(c) The center shall make all interior room and closet doors such that children can open the doors from the inside with a simpletwisting motion or the equivalent.(d) The center shall not provide locking or latching devices on child bathroom doors.(e) All interior locked doors shall be designed to permit opening by the staff. The key or other opening device shall be readilyaccessible to staff.(f) Automatic door closures must be adjusted properly. (Division of Family Resources; 470 IAC 3-4.7-108; filed Aug 11, 2003,3:00 p.m.: 27 IR 150)470 IAC 3-4.7-109Garbage and refuseAuthority:IC 12-13-5-3Affected:IC 12-17.2-4Sec. 109. (a) The center shall keep all interior garbage, dirty diapering supplies, food products, and disposable meal servicesupplies in tight seamed, easily cleanable trash containers and cover them with tight fitting lids pending removal.(b) Staff shall remove all garbage and refuse within the child care center daily to an outside tightly covered trash receptaclethat will not permit the transmission of disease or provide harborage for insects, rodents, or other pests.(c) Staff shall clean trash containers when soiled. (Division of Family Resources; 470 IAC 3-4.7-109; filed Aug 11, 2003, 3:00p.m.: 27 IR 150)470 IAC 3-4.7-110Indoor spaceAuthority:IC 12-13-5-3Affected:IC 12-17.2-4Sec. 110. (a) Each child care room/area shall have a minimum of thirty-five (35) square feet of usable indoor play space perchild at all times.(b) Usable indoor play space is exclusive of the kitchen, toilet rooms, isolation areas, office, staff rooms, hallways, stairways,storage areas, lockers, cubbies, the teacher’s desk, laundry areas, the furnace room, and floor space occupied by permanent built-incabinets.(c) Separate play rooms or separated areas in play rooms shall be provided for the various types of activities required by thechild care program and for the separation of children according to age and class size. (Division of Family Resources; 470 IAC 3-4.7-110; filed Aug 11, 2003, 3:00 p.m.: 27 IR 150)
CHILD WELFARE SERVICESIndiana Administrative CodePage 82470 IAC 3-4.7-111Indoor furnishingsAuthority:IC 12-13-5-3Affected:IC 12-17.2-4Sec. 111. (a) Furnishings and equipment shall be durable, safe, and scaled to the size of the children.(b) The center shall provide tables and chairs in each child care area as follows:(1) Child-sized chairs made so that when a child sits in a chair their feet touch the ground and their back touches the chair back.(2) A minimum of one (1) chair and table space per child regularly cared for in the room/area.(3) Child-sized tables made so that when a child sits in a child-sized chair their elbows rest on the table top.(c) Staff shall not stack tables or chairs in the class room/area while children are awake.(d) The center shall provide space for each child’s personal belongings to keep them separate from other children’s belongings.(e) The center shall construct, locate, install, and design coat hooks in a manner that does not pose a hazard to children.