Early Childhood Education/group supervisor


QUESTION: What is the role of a group supervisor in a child care setting?

ANSWER: This can differ from state to state depending on regulations. Can you send more info on your location?

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QUESTION: Abington, PA

My first suggestion would be for you to familiarize yourself with the PA Dept of Welfare regs for day care centers. which you can access at this address. http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/055/chapter3270/chap3270toc.html

While they are easily interpreted by individual DPW field reps, those concerning staffing are quite straight forward. A group supervisor would be equal to a head teacher and pretty much "in charge" of not only his/her classroom/group but also the asst group supervisors and aids working with him/her.  You should look specifically at 3270.35. Group supervisor qualifications and responsibilities. This outlines the position quite well.  Look at it and get back to me if you need clarification.


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Deborah Callahan


Child Day Care, Profession Training, Environment, some business practices, grants, continuous quality improvement, Environmental Rating Scales, Keystone STARS progam, health and safety


30 years experience as Director of Education in private child care field, professional trainer certified as PQAS (PA Quality Assurance System)for child care practitioners, 3 years experience as Keystone STARS Technical Adviser, 25 years classroom experience


BA Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Marywood University, Scranton, PA Director's Credential PQAS School Age Child Care Certificate over 400 training hours

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