ILLINOIS REGISTER 5680
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT 1) Science Items – Five science items, such as
magnets, magnifying glasses, pets, plants, etc.,
per group of 10 or fewer children, plus one for
every 2two children in groups larger than 10ten.
2) Books – At least 20 books per group of 10ten or
fewer children, plus 2two books per child for
groups larger than 10ten. All books need not be
displayed at all times; child care staff may rotate
books on display.
3) Cognitive Games – Five cognitive games to
teach number concepts, letter, shape, size and
color concepts per group of 10ten or fewer
children, plus one game for every 2two children
in groups larger than 10ten.
LARGE MUSCLE – OUTDOORS
In the following chart, the numbers of children refer to ¼ of the center's licensed capacity OR
the number of children who use the playground at any one time, whichever is greater.
Playgrounds are required to accommodate at least ¼ of the center's licensed capacity. However,
some playgrounds are big enough to accommodate more than ¼ of the licensed capacity. A
center licensed for 40 children with a playground that can accommodate 10ten children would
need enough equipment for 10ten children, while a center licensed for 40 children with a large
playground that all 40 children use at once would need adequate equipment for 40 children.
LARGE EQUIPMENT MEDIUM EQUIPMENT SMALL EQUIPMENT
Two items from this
column for every 20 or
Plus One item from this column
for every 10ten or fewer
Plus One item from this
column for every 7 or
pieces (set of 40
wheel toy (tricycle,
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