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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 747MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHILD-CARE HOMES
SUBCHAPTER HBASIC CARE REQUIREMENTS FOR INFANTS
RULE §747.2317What 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) Opportunities to explore outside the crib or other confining equipment multiple times during each day;

  (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, or washable dolls, and toy animals;

  (7) Opportunities for small-muscle development. Examples of age-appropriate equipment or activities 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, or pillows or supportive equipment for those learning to sit up.


Source Note: The provisions of this §747.2317 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 1462

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