10a NCAC 27g .2404       PHYSICAL PLANT

(a)  Classroom And Activity Space:

(1)           A ratio of 50 square feet per child shall be available for indoor classroom and activity space, exclusive of space occupied by sinks, lockers, storage cabinets, and other fixed equipment.

(2)           Space shall be available for small groups and individualized training.

(3)           Special interest areas shall be provided to enhance the development of individual children.

(4)           Space for indoor physical activities shall be available for the provision of those activities enhancing gross motor development.

(5)           Centers with at least 40% of their enrollment being children without disabilities and having an inclusion plan approved by DMH/DD/SAS for area-operated programs and by the area program director for contract agency centers may have a total of 35 square feet available per child for indoor classroom and activity space.

(b)  Outdoor Activity Space:

(1)           Outdoor activity space shall be available in the ratio of 200 square feet per child scheduled to use the area at any one time.

(2)           Centers with at least 40% of their enrollment being children without disabilities and having an inclusion plan approved by DMH/DD/SAS for area-operated programs and by the area program director for contract agency centers may have a total of 100 square feet available per child.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑51; 143B‑147;

Eff. May 1, 1996.