Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health

5.1 Overall Requirements

5.1.6 Exterior Areas

Note to Reader: See Chapter 6 for Outdoor Play Area Requirements Construction and Maintenance of Walkways

Inside and outside stairs, ramps, porches, and other walkways to the structure should be constructed for safe use as required by the local building code and should be kept in sound condition, well-lighted, and in good repair (1). Walkways must be cleared and maintained during inclement weather to prevent falls.
Prevention of slipping and tripping hazards is key to preventing injuries from falls.
Center, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS Drainage of Paved Surfaces Walking Surfaces