10A NCAC 09 .2407         SPACE REQUIREMENTS for mildly sick children

(a)  There shall be at least 45 square feet of inside space per child present. When space is measured the following shall not be included: closets, hallways, storage areas, kitchens, bathrooms, utility areas, thresholds, foyers, space or rooms used for administrative activities or space occupied by adult‑sized desks, cabinets, file cabinets, etc.; any floor space occupied by or located under equipment, furniture, or materials not used by children; and any floor space occupied by or located under built‑in equipment or furniture.

(b)  A center that enrolls mildly sick children as a component of a child care center shall:

(1)           ensure that if the outdoor play area is shared by both well and mildly sick children, ensure that there are separate areas of play; and

(2)           ensure that the indoor area used by the mildly sick children is separated by an interior or exterior entrance.

(c)  An outdoor play area shall not be required for children who are mildly sick. If a child is in care for more than three consecutive days, however, he or she must have the opportunity to go outside for play or leisure activities.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-88(11); 143B-168.3;

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.