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  • STRANGE HOBBY :-)

    Filed at 7:54 pm under by dcobranchi

    Skip Oliva has been researching daycare regulations in various states. Today he found himself perusing some of DE’s finest rules. Some highlights:

    The Center shall have a program of varied activities designed to promote the development of language and thinking skills, large and small muscles, social skills, self-esteem and positive self-image, as appropriate to the ages and functioning levels of children in care. The program shall ensure that children do not spend excessive units of time sitting or confined to cribs or playpens.

    “Child” means a person who has not reached the age of l8 years.

    “Meal” means breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    “Snack” means supplemental food served between meals.

    I’m really glad they cleared up that snack question; it’s been driving me crazy for weeks. What’s really sad is that it probably took weeks of study and thousands of (my) tax dollars to come up with those definitions.

    4 Responses to “STRANGE HOBBY :-)”


    Comment by
    Anonymous
    September 17th, 2004
    at 11:56 pm

    This is from Wisconsin’s regulations:

    “Each infant and each toddler shall be allowed to form and follow his or her own pattern of sleeping and waking.”

    I’m fairly certain they can do that without the state’s express permission. I guess you can never be too explicit.

    Incidentally, although Wisconsin refers to “snacks”, it does not define them. Wisconsin also permits whole milk to be served to children at eight months, far earlier than other states (or most medical professionals) advise.


    Comment by
    Skip Oliva
    September 17th, 2004
    at 11:56 pm

    This is from Wisconsin’s regulations:

    “Each infant and each toddler shall be allowed to form and follow his or her own pattern of sleeping and waking.”

    I’m fairly certain they can do that without the state’s express permission. I guess you can never be too explicit.

    Incidentally, although Wisconsin refers to “snacks”, it does not define them. Wisconsin also permits whole milk to be served to children at eight months, far earlier than other states (or most medical professionals) advise.


    Comment by
    Chris
    September 19th, 2004
    at 5:03 pm

    Wisconsin is a dairy state! I’m surprised they are not mandating snacks of cheese 🙂


    Comment by
    Skip Oliva
    September 19th, 2004
    at 9:21 pm

    Heh. Actually, nutritional standards are pretty much dictated to by the USDA’s food pyramid–which one commentator I know referred to as the equivalent of a “hog-fattening diet.”