Subchapter T. Minimum Standard Rule Revisions for Clarity and Consistency

Revisions for Clarity and Consistency

747.4011 How does Licensing determine the indoor useable activity space?

This rule has been amended to clarify that measurements for indoor activity space will be rounded up to the nearest inch and to incorporate the definition for "single-use areas" because this is the only rule for which the term applies.

Single-use area - Area not routinely used for children's activities, such as a bathroom, hallway, storage room, cooking area of a kitchen, swimming pool, and storage building.

747.4015 May I care for children above or below ground level?

This rule has been amended to delete an outdated grandfather clause.

747.4107 Does the fence requirement apply to my home if it was registered or licensed before September 1, 2003?

This rule has been repealed because it is outdated and no longer applicable.

747.4113 Must the outdoor activity space area be connected to the child-care home?

The language in this rule has been amended for better readability and ease of understanding.

747.4203 Where must the sink and toilet be located for children's use?

This rule has been amended to remove content that describes where to find information about hand washing. Hand washing information has been added to a Helpful Information box.

747.4303 Must I provide a cot or mat for each child to sleep or rest on?

In addition to modifying the wording for better readability and understanding, this rule has been amended to:

• clarify that a home may require a parent to provide the cot or mat for the child;

• delete the individual crib requirement because it is already required at 747.2305 What furnishings and equipment must I have for infants?; and

• delete the naptime requirements because they are already required at 747.2801 Must children have a naptime every day?.

747.4305 Must I have storage for each child's individual belongings?

The language in this rule has been amended to increase clarity and consistency.

747.4307 Must I have a telephone at my child-care home?

This rule has been amended to delete an outdated reference to coin operated pay phones.

747.4309 May I have indoor lofts?

This rule has been amended to:

• be consistent with the language throughout the division;

• clarify the wording of the rule for better readability and ease of understanding; and

• add a reminder that lofts must also comply with 747.4015 May I care for children above ground level?.

747.4311 If my child-care home was registered or licensed before September 1, 2003, will I be given an opportunity to comply?

This rule has been repealed because it is outdated and no longer applicable.

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