Chapter 170-296A WAC

Last Update: 7/13/17

LICENSED FAMILY HOME CHILD CARE STANDARDS

WAC Sections

170-296A-0001Authority.
170-296A-0005Intent.
170-296A-0010Definitions.
170-296A-0050Special needs accommodations.
LICENSING PROCESS
170-296A-1000License required.
170-296A-1025Who must be licensed.
170-296A-1050The licensee.
170-296A-1075Child care subsidy.
170-296A-1100Tribal or military regulated or operated child care—Certification for payment.
170-296A-1125Orientation required.
170-296A-1150Preservice training.
170-296A-1175Basic STARS training.
170-296A-1200Background checks.
170-296A-1225Noncriminal background checks for individuals thirteen to sixteen years of age.
170-296A-1300Withdrawing an incomplete application.
170-296A-1325Fees—When due.
170-296A-1375Private septic system—Inspection and maintenance.
170-296A-1410Department inspection.
170-296A-1420Licensee declaration.
170-296A-1430Initial license.
170-296A-1450Nonexpiring full license.
170-296A-1475Moves.
170-296A-1525Change in circumstances.
170-296A-1600Multiple licenses, certifications or authorizations.
170-296A-1625Exception to rule.
170-296A-1650Exception to rule—Alternate method of meeting a requirement.
STAFF QUALIFICATIONS
170-296A-1700Licensee minimum age.
170-296A-1725Licensee minimum education.
170-296A-1735Minimum education—Licensees licensed prior to March 31, 2012.
170-296A-1750Tuberculosis.
170-296A-1800Ongoing training.
170-296A-1825First aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
170-296A-1850HIV/AIDS training—Bloodborne pathogens plan.
170-296A-1875Primary staff person.
170-296A-1900Primary staff person minimum age.
170-296A-1910Basic STARS training.
170-296A-1925Assistants and volunteers—Supervision.
170-296A-1950Assistants and volunteers—Minimum age.
170-296A-1975Licensee/staff qualifications and requirements table.
RECORDKEEPING, REPORTING AND POSTING
170-296A-2025Child records—Confidentiality.
170-296A-2050Child records—Contents.
170-296A-2075Licensee and staff records.
170-296A-2100Required records for household members.
170-296A-2125Child attendance records—Staff to child ratio records.
170-296A-2126Electronic attendance records—Records retention.
170-296A-2150Facility records.
170-296A-2175Materials that must be posted.
170-296A-2200Reporting incidents to 911 (emergency services).
170-296A-2225Reporting incidents to Washington poison center.
170-296A-2250Reporting incidents to a child's parent or guardian and the department.
170-296A-2275Other incident reporting to the department.
170-296A-2300Reporting to DSHS children's administration intake.
170-296A-2325Reporting notifiable condition to health department.
170-296A-2350Policies.
170-296A-2375Parent/guardian policies (handbook).
170-296A-2400Program/operations policies.
170-296A-2425Staff policies.
170-296A-2450Off-site activity policy.
FIRE AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
170-296A-2525Building codes.
170-296A-2550Requesting local fire department visit.
170-296A-2575Combustible and flammable materials.
170-296A-2600Furnaces and other heating devices.
170-296A-2625Electrical motors.
170-296A-2650Inspection of fireplaces, wood stoves, or similar wood-burning heating devices.
170-296A-2675Open flame devices, candles, matches and lighters.
170-296A-2700Emergency flashlight.
170-296A-2725Portable heaters and generators.
170-296A-2775Telephone.
170-296A-2825Fire evacuation plan.
170-296A-2850Disaster plan.
170-296A-2875Fire, disaster training for staff and volunteers.
170-296A-2900Emergency drills.
170-296A-2925Record of emergency drills.
170-296A-2950Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
170-296A-2975Additional method to sound an alarm.
170-296A-3000Fire extinguishers.
170-296A-3025Fire extinguisher, smoke/carbon monoxide detector use and testing.
170-296A-3050Monthly fire inspection.
HEALTH
170-296A-3200Health plan.
170-296A-3210Contagious disease procedure.
170-296A-3250Immunization tracking.
170-296A-3275Accepting a child who does not have current immunizations.
170-296A-3300Immunizations—Exemption.
170-296A-3315Medication management.
170-296A-3325Medication storage.
170-296A-3375Medication permission.
170-296A-3425Medication requirements.
170-296A-3450Sedating a child prohibited.
170-296A-3475Prescription medication.
170-296A-3525Nonprescription medications.
170-296A-3550Children taking their own medication.
170-296A-3575Injuries requiring first aid only.
170-296A-3600Injuries or illness requiring professional medical treatment.
170-296A-3625Handwashing.
170-296A-3650Hand sanitizers.
170-296A-3675When handwashing is required.
170-296A-3700Carpets.
170-296A-3725Where children may sleep.
170-296A-3750Mats, cots and other sleeping equipment.
170-296A-3775Bedding.
170-296A-3800Overnight sleeping.
170-296A-3825Loft style and bunk beds.
170-296A-3850Cleaning laundry.
170-296A-3875Cleaning and sanitizing toys.
170-296A-3925Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting table.
170-296A-3950Pest control.
170-296A-4025Drugs and alcohol.
170-296A-4050No smoking.
170-296A-4075First-aid kit.
170-296A-4100Poisons, chemicals and other substances.
ENVIRONMENTS
170-296A-4200Toys, equipment, and recalled items.
170-296A-4225Indoor licensed space—Minimum space.
170-296A-4250Indoor temperature.
170-296A-4275Fans, air conditioning or cross ventilation.
170-296A-4300Window coverings.
170-296A-4325Stairs.
ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
170-296A-4350Electrical outlets, cords and power strips.
170-296A-4360Area lighting.
170-296A-4375Lighting safety.
EXITS
170-296A-4400Exit doors.
170-296A-4425Night latches, deadbolts and security chains.
170-296A-4450Interior door and locks.
170-296A-4475Emergency exit pathways.
170-296A-4500Emergency exits—General.
170-296A-4525Emergency exit doors.
170-296A-4550Emergency exit windows.
170-296A-4575Emergency exits from areas used only for sleeping/napping areas.
170-296A-4600Commercial use areas—Fire wall.
170-296A-4625Bathrooms.
170-296A-4650Bathroom floors.
170-296A-4675Bathroom sinks.
170-296A-4700Water temperature.
170-296A-4725Guns and other weapons.
170-296A-4750Storage for each child's belongings.
PETS AND OTHER ANIMALS
170-296A-4800Pet and animal policy.
170-296A-4850Pet/animal health and safety.
170-296A-4875Pets or other animals interacting with children.
170-296A-4900Pet wastes.
OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT
170-296A-4925Licensed outdoor space.
170-296A-4950Rails on platforms, decks, and stairs.
170-296A-5000Play equipment.
170-296A-5025Outdoor physical activities.
170-296A-5050Bouncing equipment prohibited.
170-296A-5075Playground equipment—Ground cover—Fall zones.
170-296A-5125Daily outdoor activity.
WATER SAFETY
170-296A-5150Water activity—Supervision.
170-296A-5175Wading pools—Defined—Supervision.
170-296A-5200Swimming pools defined—Barriers and supervision.
170-296A-5225Bodies of water or water hazards on the licensed premises.
170-296A-5250Bodies of water outside and near licensed space.
SUPERVISION, CAPACITY AND RATIO
170-296A-5400Infant-toddler only license (birth to two years old).
170-296A-5450Two through five year old only license.
170-296A-5500School age only license (over five years through twelve years).
170-296A-5550Birth through twelve years license.
170-296A-5600Staff-to-child ratio.
170-296A-5625Capacity and ratio.
170-296A-5700Capacity and ratio table—Birth through twelve year license.
LICENSEE RESPONSIBILITIES
170-296A-5750Supervision.
170-296A-5775Licensee absence.
170-296A-5810Licensee notice of absences.
170-296A-5825Licensee absence—Retraining for staff if standards are violated.
NURTURE AND GUIDANCE
170-296A-6000Interactions with children.
170-296A-6025Prohibited interactions.
170-296A-6050Guidance and discipline.
170-296A-6075Positive options for discipline.
170-296A-6100Separating a child from the group.
170-296A-6125Harmful or aggressive acts of children.
170-296A-6150Prohibited actions.
170-296A-6175Using alternate methods before using physical restraint.
170-296A-6200Physical restraint—Prohibited uses or methods.
170-296A-6225Physical restraint—Holding method allowed.
170-296A-6250Notice and documenting use of physical restraint.
170-296A-6275Abuse and neglect—Protection and training.
PROGRAM
170-296A-6400Off-site activities—Parent or guardian permission.
170-296A-6425Off-site activity supervision.
170-296A-6450Off-site activity—Emergency information and supplies.
170-296A-6475Transportation.
170-296A-6500Using public transportation.
170-296A-6525Transporting children—Limited periods.
170-296A-6550Developmental activities.
170-296A-6575Activities to promote child growth and development.
170-296A-6600Toys and play materials.
170-296A-6625Art materials.
170-296A-6650Screen time.
170-296A-6675Screen time—Limitations.
170-296A-6700Limiting screen time for children under two.
170-296A-6775Diversity.
170-296A-6800Rest periods.
170-296A-6850Overnight care.
INFANT CARE
170-296A-7000Wheeled baby walkers prohibited.
170-296A-7025Infant "tummy time" positioning.
170-296A-7075Infant and toddler sleeping or napping equipment.
170-296A-7085Cribs.
170-296A-7125Infant bottles.
170-296A-7150Breast milk.
170-296A-7175Bottle feeding infants.
170-296A-7200Feeding solid food to infants.
170-296A-7225High chairs.
170-296A-7250Diapering and toileting.
170-296A-7275Diaper disposal.
170-296A-7300Diaper changing.
170-296A-7350Toilet training.
170-296A-7375Potty chairs or modified toilet seats.
FOOD SERVICE AND NUTRITION
170-296A-7500Food must meet USDA guidelines.
170-296A-7525Parent or guardian-provided food.
170-296A-7550Home canned foods.
170-296A-7575Drinking water.
170-296A-7600Serving milk.
170-296A-7625Meal and snack schedule.
170-296A-7650Serving foods.
170-296A-7675Food handler permits.
170-296A-7680Safe food handling.
170-296A-7700Washing dishes.
170-296A-7725Food containers and utensils.
170-296A-7750Food preparation area.
ENFORCEMENT OF LICENSING STANDARDS
170-296A-8000Facility licensing compliance agreements.
170-296A-8010Nonreferral status.
170-296A-8025Time period for correcting a violation.
170-296A-8050Civil monetary penalties (fines).
170-296A-8060When fines are levied.
170-296A-8075Fines—Payment period.
170-296A-8100Notice of fine—Posting.
170-296A-8125Failure to pay a fine—Department action.
170-296A-8150Denial, suspension, revocation, modification, or noncontinuation of a license.
170-296A-8175Violations—Enforcement action.
170-296A-8225Notice of license denial, suspension, revocation, or modification.
170-296A-8250Probationary license.
170-296A-8275Probationary license—Cause.
170-296A-8300Issuing a probationary license.
170-296A-8325Refusing a FLCA or probationary license.
170-296A-8350Providing unlicensed care—Notice.
170-296A-8375Unlicensed care—Fines and other penalties.
170-296A-8400Hearing process.
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