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55 Pa. Code § 3270.113. Supervision of children.

§ 3270.113. Supervision of children.

 (a)  Children on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the premises shall be supervised by a staff person at all times. Outdoor play space used by the facility is considered part of the facility premises.

   (1)  Each staff person shall be assigned the responsibility for supervision of specific children. The staff person shall know the names and whereabouts of the children in his assigned group. The staff person shall be physically present with the children in his group on the facility premises and on facility excursions off the facility premises.

   (2)  The requirement for supervision on and off the facility premises includes compliance with the staff:child ratio requirements in § §  3270.51—3270.55 (relating to staff:child ratio).

 (b)  A facility person may not use any form of physical punishment, including spanking a child.

 (c)  A facility person may not single out a child for ridicule, threaten harm to the child or the child’s family and may not specifically aim to degrade the child or the child’s family.

 (d)  A facility person may not use harsh, demeaning or abusive language in the presence of children.

 (e)  A facility person may not restrain a child by using bonds, ties or straps to restrict a child’s movement or by enclosing the child in a confined space, closet or locked room. The prohibition against restraining a child does not apply to the use of adaptive equipment prescribed for a child with special needs.


   The provisions of this §  3270.113 amended under Articles IX and X of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  901—922 and 1001—1088).


   The provisions of this §  3270.113 amended May 23, 2008, effective September 22, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 2437. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (218002).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3270.13 (relating to waivers); and 55 Pa. Code §  3270.241 (relating to requirements specific to school-age programs).

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