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13a.16.09.00.htm 13A.16.09.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 16 CHILD CARE CENTERS Chapter 09 Program Requirements Authority: Family Law Article, §5-560, 5-564, and 5-570―5-585; Human Services Article, §1-202; State Government Article, §10-617; Annotated Code of Maryland Agency Note: Federal Statutory Reference ― Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq. Pro-Children Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. §6081 et seq.
13a.16.09.01.htm 13A.16.09.01. 01 Schedule of Daily Activities for All Children.. A. The operator shall prepare, post, and follow a written schedule of daily activities and offer activities that:1) Promote the sound emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth of each child;. 2) Are appropriate to the age, needs, and capabilities of the individual child;. 3) Include opportunities for individual and group participation;. 4) Include a balance between self-selected and staff-directed activities;.
13a.16.09.02.htm 13A.16.09.02. 02 Activity Plans for Infants and Toddlers.. A. An operator shall assign one staff member primary responsibility for each infant or toddler in care during each staff shift.B. Upon enrollment of an infant or toddler, the operator shall arrange for the director or senior staff, in consultation with the parent of the child, to prepare a written individualized activity plan for the child that:1) Addresses the child's normal pattern of activities, sleeping, and eating;.
13a.16.09.03.htm 13A.16.09.03. 03 Activity Materials, Equipment, and Furnishings.. A. For indoor and outdoor activities, an operator shall provide to each group of children in care a sufficient quantity and variety of activity materials, equipment, and furnishings according to the numbers, ages, and developmental needs of the children.B. Activity materials and equipment shall be:. 1) Provided for:. a) Vigorous play;. b) Creative and dramatic play;. d) Manipulation, including construction materials;.
13a.16.09.04.htm 13A.16.09.04. 04 Rest Furnishings.. A. There shall be:. 1) A suitable cot or mat for each child 12 months old to 5 years old present in the center for more than 4 hours, and for children 5 years old or older who regularly take rest periods in the center;2) A suitable bed for each child who is 12 months old or older and who is present in the center during those hours which are usual nighttime sleep hours for that child;3) An adequate supply of clean bedding provided for each child who takes re
13a.16.09.05.htm 13A.16.09.05. 05 Infant-Toddler Equipment.. A. A sufficient number of strollers or carriages with appropriate restraints shall be available to accommodate all non-walking infants present in care.B. The use of walkers is prohibited.. C. The center shall have furnishings that allow the safe and easy feeding of children younger than 2 years old, including but not limited to high chairs, toddler tables, and chairs for staff members to use while holding infants for feeding.
13a.16.09.06.htm 13A.16.09.06. 06 Storage.. There shall be appropriate storage for:. A. Materials and equipment;. B. Mats, cots, beds, and bedding;. C. Portable equipment intended for outdoor use;. D. Each child's clothing and possessions in an individual space; and. E. Materials, equipment, furnishings, and supplies being held in reserve..
13a.16.09.9999.htm 13A.16.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 2008 (35:21 Md. R. 1826). Regulation .01C adopted effective July 20, 2015 (42:14 Md. R. 883).
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