Napping

Napping

  1. The center shall provide children with a daily opportunity for rest or sleep in an environment that provides subdued lighting, a low noise level, and freedom from distractions.
  2. Scheduled nap times shall not exceed two hours daily.
  3. A separate crib, cot, mat, or other sleeping equipment shall be used for each child during nap times.
  4. Mats and mattresses used for napping shall have a smooth, waterproof surface.
  5. The provider shall maintain sleeping equipment in good repair.
  6. If sleeping equipment is clearly assigned to and used by an individual child, the provider must clean and sanitize it as needed, but at least weekly.
  7. If sleeping equipment is not clearly assigned to and used by an individual child, the provider must clean and sanitize it prior to each use.
  8. The provider must either store sleeping equipment so that the surfaces children sleep on do not touch each other, or else clean and sanitize sleeping equipment prior to each use.
  9. A sheet and blanket or acceptable alternative shall be used by each child during nap time. These items shall be:
    1. clearly assigned to one child;
    2. stored separately from other children’s when not in use; and,
    3. laundered as needed, but at least once a week, and prior to use by another child.
  10. The provider shall space cribs, cots, and mats a minimum of 2 feet apart when in use, to allow for adequate ventilation, easy access, and ease of exiting.
  11. Cots and mats may not block exits.
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