OAR 414-205-0110

(1) Children shall be protected from fire and safety hazards. Providers must have the following protections in place:
(a) All exposed electrical outlets in rooms used by preschool or younger children must have hard-to-remove protective caps or safety devices installed when the outlet is not in use.
(b) Extension cords shall not be used as permanent wiring;
(c) All appliance cords must be in good condition;
(d) Multiple connectors for cords shall not be used;
(e) A grounded power strip outlet with a built-in over-current protection may be used;
(f) A stable barrier shall be installed to prevent children from falling into hazards, including, but not limited to: fireplaces, heaters and woodstoves that are in use when child care children are present;
(g) A secure barrier shall be placed at the top and/or bottom of all stairways accessible to infants and toddlers;
(h) A working smoke detector on each floor and in any area where children nap;
(i) A working fire extinguisher with a rating of at least 2-A:10-BC;
(j) Firearms, BB guns, pellet guns and ammunition kept under lock, with ammunition stored and locked separately. Firearms, BB guns and pellet guns must remain unloaded;
(k) Cleaning supplies, paints, matches, lighters, and plastic bags kept under child-safety lock;
(l) Other potentially dangerous items, such as medicine, drugs, sharp knives and poisonous and toxic materials kept under child-safety lock;
(m) Flammable and combustible liquids, such as paint thinner and gasoline, shall be stored in the original container or a safety container and, if over one gallon, kept in an unattached storage building;
(n) If any preschool age or younger children are in care, poisonous plants must be kept out of the reach of children; and
(o) All clear glass panels in doors clearly marked at child level.
(2) All floor levels used by children must have access to two useable exits, as defined in OAR 414-205-0010 (Definitions)(34), to the outdoors.
(a) If a basement is used for child care purposes, the requirement for two useable exits may be met by one of the following:
(A) A sliding glass door or swinging door to the outside and a window that meets the definition of a useable exit; or
(B) A window which meets the definition of a useable exit and an internal stairway to ground level that has unobstructed and direct access to the outdoors.
(b) If a window, which meets the definition of a useable exit, is used:
(A) Steps must be placed under the window to allow children to exit without assistance; and
(B) The window must be kept in good working condition.
(c) If a window used as an exit has a window well, a mechanism must be in place to allow children to exit the window well.
(3) Second floors (does not apply to providers registered continuously at the same address before 2009, unless the provider has moved the child care license to a new residence):
(a) Child care children shall not sleep on the second floor or above;
(b) Care shall not be provided for infants and toddlers on the second floor or above;
(c) Night care shall not be provided on the second floor or above;
(d) Children may be allowed on the second floor to use the bathroom if the only bathroom is on the second floor;
(e) Care can be provided for preschool and school-age children on the second floor or above, if:
(A) There are two staircases to the ground level and all children are mobile enough to exit safely; or
(B) The designated fire marshal has approved the use of the upper floor.
(4) The provider must have a written plan for evacuating and removing children to a safe location in an emergency. The plan must be posted in the home, familiar to the children and the caregivers, and practiced at least every other month and must include:
(a) Procedures for notifying parents or other adults responsible for the children, of the relocation and how children will be reunited with their families;
(b) Procedures to address the needs of individual children, including infants and toddlers, children with special needs and children with chronic medical conditions;
(c) An acceptable method to ensure that all children in attendance are accounted for;
(d) Procedures for handling natural disasters (e.g. fire, earthquake, etc.) and man-caused events, such as violence at a child-care facility;
(e) Procedures in the event that children must shelter-in-place or if the child-care home must be locked-down so that no one can enter or leave; and
(f) Procedures for maintaining continuity of child care operations.
(5) A telephone in working condition must be in the family child care home.
(a) Parents must be given the telephone number so they can contact the provider if needed.
(b) Emergency telephone numbers for fire, ambulance, police and poison control and the provider’s home address must be posted in a visible location.
(6) The building, grounds, water supply, and toys, equipment and furniture used by children must be maintained in a hazard-free condition.
(a) Broken toys, furniture and equipment must be removed from areas accessible to children.
(b) Both the exterior and interior of the home must be maintained in good repair.
(c) Painted surfaces must be in good condition, both inside and outside, to avoid exposing children to lead paint.
(d) The provider shall report to OCC any damage to the building that affects the provider’s ability to comply with these requirements, within 48 hours after the occurrence.
(7) If a caregiver is transporting children, the caregiver must have a valid driver’s license and proof of appropriate insurance.
(8) The number of children transported shall not exceed the number of seat belts or child safety systems available in the vehicle.
(9) The provider must take precautions to protect children from vehicular traffic. The provider shall:
(a) Require drop off and pick up only at the curb or at an off-street location protected from traffic.
(b) Assure that any adult who supervises drop-off and loading can see and assure that children are clear of the perimeter of all vehicles before any vehicle moves.
(10) The following vehicles may be used to transport child care children:
(a) A vehicle manufactured to carry fewer than ten passengers;
(b) A school bus or a multi-function school activity bus;
(c) A vehicle manufactured to carry ten or more passengers that was manufactured in 2010 or after; or
(d) A vehicle manufactured to carry ten or more passengers that was manufactured before 2010, with the following conditions:
(A) Travel speed may not exceed 50 mph; and
(B) The vehicle must have an annual safety inspection by a garage, dealership or auto repair shop. Proof of inspection must be on the form provided by the Early Learning Division or on a form provided by the inspector which contains the same information.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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