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TITLE 26HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PART 1HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 746MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD-CARE CENTERS
SUBCHAPTER HBASIC CARE REQUIREMENTS FOR INFANTS
RULE §746.2417What activities must I provide for infants?

Activities for infants must include at least the following:

  (1) Daily opportunities for outdoor play as weather permits;

  (2) Multiple opportunities to explore each day that are outside of the crib and any restrictive device;

  (3) Opportunities for reaching, grasping, pulling up, creeping, crawling, and walking in a safe, clean, uncluttered area;

  (4) Opportunities for visual stimulation through nonverbal communication. Examples of age-appropriate equipment include large pictures of faces and familiar objects, simple, soft, washable books and toys, unbreakable mirrors or mobiles attached to cribs visible from the baby's position, and brightly patterned crib sheets;

  (5) Opportunities for auditory stimulation. Examples of age-appropriate equipment or activities include verbal communication, soothing music and musical or sounding toys;

  (6) Opportunities for sensory stimulation. Examples of age-appropriate equipment include surfaces, fabrics, textured toys, washable dolls, and toy animals;

  (7) Opportunities for small-muscle development. Examples of age-appropriate equipment include busy boxes, rattles, teethers, grasping toys, shaking or squeezing toys, or cloth toys; and

  (8) Opportunities for large-muscle development. Examples of age-appropriate equipment or activities include blankets or quilts for floor time, crib and play gyms, variety of light-weight balls, and pillows or supportive equipment for those learning to sit up.


Source Note: The provisions of this §746.2417 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 1402; 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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