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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


WAC 388-150-085
Initial License

(1) The department may issue an initial license to an applicant not currently licensed to provide child day care when the applicant:

(a) Can demonstrate compliance with the rules contained in this chapter pertaining to the health and safety of the child in care; but

(b) Cannot demonstrate compliance with the rules pertaining to:

(i) Staff-child interactions,

(ii) Group size and staff-child ratios,

(iii) Behavior management and discipline,

(iv) Activity programs,

(v) Child records and information, and

(vi) Other rules requiring department observation of the applicant's ability to comply with rules.

(c) Can provide a plan, acceptable to the department, to comply with rules found in subsection (l)(b) of this section.

(2) The department may issue an initial license to an applicant for a period not to exceed six months, renewable for a period not to exceed two years.

(3) The department shall evaluate the applicant's ability to comply with all rules contained in this chapter during the period of initial licensure prior to issuing a full license.

(4) The department may issue a full license to the applicant demonstrating compliance with all rules contained in this chapter at any time during the period of initial licensure.

(5) The department shall not issue a full license to the applicant who does not demonstrate the ability to comply with all rules contained in this chapter during the period of initial licensure.

[Statutory Authority: ROW 74.15.030. 96-20-095, § 388-150-085, filed 10/1/96, effective 11/1/96.]


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