Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-436 - Child care centers: physical plant

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

(a) Inside area. A building used as a residence shall be licensed as a child care center only if there is a room or rooms designated exclusively for child care use.
(b) Napping and sleeping.
(1) Children remaining at the center more than four hours shall be encouraged to nap or rest according to their individual needs. Children who do not sleep shall be permitted to have a quiet time through the use of equipment or activities which will not disturb other children.
(2) Centers shall have a crib, cot or pad for each child. Pads shall be enclosed in washable covers and shall be used only over carpet. When pads are used, they shall be long enough so that the child's head does not rest on the carpet. Bunk beds shall be prohibited.
(3) Each crib or cot shall be equipped with individually-labeled bottom sheet. Every child shall have a cover. Children shall not share bedding.
(4) There shall be a complete change of bedding after each five uses, immediately when wet or soiled, and always upon a change in occupancy. Blankets shall be laundered monthly.
(5) Cribs, cots, or pads, when in use, shall be separated from each other by at least two feet in all directions except when bordering on the wall. When not in use, they shall be stored in a clean and sanitary manner.
(6) Nighttime care.
(A) Movable screens shall be available to insure privacy as needed.
(B) Separate sleeping areas shall be provided for boys and girls over six years of age.
(C) A center in which children sleep for more than three consecutive hours shall be provided with a smoke detector installed in consultation with a fire inspector.
(c) Laundry facilities.
(1) If laundry is done at the center, laundry fixtures shall be located in an area separate from food preparation areas and shall be installed and used in such a manner as to safeguard the health and safety of the children.
(2) Separate areas shall be provided for soiled and clean items.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-436
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508; effective May 1, 1983.

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