Florida Senate - 2013 SB 108
By Senator Detert
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to child care facilities; amending s.
3 402.302, F.S.; revising a definition; amending s.
4 402.305, F.S.; requiring the Department of Children
5 and Families to adopt rules to include specified
6 requirements within minimum standards relating to a
7 written plan for the daily provision of varied
8 activities at a child care facility; providing an
9 effective date.
11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
13 Section 1. Subsection (5) of section 402.302, Florida
14 Statutes, is amended to read:
15 402.302 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, the term:
16 (5) “Department” means the Department of Children and
18 Section 2. Subsection (13) of section 402.305, Florida
19 Statutes, is amended to read:
20 402.305 Licensing standards; child care facilities.—
21 (13) PLAN OF ACTIVITIES.—Minimum standards shall ensure
22 that each child care facility has and implements a written plan
23 for the daily provision of varied activities and active and
24 quiet play opportunities appropriate to the age of the child.
25 Minimum standards must include requirements for the appropriate
26 use of confining equipment, periods of physical activity, and
27 limitations on screen time, as defined in rule by the
28 department. The written plan must include a program, to be
29 implemented periodically for children of an appropriate age,
30 which will assist the children in preventing and avoiding
31 physical and mental abuse.
32 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.