ERIC Number: ED291475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Minimum Standards for Schools: Grades Kindergarten and Above.
Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.
This document enumerates the minimun standards which have been in effect since May 1, 1985 for all Texas child care facilities offering educational programs in one or more grades for children ages 5 through 13. The following areas of concern are covered in the seven chapters: (1) organization and administration (in general, and of enrollment and records); (2) personnel (director and staff qualifications and responsibilities, training, and staff-child ratio); (3) buildings, grounds, and equipment (space, furnishings, equipment, toilet facilities, and use of facility); (4) fire, sanitation, and safety; (5) physical health (health requirements for children, illness or injury, medication, emergency phone numbers, and animals); (6) food service and nutrition; and (7) activities (operation, discipline and guidance, children with need for special day care, water activities, and transportation). A glossary follows the text of the standards. The first two appendixes present the Texas Human Resources code, Chapter 42, Regulations of Child-Care Facilities; and excerpts from the Texas Family Code. The remaining appendixes are on the following topics: child care facility immunization requirements; alternatives to physical punishment; communicable diseases; sanitization procedures for food service equipment; and criminal offenses from the Texas Penal Code. (SKC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.