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340:110-3-296. Rest time

Revised 11-22-16

(a) Rest equipment and bedding.

(1) Appropriate.Equipment and bedding meets the requirements in this Section and Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:110-3-302.

(2) Size.Equipment and bedding is of sufficient size to comfortably accommodate the child's size and weight.

(3) Resting surface.A sheet covers the entire resting surface.

(4) Cover.A cover is within reach of each child 1-year-old and older.

(5) Individually assigned.Equipment is assigned to individual children.

(6) Individually used.Equipment and bedding is in use by one child at a time, except during emergency plan procedures.

(7) Spacing.Equipment is spaced to allow easy access to children by the teaching personnel and for the safe evacuation of children.

(8) Clean.Equipment and bedding is cleaned and sanitized per OAC 340:110-3-304.

(b) Rest time – infants.

(1) Schedule.The sleep schedule corresponds to the infant's needs and as closely as possible to the schedule established by the parents.Documentation is maintained per OAC 340:110-3-281.4(b).

(2) Infant safe sleep environment.Infant safe sleep environments are maintained.

(A) Appropriate sleep environment.The infant safe sleep environment requirements listed in (i) through (v) of this subparagraph are met.

(i) Infants sleep in cribs or play yards that meet the requirements per OAC 340:110-3-302(b), with the sides fully raised and secured.

(ii) Infants sleep directly on a tight-fitting sheet covering the mattress.

(iii) Only pacifiers without attachments to them are in rest equipment with infants, when used.

(iv) Infants are protected from overheating by adjusting room temperature and clothing.

(v) Infants birth through three months of age may be swaddled with an infant-sized, thin fabric, such as a receiving blanket, only when:

(I) requested by the parents and permission is maintained per OAC 340:110-3-281.4(b); and

(II) the infant is not mobile enough to move the fabric over his or her face.

(B) Inappropriate sleep environment.Infant safe sleep environment requirements listed in (i) through (viii) of this subparagraph are met.

(i) When an infant arrives asleep, the infant is immediately moved to appropriate rest equipment.

(ii) When an infant falls asleep in equipment other than appropriate rest equipment, the infant is immediately moved to appropriate rest equipment.

(iii) Soft products, such as quilts, comforters, sheepskins, pillows, stuffed toys, and bumper pads are prohibited inside and on the side of infant rest equipment.

(I) Covers, including blankets, are prohibited.

(II) An exception is swaddling per (A) of this paragraph.

(iv) Soft sleeping surfaces, such as soft mattresses, waterbeds, sofas, pillows, beanbag chairs, and inflatable mats are prohibited.

(v) Sleep positioners and elevated mattresses are prohibited, unless there is a medical reason as documented per OAC 340:110-3-281.4(b).

(vi) Play equipment, and other items, except for pacifiers, are not placed inside, above, or attached to the sides of the infant rest equipment, unless there is a medical reason for a monitor or other device as documented perOAC340:110-3-281.4 (b).However, mobiles may be securely attached or hung above the crib provided no part of the mobile is within reach of the child.

(vii) Pacifiers are not attached to the infant or his or her clothing when in rest equipment.

(viii) Bibs are not placed around the infant's neck when in rest equipment.

(C) Sleep position.

(i) Infants are placed on their back for sleeping, unless there is a medical reason an infant should not sleep in this position as documented per OAC 340:110-3-281.4(b).

(ii) Infants who are able to turn themselves over, are placed initially on their back for sleeping, but may turn themselves over and sleep in a position they prefer.

(c) Rest time - 1-year-olds through 4-year-olds.

(1) Schedule.Children are provided a rest time.

(2) Rest equipment.Children rest on a mat, cot, or bed.However, 1-year-oldsmay also rest in cribs or play yards that meet requirements per OAC 340:110-3-302(b) with the sides fully raised and secured.

(3) Overnight care.The overnight requirements listed in (A) and (B) of this paragraph are met.

(A) Rest equipment.Mats are not used.Cots and beds have a waterproof pad or mattress.

(B) Bedding.In addition, cots and beds used overnight have a:

(i) top sheet and extra covers within reach of the child; and

(ii) pillow and pillow case.

(d) Rest time - 5-year-olds and older.

(1) Schedule.Children are not required to have a rest time.

(2) Rest equipment.When a child chooses to rest, a mat, cot, bed, sofa, futon, bean bag, or other similar rest equipment is provided.

(3) Overnight care.The same requirements as overnight care for 1-year-olds through 4-year-olds are met.

(e) Restrictions.

(1) Floor.Personnel do not allow children to sleep on the floor.

(2) Covered heads and faces.Children's heads and faces are not covered while resting.When a child continues to cover their head or face, the cover is removed once the child falls asleep.

(3) Restraints.Restraining children on rest equipment is prohibited.

(4) After resting.Once children have rested, they are not forced to remain on the rest equipment and are provided quiet activities until rest time is over.

(f) Ratios and supervision.

(1) Ratios - 3- through 5-year-olds.A rest time ratio exception may apply per OAC 340:110-3-286(a).

(2) Light level.Light levels are maintained for supervision per OAC 340:110-3-300(g).

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