(1) The department shall include in the minimum standards for day-care centers the
(a) The applicant, the applicant's employees, and all those persons who will come
in direct contact with the children are of good character.
(b) The staff of the day-care facility is sufficient in number as provided by rule
to provide adequate supervision and care of the children in the facility.
(c) Essential programs and practices carried on by the facility staff are developed
and carried out with due regard for the protection of the health, safety, development,
and well-being of the children.
(d) Applicant and staff are qualified by practical experience or education or training
to give good care and treatment to the children.
(e) Intake records are kept on each child admitted for care.
(f) The applicant and staff limit admissions to the maximum number indicated on the
(g) The applicant will arrange for the necessary precautions to guard against communicable
(h) Public liability insurance and fire insurance are currently in force for the protection
of the operator, the staff, and the facility.
(i) The ages and numbers of children that may be cared for in a day-care facility
(2) It is the duty of the department or its authorized representative to assist applicants
in meeting the minimum requirements.
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