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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


WAC 388-150-200
Staff Development and Training

(1) The licensee shall have an orientation system making the employee and volunteer aware of program policies and practices. The licensee shall provide staff an orientation including, but not limited to:

(a) Minimum licensing rules required under this chapter;

(b) Goals and philosophy of the center;

(c) Planned daily activities and routines;

(d) Child guidance and behavior management methods;

(e) Child abuse and neglect prevention, detection, and reporting policies and procedures;

(f) Special health and developmental needs of the individual child;

(g) The health care plan;

(h) Fire prevention and safety procedures;

(i) Personnel policies, when applicable;

(j) Limited restraint techniques;

(k) Cultural relevancy; and

(l) Developmentally appropriate practices.

(2) The licensee shall provide or arrange for regular training opportunities for the child care staff to promote ongoing employee education and enhance practice skills.

(3) The licensee shall conduct periodic staff meetings for planning and coordination purposes. --

(4) The licensee shall ensure:

(a) A staff person with basic, standard, current first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, or department of health approved training, is present at all times and in all areas the child is in care; and

(b) Staff's CPR training includes methods appropriate for child age groups in care.

(5) The licensee shall provide or arrange appropriate education and training for child care staff on the prevention and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

(6) The licensee shall ensure the staff person preparing full meals has a valid food handler permit.

(7) The licensee shall ensure that the director, program supervisor and lead staff annually, beginning one year after licensure or employment, complete ten clock hours or one college quarter credit of training approved by the Washington state training and registry system (STARS). For those already employed or licensed on the effective date of this rule, this requirement for annual training shall begin one year after the effective date of this rule. For the director and the program supervisor, five of the ten hours of training shall be in program management and administration.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 98-24-052, § 388-150-200, filed 11/25/98, effective 12/26/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.020 and 74.15.030. 93-18-001 (Order 3623), § 388-150-200, filed 8/18/93, effective 9/18/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 90-23-078 (Order 3103), § 388-150-200, filed 11/20/90, effective 12/21/90.]


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