640. Day Care


A room used to provide day or night, child or elderly adult care as a nonmedical service to members of the institutional community.


Includes all primary activity rooms that provide oversight, supervision, developmental training and general personal care for assigned children or adults (e.g., play areas, nonstaff eating areas, and child training rooms). This type of facility serves as a central service center for faculty, staff, and students, with members of the community being served as needed. This is not a medical care facility (i.e., medical attention is strictly limited to maintaining prescribed medication schedules and providing first aid). Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2006). Postsecondary Education Facilities