N.J. Admin. Code § 3A:55-6.10 - Rest, bedroom and sleep

(a) The facility shall ensure that:
1. Each child is provided with a standard household bed or crib, as age appropriate, in sanitary condition;
2. Each set of bunk beds:
i. Is limited to two in height;
ii. Has railings on the top bunk that are no more than 3 1/2 inches from the top of the bed frame; and
iii. Has mattresses that are at least five inches from the top of the railing;
3. Each bed or crib is equipped with a firm, sanitary, fire retardant mattress and waterproof mattress cover;
4. Each child is provided with sanitary bed linens that are changed weekly, a blanket or other suitable covering that is cleaned or replaced, as necessary, and a pillow;
5. Two or more children do not share the same bed;
6. Children do not share the same bedroom with an adult, unless the adult is their mother and they are in placement in a facility that provides services to pregnant and parenting adolescents;
7. A child does not sleep on the same bed or crib that another child has occupied unless the bed linen is changed;
8. Children who are five years of age or older occupy a bedroom only with members of the same sex;
9. Each bedroom occupied by children has natural light and ventilation provided by one or more windows opening directly to the exterior;
10. An unfinished attic or basement is not used for sleeping purposes;
11. All rooms used as bedrooms are not used for any other purpose;
12. Each child is provided with a chest of drawers or some other permanent arrangement for storage of clothing and other personal belongings, including closet space or the equivalent;
13. Each child is permitted reasonable freedom to express his or her personal tastes in the decoration of his or her bedroom or bedroom area;
14. Each child has the opportunity for at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Schedules for waking and retiring shall be adapted according to the ages, physical condition and characteristics of the children in each group;
15. The facility does not permit more than four children to occupy a designated bedroom space for sleeping. If partitions are used to designate a bedroom space, the facility shall ensure that the arrangement and height of partitions shall provide privacy for the occupants of the space;
16. Every bedroom is provided with a reading lamp or other means of artificial light for quiet activities; and
17. Every bedroom window is equipped with screens, curtains, blinds or shades.


N.J. Admin. Code § 3A:55-6.10
Administrative Change, 49 N.J.R. 98a.

State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.

No prior version found.