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I would like to know the California rules/regulations for infants napping at a large home daycare. Do they have to be monitored at all times, be in view of the home daycare provider, etc.?
09-22-2009, 05:20 AM
I don't know about Cali, but in CT the provider must be on premises. The provider is not required to be in the same room or use a monitor. Do you stay in the same room as your child while the baby is sleeping? What are your concerns in the matter?
09-22-2009, 01:57 PM
1596.847. Child day care facilities; prohibition against unsafe cribs; information on
sudden infant death syndrome; legal actions
(a) A child day care facility shall not use or have on the premises, on or after July 1, 1998,
a full-size or non-full-size crib that is unsafe for any infant using the crib, as described in Article 1
(commencing with Section 24500) of Chapter 4.7 of Division 20. This subdivision shall not apply
to any antique or collectible crib if it is not used by, or accessible to, any child in the child day
(b) The State Department of Social Services shall provide information and instructional
materials regarding sudden infant death syndrome, explaining the medical effects upon infants
and young children and emphasizing measures that may reduce the risk, free of charge to any
child care facility licensed to provide care to children under the age of two years. This shall
occur upon licensure and, on a one-time basis only, at the time of a regularly scheduled site
(c) To the maximum extent practicable, the materials provided to child care facilities shall
substantially reflect the information contained in materials approved by the State Department of
Health Services for public circulation. The State Department of Health Services shall make
available, to child care facilities, free of charge, information in camera-ready typesetting format.
Nothing in this section prohibits the State Department of Social Services from obtaining free and
suitable information from any other public or private agency. The information and instructional
materials provided pursuant to this section shall focus upon the serious nature of the risk to
infants and young children presented by sudden infant death syndrome.
(d) The requirement that informational and instructional materials be provided pursuant to
this section applies only when those materials have been supplied to those persons or entities
that are required to provide the materials. The persons or entities required to provide these
materials shall not be subject to any legal cause of action whatsoever based on the
requirements of this section.
(e) For persons or agencies providing these materials pursuant to this section, this
section does not require the provision of duplicative or redundant informational and instructional
(No subdivision (d) in enrolled bill)
1597.44. Small family day care homes; number of children
A small family day care home may provide care for more than six and up to eight
children, without an additional adult attendant, if all of the following conditions are met:
(a) At least one child is enrolled in and attending kindergarten or elementary school and
a second child is at least six years of age.
(b) No more than two infants are cared for during any time when more than six children
are cared for.
(c) The licensee notifies each parent that the facility is caring for two additional
schoolage children and that there may be up to seven or eight children in the home at one
(d) The licensee obtains the written consent of the property owner when the family day
care home is operated on property that is leased or rented.
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