Last Update: 10/25/17

Chapter 170-297 WAC

LICENSED SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE STANDARDS

WAC Sections

Authority.
Intent.
Definitions.
Special needs accommodations.
License required.
Fire inspection/certification.
The licensee.
Child care subsidy.
Tribal or military regulated or operated child care—Certification for payment.
Orientation required.
Background checks.
Licensing processApplication materials and fees.
Licensing processApplication processing.
Background check fees.
Liability insurance coverage.
Lead and arsenic hazards—Tacoma smelter plume.
Safe water sources.
Department inspection.
Initial license.
Nonexpiring license.
Change in circumstances.
Exception to rule.
STAFF QUALIFICATIONS
Program director.
Site coordinator.
Lead teachers.
Program assistants.
Volunteers.
Staff meetings.
Tuberculosis.
Basic STARS training.
Ongoing training.
Program provided training.
First-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
HIV/AIDS training—Bloodborne pathogens plan.
Assistants and volunteers—Supervision.
RECORDKEEPING, REPORTING AND POSTING
Recordkeeping—Records available to the department.
Child records—Confidentiality.
Child records—Contents.
Staff records.
Child attendance records—Staff-to-child ratio records.
Facility records.
Materials that must be posted.
Reporting incidents to 911 (emergency services).
Reporting incidents to Washington poison center.
Reporting incidents to a child's parent or guardian and the department.
Other incident reporting to the department.
Reporting to DSHS children's administration intake.
Notifiable conditions.
Policies.
Parent/guardian policies (handbook).
Program/operations policies.
Staff policies.
Off-site activity policy.
FIRE AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Combustible and flammable materials.
Furnaces, other heating devices and appliances with hot surfaces.
Electrical motors.
Open flame devices, candles, matches and lighters.
Emergency flashlight.
Portable heaters and generators.
Telephone.
Fire evacuation plan.
Disaster plan.
Fire, disaster training for staff and volunteers.
Emergency drills.
Record of emergency drills.
Additional method to sound an alarm.
Fire extinguishers.
HEALTH
Health plan.
Contagious disease procedure.
Immunization tracking.
Accepting a child who does not have current immunizations.
Immunizations—Exemption.
Medication management.
Medication storage.
Medication permission.
Medication requirements.
Sedating a child prohibited.
Prescription medication.
Nonprescription medications.
Children taking their own medication.
Injuries requiring first aid only.
Injuries or illness requiring professional medical treatment.
Handwashing procedure.
When handwashing is required.
Hand sanitizers.
Carpets.
Cleaning laundry.
Cleaning and sanitizing toys.
Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting table.
Pest control.
Lead, asbestos, arsenic and other hazards.
Drugs and alcohol.
No smoking.
First-aid kit.
Poisons, chemicals and other substances.
ENVIRONMENTS
Toys, equipment, and recalled items.
Indoor licensed space—Minimum space.
Indoor temperature.
Fans, air conditioning or cross ventilation.
Window coverings.
Electrical outlets, cords and power strips.
Area lighting.
Lighting safety.
Emergency exit pathways.
Windows.
Toileting facility.
Handwashing sinks.
Bathroom floors.
Water temperature.
Guns and other weapons.
Storage for each child's belongings.
PETS AND OTHER ANIMALS
Pet and other animal policy.
Pet and other animal health and safety.
Pets and other animals interacting with children.
Pet and other animal wastes.
OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT
Licensed outdoor space.
Playground equipment—Ground cover—Fall zones.
Play equipment.
Bouncing equipment prohibited.
Outdoor supervision.
Outdoor areas and daily physical activities.
WATER SAFETY
Water safety and activity.
Wading pools—Defined—Supervision.
Swimming pools defined—Barriers and supervision.
Bodies of water or water hazards on the licensed premises.
Bodies of water outside and near licensed space.
SUPERVISION, CAPACITY AND RATIO
Staff-to-child ratio.
Capacity.
Groups.
LICENSEE RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervising children.
Orientation for staff.
NURTURE AND GUIDANCE
Interactions with children.
Prohibited interactions.
Guidance and discipline.
Positive options for discipline.
Separating a child from the group.
Preventing harmful or aggressive acts.
Prohibited actions.
Using alternate methods before using physical restraint.
Physical restraint—Prohibited uses or methods.
Physical restraint—Holding method allowed.
Notice and documenting use of physical restraint.
Abuse and neglect—Protection and training.
PROGRAM
Off-site activities—Parent or guardian permission.
Off-site activity supervision.
Off-site activity—Emergency information and supplies.
Transportation.
Using public transportation.
Typical daily schedule.
Activities to promote child growth and development.
Equipment and play materials.
Art materials.
Screen time.
Screen time—Limitations.
Diversity.
FOOD SERVICE AND NUTRITION
Food and milk must meet USDA guidelines.
Menus and dietary restrictions.
Parent or guardian-provided food.
Food sources.
Drinking water.
Drinking fountains.
Meal and snack schedule.
Serving foods.
Food worker card.
Safe food handling.
Washing dishes.
Food containers and utensils.
Food preparation area.
Food storage.
Satellite kitchens.
ENFORCEMENT OF LICENSING STANDARDS
Facility licensing compliance agreements.
Nonreferral status.
Time period for correcting a violation.
Civil monetary penalties (fines).
When fines are levied.
Fines—Payment period.
Notice of fine—Posting.
Failure to pay a fine—Department action.
Denial, suspension, revocation, modification or noncontinuation of a license.
Violations—Enforcement action.
Notice of license denial, suspension, revocation, or modification.
Probationary license.
Probationary license—Cause.
Issuing a probationary license.
Refusing a FLCA or probationary license.
Providing unlicensed care—Notice.
Unlicensed care—Fines and other penalties.
Hearing process.
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