Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

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

5.3 General Furnishings and Equipment

5.3.2 Additional Equipment Requirements for Facilities Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs

Note to Reader: See Standard for medication storage. Storage for Adaptive Equipment

The facility should provide storage space for all adaptive equipment (such as equipment for physical therapy, occupational therapy, or adaptive physical education) separate and apart from classroom floor space. The storage space should be easily accessible to the staff. Equipment should be stored safely and in an organized way.
Frequently, storing adaptive equipment is a problem in centers. This equipment should be stored outside of classroom space to maximize floor space and minimize distracting clutter.
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