Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-437 - Child care centers: outside area

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

(a) There shall be at least 75 square feet of outdoor play space on the premises for each child using the space at a given time. The total outdoor space shall accommodate not less than one-half of the licensed capacity, or shall include a minimum of 750 square feet, whichever is greater.
(b) The boundaries of outdoor play space shall be enclosed with a fence not less than four feet high.
(c) The outdoor play space shall be located to provide both sunshine and shade. A hard-surfaced area or gravel shall not be used under anchored play equipment.
(d) The outdoor play space shall be well drained and free of hazards.
(e) Outdoor play equipment shall be safely constructed and in good repair. Climbing equipment and swings shall be anchored in the ground with metal straps or pins, or set in cement. Swings shall be safely located and shall have canvas or soft rubber seats. Teeter-totters and merry-go-rounds designed for school-age children shall not be used for children under six years.
(f) Sandboxes shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition.
(g) A rooftop used as a play area shall be enclosed with a flat board fence or a chainlink fence angled toward the play area. The fence shall not be less than six feet high. An approved fire escape shall lead from the roof to the ground.
(h) The play area shall be arranged so that staff can provide close supervision at all times.
(i) Outdoor equipment shall be provided in sufficient quantity so that each child has access to at least one activity appropriate to the child's age level.
(j) There shall be bathroom facilities accessible to the play area.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-437
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508; effective May 1, 1983; amended May 1, 1984.

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