(1) For any initial family home child care license issued on or after March 31, 2012, the applicant must have a high school diploma.
(2) If the applicant does not have a high school diploma, he or she must submit written evidence of equivalent education. As used in this section, "equivalent education" means:
(a) Passing the general educational development (GED) tests;
(b) Completion of twelve years of elementary and secondary education;
(c) Possessing a current child development associate (CDA) credential as approved through the council for professional recognition; or
(d) Completion of forty-five credits of post secondary education.
(3) In addition to equivalent education defined within this section, a family home child care licensee licensed prior to March 31, 2012, and continuously maintaining the license may meet the "equivalent education" requirement by achieving a level three rating in the early achievers program, Washington state's quality rating improvement system, prior to March 31, 2017.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060
, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215
RCW. WSR 13-21-112, § 170-296A-1725, filed 10/22/13, effective 11/22/13; WSR 11-23-068, § 170-296A-1725, filed 11/14/11, effective 3/31/12.]