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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 43.215 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 certificate from an orientation completed within twelve months of the 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 or 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) An on-site septic system inspection report within six months of the inspection, if applicable;
(iv) Well water coliform and nitrate testing results within six months of license application, if applicable;
(v) A lead or arsenic evaluation agreement, only 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 hours of operation, including closure dates and holiday observances;
(d) Information about early learning program staff:
(i) List of applicant, staff persons, volunteers, and household members, if applicable, required to complete the background check process as outlined in chapter 170-06 WAC;
(ii) Resume for applicant, center director, assistant director, program supervisor, and family home lead teacher, if applicable; and
(iii) Three letters of professional reference for applicant, director, assistant director, program supervisor, and family home lead teacher.
(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;
(d) Health policies; and
(e) A plan to prevent exposure to blood and body fluids.
(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.
(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 43.215.300.
[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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