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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


SECTION .1500 - TEMPORARY CARE REQUIREMENTS

.1501 SCOPE

The regulations in this Section apply to centers offering temporary care exclusively and to the temporary care component of any other licensed child day care center. All regulations in this Subchapter pertaining to full-time child day care shall apply to temporary care arrangements, as defined in Rule .0102 of this Subchapter, except as provided in this Section.

History Note: Authority G.S. 110-91; 143B-168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986; Amended Eff. November 1, 1989.

.1502 MEDICAL EXAMINATION

A medical examination report shall not be required for any child who receives only drop-in care, as defined in Rule .0102 of this Subchapter, or for any school-aged child who receives before/after-school care only.

History Note: Authority G.S. 110-91(1); 143B-168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986; Amended Eff. November 1, 1989.

.1503 BEDS, COTS, MATS AND LINENS

(a) Neither a bed, cot, or mat and linen shall be required for any school-aged child who receives either before or after-school care or both, or seasonal care only.

(b) When drop-in care is provided in combination with other types of care, a bed, cot, or mat must be provided for each preschool-aged child present during rest time.

(c) Beds, cots, or mats do not have to be assigned to, or labeled for, each individual child.

(d) Each bed, cot, or mat must be sanitized, in a manner approved by the local health department, after being used by one child and before being used by a different child.

History Note: Authority G.S. 110-91(1); 143B-168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986; Amended Eff. November 1, 1989.

.1504 ATTENDANCE RECORDS

Accurate daily records showing the arrival and departure times of each child receiving drop-in care shall be kept. When drop-in care is provided in combination with other types of care, the daily attendance records of children in the drop-in component shall be maintained separately from the attendance records of children in other components.

History Note: Authority G.S. 110-91(9); 143B-168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986; Amended Eff. November 1, 1989.

.1505 BUILDING APPROVAL FOR SCHOOL-AGED CARE

Any building which is currently approved for school occupancy and which houses a public or private school during the school year shall be considered an approved building to house any temporary care arrangement for school-aged children only. The operator of the arrangement will be responsible for obtaining and submitting copies of all applicable inspection reports to document such approval.

History Note: Authority G.S. 110-92; 143B-168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986.

.1506 OUTDOOR PLAY AREA

If a day care center provides part-time or drop-in care exclusively, the center may choose to provide 35 square feet per child of indoor space in lieu of the outdoor play area as long as no child remains in care for more than a four-hour period per day.

History Note: Authority G.S. 110-91; 143B-168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986.


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