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OCFS collaborated its regional office licensing staff and family day care providers to develop an acceptable plan concerning backyard safety. The guidelines below cover OCFS requirements for child safety while using backyard play equipment that will enable the provider, to offer fun, outdoor play experiences to the children in family-based programs, at a reasonable cost.

Compliance with family and group family day care regulations concerning outdoor playground equipment and surfacing will include the following requirements: