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Title 4 . Education and Early Development
Chapter 62 . (Repealed)
Section 540. Equipment and supplies

4 AAC 62.540. Equipment and supplies

(a) A child care facility shall select equipment and supplies to support child care facility programs so that the amount, variety, arrangement, and use of materials, toys, and equipment available

(1) are appropriate for the developmental needs of the children in care;

(2) for young children, meet criteria contained in 4 AAC 62.420(a) (1) - (8);

(3) are of sufficient quantity to avoid excessive competition and long waits for use by a child; and

(4) when stored, are stored safely and so that at least some of the toys and materials are accessible to children.

(b) In a child care center, most furniture and equipment must be of child size or adapted for a child's use.

(c) Repealed 3/1/98.

(d) A child care facility must have a telephone or another identified means of communication that allows communication outside of the community.

(e) A child care facility shall make provisions for each child's rest or sleep in accordance with 4 AAC 62.450(i) as follows:

(1) for each infant, under age 12 months,

(A) provide an individual crib or playpen with a firm mattress or mat that has a washable waterproof covering;

(B) do not use soft bedding materials that increase the risk of suffocation, including comforters, pillows, fluffy blankets, crib bumpers that do not stand upright, and stuffed toys; and

(C) do not use sleeping equipment that may allow a child to fall, become entrapped, or have clothing tangled on protrusions;

(2) provide a cot, mat, or bed for each child; in a home, a couch may be used;

(3) provide a clean and sanitary blanket for each child; in a child care center, either the cots or the blankets must be individually labeled with the child's name;

(4) clean and sanitize cots, mats, beds, cribs, playpens, mattresses, blankets, mattress covers, and linens at least once each week or between use by different children, whichever occurs first; and

(5) place only an infant, a non-climbing toddler, or a child with special needs in a crib.

(f) A child care facility must have a minimum of five developmentally appropriate books per child in care.

History: Eff. 1/1/96, Register 136.; am 3/1/98, Register 145; am 2/8/2002, Register 161; am 10/4/2002, Register 163; am 11/9/2002, Register 164; am 12/6/2002, Register 164

Authority: AS 14.37.020

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