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PDFWAC 110-15-0210

Tiered reimbursement and quality improvement awards.

(1) Providers receiving payment under the WCCC program will receive a tiered reimbursement as outlined in the "Early Achievers Operating Guidelines."
(2) Quality improvement awards, as described by chapter 43.216 RCW, are reserved for early achievers participating providers offering programs to an enrollment population consisting of at least five percent of children receiving a state subsidy for licensed family homes and at least five percent of nonschool age children receiving subsidy for licensed centers.
(a) Qualifying state subsidy programs include working connections child care (WCCC), seasonal child care (SCC), DCYF child welfare child care programs, homeless child care program (HCCP), ECLIPSE and medicaid child care programs. Other qualifying programs may include those supported by municipalities, colleges or universities, local school districts, or federally recognized tribal organizations.
(i) Participants providing homeless child care program, ECLIPSE, or medicaid services must present DCYF with information indicating that services were provided under these programs.
(ii) Participants providing subsidized child care supported by municipalities, colleges or universities, local school districts, or federally recognized tribal organizations must present DCYF with information indicating that services were provided under these programs.
(b) Percent subsidy calculations are derived from a monthly average of the number of children receiving qualifying subsidy divided by the monthly average licensed capacity of a specific provider over a twelve-month period.
(i) The twelve-month period utilized for the above calculation will include the twelve months prior to the formal release of a facility's early achievers rating.
(ii) Facilities must have provided care at least one day in a given month for that month to be utilized in the above calculation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065. WSR 19-12-058, § 110-15-0210, filed 5/31/19, effective 7/1/19. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-15-0210, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-19-107, § 170-290-0210, filed 9/21/16, effective 10/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 13-21-113, § 170-290-0210, filed 10/22/13, effective 11/22/13.]
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