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What must I communicate to parents?

(1) You must have written documentation signed by the parent in each child's file that you have:
(a) Explained to the parent the centers policies and procedures;
(b) Discussed the centers philosophy, program and facilities;
(c) Advised the parent of the child's progress and issues relating to the child's care and individual practices concerning the child's special needs; and
(d) Encouraged parent participation in center activities.
(2) You must also give the parent the following written policy and procedure information:
(a) Enrollment and admission requirements;
(b) The fee and payment plan;
(c) A typical activity schedule, including hours of operation;
(d) Meals and snacks served, including guidelines on food brought from the child's home;
(e) Permission for free access by the child's parent to all center areas used by the child;
(f) Signing in and signing out requirements;
(g) Child abuse reporting law requirements;
(h) Behavior management and discipline;
(i) Nondiscrimination statement;
(j) Religious and cultural activities, if any;
(k) Transportation and field trip arrangements;
(l) Practices concerning an ill child;
(m) Medication management;
(n) Medical emergencies;
(o) Disaster preparedness plans; and
(p) If licensed for the care of an infant or toddler:
(i) Diapering;
(ii) Toilet training; and
(iii) Feeding.
[WSR 06-15-075, recodified as § 170-295-2080, filed 7/13/06, effective 7/13/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW. WSR 03-14-110, § 388-295-2080, filed 6/30/03, effective 8/1/03.]
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