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PDFWAC 110-301-0015

Program director and site director simultaneous absence.

(1) The licensee must have a written plan for when the program director and site director will be simultaneously absent but the program remains open for the care of children. If the program director and site director are simultaneously absent for more than ten consecutive operating days, a school-age provider must submit a written notification to the department and each child's parent or guardian at least two business days prior to the planned absence.
(2) A written notification under this section must include the following information:
(a) The time period of the absence;
(b) Emergency contact information for the absent school-age provider; and
(c) A written plan for program staff to follow that includes:
(i) A staffing plan that meets child-to-staff ratios;
(ii) Identification of a lead teacher to be present and in charge;
(iii) School-age program staff roles and responsibilities;
(iv) How each child's needs will be met during the absence; and
(v) The responsibility for meeting licensing requirements.
(3) If a school-age program fails to comply with licensing regulations during an absence described in this section, the school-age provider must:
(a) Retrain school-age program staff on the requirements of the rules noted on the inspection report; and
(b) Document when the retraining occurred.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065. WSR 21-10-035, ยง 110-301-0015, filed 4/27/21, effective 6/1/21.]
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