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What topics must my new staff orientation include?

You must have an orientation system in place to train each new employee and volunteer about program policies, practices, philosophies and goals. This training must include, but is not limited to, the program policies and practices listed in this chapter such as:
(1) Minimum licensing requirements;
(2) Planned daily activities and routines;
(3) Child guidance and behavior management methods;
(4) Child abuse and neglect prevention, detection, and reporting policies and procedures;
(5) Health policies and procedures;
(6) Contagious disease recognition and prevention;
(7) Bloodborne pathogens;
(8) Fire prevention, disaster plan and safety procedures;
(9) Special health and developmental needs of the individual child;
(10) Infant safe sleep practices when licensed to care for infants;
(11) Personnel policies, when applicable;
(12) Limited restraint techniques;
(13) Cultural relevancy; and
(14) Age and developmentally appropriate practices and expectations for the age group the staff will work with.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 15-17-131, § 170-295-1080, filed 8/19/15, effective 9/19/15; WSR 13-21-109, § 170-295-1080, filed 10/22/13, effective 11/22/13. WSR 06-15-075, recodified as § 170-295-1080, filed 7/13/06, effective 7/13/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW. WSR 03-14-110, § 388-295-1080, filed 6/30/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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