(1) A day care center must have sufficient space and appropriate furniture and equipment to provide for support functions and to provide for the reasonable comfort and convenience of staff and parents.

(2) This requirement shall be deemed to have been satisfied if the center has appropriate storage and work areas adjacent to the area of use, to accommodate the following functions if these are conducted on the premises:

(a) administrative office functions, record storage, meeting arrangements for staff or for parent conference offering privacy of conversation;

(b) food preparation and serving;

(c) custodial services;

(d) laundry;

(e) rest area for staff relief periods; and

(f) storage of program materials and manipulative toys to be used and rotated at different times during the year.

History: 52-2-704, 53-4-503, MCA; IMP, 52-2-704, 52-2-723, 52-2-731, 53-4-504, 53-4-508, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 709, Eff. 4/16/82; AMD, 1985 MAR p. 2041, Eff. 12/27/85; TRANS, from Dept. of SRS, 1987 MAR p. 1492, Eff. 7/1/87; TRANS, from DFS, 1998 MAR p. 2881; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2415, Eff. 9/8/00; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1424, Eff. 6/2/06.