Arkansas Arkansas

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

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1051.10 - Infants/Toddlers


  1. An individually labeled crib or safe playpen with a waterproof mattress shall be provided for each child under 12 months of age. A bassinet shall not be used.

  1. The following guidelines shall be required for cribs:

a. Slats shall be no greater than 2 3/8" apart.

b. Cribs that have end panels with decorative cutout areas shall not be used.

c. Mattresses shall fit snugly in the crib. The space between crib and mattress shall measure no more than 1 inch.

d Corner posts shall be the same height as end panels.

e End panels shall extend below mattress at the lowest position of the mattress.

  1. Crib bedding shall be changed daily or more frequently when wet or soiled.

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