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WAC 110-300-0320

Facilitating child interests, learning, perspective, and productivity.

(1) An early learning provider must work to maximize children's interests, engagement with developmentally and culturally responsive activities, and ability to learn from play.
(2) An early learning provider must maximize children's interests, engagement, and abilities by using techniques such as:
(a) Maximizing learning time with learning materials and products, limiting disruptions during activities, and offering additional choices when activities are completed;
(b) Giving clear instructions and directions; and
(c) Making opportunities for children to learn during transitions by clearly communicating expectations and keeping transitions to a duration that is developmentally appropriate.
(3) An early learning provider must offer developmentally and culturally responsive activities that offer a range of auditory, visual, and movement opportunities by using techniques such as:
(a) Encourage child engagement;
(b) Promote each child's self-help and social skills;
(c) Organized around child interests and ideas;
(d) Allow choice, exploration, and experimentation;
(e) Promote active and play-based learning experiences;
(f) Allow children freedom to move during activities;
(g) Ensure child expression;
(h) Utilize interesting and creative materials;
(i) Offer hands-on opportunities for children;
(j) Provide opportunity for children to direct their own learning and problem solving rather than teacher-directed activities; and
(k) Orient and guide children toward learning objectives.
[WSR 18-15-001, recodified as § 110-300-0320, filed 7/5/18, effective 7/5/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, 43.215.201 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-14-079, § 170-300-0320, filed 6/30/18, effective 8/1/19.]
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