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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


WAC 388-150-360
Nap and Sleep Equipment

(1) The licensee shall provide a clean, separate, firm mat, cot, bed, mattress, play pen, or crib for each child five years of age and under remaining in care for six or more hours and for another child requiring a nap or rest period.

(2) The licensee shall ensure the child's mat is of sufficient length, width, and thickness to provide adequate comfort for the child to nap. The licensee may use a washable sleeping bag meeting the mat requirements for the toilet-trained child.

(3) The licensee shall ensure the child's cot is of sufficient length and width and constructed to provide adequate comfort for the child to nap. The licensee shall ensure the cot surface is of a material which can be cleaned with a detergent solution, disinfected, and allowed to air dry.

(4) The licensee shall clean the child's nap equipment as needed and between use by another child.

(5) The licensee shall separate the child's nap equipment when in use to facilitate sanitation, child comfort, and staff access.

(6) The licensee shall ensure the child's bedding:

(a) Consists of a clean sheet or blanket to cover the sleeping surface and a clean, suitable cover for the child;

(b) Is laundered weekly or more often and between use by different children; and

(c) Is stored separately from bedding used by another child.

(7) The licensee shall not use the upper bunk of a double deck bed for a preschool age or younger child.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 90-23-078 (Order 3103), § 388-150-360, filed 11/20/90, effective 12/21/90.]


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