10A NCAC 09 .1402         OUTDOOR SPACE

(a)  The outdoor play area shall be no smaller than 75 square feet for each child using the outdoor learning environment at any one time.

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

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

(d)  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;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2021.