Toddler Equipment and Supplies
(16 mos. through 32 mos.)
One Form per Classroom
Program Name: Address, City, State, Zip: License Number: Room Capacity:
To complete this form, please refer to Minnesota Rules, part 9503.0060, to determine the description and numbers of equipment
required for this age group. Equipment must be age appropriate and address any special needs of children served. The center must
have enough equipment for the number of children for which the center is licensed. If equipment is rotated among groups of children,
there must be enough to serve the maximum group size of the age group using the equipment and the rotation must be shown on the
daily schedule in the child care program plan. Equipment must be in good repair and accessible for use by the children during hours of
operation each day. Accessible means that the equipment is stored in a location where children themselves are able to reach and use
the equipment.
# Req.
Arts and Craft Supplies
Area rug or carpeting-1 per group
The following should be available in an adequate supply:
Clay or playdough, tempera or nger paints, colored and
white paper, paste, collage materials, paint brushes,
washable felt type markers, crayons, blunt scissors and
Non-folding child size chairs-1 per child
One changing table-1 for every group of 14 toddlers
and succeeding group of 14 or fewer toddlers
Covered, foot operated diaper pail with liners-1 per
changing table
Supplies-Adequate Amount
Open shelves -1 linear foot per child
Disposable paper for the changing table
Partially enclosed quiet activity space-1 per group
Cots-1 per child
Facial tissue
Tables-20 linear inches per child
Single service towels
Program Equipment and Materials
Liquid hand soap
Books-1 per child
Interest Areas
Large building blocks-24 per group
Interest areas are physically dened and observable areas within the
classroom that are supplied with the equipment and materials needed
to carry out the activities specied for each area. Children must be
provided daily access to interest areas according to the center’s child
care program plan. Daily access to interest areas means children have
access to the equipment and materials within the interest area. It is not
considered to meet the requirement if all equipment and materials are
stored out of reach of children and only brought out for a brief period of
A child care center operating more than three hours a day must provide
children with daily access to all interest areas. A center operating for
less than three hours a day, operating exclusively as a drop-in center,
or a center serving school-age children only must provide access to
large muscle activities and at least ve of the required interest areas.
Creative arts and crafts
Dramatic play
Fine motor activities
Large muscle activities*
Sensory stimulation activities
DHS Use Only:
Small Building Blocks-100 per group
Music source and music selections-1 per group
Music making toys-1 per child
Double easel-1 per group
Cognitive developmental equipment (e.g. puzzles,
matching games, etc.)-1 set per child
Manipulative toys (e.g. interlocking plastic forms or
beads and string)-2 sets per child
Soft washable toys-1 per child
Sensory stimulation materials
Large Muscle Play
Durable indoor large muscle equipment-3 pieces per
Durable outdoor large muscle equipment-3 pieces per
Dramatic Play
Mirror 12x36 inches, made of Plexiglas or similar
plastic or stafety glass-1 per group
Dramatic play pieces or sets of Montessori Practical Life
Areas-3 per group
Accessories/materials for dramatic play
Clear Form