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What is the actual regulation for nut free facilities, almond milk, and children who have a dairy allergy?

Hello! My son has a diary allergy/ intolerance. He is almost 12 months old so we are transitioning from formula to a milk substitute. His pediatrician wants him on almond milk. But daycare will not let me bring almond milk because they are a nut free facility. […]

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Can the evacuation cribs for used for babies?

There are 10 babies in a room and there are 10 cribs but 2 of the cribs are labeled for evacuation. Can those evacuation cribs be used for the babies or should those cribs be just for that purpose. There is not enough space to have the […]

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What steps should be taken according to licensing regulations and best practices when a child care provider accidentally feeds a child a bottle of breast milk from a different mother?

If a child care provider accidentally feeds a child a bottle of breast milk from a different mother, what steps should be taken according to licensing regulations and best practices? Feeding the wrong breast milk to an infant usually has no consequences whatsoever, but it is a […]

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Are Diaper Genies and similar diaper disposal systems allowed in child care programs?

Are Diaper Genies and similar diaper disposal systems allowed in child care programs? South Carolina child care regulations say soiled disposable diapers and disposable wipes shall be kept in a closed, labeled, hands-free operated, plastic lined receptacle within reach of the diaper changing area, and separate from other […]

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Can a childcare facility force a 9 month old to one nap, on a mat?

Can a childcare facility force a 9 month old to one nap, on a mat? It seems mighty early to transition him to a mat. There are several regulations that apply to your question, but the simple answer is that infants should not be forced to nap, and […]

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Are child care programs required to release a child to a non-custodial parent or a parent that is intoxicated?

Are child care programs required to release a child to a non-custodial parent or a parent that is intoxicated? What is the procedure for handling such situations and how does this need to be written in the parent handbook? In your question you asked, “What is the […]

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Are family child care providers permitted to have pack and play type equipment to use for sleep?

Are family child care providers permitted to have pack and play type equipment to use for sleep? For instance those pack and plays that are distributed by Cribs for Kids? Please clarify the regulation for this requirement. There are no South Carolina regulations that prevent the use […]

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Is there a DSS regulation which requires two caregivers in the infant and toddler rooms?

I am wondering if there is a DSS regulation which requires two adults (caregivers) in the room at all times in infant and toddler rooms, regardless of number of children. For example in a toddler room 1 to 6 ratio, can you have one teacher and 6 […]

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Are children required to keep shoes and socks on during rest time at licensed child care facilities?

Are children required to keep shoes and socks on during rest time at licensed child care facilities? The simple answer is that there are no regulations with regard to children keeping shoes and socks on while resting. There are some people who believe there must be a […]

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If I wanted to become a licensed childcare provider can I have children of different ages in the same room?

If I wanted to become a licensed childcare provider can I have children of different ages in the same room? I was thinking of building on to my house and I was just wondering if I chose to have this add on are there any reasons why […]

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