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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers

WAC 388-150-380
Program Atmosphere

(1) The licensee shall provide a cheerful learning environment for the child by:

(a) Covering walls and ceilings with light or bright colors; and

(b) Placing visually stimulating decorations, pictures, or other attractive materials at appropriate heights for the child.

(2) The licensee shall maintain a safe and developmentally appropriate noise level, without inhibiting normal ranges of expression by the child, so staff and child can be clearly heard and understood in normal conversation.

(3) The licensee shall locate light fixtures and provide lighting intensities promoting good visibility and comfort for the child care.

(4) The licensee shall maintain the temperature within the center at:

(a) Sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit or more during the child's waking hours; and

(b) Sixty degrees Fahrenheit or more during the child's napping or sleeping hours.

(5) The licensee shall regulate the temperature and ventilate the center for the health and comfort of the child in care.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 90-23-078 (Order 3103), § 388-150-380, filed 11/20/90, effective 12/21/90.]


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