(A) Evening and overnight care is when children are in attendance any time between the hours of seven p.m. and six a.m. If the licensed type B home provider has evening or overnight care:
(1) The provider and/or employee shall remain awake until all children are asleep. When children sleep in the evening or overnight, the provider shall have a monitoring device that ensures sight or hearing at all times.
(2) Children under the age of five shall sleep on the same floor as the provider.
(3) The home shall provide adequate lighting indoors in all areas, including bathrooms, hallways, and sleeping rooms to ensure that children can be seen by the provider. If caretakers are scheduled to arrive or depart after daylight hours, the provider shall assure that outdoor walkways and entrances to be used are adequately lighted for safety and security.
(4) Children shall only sleep during evening and overnight care in areas that have been approved for sleeping.
(5) Each child in care during evening and overnight hours shall be provided with an individual crib, playpen, cot, mattress, couch, or bed and blankets in accordance with rule 5101:2-14-19 of the Administrative Code.
(6) Each child who sleeps at the home for four or more hours shall have clean, comfortable sleeping clothes.
(7) Bedtime routines shall be developed in consultation with the caretaker of the children.
(8) The provider 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.
(B) The provider shall provide for additional hygiene stipulations during evening and overnight care which include:
(1) Washing and changing clothes according to children's developmental needs.
(2) Separating school-age boys from school-age girls during washing and while changing clothes to ensure privacy.
(3) Changing bed linens at least weekly, if soiled, or if assigned to a different child.
(4) Provide each child with a clean, individual washcloth, towel, and toothbrush labeled with the child's name and stored in a sanitary manner.
(5) Children having with access to running water, soap and toothpaste.
(6) If bathing facilities are used at the home, bath tubs and showers shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use and shall be equipped to prevent slipping. All children shall bathe separately. The tub or showers do not have to be sanitized between uses if the children are siblings and the parent has provided written consent.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.018
Rule Amplifies: 5104.018
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 9/1/86, 5/1/89, 10/1/97, 4/1/03, 8/14/08.