Or. Admin. R. 414-350-0140 - Indoor Area

(1) The indoor area used for child care shall meet the following requirements:
(a) If the provider is certified to care for 12 children or fewer, there shall be a minimum of 35 square feet of indoor activity area, as defined by OAR 414-350-0010(1), per child. If the provider is certified to care for more than 12 children, there shall be a minimum of 35 square feet of indoor activity area per child for 12 or fewer children, and 50 square feet of indoor activity area available per child for each of the additional four children. This space, considered in determining capacity of the home, shall be available for use by children at all times. The following shall not be counted as part of the 35 square feet per child requirement: heating units, storage areas; large permanent equipment; any space not useable by children.
(b) There shall be a designated area for children under 24 months of age that is developmentally appropriate and safe.
(c) If the facility is certified to care for more than 12 children, the provider must develop a written plan showing that the space accessible to the children meets their safety needs, there is adequate supervision and there is adequate availability of toileting and hand washing for the children in care. CCLD must approve the plan.
(d) Activity areas shall be adequately lighted and ventilated. Room temperature shall be at least 68 degrees F. (20 degrees C.) and not so warm as to be dangerous or unhealthy to children in care.
(2) Indoor fixtures and equipment shall meet the following requirements:
(a) There shall be at least one flush toilet and one hand washing sink with mixing faucets available to the children at all times. If the facility is certified to care for more than 12 children, the provider must have a second flush toilet somewhere in the facility if: there are more than 15 children in care or if there are more than 12 toddlers in care. Homes with certification in effect on September 15, 2002, shall comply with the requirement for mixing faucets when bathroom facilities are remodeled.
(b) Easily cleanable steps or blocks shall be provided so that children can use the toilets and sinks without adult assistance.
(c) If bathroom facilities are not on the same floor level as the activity areas, the provider must comply with OAR 414-350-0120(2)(d).
(d) Telephone service shall be available in the home at all times when children are in care.
(e) Telephone numbers for fire, emergency medical care, and poison control, as well as the facility address, shall be posted on or near the telephone. Portable telephones must have emergency numbers and the facility address on the phone.
(f) There must be a system in place to ensure that parents can have contact with the provider and staff when children are in care.

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Or. Admin. R. 414-350-0140
CSD 12-1988, f. 6-29-88, cert. ef. 7-1-88; CCD 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-94; Renumbered from 412-010-0742; CCD 1-1995, f. 10-30-95, cert. ef. 11-1-95; CCD 3-2002, f. 10-14-02, cert. ef. 10-15-02; CCD 6-2005(Temp), f. 12-29-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06 thru 6-29-06; CCD 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-06; CCD 4-2009(Temp), f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 6-30-10; Administrative correction 7-27-10; Reverted to CCD 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-06; ELD 10-2018, amend filed 10/16/2018, effective 10/16/2018; DELC 138-2023, amend filed 12/06/2023, effective 1/1/2024

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 329A.260

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 329A.280 & ORS 329A.290

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