Arkansas Arkansas

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

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1051 - Evening and Night Care Variations

Sleeping Arrangements



  1. Bedtime schedules shall be established for children in consultation with the child's parent(s).

  1. Storage space for clothing and personal belongings shall be provided within easy reach of the children.

  1. Individual beds or cots equipped with comfortable mattresses, sheets, pillows, pillow cases and blankets shall be provided for children in all-night care. Bed linens shall be changed at least once a week or daily when wet or soiled.

  1. Mats shall not be used for children in evening care.

  1. The upper level of double deck beds shall be allowed for children 10 years or older if a bed rail and safety ladder is provided.

  1. Children shall have clean and comfortable sleeping garments for their individual use.

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