In a child care setting, children of all ages should be taken outdoors at least twice a day – when the weather permits, of course. Additionally, the National Association for the Education of Young Children recommends that there be 80-100 square feet per child available for play in a child care setting.
Once outdoors children should be supervised constantly and have access to a wide variety of activities such as:
The LSU AgCenter’s "Be Child Care Aware!" educational program is designed to educate parents and child-care providers about quality child care. It is funded, in part, through a contract with the Louisiana Department of Social Services’ Office of Family Support.
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