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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


WAC 388-150-170
Parent Communication

(1) The licensee shall orally:

(a) Explain to the parent the center's policies and procedures;

(b) Orient the parent to the center's philosophy, program, and facilities;

(c) Advise the parent of the child's progress and issues relating to the child's care and individual practices concerning the child's special needs; and

(d) Encourage parent participation in center activities.

(2) The licensee shall give the parent the following written policy and procedure information:

(a) Enrollment and admission requirements;

(b) The fee and payment plan;

(c) A typical activity schedule, including hours of operation;

(d) Meals and snacks served, including guidelines on food brought from the child's home;

(e) Permission for free access by the child's parent to all center areas used by the child;

(f) Signing in and signing out requirements;

(g) Child abuse reporting law requirements;

(h) Behavior management and discipline;

(i) Nondiscrimination statement;

(j) Religious activities, if any;

(k) Transportation and field trip arrangements;

(l) Practices concerning an ill child;

(m) Medication management;

(n) Medical emergencies; and

(o) If licensed for the care of an infant or toddler:

(i) Diapering;

(ii) Toilet training; and

(iii) Feeding.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.020 and 74.15.030. 93-18-001 (Order 3623), §388150-170, filed 8/18/93, effective 9/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 90-23-078 (Order 3103), § 388-150-170, filed 11/20/90, effective 12/21/90.]

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