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Proposed Colorado Day Care Center Rules

Proposed Colorado Day Care Center Rules

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DRAFT–PROPOSED CHILD CARE CENTER RULES–04/28/11–DRAFT
Revised on September 7, 2010 1 of 9812 CCR 2509-8PROGRAM AREA 7 - CHILD CARE CENTERS/LESS THAN 24-HOUR CARETABLE OF CONTENTS7.702 RULES REGULATING CHILD CARE CENTERS (LESS THAN 24-HOUR CARE)7.702.1 POLICY OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES7.702.2 DEFINITIONS7.702.3 ADMINISTRATION7.702.4 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES7.702.41 Statement of Policies and Procedures7.702.42 Communication, Emergency, and Security Procedures7.702.43 Personnel Policies, Orientation, and Staff Development7.702.5 PERSONNEL7.702.51 General Requirements for all Personnel7.702.52 Director Qualifications - Large Child Care Center7.702.53 Director Qualifications - Small Child Care Center7.702.54 Qualifications for Other Staff Members7.702.55 Required Staff and Supervision7.702.56 Infant Nursery Staff7.702.57 Toddler Nursery Staff7.702.58 Infant and Toddler Nurseries Affiliated with Public School Teen Parent Programs7.702.6 CHILD CARE SERVICES7.702.61 Admission Procedure7.702.62 Health Care7.702.63 Personal Hygiene7.702.64 Physical Care7.702.65 Food and Nutrition7.702.66 Discipline7.702.67 Overnight Care7.702.68 Activities7.702.69 Transportation7.702.7 CHILD CARE EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS7.702.71 General Requirements7.702.72 Play Equipment and Materials7.702.73 Rest Time Equipment7.702.8 BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES7.702.81 Building Site7.702.82 Building Plans and Construction7.702.83 Space Requirements7.702.84 Food Preparation Area7.702.85 Toilet Facilities7.702.9 FIRE AND OTHER SAFETY REQUIREMENTS7.702.91 General Requirements7.702.92 Fire Safety7.702.93 Emergency Drills7.702.10 RECORDS AND REPORTS7.702.101 Children’s Records
 
DRAFT–PROPOSED CHILD CARE CENTER RULES–04/28/11–DRAFT
Revised on September 7, 2010 2 of 987.702.102 Staff Records7.702.103 Administrative Records and Reports7.702.104 Confidentiality and Retention7.702.86 Office Facilities12 CCR 2509-8PROGRAM AREA 7 - CHILD CARE CENTERS/LESS THAN 24-HOUR CARE 7.702 - 7.702.27.702 RULES REGULATING CHILD CARE CENTERS (LESS THAN 24-HOUR CARE)Rev. eff.
All child care centers must comply with the "General Rules for Child Care Facilities" as 
11/1/98
well as the "Rules Regulating Child Care Centers (Less Than 24-Hour Care)" and the "Rules and Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Child Care Centers in the State of Colorado ." Add source All infant nurseries and toddler nurseries must meet all of the requirements for centers in 7.702 except where rules specific to infant or toddler nurseries replace other rules. Rules that apply only to infant and toddler nurseries appear in bold type/italics at the end of sections. These rules either replace other rules in that section or are in addition to other rules in that section. The "contents" pages also indicate rules that apply only to infant nurseries and toddler nurseries.
 7.702.1 POLICY OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICESRev. eff. It is the policy of the Colorado Department of Human Services ("the Department") to11/1/89 promote and encourage child care in environments that contribute to the safety, health,protection, and well-being of children. To verify compliance with standards intended toensure such an environment, the department requires thorough and ongoing appraisalsof child care facilities, persons working in the child care profession, and the nature ofcare provided.7.702.2 DEFINITIONS“AAP” MEANS THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS.“ASTM” MEANS THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS. ASTMIS AN ORGANIZATION THAT COORDINATES THE DEVELOPMENT OF VOLUNTARY
 
INDUSTRY STANDARDS THAT SUPPLEMENT MANDATORY STANDARDS SUCH ASINFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC ON STANDARD CONSUMER SAFETYSPECIFICATION ON TOY SAFETY (ASTM F-963) AND OTHER VOLUNTARYSTANDARDS THAT COVER SPECIFIC CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS.“ACCESSIBLE” MEANS CHILDREN BEING ABLE TO OBTAIN EQUIPMENT ANDMATERIALS WITHOUT ADULT AID. MAY BE AGE OR DEVELOPMENT SPECIFIC."ADVERSE OR NEGATIVE LICENSING ACTION" MEANS A FINAL AGENCY ACTIONRESULTING IN THE DENIAL OF AN APPLICATION, THE IMPOSITION OF FINES, ORTHE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF A LICENSE OR THE DEMOTION OF SUCHA LICENSE TO A PROBATIONARY LICENSE.“AGE OF CHILD(REN) IN CHILD CARE,” MEANS ANY CHILD(REN) THAT WILLCOUNT TOWARDS THE LICENSE CAPACITY, IS BETWEEN THE AGE OF BIRTH TOEIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE, AND IS IN ON THE PREMISES. THIS INCLUDESSTAFF MEMBERS CHILDREN.“AID OR STAFF AID” MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO ASSISTS THE LEAD TEACHERIN THE CARE OF CHILDREN. AN AIDE OR STAFF AIDE MUST NEVER BE ALLOWEDTO SUPERVISE A CHILD(REN) ALONE. THE PROVIDER OR SUBSTITUTE
 
DRAFT–PROPOSED CHILD CARE CENTER RULES–04/28/11–DRAFT
Revised on September 7, 2010 3 of 98PROVIDER MUST ALWAYS BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE AIDE ORSTAFF AIDE IS PROVIDING CARE FOR A CHILD(REN).“APPROVED SLEEPING EQUIPMENT” MEANS EQUIPMENT THAT IS APPROPRIATEFOR THE AGE OF THE CHILD, IS INTENDED FOR SLEEP OR REST, AND ALLOWSTHE CHILD FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT IN A SAFE AND SANITARY MANNER.“AVAILABLE” MEANS MATERIALS OR EQUIPMENT THAT IS NOT IMMEDIATELYACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN, BUT WHICH MAY BE INTRODUCED WITH ADULT AID.“BLOCKED TELEPHONE” MEANS A TELEPHONE THAT WILL NOT ACCEPTTELEPHONE CALLS WHEN CALLER ID SAYS “UNAVAILABLE”. THIS DOES NOTINCLUDE TELEPHONES THAT REQUIRE THE CALLER TO ENTER A TEN DIGITTELEPHONE NUMBER FROM THE TELEPHONE THAT IS BEING CALLED FROM ORREQUIRE THE PROVIDER TO HAVE THEIR NAME LISTED IN A TELEPHONEDIRECTORY.“CDPHE” MEANS THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ANDENVIRONMENT.“CPR TRAINING” MEANS CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION FOR ADULT,INFANT, AND CHILD.‘CHILD CARE HEALTH CONSULTANT (CCHC)” MEANS THE LICENSED MEDICALPROFESSIONAL WITH DELAGATORY AUTHORITY THAT, AT A MINIMUM,DELEGATES THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS AND SPECIAL HEALTHCARE PROCEDURES, BUT MAY MORE COMPREHENSIVELY PROVIDEINFORMATION AND CONSULATION ON A VARIELY OF HEALTH AND SAFETYTOPICS IMPACTING STAFF, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE ANDEDUCATION SETTINGS.“CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS (CSHCN)” ARE THOSE WHOHAVE OR ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR CHRONIC PHYSICAL. DEVELOPMENTAL,BEHAVIORAL, OR EMOTIONAL CONDITIONS AND WHO REQUIRE HEALTH ANDRELATED SERVICES OF A TYPE OR AMOUNT BEYOND THAT REQUIRED BYCHILDREN GENERALLY. (DEFINITION PROVIDED BY THE MATERNAL AND CHILDHEALTH BUREAU (MCHB) OF THE HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICESADMINISTRATION (HRSA).“CHILD SIZED
” 
MEANS EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHING ARE APPROPRIATE TOAGE, I.E. FEET ON THE FLOOR, KNEES UNDER TABLES, ELBOWS ABOVETABLES, ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN WITHOUT ADULT AID. ROUTINEFURNISHINGS MAY BE: TABLES, CHAIRS, BEDS, COTS, CRIBS, AND PLAYEQUIPMENT.“CHOKING HAZARD” MEANS AN ITEM THAT PRESENTS THE POSSIBILITY OFRESTRICTION OR ELIMINATION OF AIRFLOW INTO THE LUNGS.“CLEAN” MEANS TO BE FREE OF VISIBLE DIRT AND DEBRIS OR TO REMOVE DIRTAND DEBRIS BY VACUUMING OR SCRUBBING AND WASHING WITH SOAP ANDWATER.“COMPLAINT SEVERITY LEVEL” MEANS THE LEVEL OF SERIOUSNESS (ZERO TOFIVE) THE STATE DEPARTMENT ASSIGNS TO A COMPLAINT REPORTED AGAINSTA CHILD CARE FACILITY BASED ON THE SEVERITY OF THE ALLEGATION(S). THESEVERITY LEVEL ASSIGNED DETERMINES THE TIMEFRAME IN WHICH THEALLEGATION(S) MUST BE INVESTIGATED BY THE LICENSING SPECIALIST.

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