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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

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400.10 - Infants/Toddlers


  1. Sleeping children shall be visually monitored at all times and physically checked regularly for breathing.

  1. Each infant/toddler shall be given opportunity during the day to explore the area outside the crib or baby bed.

  1. Infants/toddlers shall be placed in age appropriate cribs, cots, or mats when they fall asleep.

  1. Infants and toddlers shall be taken outside for a period of time every day, unless prevented by weather or special medical conditions.

  1. Infants/toddlers, when awake, may remain in the crib/playpen as long as he or she is content, but never for periods longer than one (1) hour.

  1. Infants shall be held, and played with by the caregiver at times other than diapering and feeding.

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