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55 Pa. Code § 3270.134. Child hygiene.

§ 3270.134. Child hygiene.

 (a)  A staff person shall ensure that a child’s hands are washed before meals and snacks, after toileting and after being diapered.

 (b)  Cloth towels and washcloths shall be labeled with the child’s name, used by only the named child and laundered weekly. The director shall arrange a laundry schedule with the parent.

 (c)  Paper towels may be used as towels and washcloths. Paper towels shall be discarded after each use.

 (d)  Liquid or powdered soap shall be used for handwashing.

 (e)  A child shall have a labeled toothbrush if brushing teeth is a program activity.

 (f)  Toothbrushes shall be stored with the bristles up and exposed to circulating air.

 (g)  Paper cups, discarded after one use, or water fountains shall be used for between-meal drinking by children who are not bottle-fed.

Cross References

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

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