2010 | Regular Session | Chaptered


Bill Title: Early Education Certification

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Passed) 2010-08-02 - Ch. SL 2010-178 [S1119 Detail]

Download: North_Carolina-2010-S1119-Chaptered.html

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2009

 

 

SESSION LAW 2010-178

SENATE BILL 1119

 

 

AN ACT to require all early care and education providers  working in licensed child care centers or licensed family child care homes to obtain and maintain early educator certification.

 

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

 

SECTION 1.  G.S. 110‑91 is amended by adding a new subdivision to read:

"(8a)     Education Certification. An individual shall remain current in all certification required by this subdivision as long as the individual is working in licensed child care.

a.         Teaching staff. Teaching staff working in licensed child care centers as of October 1, 2010, shall have their education certified by the North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals by July 1, 2012. Teaching staff hired to work in licensed child care centers after October 1, 2010, shall have their education certified by the North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals within 60 days of their hiring.

b.         Licensed family child care home providers. Licensed family child care home providers in operation as of October 1, 2010, shall have their education certified by the North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals by July 1, 2012. Licensed family child care home providers that begin operation after October 1, 2010, shall have their education certified by the North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals within 60 days of licensing.

c.         Child care administrators. Child care administrators shall have their education certified with an Administrator Endorsement by July 1, 2012. Child care administrators hired after July 1, 2012, shall have their education certified with an Administrator Endorsement within 60 days of their hiring."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 8th day of July, 2010.

 

 

                                                                    s/  Walter H. Dalton

                                                                         President of the Senate

 

 

                                                                    s/  Joe Hackney

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

 

                                                                    s/  Beverly E. Perdue

                                                                         Governor

 

 

Approved 4:19 p.m. this 2nd day of August, 2010

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