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PDFWAC 110-305-5125

Outdoor areas and daily physical activities.

(1) Program staff must provide outdoor activities at least twenty minutes for every three hours of care unless conditions pose a health and safety risk to the children.
(2) Conditions that may pose a health and safety risk include, but are not limited to:
(a) Heat in excess of one hundred degrees Fahrenheit;
(b) Cold less than twenty degrees Fahrenheit;
(c) Lightning storm, tornado, hurricane, or flooding, if there is immediate or likely danger to the children;
(d) Earthquake;
(e) Air quality emergency ordered by a local or state air quality authority or public health authority;
(f) Lockdown order by a public safety authority; or
(g) Other similar incidents.
(3) For any program that does not operate on public or private school premises, the licensed program must have an outdoor play area that promotes a variety of age and developmentally appropriate active play for the children in care.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-305-5125, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW, 2016 c 231, and Governor Inslee's Directive 16-06. WSR 17-22-053, § 170-297-5125, filed 10/25/17, effective 11/25/17. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-297-5125, filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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