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Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers [22 VAC 40 ‑ 185]
Action Amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers to Address Federal Health and Safety Requirements
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Comment Period Ends 5/12/2021
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5/12/21  1:15 pm
Commenter: Liz Dowdy / International Accreditation and Certification of Childhood Educ

Written procedures for SIDS and crying babies in centers with older children
 

Please clarify why it is necessary for centers not licensed for infants or toddlers, and that will never have them on site, to be required to have written procedures for coping with crying babies, safe sleep practices, or sudden infant death syndrome awareness. Also, clarify how the procedures should be written since they will never be put into practice.

22VAC40-185-40 Operational responsibilities

K. The center shall develop written procedures for prevention of shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma, including coping with crying babies, safe sleeping practices, and sudden infant death syndrome awareness.

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