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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers
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7 AAC 50.605

(a) A child care facility may not regularly provide care between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. without a nighttime care specialization approved by the division. [H] However, a facility may occasionally provide care in a home during those hours for a period of 30 consecutive days or less without a nighttime care specialization if the nighttime care requirements of this section are met and prior approval by the division is granted.

(c) [C] A child care center shall provide a room away from sleeping children where children who are awake may engage in activities.

(d) [H & GH] A child care home and a child care group home shall provide nighttime care to no more than five children.

(f) Unless the parent specifies otherwise, a facility shall serve

(1) dinner to a child if present at dinner time;

(2) a nighttime snack; and

(3) breakfast to a child in care over night.

(g) A facility shall provide children with a shower, tub, or sponge bath as needed for body cleanliness. A caregiver shall be in the room while children younger than school aged are bathing.

(h) [C] Center staff counted for meeting caregiver-to-child ratio requirements in 7 AAC 50.405(d) shall be awake at all times unless there are five or fewer children in nighttime care.(Eff. 1/1/96, Register 136; am 3 /1/98, Register 145)

Authority: AS 44.29.020 AS 47.35.010

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