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WAC 110-300-0340

Expulsion.

(1) To promote consistent care and maximize opportunities for child development and learning, an early learning provider must develop and follow expulsion policies and practices, pursuant to WAC 110-300-0486.
(2) An early learning provider may expel a child only if:
(a) The child exhibits behavior that presents a serious safety concern for that child or others; and
(b) The program is not able to reduce or eliminate the safety concern through reasonable modifications.
(3) If a child is expelled, an early learning provider must:
(a) Review the program's expulsion policy with the parent or guardian of the child;
(b) Provide a record to the parent or guardian about the expulsion and the steps that were taken to avoid expulsion. The record must include the date, time, early learning program staff involved, and details of each incident that led to expulsion; and
(c) Provide information to the parent or guardian of the child that includes, but is not limited to, community-based resources that may benefit the child.
(4) The early learning provider must report to the department when children are expelled. The information must include:
(a) Child demographic data including, but not limited to, the age, race, ethnicity, and gender of the child;
(b) The reason the child was expelled; and
(c) The resources that were provided to the parent or guardian of the child.
[WSR 18-15-001, recodified as § 110-300-0340, 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, § 170-300-0340, filed 6/30/18, effective 8/1/19.]
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