(1) Any building converted to or constructed as a CDS facility, or in
which CDS are provided, will comply with requirements of the latest National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA) No. 101, Life Safety Code, and other applicable
portions of this regulation. For purposes of the NFPA code, CDS facilities will be
categorized as Educational Occupancies.
(2) Facilities should be located away from areas of heavy vehicular
traffic and in a setting where children's activities do not interfere with normal
(3) All facilities will be located on the ground floor level, irrespective of
Only lead free, nontoxic paint will be used in child accessible areas.
Remember these important points.
(a) All CDS buildings must follow the latest requirements of the
NFPA No. 101, Life Safety Code.
(b) Child development service facilities should be located where
children's activities do not interfere with operations and away from busy traffic.
Child development service facilities must be located on the
(d) Only lead-free, nontoxic paint can be used in areas accessible
f. AR 608-10 states the following requirements for indoor features at CDS
(1) Hand washing facilities with soap, water, and disposable paper
towels will be readily available. Hygienic hand washing habits will be practiced by
staff and encouraged for children. Staff facilities will be located in the same room or
area in which infant and toddler care takes place in addition to any other such
facilities. When accessible to children, water temperatures will be controlled so as
not to exceed 110F. Common towels or face cloths are prohibited.
(2) A minimum of 35 square feet of useable indoor floor space for play
(exclusive of corridors, toy-storage, sleeping areas, and similar nonuseable areas)
will be provided each child over one year of age. At least 20 square feet of floor
space will be provided for each child between six months and one year who are
normally kept in a crib or playpen. Play areas should be effectively segregated by
age group and activities provided commensurate with age group level.