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WAC 110-300B-5700

Capacity and ratio table—Birth through twelve year license.

The table in this section describes the required staff-to-child ratio, age composition of children in care, and maximum licensed capacity permitted in a licensed family home child care depending on the:
(1) Licensee's years of experience;
(2) Number and qualifications of staff providing care:
Staff
Licensee Minimum Experience and Requirements
Staff-Child Ratio
Age Range
Maximum Number of Children by Age Group:
Maximum Capacity
 
 
 
 
Under 18 months of age
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
(a)
Licensee working alone
Less than one year of experience
1:6
Birth through 12 years of age
or
6
 
 
 
 
Under two years of age (One must be walking independently)
Maximum of 2 children under the age of two not walking independently
 
 
 
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
18 months to 2 years
(Must be walking independently)
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
(b)
Licensee working alone
At least one year of experience
1:8
18 months through 12
years of age
or
8
 
 
 
 
Under three years of age (Not more than two under two years of age and must be walking independently)
All children must be walking independently
 
 
 
 
4
 
(c)
Licensee working alone
At least two years of experience and 10 hours of annual ongoing early childhood education equivalent STARS training
1:10
Three years through 12
years of age
Not Applicable
10
 
 
 
 
Under 18 months of age
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
and
 
(d)
Licensee working with primary staff person or assistant (2 persons total)
Licensee has at least one year of experience
2:9
Birth through 12
years of age
18 months to two years of age and walking independently
9
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
and
 
 
 
 
 
Two years to three years of age
 
 
 
 
 
4
 
 
 
 
 
Under 18 months of age
 
 
 
 
 
4
 
 
 
 
 
and
 
(e)
Licensee working with primary staff person or assistant (2 persons total)
Licensee has two or more years child care experience and 10 hours of annual ongoing early childhood education equivalent STARS training
2:12
Birth through 12
years of age
18 months to two years of age and walking independently
12
Maximum four children not walking independently
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
 
and
 
 
 
 
 
Two years to three years of age
 
 
 
 
 
4
 
(f)
Licensee working with primary staff person or assistant (2 persons total)
Licensee has two or more years child care experience and 10 hours of annual ongoing early childhood education equivalent STARS training
2:12
Two years of age through 12 years of age
Not Applicable
12
(3) As used in this section, "walking independently" means being able to stand and move about easily without the aid or assistance of or holding on to an object, wall, equipment or other person.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-300B-5700, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 11-23-068, § 170-296A-5700, filed 11/14/11, effective 3/31/12.]
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