37.95.720 GROUP AND FAMILY DAY CARE HOMES, EQUIPMENT
(1) Play equipment and materials must be provided that are appropriate to the developmental needs, individual interests, and ages of the children. There must be a sufficient amount of play equipment and materials so that there is not excessive competition and long waits.
(2) Play equipment and materials must include items from each of the following six categories: dramatic role playing, cognitive development, visual development, auditory development, tactile development and large-muscle development.
(3) High chairs, when used, must have a wide base and a safety strap. Portable high chairs that hook onto tables are not allowed.
(4) Each child, except school-age children who do not take naps, shall have clean, age-appropriate rest equipment, such as a crib, cot, bed or mat. Seasonably appropriate top and bottom covering, such as sheets or blankets, must be provided. Crib mattresses and other rest equipment shall be waterproof and regularly sanitized.
History: 52-2-704, 53-4-503, MCA; IMP, 52-2-731, 53-4-504, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 712, Eff. 4/16/82; 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.