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(a) A child care facility may not provide care between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. without a nighttime care specialization approved by the department, except that a child care facility may occasionally provide nighttime care in a home for a period of 30 consecutive days or less without a nighttime care specialization if the nighttime care requirements of this section are met and prior approval by the department is granted.
(b) Repealed 3/1/98.
(c) A child care center shall provide a room away from sleeping children where children who are awake may engage in activities.
(d) A child care home and a child care group home shall provide nighttime care to no more than five children.
(e) Repealed 3/1/98.
(f) Unless the parent specifies otherwise, a child care facility shall serve
(1) dinner to a child if present at dinner time;
(2) a nighttime snack; and
(3) breakfast to a child in care over night.
(g) A child care facility shall provide children with a shower, tub, or sponge bath as needed for body cleanliness. A caregiver shall be in the room while children younger than school aged are bathing.
(h) Center staff counted for meeting caregiver-to-child ratio requirements in 4 AAC 62.405(d) shall be awake at all times unless there are five or fewer children in nighttime care.
History: Eff. 1/1/96, Register 136; am 3/1/98, Register 145; am 2/8/2002, Register 161
Authority: AS 14.37.020
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