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the Connecticut office of early.childhood is the state agency.responsible for licensing child care.centers and group child care homes this.presentation will help you understand.the application process involved in.opening a licensed childcare center or.group child care home.section one will address preparing to.apply for licensure section two will.address fee invoice forms ownership.affidavits property history form.director and head teacher approvals.required local approvals and enrollment.and services provided section three will.address schedule of operation staffing.including background checks work.schedules organizational charts and.qualifications as well as consultants.and food service as applicable section.four will address physical plant indoor.space requirements special.considerations for infant and toddler.space water and radon testing.requirements physical plant outdoor.space requirements section five will.address developing policies plans and.procedures and section six will address.what to expect in your initial.inspection.this section will help you to decide.which type of license to apply for and.prepare you to begin your application.[Music].the office of early childhood is a.licensing agency for child care centers.and group child care homes we hope this.presentation helps you to understand the.process of opening a licensed childcare.program.[Music].opening a licensed childcare program of.any kind is an exciting endeavor that.requires commitment and a clear.understanding about providing quality.childcare therefore there are some.questions you'll want to consider before.starting this journey for example what.inspires you to want to open a licensed.childcare program is it your love for.children your wish to provide a safe.daily environment for children do you.want to help families would you like to.offer early care and education.opportunities for children and families.could this be a lucrative business.opportunity for you and will this allow.you to utilize your professional skills.and knowledge regardless of your.inspiration it is important to have a.clear understanding of the application.process along with the statutes and.regulations this presentation was.designed to assist you with the.application process.[Music].before you get started with the.application process there are some.important questions you may want to.consider for example do you have a clear.understanding about your purpose and.goals in opening a licensed childcare.program do you know how many children.you will want to enroll and what age.groups have you secured a facility in.which to operate your program that meets.all of the required local approvals are.you prepared to employ qualified program.staff with an understanding of children.and their developmental needs do you.have an understanding about how to.create a safe healthy play and learning.environment that will meet the needs of.the children you will serve.[Music].if you answered yes to most or all of.these questions then you may be ready to.begin your application for licensure and.well on your way to opening your new.childcare centre or group childcare home.to begin you will need to obtain an.application packet which includes a copy.of the Connecticut statutes and.regulations for licensing child care.centers and group child care homes to do.this you may visit our website or call.the licensing division with the.addresses and phone numbers shown here.next you will need to decide exactly.what type of license you will apply for.when choosing the type of license you.need to first understand the difference.between a group childcare home and a.child care center a group home is.defined as a program of supplementary.care for not less than 7 nor more than.12 related or unrelated children on a.regular basis a childcare center is.defined as a program of supplementary.care for more than 12 related or.unrelated children outside of their.homes on a regular basis both types of.licensure require compliance with the.same set of statutes and regulations.included in your initial application.packet is a coordinating checklist.designed to help ensure that all.necessary information is submitted we.understand that there is a lot involved.in completing this application which can.feel overwhelming we encourage you to.have your application on hand as you.review all sections of this presentation.as we will discuss many of these.components and forms to assist you in.completing all necessary information.remember as you complete the application.you must answer all questions completely.and truthfully false statements can lead.to denial of your application.as you prepare to begin your licensure.application we hope that this section.was helpful please remember that upon.obtaining licensure it will be your.responsibility to understand and comply.with all of the regulations if you still.have further questions you may refer to.either the statutes and regulations or.call our help desk to speak with a.licensing specialist.section two we'll review the following.components of the licensure application.fee invoice form ownership affidavit.property history form designating.directors and headteachers obtaining.local approvals and lead testing and.enrollment and services provided.[Music].the application fee is non-refundable.and is based upon the type of licensure.you are applying for the fee for.childcare center applications is $500.and for group childcare homes the.application fee is 250 dollars this fees.should be submitted along with your.application the legal operator is the.individual or group of people who is.legally responsible for the overall.operation of the childcare center or.group childcare home this could be an.individual a public or private.Association organization corporation.institution or an agency.[Music].when completing this form please refer.back to the fee invoice form to ensure.that the legal operator is written.exactly the same on both forms the.ownership affidavit requires you to have.a legal representative who is an.individual authorized to act on behalf.of the legal operator this form must.have no alterations be the original ink.and must be notarized.it is strongly recommended that you take.the time to complete this property.history form the information you provide.will help the Department of Public.Health to determine past uses of the.land or buildings to be utilized for.your childcare program to ensure that it.will be a safe environment for staff and.children.[Music].every program is required to have a.designated director the director is the.program administrator or person.responsible for the day-to-day.administrative operation of the program.this person is required to have.completed at least three credits in the.administration of early childhood.education programs or educational.administration from an accredited.institution if your director has not yet.completed the three required credits.they will have one year from the date of.hire to comply every program is required.to have at least one designated approved.head teacher who will be on-site at.least 60% of your operational hours.individuals seeking a headteacher.certification must submit their.application and supporting documents.directly to Connecticut charts a course.through the early childhood professional.registry to begin the process please.call or visit the website as noted here.in order to obtain a license you are.required to have final written approval.from your local fire building zoning and.health department's sample approval.forms are included with your application.as attachments 5 a B and C if your.building was constructed prior to 1978.you will need a full comprehensive LEED.inspection to be completed by a.certified LEED inspector to verify that.a contractor is certified check the.environmental protection agency's.website or call the number as indicated.here this includes XRF dust wipes and.soil samples from all areas intended to.be used for child care if LED is.identified please contact your local.health department for guidance.Section six of the application will ask.what your requested license capacity.will be including the ages of the.children you will enroll if you intend.to serve children six weeks old two.three years old or school-age children.you will need to be approved for.separate endorsement and will be.required to submit additional.documentation which will be addressed in.Section four of this presentation if you.are serving preschoolers and/or.school-aged children be sure to check.the appropriate boxes on the application.please keep in mind that your requested.capacity will not always be what your.licensed capacity is determined to be.during the initial inspection your.indoor usable space will be measured and.your capacity is determined based upon.the allowance of 35 square feet per.child.[Music].we hope that this section was helpful if.you still have further questions you may.refer to either the statutes and.regulations or call our help desk to.speak with a licensing specialist.[Music].section 3 will review the following.components of the licensure application.schedule of operations staffing.consultants and foodservice as necessary.when completing your application a.schedule of operations must be indicated.which specifies the operating days and.hours when children will be present at.the facility you must also include a.schedule of the days that you will be.closed including holidays in-service.days and vacation periods this should be.included as attachment 7 of your.application packet.as you complete your license your.application and prepare for your initial.inspection you are required to develop.specific policies plans and procedures.for your childcare centre or group.childcare home this includes specific.written plans to address topics.regarding discipline and behavior.management closing time policy emergency.protocol supervision general operating.policies and personnel policies it's.important to remember that as the.licensed legal operator you will.ultimately be responsible for ensuring.that staff are trained on these policies.and procedures so that they are.implemented effectively and consistently.the policies plans and procedures you.create are not required to be submitted.along with your application however.during your initial inspections and all.inspections thereafter licensing staff.will review your policies and procedures.to ensure that they include all of the.required information specific.information on exactly what is required.for these policies plans and procedures.will be outlined in section 5 of this.presentation.within your application there is an.attachment for you to include the staff.work schedule when completing this form.you must list the names date of birth.position work schedule days and hours.and the date of hire for each employee.the staff you list on this form shall.include your designated director head.teacher and program staff which includes.substitutes and volunteers your staff.schedule must demonstrate that you will.have at least two staff 18 years of age.or older present during your operating.hours keep in mind that the number of.required program staff will be dependent.upon your determined enrollment in order.to maintain proper ratio your program is.required to have at least one staff.member present that is first aid and CPR.trained during all operating hours be.sure you indicate which staff have met.this requirement when completing this.form copies of staff certificates from.first aid and CPR courses must be.included with your application.please refer to the following slide for.approved courses.[Music].programs are required to have at least.one staff trained in both first aid and.CPR present during all operating hours.the first aid course must be one that is.listed on our agency approved list so be.sure to check the list for approved.first aid courses to ensure your staff.is taking the correct course this list.can be found on our agency website and.is also shown on the following slide the.CPR course must be a course from one of.the four organizations listed here which.include the American Red Cross the.American Heart Association American.Safety and Health Institute or the.National Safety Council.[Music].be sure to check the current list of.approved first aid courses from our.website to ensure that you and your.staff are taking the correct course the.certificate must reflect the exact.course name listed on the current office.of early childhood approved first aid.list or it will not be accepted please.submit a copy of the certificates along.with your application and keep the.originals for your own files background.checks for all staff members 16 years of.age or older must be submitted with your.application including the required fee.for each fingerprint card included in.the fingerprint packet will be one green.fingerprint card used for state police.and FBI and a DCF authorization for.release of information form to be.completed for every staff member all.background checks must be submitted in.order for your application to be.considered complete be sure to follow.all instructions included with the cards.in order to avoid rejection if your.fingerprint cards are returned to you.resubmit a new card as soon as possible.so your application is not delayed.you must include with your application.and organizational chart that.establishes the line of authority and.responsibility in all matters related to.the management and maintenance of the.child care center or group child care.home and the care of children.[Music].regulations require that all childcare.centers in group child care homes.develop and implement a written plan.that includes the services of an early.childhood educational consultant a.health consultant dental consultant.social service consultant and registered.dietitian if the program will serve.meals the selection of consultants for.your program should be thoughtful and.deliberate it is also important that the.program staff and consultants share.their philosophy and vision for the.program with each other further.information regarding consultation may.be obtained by contacting the.Connecticut early education consultation.network and the Connecticut nurses.association at the web addresses listed.here with your application you will be.required to submit a plan for.consultative services for each of the.required consultants you've selected.this agreement should be clearly.documented and understood by both.parties this written plan will serve as.the foundation for the consultative.relationship the agreement should.address all of the services to be.provided including at a minimum those.services required by the regulations.which include annual review of written.policies plans and procedures that.relate to the services provided by the.consultant an annual review of education.programs availability by.telecommunication for advice regarding.problems availability in person of the.consultant to the program consulting.with administration and staff about.specific problems acting as a resource.to staff and the parents and finally.documenting the activities and.observations required in a consultation.log please note that the consultative.service agreement for your health.consultant must include additional.information on required services these.services will be detailed on the.designated upcoming slide.an early childhood education consultant.means an individual who is a.credentialed early childhood specialist.with an associate bachelor's master's or.doctoral degree in early childhood.education child development or human.development or someone who has a.four-year degree in a related field with.at least 12 credits in child development.or early childhood education from an.accredited college or university the.education consultant must also have two.or more years experience administering a.licensed childcare center that meets the.standards comparable to those in.Connecticut an early childhood education.consultant shall be available to the.operator and staff for advice and.support regarding the educational.content of the program remember that.your IDI consultant cannot be one of.your staff members who provides direct.care to the children you serve if the.individual is not currently approved by.the OEC as an ED consultant an.application must be submitted for agency.approval this can be found as attachment.9a within your application package or on.the agency website please be sure you've.included everything required in this.application including their transcripts.as not to delay the consultant approval.process remember to include all required.services as noted above within your.consultative service agreement.a health consultant means a physician.physician's assistant advanced practice.registered nurse or registered nurse.holding a current and valid license in.this or another state.this consultant will be an invaluable.resource to your program in addition to.the minimum service requirements health.consultants are required to work with.your program on a much broader scale to.assist you in ensuring the health of the.children in care and provide advice on.your health program.[Music].in addition to the required services for.all consultants your health consultant.is required to assist you even further.they shall make it minimum quarterly.site visits to facilities that serve.children 3 years of age and older or.they will make semiannual site visits.for group childcare homes.facilities that operate no more than 3.hours per day or facilities that enroll.only school-aged children for facilities.that serve children under 3 years of age.the health consultant shall visit the.program according to the following.schedule once a week for children up to.24 months of age once a week for.children 2 to 3 years of age attending a.full day and once a month for children 2.to 3 years of age attending part day.programs facilities that are closed.during the summer months may omit the.summer quarterly visit site visits shall.be made by the health consultant during.customary business hours when the.children are present at the facility.health consultants are also responsible.for reviewing health and immunization.records of children and staff reviewing.the contents storage and plan for.maintenance of first aid kits observing.the indoor and outdoor environments for.health and safety observing children's.general health and development observing.diaper changing and toileting areas and.diaper changing toileting and hand.washing procedures reviewing the.policies procedures and required.documentation for the administration of.medications including special petitions.for special medication authorizations.needed for programs that administer.medication and last assisting in the.review of individual care plans for.children with special health care needs.or children with disabilities as needed.a dental consultant is defined as an.individual licensed to practice.dentistry in this or another state your.dental consultant should be available to.assist you in meeting the oral health.needs of the children in care and in.developing related policies and.procedures.[Music].social service consultant is defined as.a person who holds a bachelor's degree.in social work with at least one year of.social work experience under supervision.or a bachelor's degree in a field that.the Commissioner deems related to social.work with at least two years of Social.Work experience under supervision a.social service consultant should be.available to the operator and staff for.advice regarding the emotional needs of.children and care staff support and any.other matters regarding the social.service program if your consultant is.not currently licensed as a clinical.social worker you are required to submit.a copy of the resume along with your.application.[Music].if your program intends to serve food.you are required to have a registered.dietitian consultant registered.dietitian is defined as a person.certified as a dietician nutritionist in.this or another state.this consultant should be available to.the operator and staff for advice.regarding nutrition and food service.[Music].the application shall indicate whether.meals and snacks will be provided by.your program you must include a copy of.your food service certificate only if.meals are served by your program a food.service certificate may be obtained.through your local health department.[Music].we hope that this section was helpful if.you still have further questions you may.refer to either the statutes and.regulations or call our help desk to.speak with a licensing specialist.[Music].Section four will review the following.components of the licensure application.physical plan indoor space requirements.water and radon testing requirements.physical plant outdoor space.requirements and special considerations.for infant/toddler space.[Music].you are required to submit a floor plan.for your intended indoor space this.floor plan does not necessarily have to.be professionally developed but must.include dimensions of each program area.in class room in feet intended use of.each room location of all entrances and.exits all doors and windows corridors.storage areas tiled bathrooms sinks the.kitchen and food prep area any office.space and staff bathrooms your plan must.also designate an isolation area for use.when children are sick a minimum of 35.square feet of total indoor usable space.must be provided per child to ensure.that children have plenty of elbow room.to move in place safely within your.facility this information will be.considered when determining your total.licensed capacity.on your application you are required to.indicate whether the water supply for.the program is City or municipal or if.it's from a well if the water source is.City or municipal you must submit a copy.of the most recent bill or other.documentation for verification purposes.you must also submit a copy of a LEED.water test conducted within the past two.years if the water source is a well you.must submit a copy of bacterial and a.chemical test and a LEED water test.completed within the past two years this.section will also ask you to indicate.the number of toilets and sinks to be.used by children and staff and adults.regulations require that programs have.one toilet and one sink for every 16.children unless your program serves only.school-aged children in that case there.shall be one toilet and one sink for.every 25 children any required.documentation regarding water that must.accompany your application should be.submitted as attachment 11 B as shown.here.[Music].radon is a colorless odorless.radioactive gas that occurs naturally it.can be found in soil water building.materials and natural gas to ensure the.health and safety of the children you.will serve if your program is located on.the ground level or basement you are.required to submit a completed radon.test along with your application testing.must be done between the months of.November and April however if you are.applied during another time of year you.will be required to submit a written.statement indicating that you will.complete the necessary radon testing in.November a result of less than 4.0.picoCuries per liter is considered.acceptable if you have any further.questions on radon testing please.contact the Department of Public Health.radon program at the number shown here.[Music].taking children outdoors to play is not.only an opportunity for learning in a.different environment but it also.provides many health benefits all.programs must have an outdoor space.allocated for children to play and.explore your outdoor play space could.include parks schoolyards parking areas.elevated or rooftop play areas along.with your application you must submit a.sketch of your intended space that shows.details including the following overall.dimensions in feed regulations require.that you allocate at least 75 square.feet of outdoor space per child for the.number of children using that space at.any one time your sketch must also show.the location of your facility in.proximity to your play area major play.equipment type of ground surface and any.fencing and storage areas if swings.slides.seesaws or other climbing equipment will.be used the ground surface under and.around the equipment must provide at.least eight inches of shock absorbing.material all equipment must be.age-appropriate and the area must be.protected from traffic bodies of water.and other hazards by barriers in a.manner that is safe for children keep in.mind if your playground area will serve.children under three it must be fenced.at a height of four feet.if you wish to serve children six weeks.to 36 months of age you will be required.to submit this supplementary application.for an under three endorsement when.deciding how many children you will.serve it is important to carefully.consider your program space when you.have an under three endorsement there.will be some special specific regulatory.requirements you will want to consider.[Music].the under three endorsement is for.program serving children from six weeks.to 36 months of age when serving.children under three you must have at.least one staff member for every four.children and your group sizes must never.exceed eight children indoors and.outdoors you will also be required to.have a physical barrier separating each.group of eight children with this.supplementary application you will need.to include a sketch of your infant.toddler space that includes the location.of all hand-washing sinks and changing.tables please remember that your sinks.and changing tables must be located.within each room used for infants and.toddlers your sketch should also.indicate how your groups of eight will.be divided with physical barriers as.well as the dimensions and square.footage of each room age-appropriate.furniture such as cribs high chairs cots.low tables and chairs etc will be.required for this infant toddler space.outdoor space must also include.age-appropriate equipment all infant.toddler outdoor space must be fenced.last when you have an under three.endorsement your health consultant will.be required to make more frequent visits.to your program.[Music].school-age programs are those that serve.children that are at least five years of.age on or before January 1st of the.current school year and less than 13.years of age and attending school.special needs children who attend school.may be enrolled up to 19 years of age.all regulations apply to programs that.serve all age groups including school.age however if your program serves only.school-age children then there are.specific regulatory items that will not.apply please see the document here to.review those exceptions all school-aged.children enrolled must have adequate.opportunities for creative recreational.and restful activities as appropriate to.meet the needs of the individual.school-aged child these activities shall.not be an extension or duplication of.the child's school day.[Music].if you have completed all components of.the application up to this point nice.job you are nearly done upon completion.of your application it will be reviewed.by a supervisor and if approved assigned.to a licensing specialist who will.contact you to schedule the initial.inspection the entire licensing process.must be completed within twelve months.of the date you submit your application.this includes the inspection of your.program space and any Corrections you.may need to make within this time it is.your responsibility to monitor the.status of your application the last.section of this presentation will.provide a summary of what you can expect.during your initial inspection.[Music].we hope that this section was helpful if.you still have further questions you may.refer to either the statutes and.regulations or call our help desk to.speak with a licensing specialist.[Music].Section five will review how to develop.your policies and procedures.[Music].as we mentioned earlier in the.presentation you are required to develop.specific policies plans and procedures.for your child care center or group.child care home this includes specific.written plans to address the topics.noted here the policies plans and.procedures you create are not required.to be submitted along with your.application however during your initial.inspection and all inspections.thereafter licensing staff will review.your policies plans and procedures to.ensure that they include all the.required information and are being.followed therefore it is important that.you have taken the time to thoughtfully.develop these prior to your initial.inspection in preparing for your initial.inspection you are encouraged to use the.next several slides as a guide in.creating your own set of policies plans.and procedures these slides will assist.you by reviewing exactly what must be.included per agency regulation.[Music].your general operating policies will.service the foundation for best.practices in all day-to-day operations.of your program they must include but.are not limited to the following.information admission requirements.parent agreements parent involvement.medication policies meals and snacks if.applicable enrollment hours of operation.program withdrawal and access to the.program.[Music].you will need to develop specific.policies with regard to how attendance.records will be kept for your program.the regulations require that you.maintain daily attendance records for.both children and staff recorded daily.at the time of arrival and departure and.kept on file at the facility for at.least two years showing the specific.times of arrival and departure your.policy must also include information on.how you handle situations when a child.is not picked up as planned.it must outline key details including.staffing of at least two staff 18 years.of age or older on the licensed premises.timeframes for when the policy will be.implemented notifications to parents.emergency contacts or alternate pickup.person and notification to your local.law enforcement.[Music].in order for your program to run.efficiently it is very important that.you establish clear personnel policies.to ensure that your staff understand.their roles and responsibilities.policies shall include information on.job descriptions employee benefits.supervision and staff discipline.probationary period of staff and parent.communication.[Music].it is the licensed legal operators.ultimate responsibility for managing.child behavior within the program by.using techniques based upon.developmentally appropriate practice the.discipline policy you create must.clearly detail exactly how staff are.expected to manage child behavior using.techniques such as positive guidance.redirection setting clear limits and.appropriate supervision these practices.will encourage children to develop.self-control self discipline and.positive self-esteem it is critically.important that this behavior management.policy be continuously communicated with.your staff so that best practices are.implemented effectively and consistently.within your program you and your staff.will be directly responsible for.protecting the children who are in your.care staff must never engage in or allow.abusive neglectful physical corporal.humiliating or frightening treatment or.punishment and must never tire buying.children and shall not restrain children.by law you and your staff will be.mandated reporters and will be required.to report any suspected child abuse or.neglect the Department of Children and.Families or your local law enforcement.an oral report must be made within 12.hours and follow up in writing on the.DCF 136 form within 48 hours the.Department of Children and Families.hosts a free training for caregivers.that will help you understand your.responsibilities as a mandated reporter.reporting laws and forms can be found on.the Department of Children and Families.website.[Music].your policies plans and procedures shall.also include specific information on.emergency procedures including but not.necessarily limited to medical.emergencies including a personal.emergency accident or illness.designation of a licensed physician or.hospital emergency service to be.available transportation to medical.services and notification of the parents.fire emergencies including.identification of means of egress roles.and responsibilities of staff designated.safe location for reconvening and.notification of the parents.weather-related emergencies including a.safe location for children resources.available and notification of the.parents and finally evacuation including.transportation location of an alternate.shelter and community resources and.notification of the parents.[Music].children must be supervised at all times.while at the program indoors and.outdoors or on field trips at no time.shall a child be left unsupervised your.policies plans and procedures must.include specific information on the.supervision of children within your.program including but not necessarily.limited to group size ratio of staff to.children indoor and outdoor supervision.nap time and bathroom areas.[Music].the previous slides have reviewed the.information that is required at minimum.per regulation to be included within.your policies plans and procedures.remember that you may add to these so.that they are customized and appropriate.for your childcare program ensuring that.all of your staff are fully trained on.your policies and procedures will help.to ensure that you have a successful.program that maintains compliance with.the licensing regulations once licensed.any major modifications to these plans.going forward should be clearly.communicated with your program staff and.families.[Music].we hope that this section was helpful if.you still have further questions you may.refer to either the statutes and.regulations or call our help desk to.speak with a licensing specialist.[Music].Section six will review what to expect.during your initial inspection.[Music].before your initial inspection it's.important to familiarize yourself with.the statutes and regulations for child.care centers and group child care homes.an initial inspection is your.opportunity to engage in conversation.with the licensing specialist to make.sure you understand the regulations and.that your program is in compliance.prior to this inspection jot down any.questions you may have to discuss with.the licensing specialist.[Music].during every inspection including your.initial licensing staff will need to.inspect all areas you have designated as.program space both indoors and outdoors.it's essential that you have taken the.time to ensure that your space is.complete setup and ready for operation.prior to your initial inspection during.the initial inspection the licensing.specialist will walk through your.program space take measurements and.verify the total number of usable.toilets and sinks for children and staff.these measurements will determine your.final and approved capacity.remember the total capacity will be.based upon an allotment of 35 square.feet of indoor usable space per child.for example if you have a room that is.350 square feet you would be approved.for 10 children for this space keep in.mind there will be square footage.deductions taken for the following items.bathrooms hallways kitchen and food.service areas and refrigerators heating.and cooling units staff desks and.storage units any space or equipment.used for other purposes apart from the.activities of the children and any large.indoor activity rooms.[Music].during your initial inspection the.licensing specialist will look to see.that you have specific items posted in a.conspicuous location that is accessible.to the public including current Fire.Marshal certificate always see complaint.procedures food service certificate and.menus if applicable emergency plans no.smoking signs at entrances and radon.test results once you have received your.license this will also need to be posted.as well as a copy of any future.inspection reports.during your initial inspection the.licensing specialist will fully inspect.the licensed premises licensing staff.will check all areas for cleanliness and.hazards to ensure that the program space.is safe and will foster a healthy.environment for children there are many.things that contribute to creating a.safe environment that will be reviewed.with you during your initial inspection.the next several slides will highlight.some but not all of the physical plant.requirements that will be addressed.during the walk through the building.equipment and services must be.maintained in a good state of repair at.all times it can be difficult to keep.track of all the maintenance required.within all areas of your childcare.facility to help you stay on track the.licensing regulations require that you.establish a maintenance program that.ensures that the interior and exterior.of the building are maintained kept.clean and orderly and are free from.hazards a clean environment should.ensure that walls ceilings floors and.rugs are cleaned and maintained.regularly any potentially hazardous.substances must be stored in a separate.locked area.additional items that your licensing.specialist will look for during this.inspection include but are not limited.to well-maintained walkways that are.clear and easily passable for entering.and exiting the building glass doors.windows and mirrors that are either.inaccessible to children or are properly.protected up to 36 inches individual.storage for clothing and bedding outlets.that are protected with either plug.covers or safety outlets and cords that.are properly secured and meet safety.standards properly screened windows and.doors when opened for ventilation all.bathrooms must have working mechanical.ventilation hot water tests between 60.and 115 degrees Fahrenheit.each classroom must have a thermometer.affixed to the wall to ensure that the.air temperature is maintained at a.minimum of 65 degrees space heaters are.strictly prohibited anywhere within your.facility including office space.[Music].if your program has rugs be sure that.they are secured to the floor to prevent.tripping hazards you are required to.have a working telephone on each level.of the facility with emergency numbers.posted nearby cell phones are acceptable.spaces used by children for reading.painting and other tasks work must have.50 foot-candles of light the specialist.will measure the lighting in these areas.using a light meter all areas used by.children shall have light fixtures that.are shielded or shatterproof stairs must.be properly protected and maintained in.good repair with handrails installed at.a height usable by children if your.facility has combustible fuels such as.gas oil or propane you shall have at.least one CO detector on each occupied.level of the facility individual cots.must be provided for all children that.will regularly remain in care for five.hours or longer when cots are shared.they must be washed and disinfected.between use if you plan on having any.pets such as fish rabbits turtles dogs.cats etc that are kept at your facility.you must ensure that there are.procedures in place for their care and.maintenance the licensing specialist.will ask to see your pet care plan so be.sure you keep this readily available.[Music].placement of furnishings should address.the needs of the children for.stimulation and development and at the.same time help to prevent collision and.injury equipment and furnishings should.be arranged so that a caregiver or.teacher can easily view the children.from different positions in the room.[Music].outdoor play is an opportunity for.learning in a different environment as.well as providing many health benefits.safe outdoor areas encourage children to.develop gross motor skills and fine.motor play in ways that are difficult to.duplicate indoors during your initial.inspection your outdoor play space will.be measured to determine how many.children will be allowed to play.outdoors at any one time remember there.must be a minimum of 75 square feet of.space per child the licensing specialist.will also check to ensure that all.swings seesaws or climbing equipment has.the equivalent of eight inches of shock.absorbing material underneath and around.the equipment to protect children from.Falls your playground should be free.from glass debris holes and other.hazards be sure that all nuts bolts and.screws are tight and well protected all.outdoor play equipment must be.age-appropriate in good repair safely.arranged and anchored for stability your.outdoor play area must be protected from.traffic bodies of water and other.hazards in a manner safe for children if.fencing is required it must be at least.four feet high if the play area is.located on a rooftop fences or permanent.barriers shall be at least six feet high.[Music].earlier in this presentation we.discussed the necessary additional.requirements for programs that choose to.serve children under three if your.program does have an under three.endorsement then the licensing.specialist will review these.requirements during your initial.inspection your designated diapering.area must be located within your infant.toddler space and shall be a non-porous.elevated sturdy table or counter.equipped with a safety rail the.diapering area must include disposable.paper sheets and a covered washable and.lined waste receptacle your diapering.and hand-washing policies and procedures.must be posted in each diapering area.furniture shall include well-constructed.freestanding cribs with snug fitting.mattresses and sheets or washable cots.depending on the ages of children served.you must also have chairs for feeding.with safety straps low tables chairs a.refrigerator and facilities to store in.heat bottles all outdoor play space for.children under 3 must be fenced and the.equipment shall be developmentally.appropriate for the ages of the children.served.[Music].we hope that this section was helpful if.you still have further questions you may.refer to either the statutes and.regulations or call our help desk to.speak with a licensing specialist.[Music].

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