Arkansas Arkansas

Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

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800 - Sick Care Component


  1. If located in the same facility as day care, sick care shall be separate with a separate entrance and separate ventilation system.

  1. Children with respiratory illnesses shall be cared for in separate space from children with gastrointestinal illness. Any child with an undiagnosed condition shall be separated from other children to prevent cross infection. A separate area can be defined by curtains, partitions etc. if airborne transmission is not likely.

  1. A handwashing sink shall be available in each room.

  1. The facility shall be self contained -i.e. food, water, bedding, toileting (no potty chairs) etc.

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