Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-2-3-.12 - Equipment and Supplies

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) The Home shall provide a variety of age-appropriate toys, books, and play equipment and materials to insure that each child shall have opportunity to experience and participate in a variety of activities.
(2) Individual or disposable wash cloths and towels shall be provided.
(3) Furniture and equipment shall be kept clean and in a safe usable condition.
(4) All indoor and outdoor furniture, activity materials, and equipment shall be: used in a safe and appropriate manner by each Provider, Provisional Employee, Employee and child in attendance and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, recommendations, and intended use.
(5) All indoor and outdoor furniture, activity materials, and equipment shall be free from hazardous conditions such as, but not limited to, sharp rough edges or toxic paint and kept clean.
(6) All indoor and outdoor furniture, activity materials, and equipment shall be placed so as to permit the children's freedom of movement and to minimize danger of accident and collision.
(7) All indoor and outdoor furniture and equipment shall be secured if equipment and furniture is of a weight or mass that could cause injury from tipping, falling, or being pulled or pushed over. Potentially unstable equipment and furniture that might injure a child if not secured include, but are not limited to, televisions, chests of drawers, bookcases, shelving, cabinets and fish tanks. Examples of items not required to be secured include, but are not limited to, child-sized tables and chairs, rocking chairs, and cribs.
(8) There shall be table space provided for each child who is able to sit at a table unassisted. An appropriately sized chair or bench shall be provided for each child who is not an infant and who is able to use a chair or bench.
(9) Toys shall be stored on low, open shelves accessible to children in each room or assigned area.
(10) Toys that launch projectiles, such as dart guns, pop guns, slingshots, etc. shall not be allowed in the Home, and balloons shall not be accessible to preschool children.
(11) Toys for Children Under Three. Toys for children under three (3) years of age shall also be age-appropriate.
(12) Toys for children under three (3) years of age shall be non-toxic and lead free; too large to be swallowed by a child and not capable of causing asphyxiation or strangulation; free of sharp pieces, edges or points; free of small parts which may be pried off by a child; free of rust and easily cleaned with a disinfectant daily.

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Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 290-2-3-.12
O.C.G.A. ยง 20-1A-1 et seq.
Original Rule entitled "Inspections" adopted. F. Feb. 21, 1983; eff. Mar. 23, 1983, as specified by the Agency. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Equipment and Supplies" adopted. F. Feb. 4, 1994; eff. Mar. 1, 1994, as specified by the Agency 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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