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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

Day Care Group Home Activity Areas

A. There shall be at least 30 square feet of open floor space in the indoor activity area for each child in the facility which shall not include single-use areas such as kitchens, family bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms, shop areas, or garages.

B. Rooms used by enrolled children shall be maintained at temperatures between 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

C. The facility shall have indoor bathroom facilities, with a toilet and sink available for each ten individuals in the facility, including children, facility personnel, and household members.

D. An outdoor activity area shall be available to children which:

  1. Provides at least 80 square feet of activity space for each child:

  2. Includes shaded areas large enough to accommodate each child using the area at any one time;

  3. Is accessible by a safe route;

  4. Is easily accessible to the indoor activity area and to bathroom facilities;

  5. Provides play equipment which is in good repair:

  6. Is arranged to eliminate hazards and minimize conflict with other activities;

  7. Has both hard surfaces and grass or other resilient surface. Resilient surfaces shall at least extend four feet from climbing structures in every direction, five feet from the bottom of a slide, seven feet plus the length of a swing's chain from the point of its suspension and seven feet from a merry-go-round or other revolving device; and

  8. Shall be free of all hazards and totally enclosed by a secure fence which is at least four feet high. Open spaces between upright or parallel posts and poles on fences and gates shall not exceed four inches. Gates shall be equipped with a self-closing latch and kept closed but not locked during hours of operation.

Historical Note

Adopted as an emergency effective July 3, 1989, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41 -1026, valid for only 90 days; Emergency rule readopted and amended effective September 28, 1989, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 89-3). Emergency rule readopted effective December 27, 1989, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 89-4). Emergency rule readopted effective April 3, 1990, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41 -1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 90-2).
Emergency expired. Emergency rule readopted effective July 9, 1990, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp, 90-3). Emergency rule permanently adopted effective October 4, 1990 (Supp. 90-4).

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