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Licensing Standards for Family DayCare


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Sanitation

109. The kitchen and all food preparation, storage and serving areas and utensils shall be kept clean. The kitchen shall have hot and cold running water.

110. The plumbing shall be kept in good working condition.

111. The Family Child Care Home shall have at least one indoor flushing toilet and one sink with hot and cold running water.

112. Handwashing procedures shall follow recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, to prevent the spread of illness. Hands shall be scrubbed for a minimum of ten (10) seconds using soap and warm running water.

113. Adults and children shall wash their hands at least at the following times, and whenever hands are contaminated with body fluids:

A. Before any food service activity including preparation, table setting, handling, or serving;

B. After toileting or changing diapers;

C. After assisting a child with toilet use or nose wiping, and after a child has vomited;

D. Before and after eating meals or snacks; or

E. After handling pets or other animals.

114. Soap and toilet paper shall be available at all times. Paper towels or individual clean cloth towels for each child shall be available.

A. If cloth towels are used, they shall be washed or replaced daily.

115. Garbage shall be kept in containers in an area inaccessible to children or securely covered.

A. Garbage and rubbish shall be removed daily from rooms occupied by children and Caregiver.

B. Garbage and rubbish shall be removed from the premises on a regular basis but not less than once a week.

 

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