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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


WAC 388-150-150
Evening and Nighttime Care

(1) For the center offering child care during evening and nighttime hours, the licensee shall adapt the program, equipment, and staffing pattern to meet the physical and emotional needs of the child away from home at night.

(2) The licensee shall maintain the same staff-to-child ratio in effect during daytime care. At all times, including sleeping hours, staff shall keep the child within continuous visual or auditory range.

(3) The licensee shall arrange child grouping so the sleeping child remains asleep during the arrival or departure of another child.

(4) The licensee shall ensure that staff in charge during evening and nighttime hours meet at least the requirements of a lead worker.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.020 and 74.15.030. 93-18-001 (Order 3623), §388150-150, filed 8/18/93, effective 9/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 90-23-078 (Order 3103), § 388-150-150, filed 11/20/90, effective 12/21/90.]


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