Child Care Screen Time Regulations - Washington DC

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Does the state licensing regulation have a definition for screen time?

No

 

Does the state licensing regulation have a requirement for the provider to review screen time content?

The only materials that may be viewed shall consist solely of developmentally appropriate educational programming or programs that actively engage child movement. D.C. Code § 143.6.

 

Does the state licensing regulation have time restrictions on screen time?

A Licensee shall prohibit children less than two (2) years of age from viewing television, videos, or other visual recordings, unless a supervising staff member directly interacts with the children during this viewing time. D.C. Code § 143.5.

A Licensee shall limit viewing of television, videos, or other visual recordings to no more than sixty (60) minutes total per day for children ages two (2) and older. D.C. Code § 143.6.

A Licensee shall limit to a proportionate amount of any such viewing for children ages two (2) and older attending less than a full‐day program. D.C. Code § 143.6.

 

Does the state licensing regulation limit screen time during sleep or naptime?

No

 

Does the state licensing regulation require a written policy and/ or parent notification of screen time standards?

No

 

Does the state licensing regulation limit screen time during mealtimes?

No

 

Are there any other state licensing regulations relating to screen time?

A Licensee shall ensure that no driver engages in distracting activities including, but not limited to, smoking, drinking, eating, listening to music, texting, talking on the phone, and using of any other portable devices, while transporting enrolled children. D.C. Code § 158.14.

 

 

Regulations current through May 2017. For a PDF of the 50-state dataset, click here (this is a large document - you may need to use the zoom function in order to read it). If you would like the spreadsheet version of the dataset, please email Natasha Frost at Natasha.Frost@mitchellhamline.edu.