(1) With the exception of outdoor space, the drop-in day care center shall meet the space requirements as outlined in ARM 37.95.610. However, in the absence of an adequate outdoor play area, the center must set aside a greater amount of indoor space for large muscle development activities. Such areas shall contain appropriate play equipment for large muscle development.

(2) If however, the center does have outdoor space available, the center shall still meet those space requirements as defined in ARM 37.95.610.

(3) If outdoor play space is provided, but is inadequate for the maximum number of children, a schedule shall be provided to show how outdoor play time will be made available to all the children. At no time will there be more children in the outdoor play area than the maximum number allowed computed at 75 square feet per child as defined in ARM 37.95.705.

History: 52-2-704, MCA; IMP, 52-2-702, 52-2-731, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 2390, Eff. 10/15/10.