Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-2-3-.09 - Children's Activities

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) The Family Child Care Learning Home shall provide a variety of daily activities appropriate for the Children's chronological ages and developmental levels. Children with special needs shall be integrated into the activities provided by the Family Child Care Learning Home unless contraindicated medically or by parental agreement. Activities shall be planned for each group to allow for:
(a) Indoor and outdoor play;
(b) A balance of quiet and active periods;
(c) A balance of supervised free choice and caregiver-directed activities;
(d) Individual, small group, and large group activities;
(e) Large muscle activities, such as, but not limited to, running, riding, climbing, balancing, jumping, throwing, or digging;
(f) Small muscle activities, such as, but not limited to, building with blocks or construction toys, use of puzzles, nesting or stacking toys, pegs, lacing, sorting beads, or clay;
(g) Language experiences, such as, but not limited to, listening, talking, rhymes, finger plays, stories, use of film strips, recordings or flannel boards;
(h) Arts and crafts, such as, but not limited to, painting, coloring, cutting, or pasting;
(i) Dramatic play, such as, but not limited to, play in a home center, with dolls, puppets, or dress up;
(j) Rhythm and music, such as, but not limited to, listening, singing, dancing, or making music; and
(k) Nature and science experiences, such as, but not limited to, measuring, pouring, activities related to the "world around us" such as nature walks, plants, leaves or weather, or experiences in using the five senses through sensory play.
(2) Children shall be helped to develop skills in all areas (washing, dressing, toileting, etc.) appropriate to the age and ability of the child.
(3) Children shall spend some time of each day outside when the children's health and the weather permits.
(4) There shall be a supervised nap period during the day for preschool age children.
(5) Children less than three (3) years of age shall not spend more than one-half (1/2) hour of time consecutively in confining equipment, such as swings, highchairs, jumpseats, carriers or walkers. Children shall use such equipment only when they are awake. Such children shall be allowed time to play on the floor daily.
(6) Supervised tummy time on the floor shall be provided daily for each infant while the infant is awake.
(7) The use of entertainment media, such as television programs or video tapes, and computer games shall be limited to programs, tapes, and software that are produced for the benefit of audiences comprised of young children. Such uses of entertainment media shall be used only in addition to other activities, shall not be the primary source of children's activities, and should be limited to no more than two hours daily.
(8) The Provider shall not engage in or allow children or other adults to engage in activities that could be detrimental to a child's health or well-being such as, but not limited to, horse play, rough play, wrestling, and picking up a child in a manner that could cause injury.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-2-3-.09
O.C.G.A. ยง 20-1A-1 et seq.
Original Rule entitled "Building and Supplies" adopted. F. Feb. 21, 1983; eff. Mar. 23, 1983, as specified by the Agency. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Children's Activities" adopted. F. Feb. 4, 1994; eff. Mar. 1, 1994, as specified by the Agency. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Jan. 12, 2009; eff. Feb. 1, 2009. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Dec. 2, 2009; eff. Dec. 22, 2009. Amended: F. May 16, 2013; eff. June 5, 2013. Amended: F. Dec. 4, 2015; eff. Dec. 24, 2015. Amended: F. May 26, 2017; eff. June 15, 2017.

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