A. For each group of infants or toddlers in a room, there shall be an approved diapering area with a sink that:
(1) Is used only for diapering and toileting purposes; and
(2) Permits continuous observation of, and immediate response to, each child in the group.
B. For every 15 children who are 2 years old or older, an operator shall provide one toilet and one sink that are:
(1) Maintained in good operating condition and in a sanitary manner;
(2) Easily accessible to the children; and
(3) Equipped with water-resistant, nonabsorbent platforms which are safely constructed at a height that allows children to use the toilet and sink unassisted.
C. An operator which holds a certificate of approval to operate, or a letter of exemption from approval, that was issued by the State Board of Education before July 1, 1991, and is still in effect may receive a variance from the requirements of §B of this regulation if the office determines that:
(1) The requirements can be met only with substantial physical modifications to the center; and
(2) Sanitary facilities are accessible to every child in the center.
D. In each toilet facility accessible to a school age child, the operator shall provide at least one toilet in an enclosed stall or other space affording privacy to the child.
E. In a small center approved for mixed age groups, only one toilet and sink are required.
F. A center licensed for the first time shall provide at least one toilet facility restricted to use by adults that is equipped with a toilet, sink, and toilet supplies, except that this requirement does not apply to:
(1) Small centers; or
(2) Programs that operate 2-1/2 hours or less per session per day.
G. Each toilet room shall have:
(1) A floor with a water-resistant, nonabsorbent finish;
(2) Smoothly finished walls with a hard surface; and
(3) Approved and functioning natural or mechanical ventilation.
H. Portable toilets, also known as potty-chairs, may not be used in a child care center.
I. Each toilet room shall contain individual paper towels, a trash receptacle, soap, and toilet paper.
J. All sanitary supplies in a toilet room shall be available within reach of a child capable of using the toilet unassisted.
K. Toiletry and grooming articles, drinking cups, towels, face cloths, brushes, and combs may not be shared.