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A) Family Childcare Home: A Childcare Facility which provides care for six (6) or fewer children throughout the day.
B) Group Childcare Home: A childcare facility, which provides care for seven (7) to twelve (12) children throughout the day.
C) Childcare Center: A childcare facility, which provides care for more than twelve (12) children throughout the day. (NOTE: Childcare Centers are subject to the Design Review process).
In granting any Special Use, the Planning & Zoning Commission may prescribe appropriate conditions, bonds and safeguards in conformity with this title. Violations of such conditions, bonds or safeguards, when made a par of the terms under which the Special Use is granted, shall be deemed a violation of this title.
Prior to granting a Special Use Permit, at least one Public Hearing in which interested persons shall have an opportunity to be heard, shall be held. At least fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing, notice of the time and place and a summary of the proposal shall be published in the official newspaper or paper of general circulations within the jurisdiction. Notice shall also be provided to property owners and residents within three-hundred (300) feet of the external boundaries of the land being considered, and any additional area that may be substantially impacted by the proposed Special Use as determined by the Commission.
A1: Posting of Hearing Notice on Property: Not less than ten (10) days prior to hearing, the applicant shall post a copy of said notice of hearing of the application on the property under consideration; except as noted herein, posting of the property must be in substantial compliance.
Within thirty (30 ) days after the Public Hearing, the Planning & Zoning Commission shall approve, conditionally approve or disapprove the applications as presented. If the application is approved or approved with modifications, the Commission shall direct the Director to issue a Special Use Permit listing the specific conditions specified by the Commission for approval.
Home/Group Care: $330.00
The State of Idaho requires daycare's to be licensed with Idaho Health & Welfare. A link to the Idaho Health & Welfare Daycare Licensing application has been provided at end of application. Please upload the completed form in the space provided next to the link.
The State of Idaho requires a Fire Safety Inspection for all state daycare licensing. A link to the Fire Safety Inspection form has been provided at end of this application. Please upload the completed form in the space provided next to the link.
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Please provide a PDF or JPG on your CPR and First Aid Training Certificate.
Detailed Letter of Explanation or justification for the application, describing the project and design elements, and how the project complies with the Special Use conditions.
An 8.5" x 11" Vicinity Map at a scale of 1" = 300' (or similar); label the location of the property & adjacent streets.
One 8.5" x 11" colored aerial photo depicting proposed site, street names, and surrounding area within five-hundred (500) feet. The purpose of these photos is to view the site for existing features & adjacent sites.
One (1) detailed Site Plan, a minimum of 8.5" x 11" in size, that includes the following: 1) Existing structures labeled with existing & proposed uses. 2) Size of parcel. 3) Special features such as sidewalks, fencing, retaining walls or berms. 4) Parking areas with garage door widths shown. 5) Off-street parking, circulation and driveway locations. 6) Proposed or existing types of outdoor lighting. 7) Child pick-up area. 8) Existing & proposed landscaping. 9) Dimensions of usable outdoor & indoor play areas. 10) Fences - Include type, height, gates & indicate if existing or proposed (All gates are required to be locked during business hours). 11) Diagram showing uses within the home (i.e. bedroom, kitchen, etc.
Commitment of Property Posting form signed by applicant/agent. A link to the form provided at end of application.
NOTE: Certificate & Neighborhood Meeting List forms must accompany this application. Form can be found on the Forms & Applications page.
Diagram of evacuation plans for house in case of fire or other natural disaster.
NOTE: If Yes, there must be an on-site pick-up area designed to prevent vehicles from backing onto the roadway; a diagram which shows how this will be accomplished is required.
NOTE: If the applicant is uncertain about particular Code(s) & its application(s), the applicant is responsible to seek that knowledge.
Provide at least two (2) unblocked outside exits that remain unimpeded at all times. Staff and parents shall be advised where these exits are located and they need to be marked appropriately.
Provide corridors & stairs that are a minimum of thirty-six (36") wide and provide gates so children cannot access stairs.
Flame Source Utilities shall not be accessible to children & I possess a Carbon Monoxide Detector that is operable at all times & located in proximity to the flame source.
Storage areas shall be free of excessive combustibles or highly flammable materials and be inaccessible to children.
Smoke Detectors shall be installed on the ceilings of each floor story in front of doors; to stairways; and separated a maximum thirty (30) foot in corridors or at other distances required by code.
Bathroom & closet doors shall be designed so they can be unlocked from the outside.
The site address on the side of the building fronting the street shall be numbered and illuminated so that it can be readily seen from the street.
Provide a flashlight on-site and other emergency supply, in anticipation of a power outage. These supplies need to readily accessible & maintained in good working order.
Ensure that all food preparation, serving & storage areas, equipment & utensils are clean, in good repair & kept out of children's reach.
Ensure that all dishes & utensils are properly cleaned, rinsed, sanitized & air dried.
Ensure that all perishable foods are stored in a covered container, in an operating refrigerator, with a maximum temperature of 40 degrees.
Ensure that deep freezers or other refrigeration type units, which cannot be opened from the inside, are locked or stored in a locked room.
Ensure that no home-canned foods are served to the children.
All child care facilities are required to be inspected by Central District Health Department (CDHD) for compliance with Idaho Code §39-1110. The child care provider shall practice acceptable public health practices in order to curtail the spread of communicable diseased and maintain sanitary conditions.
Ensure that a minimum of forty (40) square feet of habitable indoor dwelling area is provided for each child. City Staff shall review and determine which areas of the building are considered habitable.
Ensure that a minimum of eighty (80) square feet of outdoor play space is provided for each child. City Staff shall review and determine what outdoor areas meet this requirement.
Ensure that all cleaning agents & other poisonous substances that pose danger to children are kept in locked storage or preferably removed from the premises. Storage of chemicals underneath/over/near sink should be avoided since many chemicals are affected by moisture and become hazardous through chemical change.
Ensure that child care rooms are clean & dry; all floors, walls, ceilings & furniture are clean & kept in good repair; all floors are swept & mopped daily with sanitizing solution & carpeted areas vacuumed daily.
The facility must be free of exposed lead-based paint surfaces that are chipped, flaking or peeling. If the residence has lead based paint, the applicant shall advise the City of this fact.
Ensure an onsite telephone is in place & operational at all times. Post emergency phone numbers including fire, rescue, police (or 911 or local equivalent) where they are readily accessible to the daycare provider. Place City of Kuna Planning & Zoning Department & Poison Control phone numbers in a prominent location.
Ensure that play materials, equipment & furnishings are kept clean, in good repair & do not possess sharp edges. Children shall be located in safe, sight-obstructing, fenced outdoor play areas. The fences shall be sturdy with no sharp or jagged edges. All equipment shall be kept in good repair and well maintained. Equipment shall be sturdy, stable and free of hazards, including sharp edges, lead-based paint, loose nails, splinters, protrusions (excluding nuts & bolts on sides of fences) and pinch/crush points. Children shall not be allowed to play on outdoor equipment that is hot to the touch.
Ensure the building(s) used for childcare meet the City of Kuna's Building Codes & Fire District Codes.
Ensure that all doors opening to the outside are self-closing (except for sliding glass doors) and all ventilating windows have locking screens.
Ensure that heating, ventilating & lighting facilities meet City of Kuna Code.
Ensure that child accessible electrical outlets are covered with safety caps, ground fault interrupters or have safety outlets installed that meet City of Kuna Code.
All childcare provider's refuse & garbage shall be collected, stored & disposed of in an appropriate manner with a minimum weekly solid waste pickup or disposal service. Garbage shall be contained so that it does not attract rodents or insects. Waste material will be placed in containers & locations approved by the City.
Childcare facility grounds will be kept neat & clean & free from rodents, hazards, & other perils.
Smoking shall be prohibited in all areas of the facility during it's hours of operation.
Ensure that children who are ill are excluded from the general population & sent home as soon as possible to minimize safety threat to fellow children. Provide the City with a protocol of how sick children will be attended. Report any health related concerns to either the City or Central District Health Department.
Please describe/provide your ill child protocol.
Ensure that sleeping, play areas & fixtures are maintained in a sanitary condition. Children shall not share unwashed bedding; all bedding shall be immediately washed after soiling & all bedding shall be washed at least once per week.
Outdoor play areas shall adjoin or be safely accessible to indoor areas.
All equipment openings, steps, decks & handrails shall be smaller than three & one half (3 1/2) inches in spacing diameter or greater than nine (9) inches to prevent child entrapment.
All upright angles shall be greater than fifty-five (55) degrees to prevent child entrapment & entanglement.
The outdoor play area shall be enclosed by a private or semi-private fence constructed of approved building materials to a minimum of five (5) feet but not to exceed six (6) feet. The fence shall include a minimum of two (2) operating exits. Semi-private fences shall not have openings exceeding one and three-quarter (1 3/4) inch width.
All stationary outdoor equipment that is more than eighteen (18) inches in height shall be installed over a protective surfacing.
Play equipment shall be placed at least six (6) feet away from buildings, fences, trees or other play equipment & kept in good repair. Swing seats shall be made of plastic, soft or flexible material.
Exterior balconies, porches & stairs shall be of stable construction & any space under porches needs to be closed off in such a manner as to guard against children's curiosity.
Vertical offsets such as outside basement window wells, stairways or retaining walls shall have guardrails or approved screening.
Area's inhabited by children shall be free of electrical hazards (switchboxes, unfenced air conditioners, powerlines, etc.) and attractive hazards (vehicles, metal drums, pallet tools, wood piles, etc.).
Wells, tool sheds & other hazards are to be fenced or closed off.
All areas inhabited by children shall be kept free of animal waste & debris.
Remove any poisonous substances such as plants, berries or mushrooms from the premises.
Sandboxes & sand play areas are to be completely covered when not in use.
Water features are not allowed on the premises or nearby child accessible areas; water features include pools, spas, ponds & other similar water containment areas.
Childcare facilities shall not be permitted next to an open body of water without an approved method of fencing construction that has been reviewed by City Planning & Zoning Staff.
The childcare Owner/Operator shall ensure that firearms, other types of weapons, weapon accessories & ammunition are kept in locked storage. Firearms shall be kept unloaded at all times and the ammunition will be stored separately from the firearms. The children's parent/guardian shall be notified of weapons kept on premises and advised of how they are secured.
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) Your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) By signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) You may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
The Idaho Health & Welfare Daycare Licensing Application is required, your City of Kuna Childcare Facility application will not be deemed complete until it is provided.
The State of Idaho & Idaho Department of Health & Welfare requires daycare's to have a Fire Safety Inspection. Your City of Kuna Childcare Facility Application will not be deemed complete until a completed inspection has been provided.
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