Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-427 - Program

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Programs shall be conducted in self-contained units with staff and children designated for each unit. Centers or preschools which cannot develop self-contained units shall present a plan for space use to the Kansas department of health and environment for approval.
(b) Equipment.
(1) Low, open shelves shall be provided for play equipment and materials so that they are readily accessible to the children.
(2) Equipment shall be scaled to the size of the children.
(3) Equipment shall be of sound construction with no sharp, rough, loose, nor pointed edges, and in good operating condition.
(4) Equipment shall be placed to avoid danger of accident or collision, and to permit freedom of movement.
(5) Equipment shall be provided in a sufficient quantity so that each child has a choice of at least three activities when all children are using equipment at the same time.
(6) Storage space located conveniently for the staff shall be provided for supplies and equipment not in use.
(7) Each child shall have individual space for the child's garments, clothing, and possessions during the session attended.
(c) Learning experiences.
(1) There shall be a written program plan which includes daily learning experiences appropriate to the developmental level of the children. Experiences shall be designed to develop:
(A) Self-esteem and positive self-image;
(B) social interaction skills;
(C) self-expression and communication skills;
(D) creative expression;
(E) large and small muscle skills; and
(F) intellectual growth.
(2) The program schedule shall be planned to provide a balance of active, quiet, individual and group activities.
(3) A written program plan shall be posted in each unit.
(d) Discipline.
(1) There shall be a written discipline policy outlining methods of guidance appropriate to the ages of the children enrolled. This policy shall be made available to staff and parents.
(2) Prohibited punishment. Punishment which is humiliating, frightening or physically harmful to the child shall be prohibited. Prohibited methods of punishment include:
(A) Corporal punishment;
(B) verbal abuse, threats, or derogatory remarks about the child or the child's family;
(C) binding or tying to restrict movement, or enclosing in a confined space such as a closet, locked room, box, or similar cubicle; and
(D) withholding or forcing foods.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-427
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508; effective May 1, 1983.

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