18 CRR-NY 418-2.6NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 18. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER II. REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER C. SOCIAL SERVICES
ARTICLE 2. FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES
PART 418. DAY CARE CENTERS
SUBPART 418-2. SMALL DAY CARE CENTERS
18 CRR-NY 418-2.6
18 CRR-NY 418-2.6
418-2.6 Transportation.
(a) The program must obtain written consent on forms furnished by the office or approved equivalents from the parent of the child for any transportation of the children in care at the center, provided or arranged for by the program.
(b) When transportation is provided or arranged for by the program, parents must be informed when the person who or vendor that is providing transportation changes.
(c) Parents must be informed of and agree to a transportation plan before a child can be transported by the program.
(d) A child must never be left unattended in any motor vehicle or other form of transportation. The program must develop and follow procedures to guarantee no children are left alone on a bus, vehicle or other transportation modes without adult supervision at any time, including insuring all children have departed the vehicle.
(e) Each child must board or leave a vehicle from the curb side of the street.
(f) All children must be secured in child safety seats properly installed per manufacturers recommendations, or with safety belts, as appropriate for the age of the child in accordance with the requirements of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, before any child may be transported in a motor vehicle where such transportation is provided or arranged for by the program.
(g) Programs that offer transportation services either directly or by contract with a third party must ensure that drivers and vehicles meet all Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of Transportation requirements.
(h) Drivers must be 18 years of age or older and hold a current valid license to drive the class of vehicle they are operating.
(i) Any motor vehicle, other than a public form of transportation, used to transport children in care at the center must have a current registration and inspection sticker.
(j) Parents whose children receive transportation services must receive, at the time of enrollment of their children, a copy of the program’s transportation plan. If the plan is amended, parents must receive a copy of the amended plan prior to its start date.
(k) No person transporting child care children shall operate a motor vehicle while using a mobile phone, or other electronic communication device, including hands-free devices. All communications made or received by the driver while the motor vehicle is in use for the transportation of child care children must be made from a legally permitted parked position off the road.
(l) The program must openly display its daily transportation schedules.
(m) When transportation is provided by the small day care center, the driver of the vehicle may not be included in the supervision ratio except when the only children being transported are enrolled in kindergarten or a higher grade.
(n) Child care programs are prohibited from transporting child care children in a vehicle built to hold more than 10 passengers, including the driver, unless the vehicle: meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration definition of a school bus or a multifunction school activity bus; complies with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards applicable to a school bus or multifunction school activity bus; and is inspected per New York State Department of Transportation rules and regulations.
18 CRR-NY 418-2.6
Current through May 15, 2021
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