Chapter 170-300 WAC

Last Update: 7/5/18

FOUNDATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS FOR EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS

WAC Sections

INTENT AND AUTHORITY
170-300-0001Intent and authority.
170-300-0005Definitions.
170-300-0010License required.
170-300-0015Licensee absence.
170-300-0016Inactive status—Voluntary and temporary closure.
170-300-0020Unlicensed programs.
170-300-0025Certified and exempt programs.
170-300-0030Nondiscrimination.
CHILD OUTCOMES
170-300-0055Developmental screening and communication to parents or guardians.
170-300-0065School readiness and family engagement activities.
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS
170-300-0080Family support self-assessment.
170-300-0085Family partnerships and communication.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING AND REQUIREMENTS
170-300-0100General staff qualifications.
170-300-0105Preservice requirements.
170-300-0106Training requirements.
170-300-0107In-service training.
170-300-0110Program based staff policies and training.
170-300-0111Staff oversight.
170-300-0115Staff records.
170-300-0120Providing for personal, professional, and health needs of staff.
ENVIRONMENT
Space and Furnishings
170-300-0130Indoor early learning program space.
170-300-0135Routine care, play, learning, relaxation, and comfort.
170-300-0140Room arrangement, child-related displays, private space, and belongings.
170-300-0145Outdoor early learning program space.
170-300-0146Equipment and surfaces in outdoor early learning space.
170-300-0147Weather conditions and outdoor hazards.
ACTIVITIES
170-300-0150Program and activities.
170-300-0155Use of television, video, and computers.
170-300-0160Promoting acceptance of diversity.
SAFETY
170-300-0165Safety requirements.
170-300-0166Emergency preparation and exiting.
170-300-0170Fire safety.
170-300-0175Water hazards and swimming pools.
FOOD AND NUTRITION
170-300-0180Meal and snack schedule.
170-300-0185Menus, milk, and food.
170-300-0186Food allergies and special dietary needs.
170-300-0190Parent or guardian provided food and written food plans.
170-300-0195Food service, equipment, and practices.
170-300-0196Food sources.
170-300-0197Safe food practices.
170-300-0198Food preparation areas.
HEALTH PRACTICES
170-300-0200Handwashing and hand sanitizer.
170-300-0205Child, staff, and household member illness.
170-300-0210Immunizations and exempt children.
170-300-0215Medication.
170-300-0220Bathroom space and toilet training.
170-300-0221Diaper changing areas and disposal.
170-300-0225Pets and animals.
170-300-0230First-aid supplies.
170-300-0236Safe drinking water.
CLEANING AND SANITATION
170-300-0240Clean and healthy environment.
170-300-0241Cleaning schedules.
170-300-0245Laundry and equipment.
170-300-0250Private septic systems.
170-300-0255Pest control.
170-300-0260Storage of hazardous and maintenance supplies.
SLEEP AND REST
170-300-0265Sleep, rest, and equipment.
170-300-0270Overnight care.
INFANT AND TODDLER
170-300-0275Infant and toddler care.
170-300-0280Bottle preparation.
170-300-0281Breast milk.
170-300-0285Infant and toddler nutrition and feeding.
170-300-0290Infant and toddler sleep, rest, and equipment.
170-300-0295Infant and toddler programs and activities.
170-300-0296Infant and toddler development.
INTERACTIONS AND CURRICULUM
Learning Supports
170-300-0300Individual care plan.
170-300-0305Curriculum philosophy and planning.
170-300-0310Concept development and feedback quality.
170-300-0315Language modeling and reasoning.
170-300-0320Facilitating child interests, learning, perspective, and productivity.
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION
170-300-0325Creating a climate for healthy child development.
170-300-0330Positive relationships and child guidance.
170-300-0331Prohibited behavior, discipline, and physical removal of children.
170-300-0335Physical restraint.
170-300-0340Expulsion.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION
170-300-0345Supervising children.
170-300-0350Supervising children during water activities.
170-300-0354Indoor early learning program space capacity.
170-300-0355Family home capacity, ratio, and group size.
170-300-0356Center capacity, ratio, and group size.
170-300-0357Center mixed age group capacity, ratio, and group size.
170-300-0360Program and daily schedule.
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND OVERSIGHT LICENSING PROCESS
170-300-0401License fees.
170-300-0402Changing early learning program space or location.
170-300-0415Zoning, codes, and ordinances.
170-300-0420Prohibited substances.
170-300-0425Initial, nonexpiring, dual licenses, and license modification.
170-300-0435Waiver from department rules—WAC.
170-300-0436Variance from department rules—WAC.
170-300-0440Facility licensing compliance agreements, nonreferral status, probationary license, and provider rights.
170-300-0443Enforcement actions, notice, and appeal.
RECORDS, POLICIES, REPORTING AND POSTING
170-300-0450Parent or guardian handbook and related policies.
170-300-0455Attendance records.
170-300-0460Child records.
170-300-0465Retaining facility and program records.
170-300-0470Emergency preparedness plan.
170-300-0475Duty to protect children and report incidents.
170-300-0480Transportation and off-site activity policy.
170-300-0485Termination of services policy.
170-300-0486Expulsion policy.
170-300-0490Child restraint policy.
170-300-0495Consistent care policy.
170-300-0500Health policy.
170-300-0505Postings.
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