10A NCAC 09 .1402          OUTDOOR SPACE

(a)  When a center is licensed for 6 to 29 children, the outdoor play area shall be no smaller than 75 square feet times the total number of children for which the center is licensed.

(b)  When a center is licensed for 30 or more children, the outdoor play area shall be no smaller than 75 square feet times one-half of the total number of children for which the center is licensed or shall be 2,250 square feet, whichever is larger.

(c)  Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Rule apply only to child care centers initially licensed after April 1, 1984.

(d)  The outdoor play area shall provide an area that is shaded by a building, awnings, trees, or other methods.

(e)  The outdoor area shall be designed so that staff is able to adequately supervise the entire area in accordance with 10A NCAC 09 .1801(a).

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110‑85(1),(2); 110‑91(6); 143B‑168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1996;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.