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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 840. Virginia Child Care Provider Scholarship Program

8VAC20-840-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Applicant" means any individual who is applying for a scholarship for college tuition.

"Child care program" means a regularly operating service arrangement for children where, during the absence of a parent or guardian, a person or organization has agreed to assume responsibility for the supervision, protection, and well-being of a child under the age of 13 for less than a 24-hour period. Child care includes care provided in the child's own home as well as care provided outside of the child's home in settings such as a private home, child care center, school, camp, recreational facility, or religious organization.

"Child care provider" means a person who is currently employed or plans to work in a child care program.

"Colleges and universities" means those Virginia based public and private accredited institutions of higher learning approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. This includes all in-state accredited Virginia public colleges, universities, two-year colleges, and community colleges; and all accredited Virginia private not-for-profit and private for-profit colleges and universities.

"Course" means any undergraduate class that focuses on preparing students to be child care providers. The courses shall focus on children between birth and 12 years of age and be in the subject areas of care or development of children, the administration of child care programs, or basic language, math, and sciences skills needed to promote growth and development in children. The courses shall be approved by the department and taught by Virginia's public or private colleges and universities.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Education.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-289.046 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-690-10 derived from VR615-32-01:1 § 1.1, eff. July 1, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 18, eff. September 1, 2001; amended and renumbered, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021.

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