|Action||Amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers to Address Federal Health and Safety Requirements|
|Comment Period||Ends 5/12/2021|
22VAC40-185-190 - Program Director Qualifications
We do not like taking out "but not limited to" in this entire section. In doing so, you limit to the degrees listed only. We struggle to find candidates now for some of our positions and limiting their degree will only make it worse. What is we find a great candidate who has a Business Administration or Management degree but they decided that they wanted to switch gears? What if they have programmatic experience? We are now going to not be allowed to promote or hire based on their degree because it is no longer listed as "but not limited to"? We are going to require them to spend money to go back and get the required number of child related "college credit" so they qualify? I don't see this happening in smaller localities such as ours, including asking the staff to obtain and maintain a CDA every three years. Sometimes, programmatic experience is more valuable that what you learn sitting in a college classroom.