CPSC guidelines adopted as standard for outdoor play areas for early childhood programs funded under the Better Chance Program. Sections of CPSC also adopted for regulations concerning licensing of child care facilities.
The Arkansas Department of Education Rules and Regulations Governing Arkansas Better Chance Program Regulations (Code Ark. R. 005 24 001) sets the general guidelines for the operation of early childhood programs funded under the Arkansas Better Chance Program. In section 13.13, the regulation outlines that outdoor play areas should be developmentally appropriate and meet the Consumer Product Safety requirements for child care facilities (Ark Code Ann. § 20-78-201-20 and the Child Care Facility Licensing Act, Act 434 of 1969 as amended) the regulation also requires that all equipment installed on or after September 1, 1997, which is designed to be permanently anchored, must meet and be installed according to CPSC standards which are in effect at the time (Section 902(2) and 802(1) respectively).