DAY CARE;

CHILD CARE;

Connecticut laws/regulations;

OLR Research Report


August 29, 2003

 

2003-R-0603

TEMPERATURES IN DAY CARE CENTERS

By: Saul Spigel, Chief Analyst

You asked whether state law governs allowable temperatures inside day care facilities and when children in day care play outdoors.

State regulations require the ambient air temperature inside day care centers and family day care homes to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit at all times as measured three feet from the floor. They require day care center operator to provide fluids and increase ventilation whenever the inside temperature exceeds 80 degrees Fahrenheit (Conn Agency Regs. 19a-79-7a(e)(1) and (2) and 19a-87b-9(g)).

The regulations do not speak to outside temperatures that would govern a facility’s decision to have children play outside.

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