Subchapter H. Minimum Standard Rule Revisions that May Affect Compliance


744.2207 Must I provide an alternative activity for those children who cannot sleep?

This rule has been amended to decrease the time for when a child who cannot sleep may participate in an alternative, quiet activity until nap/rest time is over for other children from one hour to 30 minutes.

744.2211 May I lower the lighting in the room while children are sleeping?

This rule has been amended to specify that lighting cannot be lowered to the point that a person's eyes require adjusting for the person to be able to see upon entering the room.


My operation does not have a dimming lighting system. Does this mean we have to leave the lights on during naptime?

No. You may lower the lighting as long as a person's eyes do not require adjusting upon entering the room. If your rooms have large windows, consider opening window coverings to see if natural sunlight is sufficient to meet this requirement. You might also consider a lamp or two.

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