(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
(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.
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.
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.
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
(11) Toys for Children
Under Three. Toys for children under three (3) years of age shall also be
(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
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
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.
Amended: F. May 16,
2013; eff. June 5,
Amended: F. Dec. 4,
2015; eff. Dec. 24,
Amended: F. May 26,
2017; eff. June 15,