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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 746MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD-CARE CENTERS
SUBCHAPTER FDEVELOPMENTAL ACTIVITIES AND ACTIVITY PLAN
RULE §746.2205What should the activity plan include?

(a) The written activity plan must include at least the following:

  (1) The group the activity plan is designed for and dates (daily, weekly, or monthly) the plan covers;

  (2) A variety of activities daily;

  (3) Outdoor play in which the children make use of both small and large muscles, both in the morning and afternoon;

  (4) A balance of active and quiet play including group and individual activities both indoors and outdoors;

  (5) Regular meal and snack times;

  (6) Supervised naptimes;

  (7) Both:

    (A) Child-initiated activities, which are those activities that the child chooses on the child's own initiative, and that foster the child's independence. Child initiated activities require equipment, materials, and supplies to be within the reach of a child; and

    (B) Caregiver-initiated activities, which are those activities that are directed or chosen by the caregiver;

  (8) Sufficient time for activities and routines so that children can progress at their own developmental rate; and

  (9) No long waiting periods between activities or prolonged periods during which children stand or sit.

(b) The written activity plan may include screen time activities (TV, videos, computer, or video games), if you also include alternative activities for children that do not want to participate.


Source Note: The provisions of this §746.2205 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 1402; amended to be effective December 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 10238; amended to be effective April 15, 2017, 42 TexReg 1575; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909

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