Module 3
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Outside Areas

Must I change the outside areas of my home, too?

Yes, as described here:

  • Health, safety, and child development requirements apply to the outside of your home as well as the inside.
  • Your outdoor play area, including outdoor activities and equipment, must be maintained to keep children safe.
  • Children must not have unsupervised access to swimming pools, wading pools, or other bodies of water.

Minimum standards require home-based caregivers to provide outdoor playtime twice daily; once in the morning and afternoon unless weather conditions are unsafe.