8 CRR-NY 125.6NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 8. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER II. REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER
SUBCHAPTER F. PRIVATE SCHOOLS
PART 125. VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION OF NONPUBLIC NURSERY SCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTENS
8 CRR-NY 125.6
8 CRR-NY 125.6
125.6 Staff requirements.
(a) Educational director.
(1) The educational director shall hold a New York State certificate or its equivalent in (i) early childhood education (nursery, Kindergarten and primary grades), or (ii) nursery-kindergarten, or (iii) elementary education N-6 or K-6 with specialized preparation for teaching in early childhood grades, or (iv) shall present evidence of substantially equivalent instruction and experience,
(2) The educational director shall, in addition to the above qualifications, give evidence of instruction and/or experience in supervision and administration.
(b) Group teacher.
(1) Except as indicated below a group teacher in nursery schools and/or kindergartens shall be certified as indicated in subdivision (a) (1) above.
(2) A graduate of a community college who has majored in nursery education and has had three years experience as a nursery school group assistant may serve as a group teacher in the nursery school, provided that prior to employment each year he shall send to the office of the chief school officer of the school district in which the school is located each of the following:
(i) An original or copy of a record of a college or university indicating current matriculation as a part-time student specializing in early childhood education in a program leading to a bachelor's degree and/or certification.
(ii) An original or copy of a program or record of a college or university providing detailed information regarding courses necessary for completion of the program leading to a degree and/or certification as indicated in subdivision (a) (1) above.
(iii) Annually a study plan on a form provided by the bureau of child development and parent education showing the titles of courses to be taken in the ensuing year, periods of time of such study, and the institution or institutions offering the courses.
(iv) Official college transcripts yearly indicating courses completed.
(3) Individuals who do not qualify under subdivision (a) (1) above but have had a minimum of 10 years experience as a nursery school teacher and a minimum of 20 hours of credit in early childhood education in an approved teacher education institution may serve as a group teacher in the nursery school provided that he shall send to the office of the chief school officer of the school district in which the school is located a study plan each year on a form provided by the bureau of child development and parent education.
(c) Group assistant.
A group assistant shall be a graduate of a two year program in a community college with a major in nursery education or shall have had substantially equivalent instruction and experience.
(d) Group aide.
A group aide shall have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.
(e) Consultants.
Schools shall have available professional consultants for help with children and families who have special needs.
(f) Official college transcripts.
Educational directors, group teachers, group assistants or group aides who do not hold one of the certificates described above, shall have institutions on the college level send official transcripts directly to the office of the chief school officer of the school district in which the school is located.
(g) Study plans.
Those educational directors, group teachers, group assistants or group aides not fully certified shall give evidence in writing yearly of plans for professional improvement, including course titles, sponsors and proposed dates, on forms to be provided by the bureau of child development and parent education. These plans shall be approved by the executive officer of the school, and sent to the office of the chief school officer of the school district in which the school is located.
8 CRR-NY 125.6
Current through August 31, 2020
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