5101:2-13-23 Evening and overnight care for licensed type A homes.

(A) A type A home is considered to be providing evening and overnight care when children are in attendance any time between the hours of seven p.m. and six a.m. Care being provided during these hours shall comply with all applicable rules of Chapter 5101:2-13 of the Administrative Code and the additional requirements of this rule.

(B) Evening and overnight care shall ensure that children are safe and the type A home is secure.

(1) Child care staff members shall remain awake, until all children are asleep.

(2) The type A home shall provide adequate lighting indoors in all areas, including bathrooms, hallways, and sleeping rooms to ensure that child care staff members are able to see children.

(3) Persons on the premises during evening and overnight care hours shall be limited to persons authorized by the administrator and parents and guardians of children in care.

(4) The type A home shall provide a written security plan that ensures that access to the home is limited to parents and guardians of children in care and authorized persons. The type A home shall ensure that children are appropriately supervised at all times during limited access hours.

(5) Outdoor walkways and entrances shall be adequately lighted for safety and security.

(6) The type A home shall ensure areas where children sleep during evening and overnight care are on the building's ground floor unless another floor has been approved for the care of sleeping children by the local fire official having jurisdiction.

(7) Bedtime routines shall be developed in consultation with parents or guardians.

(8) The type A home shall have a program of activities before bedtime, which allows for children's individual choices and needs. Activities may include meals, play, homework, relaxation, personal grooming, and outdoor play during daylight hours.

(9) Each child in care during evening and overnight hours shall be provided with an individual blanket and a crib, cot, couch or bed, as required in rule 5101:2-13-19 or 5101:2-13-42 of the Administrative Code.

(10) Each child who sleeps at the type A home for four or more hours shall have clean comfortable sleeping garments.

(11) Storage spaces for personal belongings and clothing shall be provided.

(C) The type A home shall provide a sanitary environment, and shall provide for these additional hygiene requirements during evening and overnight care:

(1) School boys and girls shall be separated during washing and while changing clothes to ensure privacy.

(2) Child care staff members shall assist children during washing and changing clothes according to children's developmental needs.

(3) Bed linens shall be changed at least weekly, or when soiled or assigned to a different child.

(4) Each child shall be provided by the type A home with a clean, individual washcloth, towel, and toothbrush if the parent does not provide these items. Anything to be re-used shall be labeled for each child and stored in a sanitary manner such that items do not touch and do not promote bacterial growth.

(5) Children shall have access to running water, liquid soap, and toothpaste.

(6) If bathing facilities are used at the type A home, bath tubs and showers shall be cleaned and disinfected after each use, and shall be equipped to prevent slipping. All children shall bathe separately.

Effective: 12/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/09/2011 and 12/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.011
Rule Amplifies: 5104.011
Prior Effective Dates: 7/01/03, 1/1/07