Child Care Standards

This "Child Care Standards" is a part of the paperwork released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food and Nutrition Service specifically for United States residents.

The latest fillable version of the document was released on October 31, 2013 and can be downloaded through the link below or found through the department's forms library.

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CHILD & ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM
CHILD CARE STANDARDS
For State Alternate Approval Homes
7 CFR 226.6 (d)(3)
Be advised that 2008 Arizona Session Laws, 2nd Regular Session, Chapter 152 (H.B. 2745)[A.R.S. § 41-4401, effective September 30, 2008] may
require legal status verification for Sponsors and Providers. If you have any questions, contact your legal advisor.
Instructions: Family Child Care Home providers are required to complete the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Child Care Standards annually for
each alternately approved (AA) provider. Upon conducting a home monitoring visit, an authorized sponsor representative will review the Child Care Standards
to ensure the provider has completed the standards true and correct. If any of the information provided by the provider is false, the sponsoring organization
will assign corrective action to the provider. Maintain a copy in the provider’s file and ensure the provider has a copy in the home.
Sponsoring Organization:
Provider:
Staff/Child Ratio’s for AA Homes:
One caregiver can care for a maximum of 6 children, with no more than 4 children for compensation* at any time. Of those children, no more than 2
children under the age of 1 are in the care of 1 caregiver at any time. The home provider’s own children who are in care and up to the age of 13 are
counted in the maximum ratios of caregiver to children. If shift care is offered, complete a shift/care schedule chart and attach to this form.
*
Department of Health Services, Office of Child Care Licensure Rule indicates CACFP reimbursement is considered compensation for children in care that are not
.
the provider’s own
Provider Initials
C (Compliant)
NC (Non-Compliant)
NA (Not Applicable)
N
I. Facility/Home Requirements
C
NC
A
1. A working telephone (wireless and/or landline) is in the home.
* When no service exists, provider must have a written communication plan.
2. Provider permits USDA, ADE, DHS, Sponsoring Organization, CPS, local fire department or Office of State Fire Marshal, local
health agency, and parents/guardians of enrolled children access to home. Parents must have the opportunity to observe children
while in daycare.
3. The non-discrimination statement appears on all materials posted for public view (i.e. websites, advertisements, etc…).
4. Day care services are available to all children without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
5. The provider is aware that the Sponsoring Organization has procedures for referring families of children in care to appropriate
local health and social service agencies.
6. The home has a current (within last 12 months) fire/safety and health/sanitation inspection conducted by a local authority.
6a. Date of Fire Inspection:
Date of Health Inspection:
6b. Provider conducts fire drills in accordance with local fire/building safety requirements.
II. Provider(s)/ Home Occupant Requirements
C
NC
NA
7. The provider is at least 18 years of age.
8. The provider has a current and valid fingerprint card on file.
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1
9. The provider is currently certified in CPR
and First Aid
.
10. Provider and staff members undergo initial and periodic health assessments.
2
11. The provider ensures all visitors are supervised
.
12. The provider does not permit impairing substances to be consumed while children are in care.
1
CPR certification must be done in person and may not be done via the internet. First Aid certification may be obtained in person or via the internet.
2
Non-staff members must be in clear view of provider during business hours. Any child not enrolled must be accompanied by an adult and must be in clear view of the provider
during business hours. Household members are not considered visitors.
III. Health & Safety Requirements
C
NC
NA
13. The provider has the parent(s) or guardian(s) sign the child in and out each day the child is in care.
14. The provider obtains authorization in writing or by telephone when someone other than the parent(s) or guardian(s) will be
picking up an enrolled child from the home.
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15. The provider is aware that any unusual incidents/suspected abuse
must be reported to Child Protective Services or to a local
law enforcement agency. A copy of the report must be provided to both the Sponsoring Organization and the AZ Dept. of Ed.
16. The provider maintains a child accident, injury, or behavior incident log and provides a copy to the parent/guardian.
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17. A First Aid Kit
is kept in the home at all times.
5
18. The provider has a qualified backup provider available in the event the primary provider is absent or ill
.
19. If the provider offers sick child care, the provider informs parents when an enrolled child displays any of the following symptoms:
diarrhea, fever, eye discharge (thick mucus/pus), rash with fever or behavioral change, a severe or persistent cough (excluding
asthmatics), bloody stool, yellowish skin, or has been vomiting two or more time in a 24 hour period (this list is not all-inclusive).
Effective 10/31/13
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
CHILD & ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM
CHILD CARE STANDARDS
For State Alternate Approval Homes
7 CFR 226.6 (d)(3)
Be advised that 2008 Arizona Session Laws, 2nd Regular Session, Chapter 152 (H.B. 2745)[A.R.S. § 41-4401, effective September 30, 2008] may
require legal status verification for Sponsors and Providers. If you have any questions, contact your legal advisor.
Instructions: Family Child Care Home providers are required to complete the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Child Care Standards annually for
each alternately approved (AA) provider. Upon conducting a home monitoring visit, an authorized sponsor representative will review the Child Care Standards
to ensure the provider has completed the standards true and correct. If any of the information provided by the provider is false, the sponsoring organization
will assign corrective action to the provider. Maintain a copy in the provider’s file and ensure the provider has a copy in the home.
Sponsoring Organization:
Provider:
Staff/Child Ratio’s for AA Homes:
One caregiver can care for a maximum of 6 children, with no more than 4 children for compensation* at any time. Of those children, no more than 2
children under the age of 1 are in the care of 1 caregiver at any time. The home provider’s own children who are in care and up to the age of 13 are
counted in the maximum ratios of caregiver to children. If shift care is offered, complete a shift/care schedule chart and attach to this form.
*
Department of Health Services, Office of Child Care Licensure Rule indicates CACFP reimbursement is considered compensation for children in care that are not
.
the provider’s own
Provider Initials
C (Compliant)
NC (Non-Compliant)
NA (Not Applicable)
N
I. Facility/Home Requirements
C
NC
A
1. A working telephone (wireless and/or landline) is in the home.
* When no service exists, provider must have a written communication plan.
2. Provider permits USDA, ADE, DHS, Sponsoring Organization, CPS, local fire department or Office of State Fire Marshal, local
health agency, and parents/guardians of enrolled children access to home. Parents must have the opportunity to observe children
while in daycare.
3. The non-discrimination statement appears on all materials posted for public view (i.e. websites, advertisements, etc…).
4. Day care services are available to all children without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
5. The provider is aware that the Sponsoring Organization has procedures for referring families of children in care to appropriate
local health and social service agencies.
6. The home has a current (within last 12 months) fire/safety and health/sanitation inspection conducted by a local authority.
6a. Date of Fire Inspection:
Date of Health Inspection:
6b. Provider conducts fire drills in accordance with local fire/building safety requirements.
II. Provider(s)/ Home Occupant Requirements
C
NC
NA
7. The provider is at least 18 years of age.
8. The provider has a current and valid fingerprint card on file.
1
1
9. The provider is currently certified in CPR
and First Aid
.
10. Provider and staff members undergo initial and periodic health assessments.
2
11. The provider ensures all visitors are supervised
.
12. The provider does not permit impairing substances to be consumed while children are in care.
1
CPR certification must be done in person and may not be done via the internet. First Aid certification may be obtained in person or via the internet.
2
Non-staff members must be in clear view of provider during business hours. Any child not enrolled must be accompanied by an adult and must be in clear view of the provider
during business hours. Household members are not considered visitors.
III. Health & Safety Requirements
C
NC
NA
13. The provider has the parent(s) or guardian(s) sign the child in and out each day the child is in care.
14. The provider obtains authorization in writing or by telephone when someone other than the parent(s) or guardian(s) will be
picking up an enrolled child from the home.
3
15. The provider is aware that any unusual incidents/suspected abuse
must be reported to Child Protective Services or to a local
law enforcement agency. A copy of the report must be provided to both the Sponsoring Organization and the AZ Dept. of Ed.
16. The provider maintains a child accident, injury, or behavior incident log and provides a copy to the parent/guardian.
4
17. A First Aid Kit
is kept in the home at all times.
5
18. The provider has a qualified backup provider available in the event the primary provider is absent or ill
.
19. If the provider offers sick child care, the provider informs parents when an enrolled child displays any of the following symptoms:
diarrhea, fever, eye discharge (thick mucus/pus), rash with fever or behavioral change, a severe or persistent cough (excluding
asthmatics), bloody stool, yellowish skin, or has been vomiting two or more time in a 24 hour period (this list is not all-inclusive).
Effective 10/31/13
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
CHILD & ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM
CHILD CARE STANDARDS
For State Alternate Approval Homes
7 CFR 226.6 (d)(3)
20. The provider maintains a child medication log.
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21. A separate bed, cot, mat, or crib is available for each enrolled child and infant requiring rest
.
* Children from same family group may share a bed with parent permission.
22. The provider remains awake until all enrolled children are asleep, if providing evening or overnight care.
23. Buildings, activity areas, indoor/outdoor equipment are in good repair and free from hazards and insects.
24. The space and arrangement of equipment is adequate for play and rest periods.
25. The provider maintains indoor temperature between 68° and 85° Fahrenheit and rooms are adequately lit for enrolled children’s
comfort and safety.
26. Home floors and walls must be clean and in a safe condition: Hard floors are cleaned and sanitized daily, carpeted floors are
vacuumed daily.
27. The provider is aware that a child cannot be forced to eat, but may be encouraged.
28. The provider does not allow infants to consume cereal from a bottle unless it is supported with a medical statement signed by a
medical authority.
29. Drinking water is accessible/available to all enrolled children at all times.
30. The provider and enrolled children practice proper hand washing procedures before and after meals or handling food.
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31. The provider has a working thermometer in both the refrigerator and freezer
.
32. The provider prohibits smoking tobacco in the home.
33. The provider prohibits smoking tobacco within 20 feet of the building or further if smoke can enter the home during child care
business hours.
34. Provider does not burn candles or incense during business hours.
35. Provider has a working carbon monoxide detector if home has gas utilities.
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36. Firearms and ammunition are locked up
and out of the reach of enrolled children.
37. The provider ensures parents have provided written permission allowing enrolled child to use or have access to a trampoline.
38. If the provider has a reptile in the home, it is kept outside in a segregated area from the enrolled children or in a glass or acrylic
tank that would prevent a child from touching the reptile.
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39. Each pet habitat is kept clean
.
40. If the provider has a bird, it is kept in a cage away from the kitchen or eating areas during business hours.
3
Please see CPS criteria handout or online at
https://www.azdes.gov/dcyf/cps/criteria.asp
4
First Aid Kit must include: adhesive bandages, antiseptic solution or wipes, sterile gauze pads, disposable medical grade gloves, scissors, and medical tape.
5
A qualified backup provider must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid fingerprint card on file. If the provider does not have a qualified backup provider, then there must
be a policy in place that indicates the provider will not offer child care in the event that provider expresses any of the symptoms listed in question 19.
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Each enrolled child is allowed to sleep only on a bed or crib mattress or on a cot or mat. The bed or crib mattress or cot or mat must be covered with a clean sheet or covering
that is laundered at least weekly.
7
Refrigerator must be 41° F or below and the freezer must be 0° F or below.
8
Firearms must be locked up separately from ammunition.
9
Each pet dish and receptacle for pet feces and urine (i.e. litter box) must be kept inaccessible to enrolled children. Pet feces outdoors must be cleaned up prior to any enrolled
child being permitted to go outdoors.
IV. Vehicle/Transportation Requirements
C
NC
NA
(If Applicable)
41. When the provider transports enrolled children for recreational purposes, the provider obtains written permission from the
parent/guardian to transport children.
42. Provider maintains emergency contact information for enrolled children on hand while transporting enrolled children for
recreational purposes.
43. The provider has a valid driver’s license and a vehicle that is in mechanically safe condition.
44. The provider has current insurance and registration for any vehicle used for transportation of enrolled children.
45. The provider has a car seat for each child under the age of five, a booster seat for any child between 5 and 7 years of age, and a
separate seat belt for any child 8 years of age or older in any vehicle used for transportation of enrolled children.
46. The provider carries basic first aid supplies and drinking water in any vehicle used for transportation of enrolled children.
47. The provider has a working air conditioning unit in any vehicle used for transportation of enrolled children.
48. The provider assures that children shall never be left unattended in a vehicle, for any reason.
49. The provider assures that while transporting any enrolled children there will be no smoking, wearing headphones or earphone,
or use a wireless telephone.
V. Private Pool/Swimming Requirements
C
NC
NA
(If Applicable)
10
50. The provider has current certification in basic water rescue training
when provider has a residential pool with more than 24
11
inches of water and allows children to participate in swimming activities
.
51. Provider does not have a wading pool.
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52. The provider has obtained written consent from parent(s) or guardian(s) before any child participates in swimming activities
.
10
Basic water rescue training must be done in person and may not be done via the internet.
Effective 10/31/13
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
CHILD & ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM
CHILD CARE STANDARDS
For State Alternate Approval Homes
7 CFR 226.6 (d)(3)
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If marked N/A, provider may not allow children to participate in swimming activities during business hours.
12
A telephone must be kept with the provider during any swimming activity.
The following corrective action(s) must be completed by
I certify that I have read and understand the CACFP child care standards and that all areas are true and correct. I further acknowledge that if any
deficiencies are noted, they must be corrected within 60 days and must be permanently maintained.
Signature of Sponsoring
Date
Signature of Provider
Date
Organization Representative
Effective 10/31/13
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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