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WAC 110-300-0400

Application materials.

(1) After completing a department orientation an applicant must submit a complete license application packet, pursuant to chapter 43.216 RCW. This requirement also applies to a change of ownership. A complete license application packet includes:
(a) Professional and background information about the applicant:
(i) A completed department application form for the type of license being applied for (center or family home);
(ii) A copy of the applicant's orientation certificate (orientation must be taken within twelve months of license application);
(iii) A Washington state business license or a tribal, county, or city business or occupation license, if applicable;
(iv) Liability insurance, if applicable;
(v) Certificate of incorporation, partnership agreement, or similar business organization document, if applicable;
(vi) The license fee;
(vii) A copy of current government issued photo identification;
(viii) A copy of Social Security card or sworn declaration stating that the applicant does not have one;
(ix) Employer identification number (EIN) if applicant plans to hire staff; and
(x) Employment and education verification. For example, diploma, transcripts, or a sworn declaration stating that the applicant cannot verify education requirements.
(b) Information about the facility to be licensed:
(i) A floor plan, including use of proposed licensed and unlicensed space, with identified emergency exits and emergency exit pathways;
(ii) Certificate of occupancy, if applicable;
(iii) Documentation, no more than three years old, from a licensed inspector, septic designer, or engineer that states the septic system and drain field are maintained and in working order, if applicable;
(iv) E. coli bacteria and nitrate testing results for well water that is no more than twelve months old, if applicable;
(v) A lead or arsenic evaluation agreement for sites located in the Tacoma smelter plume (counties of King, Pierce, and Thurston); and
(vi) Lead and copper test results for drinking water;
(c) Program days and hours of operation, including closure dates and holiday observances; and
(d) Information about early learning program staff:
(i) List of applicant and household members, and if applicable and known, staff persons and volunteers required to complete the background check process as outlined in chapter 110-06 WAC; and
(ii) Resume for applicant, center director, assistant director, program supervisor, and family home lead teacher, if applicable.
(2) An applicant must include the following policy documents with the application, which will be reviewed by the department and returned to the applicant:
(a) Parent and program policies;
(b) Staff policies;
(c) An emergency preparedness plan; and
(d) Health policies.
(3) An applicant must submit the completed application packet at least ninety calendar days prior to the planned opening of the early learning program. The department will inspect the early learning program space and approve all application submissions required in this chapter prior to issuing a license:
(a) The ninety calendar days begins when the department receives a complete application packet.
(b) Incomplete application packets will be returned to the applicant for completion.
(c) An applicant who is unable to successfully complete the application and licensing process within ninety days may withdraw the application and reapply when the applicant is able to meet the licensing requirements. If the applicant has completed the steps of the application process within ninety days but an external barrier out of the applicant's control exists, the reapplication fee will be waived one time.
(d) An applicant who is unable to meet the application requirements and has not withdrawn his or her application will be denied a license, pursuant to RCW 43.216.325.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.250 and 43.216.255. WSR 19-14-076, § 110-300-0400, filed 7/1/19, effective 8/1/19. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-300-0400, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.020, 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 43.215.201, and Governor Directive 16-06. WSR 17-10-032, § 170-300-0400, filed 4/26/17, effective 5/27/17.]
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