Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers
Infant and Toddler Furniture and Equipment
(1) Each infant shall have a crib, portable crib, or play pen with a clean, non-absorbent mattress that meets the following requirements:
(a) Each crib shall be of sturdy construction with vertical slats no more than 2 3/8" apart;
(b) Locks and latches on the dropside of a crib shall be safe and secure from accidental release or release by the infant inside the crib;
(c) Cribs shall not be used with the dropside down;
(d) Each mattress shall fit snugly;
(e) Each mattress shall be covered by a sheet;
(f) Crib bumpers, if used, shall be easily cleanable, durable, and not dangerous to children;
(g) There shall be no restraining devices of any type used unless prescribed by a physician; and
(h) Wall or stacking cribs shall not be used.
(2) Sleeping arrangements other than cribs, portable cribs or playpens must be approved by CCD.
(3) There shall be at least two feet of space between cribs, portable cribs or play pens when in use. They shall be arranged in a manner that allows for a direct, unobstructed passage to each child.
(4) If high chairs are used, they shall have:
(a) A broad base to prevent tipping;
(b) A latch to keep a child from raising the tray; and
(c) Straps to prevent a child from sliding out.
(5) If clip-on table chairs are used, they shall have straps to prevent a child from sliding out.
(6) There shall be at least one adult-sized chair for each group of infants and toddlers.
(7) Cribs, portable cribs, playpens, and high chairs must meet US Consumer Product Safety Commission or equivalent standards.
(8) The use of infant walkers is prohibited.
(9) Car seats are to be used for transportation purposes only. Children who arrive at the center asleep in a car seat may remain in the car seat until they awake.
(10) The use of baby equipment shall not substitute for providing a variety of stimulating experiences.
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