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  • School-Agge Child Care Licensiing

    Handbook

    Inseert Effective Date

    This handbook is incorporatedd by reference in rule 65C-22.008, Florida Admin nistrative Code.

  • Table of Contents

    1 Introduction............................................................................................5

    1.1 Child Care Programs Subject to Regulation ........................................................................................ 5 ­

    1.2 Definitions........................................................................................................................................... 5 ­

    2 General Requirements..........................................................................9

    2.1 License Application Process or Renewal............................................................................................. 9 ­

    2.2 Minimum Age Requirements............................................................................................................10 ­

    2.3 Ratios.................................................................................................................................................10 ­

    2.4 Supervision........................................................................................................................................ 10 ­

    2.5 Transportation ..................................................................................................................................12 ­

    2.5.1 Vehicles ...............................................................................................................................12 ­

    2.5.2 Driver Requirements...........................................................................................................12 ­

    2.6 Planned Activities..............................................................................................................................13 ­

    2.7 Field Trip Activities............................................................................................................................14 ­

    2.8 Child Discipline..................................................................................................................................14 ­

    3 Physical Environment .........................................................................15

    3.1 General Health and Safety Requirements ........................................................................................15 ­

    3.2 Toxic/Hazardous Material/Firearms/Weapons ...............................................................................16 ­

    3.3 Rooms Occupied by Children......................................................................................................16 ­

    3.3.1 Lighting.......................................................................................................................................16 ­

    3.3.2 Windows and Screens.........................................................................................................16 ­

    3.3.3 Temperature and Ventilation .............................................................................................16 ­

    3.4 Licensed Capacity........................................................................................................................17 ­

    3.4.1 Licensed Capacity................................................................................................................17 ­

    3.4.2 Indoor Floor Space ..............................................................................................................17 ­

    3.4.3 Multipurpose Rooms...........................................................................................................18 ­

    3.4.4 Outdoor Space ....................................................................................................................18 ­

    Outdoor Play Area...................................................................................................................................19 ­

    3.5.1 Fencing ................................................................................................................................19 ­

    3.6 Rest Area.....................................................................................................................................19 ­

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  • 3.7 Restrooms and Bath Facilities...........................................................................................................20 ­

    3.8 Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness.........................................................................................20 ­

    3.6.1 Operable Phone ..................................................................................................................21 ­

    3.6.2 Fire Safety ...........................................................................................................................21 ­

    3.8.3 Exit Area ..............................................................................................................................21 ­

    3.8.4 Fire Drills .............................................................................................................................21 ­

    3.8.5 Emergency Preparedness....................................................................................................22 ­

    3.8.6 After a Fire, Man-made, or Natural Disaster ......................................................................22 ­

    3.9 Food Preparation Area/Food Service...............................................................................................22 ­

    3.9.1 Food Preparation Area...............................................................................................................22 ­

    3.9.2 Food Storage .......................................................................................................................23 ­

    3.9.3 Food Safety .........................................................................................................................25 ­

    3.9.4 Dishwashing and Sanitization .............................................................................................27 ­

    3.9.5 Food handling......................................................................................................................29 ­

    3.10 Sanitation ....................................................................................................................................29 ­

    3.10.1 Handwashing.......................................................................................................................29 ­

    3.10.2 Drinking Water....................................................................................................................30 ­

    3.11 Indoor Equipment ...........................................................................................................................30 ­

    3.12 Outdoor Equipment ........................................................................................................................30 ­

    4 Training Requirements........................................................................31

    4.1 Beginning Training ............................................................................................................................31 ­

    4.2 Training Courses................................................................................................................................31 ­

    4.3 Break in Service...........................................................................................................................32 ­

    4.4 Documentation of Training .............................................................................................................32 ­

    4.5 Training Exemptions........................................................................................................................32 ­

    4.6 Staff Credential Exemption ..............................................................................................................33 ­

    4.7 Annual In-Service Training ...............................................................................................................33 ­

    4.8 Director Credential...........................................................................................................................35 ­

    4.9 Director Credential Renewal............................................................................................................36 ­

    4.10 Director Credential Training Providers .......................................................................................36 ­

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  • 5 Health-Related Requirements ...........................................................37

    5.1 Communicable Disease Control .......................................................................................................37 ­

    5.1.1 Isolation Area ......................................................................................................................38 ­

    5.1.2 Outbreaks............................................................................................................................38 ­

    5.2 First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitatio