Arkansas Arkansas

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

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1051 - Sleeping Arrangements


  1. There shall be a labeled, individual cot or mat, bottom sheet, and adequate cover for each child in care during rest time.

  1. The use of mats shall be acceptable if they are at least 2 inches thick, washable, waterproof, and size-appropriate for children.

  1. Sleeping equipment shall be kept at least one foot apart for napping.

  1. Sheets and covers shall be washed at least once a week. Once a sheet/cover/blanket has been used by a child, it shall not be used by another child until it has been washed.

  1. There shall be sufficient lighting during nap time to provide adequate supervision of the children.

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