67:42:11:02.01. Space requirements -- Before and after school care. A before and after school care center must provide a minimum of 25 square feet of play space indoors for each child in care. Floor space used for permanent and stationary equipment and furniture, storage, halls, bathrooms, offices, kitchens, and mechanical rooms may not be included when calculating the indoor space. If the floor is used for quiet activities or resting, the floor must be covered with a padded covering, such as a rug or carpet. The center must provide space for children to store their personal belongings.
The center must provide a minimum of 50 square feet of outdoor play space for each child each scheduled recess time. Use of nearby playgrounds, parks, hazard-free lots, or streets blocked off by local authorities may be used to meet the minimum requirement if a playground is either not available or the existing playground area does not meet the minimum requirement. Outdoor areas that contain unsafe areas or obstacles that have the potential to cause injury or be life-threatening to children must be contained, fenced, or have barriers to restrict children from the unsafe areas.
Source: 27 SDR 63, effective December 31, 2000.
General Authority: SDCL 26-6-16.
Law Implemented: SDCL 26-6-16.
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