Chapter 3: Health Promotion and Protection
3.1 Health Promotion in Child Care
3.1.4 Safe Sleep
126.96.36.199: Unscheduled Access to Rest Areas
All children should have access to rest or nap areas whenever the child desires to rest. These rest or nap areas should be set up to reduce distraction or disturbance from other activities. All facilities should provide rest areas for children, including children who become ill (1,2), at least until the child leaves the facility for care elsewhere. Children need to be within sight and hearing of caregivers/teachers when resting.
RATIONALEAny child, especially children who are ill (1,2), may need more opportunity for rest or quiet activities.
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS188.8.131.52 Safe Sleep Practices and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)/SIDS Risk Reduction
184.108.40.206 Scheduled Rest Periods and Sleep Arrangements
220.127.116.11 Inclusion/Exclusion/Dismissal of Children
18.104.22.168 Space Requirements for Care of Children Who Are Ill
22.214.171.124 Qualifications of Directors of Facilities That Care for Children Who Are Ill
126.96.36.199 Program Requirements for Facilities That Care for Children Who Are Ill
188.8.131.52 Caregiver/Teacher Qualifications for Facilities That Care for Children Who Are Ill
184.108.40.206 Child-Staff Ratios for Facilities That Care for Children Who Are Ill
220.127.116.11 Child Care Health Consultants for Facilities That Care for Children Who Are Ill
18.104.22.168 Licensing of Facilities That Care for Children Who Are Ill
22.214.171.124 Information Required for Children Who Are Ill
126.96.36.199 Inclusion and Exclusion of Children from Facilities That Serve Children Who Are Ill
188.8.131.52 Sleeping Equipment and Supplies
184.108.40.206 Space for Children Who Are Ill
Appendix A: Signs and Symptoms Chart
- American Academy of Pediatrics. Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide. Aronson SS, Shope TR, eds. 5th ed. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2020:45-50.