Table 1.

Summary of State Regulations for Licensed Child Care Centers

State AbbreviationYearSupine SleepCheck While SleepingFirm MattressSnug MattressNo PillowsNo ComforterNo Smoking
AL271998XX§
AK191998X
AZ581997XX§
AR591998XX
CA601998X
CO711995XX
CT901998X§
DC171987
DE281988X
FL951999X
GA361991X§
HI371991XX
ID301988
IL441998XXXX
IN1211985XXX
IA411999XX
KS321990X
KY961994X
LA891999X
ME611998XXXX
MD741998XX
MA971997XX
MI381992XX
MN621994X
MS221998X*XX
MO631996XX
MT49, 641995XXX
NE721998XX
NV211998XXXX§
NH201998XX
NJ431998XXX
NM241999XX
NY911996X
NC231999XX
ND731999XX
OH651995XXX
OK661999XXXX
OR671996XX§
PA471998XX§
RI1001993X
SC681993XX§
SD98,991998X§
TN391992XX
TX1011997X
UT422000XX
VT481996XX
VA451998XXXXXX
WA691998XX
WV701997X
WI921998X
WY181990X
  • * Must sleep in nonprone position unless a note from the parent authorized otherwise.

  • Must sleep face up.

  • May sleep on the side if a waiver from the physician. Dependent arm must be placed forward if side positioned.

  • § Smoking prohibited except in designated areas.

  • Smoking allowed except when in direct contact with children or in food preparation areas.