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 Drainage of Paved Surfaces

All paved surfaces should be well-drained to avoid accumulation of water and ice.
Well-drained paved surfaces help prevent injury and deterioration of the surface by discouraging the accumulation of water and ice (1).
Center, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
  1. Whole Building Design Guide Secure/Safe Committee. 2010. Ensure occupant safety and health. National Institute of Building Sciences.