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1001.3 Special Exiting Provisions for Younger Students
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Rooms in Group E occupancies used by preschool, kindergarten, first- or second-grade pupils, latchkey, child care, early childhood family education, teen parent, or similar programs shall be located as required by the Building Code.
|Younger children are required to be located as close to ground level (i.e., first story) as possible to minimize the number of steps that need to be traveled to exit the building. Rooms used by these younger children are allowed to be above or below the first story if other egress and/or fire protection features are provided. See Minnesota Statutes, Section 123B.51, subdivision 7: |