Chapter 16.55. Child Care And Educational Facilities*  


§ 16.55.010. Definitions
§ 16.55.020. Purpose
§ 16.55.030. Powers of the department
§ 16.55.040. Applicability
§ 16.55.050. License required; exemptions from licensure requirements
§ 16.55.060. Voluntary licensure; no license issued for certain exempt facilities; application processing sequence
§ 16.55.070. Timeframes for the department
§ 16.55.080. Immunity from liability
§ 16.55.090. Penalty. (Repealed)
§ 16.55.100. Application for license
§ 16.55.110. Initial license; provisional license; annual license; biennial license
§ 16.55.120. Monitoring, investigations, search warrants
§ 16.55.130. Complaints
§ 16.55.140. Enforcement action: restriction; suspension; non-renewal; revocation
§ 16.55.150. Hearings; appeals
§ 16.55.160. Disclosure of department licensing records
§ 16.55.170. Responsibilities of a governing body in child care facilities
§ 16.55.180. Variances
§ 16.55.190. Content of license; posting
§ 16.55.200. Administrator
§ 16.55.210. Child care facility operation and management
§ 16.55.220. Records
§ 16.55.230. Reports
§ 16.55.240. Qualifications of administrator
§ 16.55.250. Qualifications and responsibilities of individuals having contact with children in a child care facility
§ 16.55.260. Caregiver age requirements and additional qualifications for adolescent staff
§ 16.55.270. Associate administrator; child development leader
§ 16.55.280. Supervision of staff
§ 16.55.290. Orientation and training
§ 16.55.300. Admission
§ 16.55.310. Information for parents
§ 16.55.320. Supervision of children
§ 16.55.330. Child-to-caregiver ratios in child care facilities
§ 16.55.340. Maximum group size in child care centers
§ 16.55.350. Program in child care facilities
§ 16.55.360. Behavior guidance
§ 16.55.370. Medication and topical products
§ 16.55.380. Reducing the spread of disease
§ 16.55.390. Health in child care facilities
§ 16.55.400. Nutrition
§ 16.55.410. Transportation
§ 16.55.420. Agency approvals
§ 16.55.430. Life and fire safety
§ 16.55.440. Environmental health and safety
§ 16.55.450. Space
§ 16.55.460. Equipment and supplies
§ 16.55.470. Approval of specializations
§ 16.55.480. Nighttime care specialization in child care facilities
§ 16.55.490. Specialized program activities
§ 16.55.500. Centers serving sick children

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*Editor's note—AO No. 2004-113(S), § 1, effective September 8, 2004, repealed former AMC Ch. 16.55 and enacted provisions designated as a new AMC Ch. 16.55 to read as herein set out. Former AMC Ch. 16.55 pertained to similar subject matter. History of former AMC Ch. 16.55 is as set out below. The user is also directed to the Code Comparative Table.

Cross references— Fines, § 14.60.030; child care and educational center food regulations, ch. 16.70; conditional use standards for child care services, § 21.50.150.

State law reference— Day care facilities, AS 47.35.010 et seq.

16.55.010 Definitions.

(AO No. 60-75; AO No. 85-8; AO No. 88-168; AO No. 90-53)

16.55.020 Permit required; exemptions.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.030 Application for permit.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.040 Investigation; granting of permit; inspections.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.050 Renewal of permit.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.055 Display of permit.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.060 Transfer of permit.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.070 Suspension or revocation of permit.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.080 Notice of violation.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.090 Examination of children and staff members by physician.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.100 Communicable diseases; isolation facilities.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.110 Sleeping room for children under one year of age.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.120 Disaster plan.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.130 Equipment.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.140 Floorspace.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.150 Bedding.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.160 Number of staff members; prohibited employees.

(AO No. 60-75; AO No. 169-76)

16.55.170 Evaluation of adequacy of facilities; compliance with state law.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.180 Insurance.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.190 Outdoor areas.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.200 Lighting and ventilation.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.210 Water supply.

(AO No. 60-75; AO No. 85-8)

16.55.220 Toilet facilities; waste disposal.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.230 Nutrition.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.240 Storage of hazardous substances.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.250 Fire protection and building safety.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.260 General sanitation.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.270 Facilities in violation of chapter declared public nuisance.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.280 Transition.

(AO No. 60-75)

16.55.290 Penalties and remedies. (Repealed)

(AO No. 80-131)

16.55.300 License required; applicability; exemptions.

(AO No. 88-168; AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91; AO No. 92-33, 5-1-92)

16.55.310 Inspections; notice of violation.

(AO No. 88-168; AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.320 Processing sequence for license applications; voluntary licensure.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.330 License application forms; licensing procedure; granting of license.

(AO No. 88-168; AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.340 Renewal of license.

(AO No. 88-168; AO No. 90-53; AO No. 92-33, 5-1-92)

16.55.350 Contents of license; transfer; display; additional approvals; evaluation of adequacy of facilities; license classifications.

(AO No. 88-168; AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91; AO No. 92-33, 5-1-92)

16.55.360 Provisional license.

(AO No. 88-168; AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.370 Report of changes in facility; report of incidents.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.380 Suspension or revocation of license; reduction to provisional status.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.390 Appeals.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.400 Waiver of requirements.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.410 Organization and administration; insurance; personnel policies.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.420 Emergency provisions.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.430 Qualifications of administrator.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.440 Qualifications of staff and volunteers.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91; AO No. 92-33, 5-1-92)

16.55.450 Caregiver orientation and training.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91; AO No. 92-33, 5-1-92)

16.55.460 Supervision of children; ratio of caregivers to children.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.470 Operation policies; parent information; admission of children with special needs.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.480 Activity program; discipline and behavior management.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.490 Safety requirements; evacuation plan.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.500 Sanitation and environmental requirements.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.510 Transportation of children.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.520 Medical and health policies and procedures.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91; AO No. 92-33, 5-1-92)

16.55.530 Immunization of children.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91; AO No. 92-33, 5-1-92)

16.55.540 Food and nutrition.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91; AO No. 92-33, 5-1-92)

16.55.550 Nighttime care.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.560 Centers serving sick children.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91)

16.55.570 Definitions.

(AO No. 90-53, 2-1-91; AO No. 92-33, 5-1-92)